Tuesday, June 9

Hobbyboss’ two tiny tankettes and a Hawk and a Jaguar attack in July...

Two outstanding two-seaters and two smaller but unusual tanks from earlier last century are the featured kits from Hobbyboss this month. We have sprue shots and colours of these kits that should be with you in July…

Hobbyboss July 2015 Items

Soviet T-37A Light Tank (Podolsk)
1:35th scale
Model #83819 
 The T-37A was a Soviet amphibious light tank. The tank was first created in 1932, based on the British Vickers tankette and other operational amphibious tanks. The T-37A was the first series of mass-produced fully amphibious tanks in the world.
 In the Red Army, the T-37A was used to perform tasks in communication, reconnaissance, and as defence units on the march, as well as active infantry support on the battlefield. The T-37A were used in large numbers during the Soviet invasion of Poland and in the Winter War against Finland. The T-37 A was also used by the Soviets in the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, but most of them were quickly lost. Surviving tanks of that type fought on the front lines until 1944, and were used in training and auxiliary defence until the end of World War II.
Model Features
Model Dimension         Length: 109.8mm   Width: 59mm  
Total Plastic Parts       320+
Total Sprues     17 sprues and lower hull
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
The kit consists of over 320 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
-  Photo-etched parts included
- 196 individual tracks links 

Hawk T MK.67
1:48th scale
Model# 81734 
The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single engine, advanced jet trainer aircraft. It first flew in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk. The Hawk is used by the Royal Air Force, and other air forces, as either a trainer or a low-cost combat aircraft. The Hawk is still in production with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 customers around the world.

Hawk 67 – Export version for the South Korean Air Force.
Model Features
Model Dimension         Length: 273.6mm   Wingspan: 207 mm
Total Plastic Parts       180+
Total Sprues     13 sprues
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
The kit consists of over 180 parts
-Detailed fuselage & wing w/accurate design
-Detailed engine & cockpit

Schneider CA - Armoured
1:35th scale
Model# 83862
The Schneider CA 1 (originally named the Schneider CA) was the first French tank. It was widely used in combat during the last war years. Their first action on 16 April 1917 was largely a failure, the tank units suffering heavy losses, but subsequent engagements were more successful. In 1918 the Schneider tanks played an important role in halting the German Spring Offensive and breaking the German front in the French summer offensives. 
They were active until the end of September 1918, less than two months before the Armistice of 11 November 1918, and their numbers having dropped considerably due to attrition. After the war the surviving tanks were mostly rebuilt as utility vehicles but six Schneider tanks were deployed by Spain in Morocco, the type seeing its last action in the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. 
Model Features        
 The kit consists of over 380 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
-  Photo-etched parts included
- Individual tracks links
Model Dimension         Length: 182.3mm   Width: 94.4 mm
Total Plastic Parts       390+
Total Sprues     9 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece

Sepecat Jaguar E
1:72nd scale
Model# 87259
The Sepecat Jaguar was designed by the Britain and France as the new generation aircraft which can offer the close air support and train the new pilots in the early 1960s. The Jaguar in service nowadays is very different from the original conceived role for that aircraft .In the past decades the Jaguar have shown its excellent ability been as the attacker and trainer, especially at low level. 
Jaguar E were based on the A model. The front fuselage was longer than the type A to contain the second cockpit for the instructor. The E type was equipped with the downgraded avionics and the refuelling probe that was fixed on the head of the radome. 
Model Features
The kit consists of over 110 parts, including 3 clear parts
Model Dimensions       Length: 234.8 mm   Wingspan: 122.6mm 
Total Plastic Parts       110+
Total Sprues     6 sprues
These kits will all be available from Hobbyboss’ distributors in July.