Thursday, June 11

Trumpeter’s July releases - fast , heavy hitting and all in today's preview...

Trumpeter has some nice kits sure to be popular this month. They feature the final evolution of the Bf-109, and three heavy hitters for the 35th scale tank lovers which include a heavy Soviet king of the battlefield, the heavy hitter from China and even some tasty Indian armour for us to look at in today’s preview
Trumpeter’s July 2015 releases…

1/35th scale
Model# 05536 
The PLZ-83A SPH is the People’s Liberation Army’s standard heavy howitzer. It entered service in the early-1980s and was present in large numbers for service in Korea and against the Russians. The main armament cannon is based on the Chinese 152-mm Towed Type 66 mounted on an entirely new chassis similar to the Russian 152-mm SP Gun-Howitzer 2S3. The layout of the Type 83 follows the general pattern of the American M109, with six road wheel pairs, the engine and drive sprocket at the front, and the large square turret at the rear. The gun is capable of firing standard 152mm howitzer rounds as well as a new RAP round known as the MP-152. The fire control system is operated from a panel. Direct fire sights are provided as well as infrared night sights. There are extensive storage points around the hull and turret. The crew communicates with each other using the Type 803 intercom system.
Model Features         
The kit consists of over 300 parts
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Rubber tracks
- Photo Etched parts included
Model dimensions    Length: 193.6mm   Width: 95.6 mm 
Total Parts        300+
Metal Parts       copper cable
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Total Sprues     8 sprues, lower hull, upper hull, turret and rubber tracks
Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4
1:32nd scale
Model# 02299
The Bf109G series, or "Gustav", was introduced in mid-1942; its initial variants (G-1 through G-4) differed only in minor details from the Bf 109F, most notably in being powered by the more powerful 1475hp DB 605 engine. Odd numbered variants were built with a pressurised cockpit and GM-1 boost as high altitude fighters, while even numbered variants were non-pressurized air superiority fighters and fighter bombers. Long-range photo-reconnaissance variants also existed. The later G series (G-5 through G-14) was produced in a multitude of variants. By early 1944 tactical requirements resulted in the addition of MW-50 water injection boost and high performance superchargers, boosting engine output to 1,800-2,000hp.

Model Features
-Left and right fuselage moulded w/ authentic details
-Finely detailed engine.
-Finely detailed engine accessory compartment,
-Finely detailed cockpit
- Optional position flaps
- Rubber tires.
-Photo-etched parts to upgrade details
Model Dimensions    Length: 283.4mm   Wingspan:308.1 mm
Total Parts        250+
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
Total Sprues     10 sprues and tires 

Soviet T-10M Heavy Tank
1/35th scale
Model: 05546 
The T-10 was a Soviet heavy tank of the Cold War, the final development of the KV and IS tank series. It was accepted into production in 1952 as the JS-10, but due to the political climate in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, it was renamed T-10., Main armament 122 mm D-25TA gun and front armoured 250mm. henceforth Had carried out many times modernized improvement .In 1957, The final type is T-10M,improved version with longer M-62-T2 L/43 gun with five-baffle muzzle brake, machine guns replaced with 14.5 mm KPVT , infrared night vision equipment, NBC protection. Overall length is 10.29 m. 
Model Features
The kit consists of over 310 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded lower hull
>180 individual tracks links
>Etched Photo parts included
25 sprues, upper hull and lower hull
Model dimensions    Length: 269.3mm   Width: 100.6 mm
Total Parts        310+
Metal Parts       copper cable
Photo Etched Parts     3 pcs

The completed test kit pictures

Indian T-90S MBT
1/35th scale
Model# 05561
To further improve the T-72's export prospects and its chances of being selected as Russia's sole production MBT, the T-80U's more sophisticated fire control system was also added to produce a vehicle designated T-72BU. The T-90 was developed by the Kartsev-Venediktov Design Bureau at the Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil. The production model is based on the T-72BM, with some added features from the T-80 series.
The T-90 with an 840 hp (630 kW) engine went into low-level production in 1993, based on a prototype designated T-88. It featured a new generation of Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armour on its hull and turret. Of conventional layout, the T-90 represents a major upgrade of every system in the T-72, including the main gun. The T-90S has been identified as an export model. The references to a T-90E appear to be unsubstantiated. The T-90 is fitted with a "three-tiered" protection system: the first tier is the composite armour in the turret, second tier is third generation Kontakt-5 ERA and third tier is a Shtora-1 countermeasures suite.
Model Features         
The kit consists of over 1300 parts
>multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
>188 individual tracks links
Model Dimensions    Length: 289mm   Width:108 mm
Total Parts        1300+
Metal Parts       copper cable and wire
Photo Etched Parts     3 pcs
Total Sprues     24 sprues , lower hull and turret

These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available in July through their Distributors Worldwide