Sunday, February 12

Trumpeter's new releases... turreted fighters, an Iraqi MBT, a ship with small aircraft & an aircraft with a small bit of a ship...

We thought we would show you some of Trumpeters new items just released, they are very interesting, and the best one we think may even be a ship model! See what you think about their latest in our new item preview...
Trumpeter's new releases of February...

Bolton Paul Defiant
Scale 1/48th
Length: 228.5mm Wingspan: 250mm
The total number of parts 70+
Etched parts 1 sheet
4 sprues
Clear parts for canopy
Fuselage & wing with finely engraved panel lines
Bolton Paul developed and produced "Defiant" fighter was flown by the Royal Air Force during WWII. At first, this aircraft was thought to be an attack aircraft, but this turreted fighter was not equipped with any forward machine gun forward and it proved to be vulnerable to the German Air Force single-seat Bf109 fighter attacks. 
The lack of front-line combat proved to be a major weakness in the day's fighting, and when it was used as a night fighter, where it began to show its potential.

Iraqi Army T-62 Tank 1962 Type
kit #01548
Scale 1/35th
Length: 286mm Width: 95mm
The total number of parts 470+
Metal parts Gun barrel, copper cable
Etched parts - 2 sheets
23 sprues and lower hull
multi-slide moulded lower hull & turret
217 individual track links
As a successor to the T-55, the T-62 was based around a new 2A20 115 mm smoothbore gun. The main difference is that the T-62 has redesigned the new turret to increase the turret seat and thus lengthen the chassis. The launch of the stability of the tail fin shell piercing shells in the 1000m breakdown of 300mm thick homogeneous steel was enough to deal with NATO countries such as the United States M-48, later British "Chieftain" and other tanks. Initially, the T-62 was designed as an emergency response to the T-55's ability to respond to NATO's new tanks and, unexpectedly, was as reliable and cost-effective as the T-54/55.
In the sixties, the Soviet Union improving on theT-62, and on to the basis of the development of the famous T-72 main battle tanks. Today can still see the T-62 in military service still in many countries including Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Arab countries, also Israel in the Middle East war in a large number of seized T-62 and converted them in thier own way to serve against their former masters.

Russian Su - 33 "Flanker" D fighter (w/takeoff deck limited edition)
Model #01678
1/72nd scale
The kit consists of over 310 parts, includes 6 clear parts
- fuselage & wing with finely engraved panel lines
- includes 3 figure
- includes flight deck
Length: 304.1 mm Wingspan: 205.6 mm
17 sprues, flight deck, upper fuselage and lower fuselage
Su-33 "Flanker" -D is the Sukhoi Design Bureau's all-weather ship-borne fighter, manufactured by the Komsomolsk aircraft factory. It is based on Su -27 "Flanker" as the basis for the development, initially named Su -27K. The aircraft first put into use in 1995, carrying "Admiral Kuznetsov" aircraft carrier to the sea. After a series of tests, in August 1998 formally in service, then was officially named Su -33.
With the disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the Russian Navy continue to reduce the size of the aircraft produced only 24 aircraft.

The German Navy "Graf Zeppelin" aircraft carrier
Model #05627
Model Scale: 1/350th
Length: 750 mm Beam: 90 mm
The total number of parts - 840+
Metal parts - Anchor chain
Etched parts - 5 pcs for ship, 20 pcs for aircraft
32 sprues, hull and stand
-hull split into two parts
- Detailed flight deck and hangar deck
-Aircraft Wing includes: AR-195, Bf-109, Ju-87, Fi-167
-Complete ship and aircraft decal sets
The Zeppelin aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, an aircraft carrier built by Kriegsmarine during the Second World War, was the only aircraft carrier ever built in Germany, with a displacement of about 33,000 tons. December 28, 1936 Deutsche Werke, Kiel, placed the keel. Due to the controversy over aircraft ownership between the German Navy and the Air Force, the construction program was postponed, and the subsequent World War II eruption caused the carrier to be terminated in May 1940. The project was completed by 85% Part of the funds for the development of submarines, the aircraft carrier ultimately failed to complete.
April 25, 1945 In order to avoid falling into the hands of the Soviet choice and self-Shen, the Soviet Union picked up after the war, "Graf Zeppelin" hull, dragged to the Soviet Union in the way of mine sank. August 1947 the Soviet Union picked up again, once again dragged to Leningrad, after a detailed study, as the target ship was scuttled by the Soviet Navy.
These kits should now be available from Trumpeter's Distributors Worldwide...