Sunday, February 11

Trumpeter's new releases - Tracked, winged, finned and rolling off the production lines in February...

Trumpeter's February new releases are just leaving the factories now, with a new Tiger I, a Sea Vixen a Russian mine roller and the ultimate Japanese fishing boat - We have most of these kits sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview...

Trumpeter’s January 2018 releases…

Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger I (Late Production) w/Zimmerit 
1/35th scale
TIGER - World War II German Army Heavy Tank, full designation “Sonderkraftfahrzeug 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung E". Active in Africa and Europe from 1942, Tiger was the first tank-mounted application of high-velocity 88mm gun, Kampfwagenkanone "8.8cm KwK 36".
Over 1,340 built from 1942 until 1944, when Tiger II was introduced and title "Tiger I" was applied to Tiger tank retrospectively. Although expensive to manufacture and heavy on fuel consumption, Tiger I had a fearsome reputation with the power to kill an enemy tank more than one mile away.
Features of Mid Production Tiger I were new turret with smaller commander's cupola and rubber-rimmed road wheels.
Late Production Tiger I had steel road wheels. Tiger 131 at the Tank Museum in UK is the only surviving Tiger I in running order.

Russian BMO-T specialized heavy armored personnel carrier 
1/35th scale
Model Dimensions: Length: 200mm   Width: 114mm   
24 sprues , upper hull and lower hull
The kit consists of over 900 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull
individual tracks
photo etched parts included
Russian Army heavy armoured personnel carrier (Object 564) ‘Firebug’ for deployment of 7-man specialist flamethrower squads. Based on T-72 main battle tank chassis with 840hp V-46 diesel engine, entry into service in 2001.
BMO-T is designed to carry RPO series rocket-propelled infantry ‘Bumblebee’ flamethrowers. Features built-in explosive reactive armour panels, Kevlar protective liner, nuclear biological & chemical protection (NBC) and fire extinguishing system. Armed with NSVT 12.7mm machine gun. The AFV dimensions - Length 7220mm, width 3787mm, max speed 60kmh (approx 37mph), weight 43900kg. Crew 2.

Japanese Soryu Class Attack Submarine 
Kit #05911
1/144th scale
Model Length: 583mm   Width: 64mm  
2 sprues , lower hull and upper hull
the kit consists of over 40 parts
Contains a display stand
SORYU Class of twelve non-nuclear submarines (SS) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) built in Kobe shipyards of Mitsubishi and Kawasaki. The first two boats commissioned in 2009 and 2010, Soryu (SS-501) and Unryu (SS-502), inherited the names of Japanese aircraft carriers from WWII, and the class has the largest tonnage displacement of any JMSDF vessel since the Second World War.
Updated from the Oyashio class, diesel-electric SORYU uses four Stirling Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) engines, two Kawasaki diesel engines and two electric motors. Armament includes Type 89 & UGM-84 Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles (AShM).
Other boats in SORYU Class: Hakuryu (SS-503), Kenryu (SS-504), Zuiryu (SS-505), Kokuryu (SS-506), Jinryu (SS-507), Sekiryu (SS-508) and four as yet un-named craft SS-509, SS-510, SS-511 & SS-512.

de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen Faw.2 
Kit# 05808
1/48th scale
Length: 353mm   Wingspan: 324mm  
7 sprues , lower fuselage and upper fuselage
More Features     The kit consists of  over 140 parts 
- fuselage&wing with finely engraved panel lines
The de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen was a postwar British twin-boom, twin-engine, all-weather, carrier-based jet fighter developed and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company of Hatfield as the DH110, production being taken over by Hawker Siddeley Aircraft. the Sea Vixen served with the Fleet Air Arm from 1959 until 1972.
The swept wing fighter was first to feature a complete weapons system comprising Firestreak missiles, rockets and bombs plus GEC air interception radar AI.18. The improved model FAW-2 was equipped with de Havilland Red Top AAM air-to-air missiles and Bullpup ground attack missiles.
A noteworthy feature of SEA VIXEN was the cockpit and canopy offset to the left. Maximum speed 690 mph. Operational SEA VIXENS were retired somewhat early, some moving to training units at Yeovilton, and were replaced in service by US-built FG.1 Phantoms.

Russian Armored Mine-Clearing Vehicle BMR-3 
Kit No #09552
1/35th scale
Model Length: 298mm   Width: 126mm   
Metal Parts: copper cable , brass wire and chain 
26 sprues , lower hull , upper hull and turret
The kit consists of over 1000 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull
individual tracks
photo etched parts included
 In the early days of the “Afghan war”, the Soviets began developing “BMR” series of mine clearing vehicles. Type BMR-1 (Su-122) entered service in 1982, Type BMR-2 (T-54) in 1985, and Type BMR-3 in 1995.
BMR-3 was based on T-72 tank chassis and fitted with KMT-7 mine roller and plow device. The drum type mine roller could clear two channels in AT minefields 800mm wide at a speed of 12 km per hour, in waters up to 1m deep with a flow of 2m/sec. The vehicle is equipped with 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun. BMR-3 was succeeded by Type BMR-3M (T-90) with ERA from 2000.

These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available in February 2018 through their Distributors Worldwide