Thursday, July 4

Preview: Four new items with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in June

We wait every month for Trumpeter to add sprue pictures to their new item previews - it makes the preview just that little bit better to see even the small pictures of the plastic they are offering. This month's new items with boxart, model profiles, colours & the contents of the kit in our preview.

Four new items with sprues, colours & boxart from Trumpeter in June
Russian S-300V 9A82 SAM 09518
Model: #09518
1:35th scale
The S-300V air defence missile system was developed to engage short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, strategic and tactical aircraft, as well as early warning and electronic warfare aircraft. It was designed to counter the threat posed by Lance and Pershing ballistic missiles. The main role of the S-300V is to protect task forces and vital industrial and military installations against massed air attacks. Its reporting name in the West is SA-12 or Gladiator/Giant.
 Masking stickers for windows in the cab
Some components of the S-300V system were deployed in 1983. All components entered service with the Soviet Army in 1988. Recently it has been reported that production of all S-300 series missiles, including export versions, will be stopped in Russia in favour to the newer S-400.
The S-300V is a mobile air defence system. All of its elements are mounted on special tracked chassis. First production version of the S-300V had a range of 100 km and could reach targets at an  altitude of 30 km. It could engage ballistic missiles at an altitude of 25 km.
Model Length: 305.8mm   Width: 103.7mm   
Total Sprues: 20 sprues , upper hull , lowe hull 
The kit consists of over 980 parts
>multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
>individual tracks
>photo etched parts included

HMS TYPE 23 Frigate – Montrose(F236) 
Model: #06720
1:700th scale
The Type 23 frigate is a class of frigate serving with the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. All the ships are named after British Dukes, thus the class is also known as the Duke class. The first Type 23 was commissioned in 1989, and the sixteenth, HMS St Albans was launched in May 2000 and commissioned in June 2002. The combination of Merlin helicopters with their advanced anti submarine equipment, and Sonar 2087, has according to the Royal Navy, re-affirmed its reputation as a leader in anti-submarine warfare.
HMS Montrose is commissioned in June 1994 at Devonport Dockyard.HMS Montrose is attached to the Devonport Flotilla, based in Plymouth.
Model Length: 190mm  Beam: 23.4mm
Total 4 sprues , deck and hull
More Features     Lower hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains engraved name plate 
-  Photo-etched frets included

Soviet Tu-22 "Blinder" tactical bomber 
Model: #01695
1:72nd scale
Soviet Tupolev Design Bureau (now Russia United Airlines Group) production in a supersonic bomber and Soviet equipment Tupolev Tu-22 the bomber The first supersonic bomber.
 Tu-22 design task is to regimental formation flight assault bombing deep inside enemy strategic objectives, to make up the Tu-16 bombers in the assault of insufficient.1962 years officially joined sequence of the Soviet air force, the total production capacity greater than 300 aircraft, and exports to Libya and Iraq. The plane Tu-22 bombers in 1998 from the Ukrainian air force in addition to battle.
 Tu-22 in the equipment on the top of the tail two RD-7 turbojet engine, maximum thrust 22000 kn, as shown in Tu-22 provides the surging power so that it can reach the flight speed of Mach 1.5, the machine can be loaded 9 tons of various types of ammunition or a gold Kh-22 cruise missile.
Model: Length: 562.9mm   Wingspan: 321.8mm   
Total Sprues: 7 
The kit consists of  over 160 parts , clear parts for canopy

Russian 72V6E4 Combat Vehicle of 96K6 Pantsir-S1 ADMGS 
Model: #01060
1:35th scale
The Pantsir S-1, NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound, is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile (SPAAGM) system designed by Russia. Designed to replace the SA-19 “Grison” air defences, the Pantsir combines an anti-air gun and surface-to-air missile platform. Development on the Pantsir began in 1989 at KBP Instrument Design Bureau. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, requirements for the system changed. Instead of providing defence for airfields, missile silos, command centres, and communication arrays, the system was redefined as a tactical air defence system that could provide air defence for Russian ground forces and longer range air defence systems such as the S-300, S-400, and S-500. Development of the system was completed and it entered production in 2003.
Although each Pantsir launch vehicle is capable of functioning independently, they typically operate in batteries of between two and ten launcher vehicles and are occasionally accompanied by a separate command and control vehicle. Since 2013, Russia has deployed Pantsirs to Syria in support of its soldiers and Syrian governmental forces during the civil war.
The Pantsir has also played a role in the Russian/Ukrainian conflict. Notably, pieces from a Pantsir 57E6 missile were found in Ukraine in November 2014, and in December, it was confirmed that Russia had deployed the air defence system to the Russia-Ukraine border region. The system was also deployed in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. The Pantsir is equipped with twelve 57E6 or 9M335 missiles in addition to the two 30mm 2A38M automatic anti-air cannons it carries and can engage up to four targets simultaneously. Both missile types use two-stage designs that are 3.2 m long. Additionally, they both use 20 kg high-explosive fragmentation warheads with impact/proximity fuses, and can hit targets in a 1.2 to 20 km range. The primary difference between the two missiles lays in the type of fragmentation device used in the warhead. The 9M335 uses a rod fragmentation device while the 57E6 uses a standard blast fragmentation charge.

Model Length: 391.4mm   Width: 93.7mm 
Total Sprues     17 sprues , cab and tires
 >  Detailed multi-directional slide-moulded cab.
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential  housing and suspension units.
Masks for windows included
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern 
Photo Etch included

These new kits should be available from your LHS or Trumpeter's Distributors this month...