Sunday, May 17

Trumpeter's four new kits of May in plastic decal & marking choices.

More kits from Land, Sea and Air in May's new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

New from Trumpeter in May

P-40E War Hawk 02269
Model: #02269
1:32nd scale
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-4o design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war.
This kit is moulded in grey and clear plastic. This kit includes decals for two marking schemes and photo-etched parts.
Model Length: 302.7mm   Wingspan: 357.4mm  
Total of 11 sprues and tires
  - Detailed  fuselage & wing w/accurate rivet design
- Finely detailed cockpit,
- Rubber tires
- Photo Etched Parts included

Soviet Object 292 Experienced-Tank
Model  no #09583
1:35th scale
Object 292 was a Soviet experimental tank built in September 1990. The tank was based on the T-80's chassis, using a new turret, and was armed with an LP-83 152.4 mm smoothbore gun. In September 1990 the tank was completed and in 1991 underwent trials. 
The trials showed high stability and reliability of the gun and the tank itself. However, the absence of funding discontinued further work on the tank's improvement.
Model Length: 310.2mm   Width: 107.3mm   
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Total of 28 sprues and lower sprues
The kit consists of over 970 parts
Multi-slide moulded  turret and lower hull
192 individual tracks links
Etched Photo parts & copper cable included

PLA Navy Type 054A Frigate 06727
Model no: #06727
1:700th scale
 In late 2005, it was revealed that an improved version of the Type 054 frigate, the Type 054A (NATO codename Jiangkai II) was under construction at Huangpu Shipyard. The 054A is based on the same hull as the 054, but has updated sensors and more capable weapons regarded as one of the china's most modern frigate.
 Most importantly, the Type 054A's medium-range HQ-16 VLS SAM system now provides area air defence from all engagement angles up to a range of 50km, a considerable upgrade from the limited engagement angle, short-range SAM system of Type 054. The 4 AK-630 30mm AA guns of the Type 054 have also been replaced by 2 autonomous Type 730 CIWS which have improved reaction time for close-in anti-aircraft and anti-missile engagements.  Like the Type 054, the Type 054A also incorporates many stealth features: sloped hull design; radar-absorbent materials; and reduction of surface equipment and features.
Model Length: 191.6mm   Beam: 24.5mm  
Total 100+ parts
Total of 4 sprues, hull and deck
- Hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Contains display stand and engraved nameplate
-Photo-Etched parts included

Flakpanther w/8.8cm Flak 41
Model no: #09530
1:35th scale
Trumpeter brings us a kit of the paper panzer Flakpanther tank mounted with an 8.8cm Flak 41 anti-aircraft gun. This new variant includes over 1,200 parts, as well as photo-etched parts.
Model Length: 281.1mm   Width: 93.8mm
Total of 20 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
The kit consists of over 1200 parts
Multi-slide moulded lower hull
Individual tracks
Photo-etched parts included
These kits should be in your local hobby store about now - check for more info on all of their kits on the Trumpeter Website