Tuesday, June 16

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

More kits from Land, Sea and Air in the June & July new items from Trumpeter. We have boxart, sprues and colour choices of the kits in our preview...

New from Trumpeter in June/July

Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon
Model: #05811
1:48th scale
The J-20 is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft, bigger and heavier than the Sukhoi T-50 and the F-22. The J-20 has a canard delta layout (like Chengdu’s J-10) with two canted, all-moving vertical stabilizers (like the T-50) and smaller canted ventral fins. The stealth body shaping is similar to that of the F-22. The flat body sides are aligned with the canted tails, the wing-body junction is clean, and there is a sharp chine line around the forward fuselage. The cant angles are greater than they are on the Lockheed Martin F-35, and the frameless canopy is similar to that of the F-22.

The markings of the kit
The main landing gears retract into body-side bays, indicating the likely presence of F-22-style side weapon bays ahead of them. The ground clearance is higher than on the F-22, which would facilitate loading larger weapons including air-to-surface munitions.

The kit sprues
Model Length: 434.2mm   Wingspan: 267.5mm
Total Parts: 190+
Model Features    
 - Detailed  fuselage w/accurate design
- Canopy made from clear parts
- Finely detailed cockpit, gear &  cockpit
- photo-etched parts included

Russian T-80UE-1 MBT
Model: #09579
1:35th scale
 The T-80UK tank provides command and control capability for field commanders and enables communications with superior command. It is similar to the T-80U but has a number of additional features. It is fitted with the Shtora-1 countermeasures suite also fitted on the T-90 tank. This system includes infrared jammer, laser warning system, grenade discharging system and a computerised control system. Operational range is 200m.

The markings of the kit
The tank has a combined symmetric dipole antenna for both UHF and HF communications. This increases range when the tank is stationary – up to 40km for the R-163-50U radio and 350 km for the R-163-50K radio. An AB-1-P28 1kW benzene generator is provided to power communications when the tank is stationary. T-80UK also has a more advanced fire control system, automatic loader for the gun, built-in turret ERA.

The kit sprues
Total of 33 sprues, lower hull and turret
 The kit consists of over 1260 parts
multi-slide moulded  turret and lower hull
192 individual tracks links
Etched Photo parts included

SMS Viribus Unitis
The proportional model:1:350
SMS Viribus Unitis was an Austro-Hungarian dreadnought battleship, the first of the Tegetthoff class. "Viribus Unitis", meaning "With United Forces", was the personal motto of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

The markings of the kit
Viribus Unitis was ordered by the Austro-Hungarian Navy in 1908 and was laid down in Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste on 24 July 1910. Viribus Unitis was launched from the shipyard on 24 June 1911 and was formally commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian Navy on 5 December 1912.
The kit sprues
During World War I, Viribus Unitis took part in the flight of the German warships SMS Goeben and Breslau. In May 1915, she also took part in the bombardment of the Italian port city of Ancona. Viribus Unitis was sunk by a limpet mine planted by Raffaele Rossetti, an Italian engineer and naval officer of the Regia Marina, and Raffaele Paolucci, an Italian surgeon and naval officer, on 1 November 1918.

Model Length: 434.2mm   Beam: 79.7mm   
Total Parts: 480+
Total of 12 sprues and deck
The kit contains over 480 parts
-  hull split into two parts
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains display stand
- photo-etched parts & anchor chain included

MAZ-7410 Tractor W/CHMZAP-5247G
Model: #01056
1:35th scale
The MAZ -7410 is one of the MAZ-537 series of diesel engine-powered military artillery tractors. It is designed to haul loads up to 50 tons using semitrailers such as the CHMZAP-5247G.

Masks are included for the transparent parts
The markings of the kit
Model Length: 666.8mm   Width: 100.4mm 
Total Parts: 860+
Copper cable and brass wire included
Total of 22 sprues and tires

The kit sprues
 Detailed multi-directional slide-moulded cab.
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with a very good tread pattern
Metal parts are 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