Thursday, August 27

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

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

New from Trumpeter in August

HMS Calcutta 
Model no#05362
1:350th scale
HMS Calcutta was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the Indian city of Calcutta. She was part of the Carlisle group of the C-class of cruisers. She was laid down by Vickers Limited at Barrow-in-Furness in 1917 and launched on 9 July 1918. 
Calcutta was commissioned too late to see action in the First World War and was converted to an anti-aircraft cruiser in 1939. Calcutta served during the Norwegian Campaign and the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940. She was used to escort Allied convoys across the Mediterranean and was sunk on 1 June 1941 by Luftwaffe aircraft off Alexandria, Egypt.
Model Features 
Metal anchor chain
Model  Length: 393.1mm   Beam: 38mm  
-  the kit contains over 290 parts
-  the hull made from two-directional slide moulds
-  Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-  Contains display stand
- photo-etched parts included

Russian URAL-4320
Model no#01072
1:35th scale
The Ural-4320 is a general-purpose off-road 6x6 truck, produced at the Ural Automotive Plant in Miass, Russia for use in the Russian army. Introduced in 1976, it is still in production today. The wheel arrangement for the Ural-4320 was designed for transporting cargo, people and trailers on all types of roads and terrain. It also serves as a launching platform for the BM-21 "Grad" rocket launcher.

Marking choices in the box
 decals include instrument cluster
 Stickers provided for transparency masks
The Ural-4320 is a diesel-powered development of the Ural-375D. The Ural-4320 chassis has good ground clearance, so it is preferred in regions where roads are difficult to traverse due to sand or big rocks. The Ural-4320 is reliable and easy to repair and maintain.
Model Features 
Model Length: 225.9mm   Width: 72.2mm  
Photo Etched Parts included
Total of 14 sprues and tires   
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern included as well as sidewall details consisting of raised section ribs.

PLA Navy Type 052C Destroyer
1:700th scale
The Type 052C destroyer (NATO/OSD Luyang II-class destroyer) is a class of guided-missile destroyers in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force (PLAN). 
The Type 052C introduced both fixed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and vertically launched surface-to-air missiles into PLAN service, making it the first PLAN warship with area air defence capability.

Model Features 
Model Length: 223.5mm   Beam: 28.3mm  
Total Parts 120+
Total of 5 sprues
-hull split into two parts
-Contains display stand and engraved nameplate
-Photo-Etched parts included

Russian T-80BVM MBT 
Model no#09587
1:35th scale
The T-80BVM is an upgraded version of the T-80BV main battle tank. It was first publicly revealed in 2017. The upgraded T-80BVM has slightly improved armour protection. It is fitted with Relikt explosive reactive armour kit. The same armour is used by the latest Russian main battle tanks, such as T-90M and T-90MS. However, the T-80BVM was the first operational tank to be fitted with this new explosive reactive armour. 
The Relikt provides protection against tandem warheads and reduces penetration of APFSDS rounds by over 50%. The tank is fitted with rubber side skirts, with built-in armour plates. Rear parts of the hull and turret are covered by cage armour. The T-80BVM is reportedly fitted with a passive countermeasures system, which improved protection against some types of anti-tank guided missiles.
Model Features 
Model Length: 280.2mm   Width: 110.2mm   
copper cable & Photo Etched Parts included
Total of 31 sprues and lower hull
The kit consists of over 1000 parts
>multi-slide moulded  turret and lower hull
>192 individual track links
These kits should be in your local hobby store about now - check for more info on all of their kits on the Trumpeter Website