Wednesday, June 30

Preview: Hobbyboss new items of June 2021

Hobbyboss' June pair of new items are in 35th & 72nd scales, on wheels or tracks, but both are deadly in real life and look pretty impressive in kit form.  We have box art, sprues, marking, decals & everything else inside the boxes of these kits in our new item preview.

Hobbyboss' new releases for July 2021...

Canadian Leopard C2 main battle tank (modular extended armor system) with minesweeper 
Model no: #84557
1:35th scale
In order to enable the Canadian Leopard C2 main battle tank to use the bulldozing plow and minesweeper system, KraussMaffei engineers developed a new device interface expansion device. This allows the tank to choose the applicable minesweeping equipment according to different tasks. The minesweeping equipment allows the driver to operate with the door closed. The feeder cables used to control the mine shovel are protected by armor.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
This set of full-track wide-band minesweeping plough components are developed by the RAMTA branch of the Israeli Aircraft Corporation. It can clear a variety of mines, including anti-infantry mines and anti-tank mines, within the width of the tracks on both sides, without detonating them. Clear them to the side and provide three different mine clearance depths of 200, 250 or 300 mm. The minesweeping plough can clear the one-meter-wide path before each track, and the 1.5-meter width between the two tracks is not deeply ploughed. In this area, a "dog bone" with a chain can be used to detonate in advance. The total weight of the complete minesweeping plough is about 3 tons.

The sprues of the kit
Model Length: 237.5mm Width:127mm
Total number of parts 720+
Total number of 19 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
Etched parts 2 pcs
More description the kit consists of over 720 parts
-Two-directional slide moulded lower hull & turret
-160 individual tracks links
-photo-etched parts included

Russian 5P85S S-300PMU missile launch vehicle (SA-10)
Model: 82929
The proportional model:1:72nd scale
The S-300 (named SA-10 "Thunder" by NATO) is a long-range air defense missile system developed and produced by the Russian Diamond Design Bureau. Its basic model is the S-300P at the beginning. The S-300 system is equipped with the former Soviet air defense air force to intercept aircraft and long-range cruise missiles. Later modifications have the ability to intercept ballistic missiles.

The S-300 air defense missile system was first deployed in 1979 to provide protection for important large-scale industrial facilities, management equipment, military infrastructure and air defense command posts, and intercept incoming enemy aircraft. The system is fully automated, but it can also be observed and operated manually.

The colour choices and decals supplied with this kit
S-300PS/S-300PM (named SA-10D/E by NATO) first appeared in 1985 and is the only model equipped with a nuclear warhead. This type has a more modern air defense missile and mobile radar and command and control system. These vehicles are all based on MAZ-7910 series 8×8 trucks. The 5V55R air defense missile used in the new model has a longer range, increasing the maximum range to 90 kilometers, and is equipped with a semi-active radar seeker. The search radar of this system is 30N6 type. The main change is that the semi-trailer tractor is changed to a mobile chassis, and the towing anti-aircraft missile model is 5P85T. The mobile missile launch vehicle models are 5P85S and 5P85D respectively. The 5P85D is a simple missile launcher, which can be controlled by the 5P85S. The 5P85S has a large square cabin behind the cab, which is equipped with command and control equipment. The space above the 5P85D is used to store spare tires or cables.

The sprues of the kit
Model Length: 183.6mm Width: 43.4mm       
Total number of 5 sprues, cab, chassis and tires
The kit consists of over 90 parts 
-Newly tooled parts in accurate detail
-Rubber tires
These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...