Sunday, May 8

Preview: New in '72 - several kits on the way in June from IBG Models.

IBG Models have several 72nd scale releases for June. Amongst them is an additional item in the MiG-29 in Ukrainian service. We have a brief on each of them all in our preview...

Preview:  New in '72 - several kits on the way in June from IBG Models.

IBG Models' new items for June have been announced.  They contain several new items in 72nd scale. A  2 in 1 box with the Fw 190D-9 and D-11 from the famous JV44 unit and long-awaited Self-propelled anti air guns: Hungarian Nimrod and Finnish Landsverk L-62 in 1/72 scale! Full list of new items:

Added to the new kits is the additional item of the limited edition, 1/72 scale Mig-29 from the Ukrainian Air Force! The model kit will contain Trumpeters Mig-29 9.13 plastic sprues and a large decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft, designed by Foxbot and made in cooperation with the company "ModelMaker". Profit from sales of this model kit will be donated to help the Ukrainian cause.

Available in mid June:
- Mig-29 in Ukrainian Air Force
- PlatzSchutzstaffel JV44 2 in 1: Fw 190D-9 and D-11
- Landsverk L-62 Anti-II Finnish SPAAG
- 3Ro Italian Truck - 90/53 Ammo Carrier
- 40M Nimrod - Hungarian SPAAG
- PZL/IAR P.11F Romanian Fighter on skis

Mig-29 in Ukrainian Air Force
Kit No #72901
1/72nd scale
This limited edition kit is presented in 1/72nd scale, in colours that represent the Mig-29s from the Ukrainian Air Force. The model kit will contain Trumpter's Mig-29 9.13 plastic sprues and a large decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft, including the digital camouflage. The decals are designed by Foxbot and made in cooperation with ModelMaker company. Profit from sales of this model kit will be donated to help the Ukrainian cause. 

Polish Mig-29s are coming soon too! Boxart illustration was done by Olena Stanilevich!

40M Nimrod - Hungarian Self-propelled Anti Air Gun
Kit No #72063
1/72nd scale
The 40M Nimród was a World War II Hungarian anti-aircraft tank based on a license-built copy of the Swedish Luftvärnskanonvagn L-62 Anti II tank. Originally, it was intended to be used as an anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapon, but it proved to be ineffective against Soviet T-34 tanks. Therefore, it was primarily utilized against lightly armoured vehicles and for air defence. A total of 135 Nimrods were built, most of which were deployed by the 51st and 52nd Armoured Autocannon Battalions of the 1st and 2nd Hungarian Armoured Division, respectively. Nimrod batteries attached to armoured and motorized battalions were allocated six vehicles each. A platoon consisted of two vehicles. The vehicle's only armament was a 36M 40 mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun also made in Hungary under license. The gun fired the usual anti-aircraft ammunition as well as a Hungarian anti-tank round. It had a rate of fire of 120 rounds per minute and a penetration of 46mm at 100m, 30mm at 1000m. The Nimrod carried 160 rounds. Late in the war, the vehicle was issued with the 42M "Kerngranate". This was a rocket grenade fitted over the muzzle in the fashion of a rifle grenade. The vehicle had a crew of six men: commander, driver, two loaders and two operating the gun.

In this 72nd scale version, the boxart illustration was drawn by Eugene Duranin.

Landsverk L-62 Anti-II Finnish Self-propelled Anti Air Gun
Kit No #72064
1/72nd scale
Landsverk L-62 Anti-II Finnish Self-propelled Anti Air Gun, boxart illustration by Eugene Duranin. In history, the Landsverk L-62 was also known as the Anti II, was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun designed for Finland in 1941 by Landsverk of Sweden. It was based on the Anti I, but with an improved hull and turret. It was based on the chassis of the Landsverk L-60, a light tank design made in the interwar period. The L-62 had an extra road wheel, compared to the L-60. The turret was open-topped and circular. This allowed for better visibility of planes. It was armed with the 40 mm Bofors L/60 anti-aircraft gun. Finland ordered 6 of these vehicles in 1942 and designated them as the ItPsv 41, or Ilmatorjuntapanssarivaunu 41. This translates to anti-aircraft tank 41 in English. In the Summer of 1944, the ItPsv 41 shot down 11 Soviet planes. This protected the tank brigade from air attacks. All 6 vehicles were used in Finnish service until 1966.

Bedford QL Tanker
Kit No #72081
1/72nd scale
This new kit in 1/72nd scale of the Bedford QL Tanker fits many allied aircraft dioramas. In this boxing, the illustration was drawn by Arkadiusz Wróbel. The 3 ton Bedford QL was one of the most popular British trucks during the years of WWII. The Prototype started road tests in February 1940. Afterwards, the production of a typical light transport version started. Apart from the basic transport version QLD, Bedfords QL also served as a light tractor for anti-aircraft cannons, infantry transporters - QLT, tip-carts - QLW, 6 tons semitrailers tractors - QLC and others. All together 52145 cars in the years 1941-1945. 

3Ro Italian Truck - 90/53 Ammunition Carrier
Kit No #72097
1/72nd scale
3Ro Italian Truck - 90/53 Ammunition Carrier, boxart illustration by Antonis Karydis. 3Ro Italian truck was a 5-cylinder diesel engine vehicle from the Ro line of trucks (Ro – 2-cylinder and Ro-Ro – 3-cylinder). Both Civilian and military versions were produced between 1938 and 1947. It was the main heavy truck of the Royal Italian Army during World War II, serving in the Balkans, North Africa and Eastern Front. Around 9500 military vehicles were produced in many variants: general service cargo, troop transport, tank transporter, horse transporter, petrol tank, and more. Some of the trucks were fitted with 100mm 100/17 howitzer or 90mm 90/53 anti-aircraft guns and became self-propelled artillery platforms. A large number of the trucks were taken by the German Wehrmacht after the Italian armistice of September 8, 1943. Several captured vehicles also served in the Allied army, in the heavy section of LRDG forces. Several were used for carrying ammunition and all sorts of other cargo.

PZL/IAR P.11F Romanian Fighter on skis
Kit No #72522
1/72nd scale
PZL/IAR P.11F Romanian Fighter on skis, boxart illustration by Marcin Górecki. The first P.11F fighters were introduced into first-line units of Romanian aviation only in July 1937. The last, ninety-fifth, aeroplane produced was handed over in November 1938. Due to the rapid development of aviation technology, it was no longer the youngest construction, but compared to the aviation of other Balkan countries, the 95 Romanian P.11F was a significant force. In 1939, however, much more powerful opponents appeared on the horizon. P.11F was ready to defend the Romanian sky during the crises of 1940 (when the Soviet Union occupied Bessarabia in June and between July and September during the dispute with Hungary over Transylvania), invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941 and finally took an active part in Operation Barbarossa – performing mainly ground-attack missions. At the end of that year, they were withdrawn from the Eastern Front and transferred to Romanian air defence and training units. Eventually, the last units in schools ended their service in 1948. In addition to one prototype built at the PZL factory, 95 machines were produced in the IAR plant in Brașov (numbers 51-145) between 1936 and 1938. Unfortunately, no P.11F fighter survives today.

This kit of the famous Romanian fighter is the ski-equipped fighter.

2 in 1: Platzschutzstaffel JV44 (Fw 190D-9 and Fw 190D-11)
1/72nd scale
This is a dual 2 in 1 box with the Fw 190D-9 and D-11 from the famous JV44 unit, with two kits inside. The boxart illustration by Antonis Karydis. These aircraft were painted underneath in a gaudy red and white finish to identify them from allied fighters. The long-nosed Fw 190's were used to protect the Me-262s that were vulnerable under the slower landing speeds when on their final landing approach. The AA gunners knew not to shoot at any prop planes with a red and white underside.

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