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Four new figures for LRE35318 Quadrobike set


LRM 35020 US Special Forces modern ATV rider, staying, 1/35 scale


LRM 35021 US Special Forces modern ATV rider with Mk18 carbine, seating, 1/35 scale


LRM 35022 US Special Forces 2013 ATV rider, smealing, 1/35 scale


LRM 35023 US Special Forces 2013 – modern ATV rider, Mk48 machine gun shooting, 1/35 scale


 

【Info: Pre-Orders SWS F-4D 】 The impressive design of the 497th TFS “Night Owls”, used in night runs during Vietnam!

With the “Towel-hanger” (LORAN-D Antenna) installed right on the back of the fuselage!
The price will be the same as our F-4J, F-4S & F-4C…..$75!

[Pre-Order Entry]
– Pre-Order Entry: From January 19th, to March 23rd, 2018 9:00AM (PT)
– Release Date: April 6th, 2018 (PT)
– Delivery Date: Sequentially delivered from April 6th, 2018

LINK FOR Pre-Orders WILL BE ADD SOON…

32-025 – FAC & BS BOMBER OSCAR DEUCES USAF/VNAF O-2A/O-2B Skymasters in the Vietnam War

This 1/32 decal sheet includes marking options for O-2 Skymasters in the Vietnam War primarily operated by the United State Air Force (USAF) in the Forward Air Controller (FAC) role.  The O-2B, the psychological warfare variant, also served in the war utilitizing its leaflet dispenser and loudspeaker – earning the nickname of bullsh*t bomber.  The South Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) also operated a small number of O-2A Skymasters later in the war.

14 Marking Options Included:

  • VNAF – one O-2A option (110th Observation Squadron)
  • USAF – ten O-2A options (overall grey and overall black) and three O-2B options (camouflaged) [Please note: as of the date of this decal release, there is no O-2B kit or conversion available!]

Data/stencil sets provided for TWO aircraft (variations of certain markings also provided).  Stencils are based on original 1970 Cessna/USAF drawings and contemporary photographs during the Vietnam War period and are applicable to the original small pilot's side window version depicted in the kit.

Bonus markings of the large white THE FAC wing marking are also provided to replace the kit's version – however, the three overall black options on this decal release did not have this marking.  This wing marking was possibly used by 21st TASS, whose Skymasters otherwise were overall black with very minimal red markings.  Unfortunately during the research for this sheet, no serial numbers were confirmed for one of these aircraft.

MENG MODEL TS-036 1/35 ISRAEL MBT MERKAVA MK.4M W/TROPHY ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEM Review-With high quality images

The Merkava (Hebrew: (IPA:[mɛʁ.kaˈva], "chariot") is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1978. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name.

Design criteria include rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located closer to the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout is intended to grant additional protection against a frontal attack, so as to absorb some of the force of incoming shells, especially for the personnel in the main hull, such as the driver. It also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity and a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an infantry fighting vehicle. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel.

It was reportedly decided shortly before the beginning of the 2006 Lebanon War that the Merkava line would be discontinued within four years. However, on November 7, 2006, Haaretz reported that an Israeli General staff assessment had ruled of the Merkava Mark IV that "if properly deployed, the tank can provide its crew with better protection than in the past", and deferred the decision on discontinuing the line. On August 16, 2013, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon announced the decision to resume production of the Merkava main battle tank for the IDF Armored Corps.

Development

In 1965, Israel's military establishment began research and development on a domestically produced tank, the "Sabra" (not to be confused with the later model of the same name now in service). Initially, Britain and Israel collaborated to adapt the United Kingdom's Chieftain tank that had entered British Army service in 1966. However, in 1969, Britain decided not to sell the tank to Israel for political reasons.

Israel Tal, who was serving as a brigade commander after the Suez Crisis, restarted plans to produce an Israeli-made tank, drawing on lessons from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Israeli forces were outnumbered by those of the Middle East's Arab nations.

By 1974, initial designs were completed and prototypes were built. After a brief set of trials, work began to retool the Tel HaShomer ordnance depot for full-time development and construction. After the new facilities were completed, the Merkava was announced to the public in the International Defense Review periodical. The first official images of the tank were then released to the American periodical Armed Forces Journal on May 4, 1977. The IDF officially adopted the tank in December 1978. The first Merkava Mk. 1 tanks were supplied to the IDF in April 1979, nearly nine years after the decision to produce the Merkava Mk. 1 tank was taken.

Merkava Mark IV

Merkava Mark IV

The Mark IV is the most recent variant of the Merkava tank that has been in development since 1999 and production since 2004. The upgrade's development was announced in an October 1999 edition of the Bamachaneh ("At the Camp") military publication. However, the Merkava Mark III remained in production until 2003. The first Merkava IVs were in production in limited numbers by the end of 2004.

When ammunition is unloaded the tank can carry up to 8 dismounted soldiers or 3 stretchers. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through the rear hatch.

Removable modular armor, from the Merkava Mark IIID, is used on all sides, including the top and a V-shaped belly armor pack for the underside. This modular system is designed to allow for damaged tanks to be rapidly repaired and returned to the field. Because rear armor is thinner, chains with iron balls are attached in order to detonate projectiles before they hit the main armored hull.

The Merkava Mark IV in its first public show at Yad La-Shiryon during Israeli Independence Day celebrations in 2002.

It is the first contemporary tank with no loaders hatch in the turret roof, because any aperture in the turret roof increases risk of penetration by ATGMs.

Tank rounds are stored in individual fire-proof canisters, which reduce the chance of cookoffs in a fire inside the tank. The turret is electrically-powered (hydraulic turrets use flammable liquid that ignites if the turret is penetrated) and "dry": no active rounds are stored in it.

Some features, such as hull shaping, exterior non-reflective paints (radar cross-section reduction), and shielding for engine heat plumes mixing with air particles (reduced infrared signature) to confuse enemy thermal imagers, were carried over from the IAI Lavi program of the Israeli Air Force to make the tank harder to spot by heat sensors and radar.

The Mark IV includes the larger 120 mm main gun of the previous versions, but can fire a wider variety of ammunition, including HEAT and sabot rounds like the APFSDS kinetic energy penetrator, using an electrical semi-automatic revolving magazine for 10 rounds. It also includes a much larger 12.7 mm machine gun for anti-vehicle operations (most commonly used against technicals).

The Mark IV has the Israeli-designed "TSAWS (Tracks, Springs, and Wheels System)" caterpillar track system, called "Mazkom" (Hebrew: מערכת זחלים קפיצים ומרכובים, מזקו"ם‎) by troops. This system is designed to reduce track-shedding under the harsh basalt rock conditions of Lebanon and the Golan Heights.

The model has a new fire-control system, the El-Op Knight Mark 4. The computer-controlled fire control system can acquire and lock onto moving targets, even airborne helicopters, while the tank itself is on the move. It includes line-of-sight stabilisation in two axes, a second-generation television sight and automatic thermal target tracker, a laser range finder, an improved thermal night vision system and a dynamic cant angle indicator. An Amcoram LWS-2 laser warning receiver notifies the crew of threats like laser-guided anti-tank missiles, which can fire smoke grenade launchers to obscure the tank from the laser beam. Electromagnetic warning against radar illumination is also installed.

The tank carries the Israeli Elbit Systems BMS (Battle Management System; Hebrew: צי"ד), a centralised system that takes data from tracked units and UAVs in theater, displays it on color screens, and distributes it in encrypted form to all other units equipped with BMS in a given theater.

The Merkava IV has been designed for rapid repair and fast replacement of damaged armour, with modular armour that can be easily removed and replaced. It is also designed to be cost-effective in production and maintenance; its cost is lower than that of a number of other tanks used by Western armies. The engine can be replaced in field conditions within 30 minutes.

The tank has a high performance air conditioning system and can even be fitted with a toilet for long duration missions.

Mark IVm Windbreaker

Merkava Mark IVm Windbreaker, fitted with Trophy active protection system, during Operation Protective Edge

The Merkava Mark IVm Windbreaker is a Merkava Mark IV equipped with the Trophy active protection system (APS), designated "Meil Ruach" (Hebrew: מעיל רוח‎; "Windbreaker" or "Wind Coat"). The serial production of Mark IVm tanks started in 2009 and the first whole brigade of Mark IVms was declared operational in 2011. The Trophy APS successfully intercepted rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles, including 9M133 Kornets, fired by Hamas before and during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Not a single Merkava tank was lost in combat operations in 2008 and 2014—despite the war in 2014 being a costly one for the Israeli Defense Forces. The system also notifies the tanks crew of the location that the projectile came from, allowing them to fire back quickly. It can transmit the coordinates to nearby ground and air units through the Tzayad battlefield management system. All friendly units in the theater are instantly apprised of the enemy’s position making escape and evasion difficult.

An active protection system is a system (usually for a military application) designed to prevent line-of-sight guided anti-tank missiles/projectiles from acquiring and/or destroying a target.

Electronic countermeasures that alter the electromagnetic, acoustic or other signature(s) of a target thereby altering the tracking and sensing behavior of an incoming threat (e.g., guided missile) are designated soft-kill measures.

Measures that physically counterattack an incoming threat thereby destroying/altering its payload/warhead in such a way that the intended effect on the target is severely impeded are designated hard-kill measures.

FULL BOX ART 

FULL BOX VIEW FROM THE SIDE + Markingy

THE BOX OF THE KIT Combined with a beautiful graphic picture

Markingy


Detailed instruction manual

Detailed instruction manual


Detailed plastic parts

Body of the tank


WORKING ON THE MODEL

The body of the tank and its basic structure 1

The body of the tank and its basic structure 2

Signs on the body of the tank indicating a high level of detail and accuracy

 

Signs on the body of the tank indicating a high level of detail and accuracy 2

The body of the tank and its basic structure 3

Signs on the body of the tank indicating a high level of detail and accuracy 3

 

 


This kit is considered to be very high quality even though it was released a few days ago very much sought after in the world's best stores and sold on websites and is one of the most prominent and desirable kits

This product invested a lot of research resources that took many months and production at a high level of detail very advanced and deep and the quality here very strong

This is an Israeli tank called a Merkava 4 offensive and defensive, with a very wide history of a very successful series of tanks. He has recorded many victories and thinks over the years that he participated in military operations and wars, and is considered a very good and strong tank. The main points of the army's defense missions.

The kit is very rich and large and not only in the smallest and largest tank parts, but also in the structure of the tank itself and its size. Of course, a large kit requires a lot of construction time and gives quality time and excellent enjoyment

The assembly instructions are very detailed in large, visible writing

The package is very invested and beautiful with a high quality graphic image and writing a large and readable product

It is recommended to buy good, strong colors that will give a realistic and natural finish

Plastic is a slightly brown shade that gives a good foundation for painting and adds life to the model

All parts of the tank are highly detailed and build a very high quality kit

Price estimate for $ 45 or more

highly recommended

UPDATE FROM dragon FOR February new release: Veyron 3606 – 1/35 US M48 AVLB armored bridge car

This time we will be launching the latest M48 tank series products: M48 armored bridge car. The 1950s American Army armored crossover was modified from the famous M48 Barton heavy tank: the original turret was disassembled, a 60-ton scissor double fold (MLC 60) was attached to the turret, bridge. The folding bridge weighs 14.65 tons and the erection mechanism is hydraulically maneuvered. The erection time is only 2-5 minutes, which is used to ensure that tanks and other armored vehicles pass through artificial or natural obstacles such as anti-tank moat and ditches of 18 meters wide. The M48 armored crossover vehicle weighs 57.47 tons, and the bridge is folded over and loaded on top of the vehicle, measuring 11.3 meters in length, maneuvered by the conductor and two members of the pilot.

 

The 1/35-scale M48 AVLB armored bridging car new kit uses Smart Kit precision version of the design framework, the plate content is very rich, with a certain degree of difficulty for intermediate and above players. The kit follows some of the chassis parts of the M48 Button series tanks, and all the other parts of the scissor-type folding bridge are brand new. In the component design hour hand according to the physical research data on the details of the surface of the bridge and the erection of the hydraulic structure of the activities carried out by focusing on the performance without the aid of metal parts only need to complete the assembly of the injection molding components can be completed Manual simulation to restore the physical erection / withdrawal process, not only has a very high follow-up playability but also to meet the needs of a variety of scenarios.

Listing Date: February 2018