Three new WWII-era plastic kits from ICM covering softskins, armor, and aircraft:
• Kit No. 35505—1:35 Horch 108 Typ 40, WWII German Personnel Car
• Kit No. 35365—1:35 T-34/76 (Early 1943 Production), WWII Soviet Medium Tank
• Kit No. 48213—1:48 Hs 126A-1 with Bomb Rack, Condor Legion Reconnaissance Plane.
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Four new 1/72nd-scale Diamond T trucks from IBG Models:
- IBG 72021: 1/72 DIAMOND T 972 Dump Truck
- IBG 72019: 1/72 DIAMOND T 968 Cargo Truck
- IBG 72020: 1/72 DIAMOND T 969 Wrecker
- IBG 72018: 1/72 DIAMOND T 968A with Asphalt Tank
Diagram of the M19 Twin 40-mm Gun Motor Carriage, from Technical Manual TM 9-1729A, U.S. War Department, 1944.
New WWII Russian artillery figures set has been announced by MiniArt: No. 35185: SOVIET HEAVY ARTILLERY CREW. The kit contains models of five figures with new heads, ammunition boxes, shells, and weapons.
New 1/35th kit-in-process announcement from MiniArt—No. 35184: U.S. ARMY TRACTOR w/ ANGLED DOZER BLADE.
Two new WWII aircraft decal sets from Iliad Design have been announced: 1/32nd-Scale: 7./JG 53 Bf 109G-6 “Cartoon Aircraft” and 1/72nd-Scale: Early P-40s & Tomahawks.
A-26 Invader armor diagram, from: Pilot’s Handbook for Army Models A-26B and A-26C Airplanes, AN 01-40AJ-1, August 1945, revised January 1946.
P-47N pilot’s preflight check, from: Pilot Training Manual for the Thunderbolt P-47N, Headquarters, AAF Manual 51-127-4, Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C., September 1945.
Pilot’s Preflight Check
The preflight check starts before you reach your airplane. Survey the proposed taxiing route for any possible future obstruction, such as a fuel truck about to move. Study the ramp area for stray equipment or rubbish and rags that might be blown into the airscoop or tail assembly by prop blast.
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Announced by Dragon Models is a new 1/35th-scale kit of Panzer III flamethrower tank: Item No. 6776—1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III (FL) Ausf.M w/ Schurzen.
AFV Club has announced a new WWII-era 1/35th-scale armor kit depicting a variant of the Russian T-34/85 produced in 1944 with a full interior — AF35S55: T-34/85 1944 FACTORY 183.