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Berlin Panther Dug-In

New June 1/35th-scale WWII diorama release from Verlinden Productions: #2767: Battle for Berlin Panther Dug-In Bunker 1:35 Scale. The complete diorama kit is priced at $98.99 online.

Verlinden #2767 Battle for Berlin Panther Dug-In Bunker 1:35 Scale

Verlinden #2767: Battle for Berlin Panther Dug-In Bunker 1:35 Scale


 

Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Kit

A poster and more details on the latest 1:35th-scale Smart Kit from the ’39-’45 series have been released by Dragon: #6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz. 141 Early Production.

#6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz.141 Early Production

#6641: Pz.Kpfw. III (5cm) Ausf. H Sd.Kfz.141 Early Production


 

Churchill Mk. IV from Dragon Models

Item #7507: Churchill Mk. IV NA 75, 1:72 Scale — new British armor kit from Dragon Models.

#7507 Churchill Mk. IV NA 75, 1:72 Scale

Dragon #7507: Churchill Mk. IV NA 75, 1:72 Scale


 

MP 34 Bergmann Submachine Gun

The following report on the MP 34 9-mm Bergmann Submachine Gun was published in Foreign Military Weapons and Equipment, Vol. III, Infantry Weapons, Pamphlet No. 30-7-4, Department of the Army, 1954.

9-mm Submachine Gun MP 34/I (Bergmann)
(MASCHINENPISTOLE MP 34)

MP34 Bergmann Submachine Gun

This weapon is a development of the original German Bergmann machine pistol Model 1918. It was in wide use in the German Army and was also used extensively by U.S.S.R. It is the original of all blowback-type submachine guns and is the forerunner of practically every submachine gun manufactured today. It was adopted as the official submachine gun of the Swedish Army in 1937 and was widely distributed throughout Europe during the years immediately before World War II.

This weapon can be recognized by: (1) The cocking handle at the rear of the receiver; (2) the protruding magazine well on the right side of the receiver (on the Soviet Bergmann the magazine well on the left side of the receiver); (3) the automatic safety device placed behind the trigger to prevent firing of the weapon unless the cocking handle is locked down; (4) the cylindrical body tube which is threaded at the front end to receive the barrel and barrel jacket; and (5) the method of selective fire, i.e., slight trigger depression results in single fire, greater trigger depression results in full automatic fire.

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Dragon StuG III F/8

New feature poster from Dragon for the #6620: StuG III F/8 Early Production Italy 1943:

#6620: StuG. III F/8 Early Production Italy 1943

#6620: StuG. III F/8 Early Production Italy 1943


 

Bf 109 E-7 Trop from Cyber-Hobby

New 1/32nd Warbirds feature poster from Cyber-Hobby: #3223 Bf 109 E-7 Trop (1/32 Warbirds)

Cyberhobby #3223 Bf 109 E-7 Trop (1/32 Warbirds)

Cyberhobby #3223 Bf 109 E-7 Trop (1/32 Warbirds)


 

Verlinden Nebelwerfer Crew, Ammo & Gear

New Verlinden Productions release in 1/35th-scale for the German WWII Nebelwerfer: #2766 Nebelwerfer Base-Ammo-Crew-Gear, 1:35th Scale. The complete diorama kit (without the gun) is priced at $49.95 online.

#2766: Nebelwerfer Base-Ammo-Crew-Gear 1:35 Scale

#2766: Nebelwerfer Base-Ammo-Crew-Gear 1:35 Scale


 

NKL-16/41 Aerosan

 NKL-16/41 Aerosan ACE has announced a new 1/72nd-scale release from of the Russian NKL-16/41 Aerosan.

 

P-47 Thunderbolt with USAAF in MTO, Asia and Pacific

New book and decal sheet release on the P-47 Thunderbolt from Kagero Publishing for June 2013: SMI LIBRARY 07: P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF in the MTO, Asia and Pacific by Tomasz Szlagor.

The latest release covers the service of the P-47 Thunderbolt in the Mediterranean, Asia and Pacific theaters during World War II. Details: A4 size, 96 pages, 132 black & white, 6 color photos, color profiles of 4 aircraft, decal sheet printed by Cartograf.

The book includes 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72 decals with markings for the following three planes: P-47D-28-RA (s/n 42-29091) coded ‘42’ and named Passionate Patsy, flown by Lt. Ralph Barnes of 310th FS / 58th FG; P-47D-30-RE (s/n 44-20866) coded ‘53’ and named Schmaltzie/Mercedes, flown by Lt. Frank ‘Duffy’ Middleton of 65th FS / 57th FG; and P-47N-1-RE (s/n 44-87996) coded ‘08’ and named Cheek Baby, flown by Lt. Durwood B. Williams of 333rd FS / 318th FG.

P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF
 

1/35th Figures from Corsar Rex

Corsar Rex has created a new “big set” of 1/35th-scale resin Wehrmacht figures — CR-35051: GERMAN SOLDIERS. The figures are sculpted by Kordyukov Igor and Travianskiy Sergey (Menelay). Samples were painted by Veretelnikov Maxim and “’Corsar Rex”’ Studio. The set of five figures consists of the releases: CR-35003, CR-35034, CR-35035, CR-35048, and CR-35049. Corsar Rex German Soldiers Wehrmacht