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Watch out, cold war era modelers! Some interesting new releases in 1/35 scale by DRAGON:

 

M84 AVLB

 

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=DRA3606

 

M48 A5 105mm gun

 

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=DRA3611

 

M727 Tracked Guided Missile Carrier

 

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=DRA3583

 


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The one kit I could not get my hands on when I was a kid was Revell's version of the AVLB.

 

As far as the M727 Tracked Guided Missile Carrier, I never knew that even existed. The vehicle may have been made for rough terrain, but I wonder how well the missiles would have fared.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Wow! The M727 would make an easy to convert M548 supply/mess cook vehicle. I look forward to this one!

Thanks for sharing.

Mike

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The one kit I could not get my hands on when I was a kid was Revell's version of the AVLB.

 

 

Gil, there seems to be a remake of this kit available again:

 

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Kunststoffbaukasten-M-48-Scissors-Bridge-1-40-Limited-Edition-Revell-00017/182970602112?epid=1723557394&hash=item2a99e5d280:g:xpgAAOSw5VtaN-iR

 

Unfortunately in 1/40 scale which doesn't fit in my model collection.

 

Lars


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Wow! The M727 would make an easy to convert M548 supply/mess cook vehicle. I look forward to this one!

Thanks for sharing.

Mike

 

Mike, the M548 is already available by AFV-Club

 

https://www.ebay.de/itm/1-35-AFV-Club-AF35003-M548A1-Tracked-Cargo-Carrier/323208027746?epid=1256683612&hash=item4b40b31e62:g:euoAAOSwiUpa0dKX


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Saw these ones life firing at Todendorf firing range once - very impressive!

 

M163 Vulcan Air Defense System in 1/35 scale by Academy.

 

https://www.academy.co.kr/eng/1p/1p_plaview.asp?pView=PLA0000003&pCode=1776&pScale=SCALE00001

 

I am told that during Desert Storm, after it was clear that Saddam's air force was not a threat, some of the Vulcan armed units were employed as scouts. Imagine the impact of a Vulcan on a bunker!


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Takom is releasing another 1/35 M3 variant. I wasn't even aware of the existence of a Lee M3A1 "Canal Defence Light" tank. You'll find a good description of these tanks and their history here:

 

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/canal-defence-light-cdl-tanks/

 

I'll definitely will get me one. Think off all these possibilities with LED etc. My first "night-dio", lol.

 

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Takom is releasing another 1/35 M3 variant. I wasn't even aware of the existence of a Lee M3A1 "Canal Defence Light" tank. You'll find a good description of these tanks and their history here:

 

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/canal-defence-light-cdl-tanks/

 

I'll definitely will get me one. Think off all these possibilities with LED etc. My first "night-dio", lol.

 

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This is proof that there were was no end of madness associated with WWII and the search for strange and unusual weaponry.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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This is proof that there were was no end of madness associated with WWII and the search for strange and unusual weaponry.

 

I agree,.... finally good for us modelers! ^_^


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One more U.S. combat vehicle I wasn't aware of: M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carrier by Bronco in 1/35 scale. It served in WW II and Korea before it was replaced by the M42 Duster.

 

M19.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I like the .50 cal mounted right in front of what is probably a crew hatch. Awesome, but also a very exposed position for the gunner with very little protection.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I like the .50 cal mounted right in front of what is probably a crew hatch. Awesome, but also a very exposed position for the gunner with very little protection.

 

I thought the same. Probably it was mounted to increase AA firepower when needed.

 


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I found this new MASTERBOX 1/35 scale figure set online today. A nice addition to the old existing Airborne figure set (boxart picture from "TheModelingNews")

 

Take one more.jpg


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I thought the same. Probably it was mounted to increase AA firepower when needed.

 

Hey Lars. I do have to tell you that the maximum EFFECTIVE range of a .50 cal. is 2,500 meters (approximately 3,000 yds or 30 football fields).

The approximate max range of the .50 cal is 4 1/2 to 5 miles. So unless the enemy is close I wouldn't want to use that .50 cal. MG, but I know I'd be able to take out jeeps, trucks and other light vehicles at long ranges and still supply air defense with that baby.

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That is unbelievably cool!


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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A good addition to your 1/32 scale USAAF kits: 3 WW II US WASP figures by ICM.

 

Wasp2.jpg


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Very nice ICM. A well deserved kit and small token of appreciation for the women who did so much during WWII.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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