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Revell 1/32 Self-Propelled Howitzer Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-7855

Overview
Skill level: 2
Scale: 1/32
Length: 10-1/2″
Parts: 135

Description
Essential equipment for today’s armies.

As developed and manufactured by the Pacific Car and Foundry Company, the Self-Propelled 8-inch Howitzer can fire 200-pound projectiles up to a maximum range of eleven miles. It is believed that Howitzers have been essential military equipment since the 18th century, but today’s self-propelled variety most closely resembles another powerful weapon – the tank. Kit features a movable turret and gun, opening hatches, an opening rear door, rotating drive sprockets, flexible black tracks, six crew figures in multiple poses and decals with authentic U.S. Army markings.

SSP – Selected Subjects Program – Limited Production – One-time offering.

 

Challenger I Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3183

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 164 mm
Parts: 129

Description
Britain’s toughest battle tank.

The Challenger I was Great Britain’s main battle tank throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. It was among the first tanks with ceramic composite armor plating, which lasts longer and protects better than steel. The Challenger also offered a top speed of 37 mph (56 km/h) and enough space for four crewmen. It was replaced by the Challenger II in 1998, which is widely regarded as the world’s most reliable tank. Kit features true-to-the-original surface details, a movable cannon, a rotating turret, detailed road wheels and decals for two versions.

 

1/96 Northrop Snark SM62 Missile Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-7810

Overview
Skill level: 2
Scale: 1/96
Length: 11″
Wingspan: 6-3/8″
Parts: 198

Description
The Cold War’s most famous cruise missile.

The SM-62 Snark was developed at the dawn of the Cold War in response to the ever-increasing threat of Soviet nuclear weapons. Named after Lewis Carroll’s poem The Hunting of the Snark, it was operated by the U.S. Strategic Air Command from 1958-1961. The SM-62 is also known for being the only intercontinental surface-to-surface cruise missile to be deployed by the U.S. Kit features red plastic molding, a positionable launch ramp with a detailed base, twin booster rockets, two ground crew figures and decals with U.S. Air Force markings.

SSP – Selected Subjects Program – Limited Production – One-time offering.

 

Sturmgeschütz IV Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3182

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 96 mm
Parts: 101

Description
The Eastern Front’s most-feared “tank killer.”

1943’s introduction of the Sturmgeschütz IV satisfied Germany’s demand for an assault gun. The StuG IV featured a 296 hp, 12-cylinder Maybach engine and could carry up to four soldiers at once. Weapons included the powerful 75 mm KwK 40 anti-tank cannon and the 7.92 mm MG 42 universal machine gun. Kit features structural surface details, a replica 75 mm cannon, a replica MG 42, injection-molded tracks with individual links and segments, detailed road wheels and track rollers, a separate hatch cover, optional side skirts and decals for two German versions.

 

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