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1/72 B-52G Stratofortress Early version with Hound Dog Missiles
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The B-52 Stratofortress is the most famous long-range jet-powered strategic bomber in the aviation history. Produced by the American company Boeing since 1955 it has been, for a long time, a symbol of the Cold War. It has been, for several years, the backbone of the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The B-52 has been produced in a significant number of versions that has gradually evolved the successful project to better answer to the changing in operational needs. The “G” version is the most produced B-52 variant, and it has been delivered to the S.A.C. wings from the early 60s. It could be armed with the North American AGM-28 Hound Dog stand-off air-to-surface nuclear missile that was part of the US nuclear arsenal until the mid-1970s. It was developed in the middle of the “Cold War” to carry out nuclear attacks on high priority land targets such as air and missile bases

1/35 Sherman M4A3E8 – Korean War
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The M4 Sherman medium tank was the primary tank used by the United States during World War II. It has been produced in a significant number of units ant it formed the backbone of United States armored forces during at those time. It has been produced in several variants and versions The production of the M4A3E8 versions started at the end of 1944. The M4A3E8, adopting the nickname Easy Eight, took several technical improvements enhancing the Sherman operational effectiveness. The 76mm M1 high velocity gun had been flanked by a new horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) system able to ensure a improved driving condition and to guarantee a higher speed. The “easy eight” participated in the final stages of the Second World War and took an active part in the Korean War, alongside the M26 Pershing and M46 Patton.

1/72 Sd. Kfz. 234/4
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The Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz. 234 armoured car series was produced by Germany during the final phases of the Second World War. The vehicles were characterized by a high standard of construction quality that offered mobility, protection, and offensive capability. The 234 could reach a maximum speed of 85 km / h on the road. Of the versions produced, the Sd.Kfz. 234/4 was armed with the powerful 75 mm gun KwK 40, capable of penetrating much of the armour of opposing enemy vehicles. The gun was installed in a fixed position in the centre of the “open air” combat chamber. The protection of the crew was afforded by a shield, like that of the Pak 40 used by the infantry. All these capabilities combined, provided the Wehrmacht with an armoured car that met the full range of operational requirements.

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