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1/72 OV-10А Bronco
US Attack Aircraft

In 1963, the United States announced a competition to develop an airplane for use in limited military conflicts. Its main tasks were to strike ground targets, provide direct air support to its troops, and provide forward surveillance and guidance. The winner of the competition in August 1964 was the project of North America, which was designated OV-10A and given the name Bronco in the armed forces. Combat testing of the aircraft in Vietnam began in the summer of 1968. The aircraft were used very intensively, thanks to their ability to be based on unprepared unpaved airfields and the short time required for re-flight. If necessary, these attack aircraft were able to appear over targets 15 minutes after receiving a request from ground units, and this distinguished them from jet combat aircraft. During combat missions, the OV-10As demonstrated high efficiency and good combat survivability, becoming a kind of benchmark for anti-guerrilla attack aircraft. The OV-10A Bronco’s combat operations continued after the end of the Vietnam War, and these aircraft were successfully used by air forces around the world.

– The first OV-10A Bronco by ICM in 1/72 scale. 100% new molds.
– The model is reproduced in compliance with the geometric proportions of the real aircraft.
– High level of detail of the fuselage, component, and equipment elements.
– The set includes suspended aircraft weapons – bombs, unguided missiles, and tanks with an incendiary mixture.
– Includes decals for 4 variants of Vietnam War markings.

1/48 WWII British Aircraft Armament
During the Second World War, RAF aircraft used a wide range of suspended aircraft weapons. Depending on the mission, bombers and torpedo bombers could use bombs, torpedoes, or sea mines. The bomb armament consisted of several dozen models, among which the most common in the first half of the war were GP bombs, which could be of different weights, ranging from 40 to 4000 pounds. Later, MS-type bombs were produced, which had a higher ratio of explosive to bomb weight. For attacks on warships and transports, naval aviation and Coastal Command aircraft could use SAP semi-armor-piercing bombs. All types of bombs were most often colored dark green, but yellow bombs were also used in the early part of the war. In addition to bombs, RAF aircraft also used torpedoes during combat missions at sea. British aviation also mined enemy ports and harbor routes from the air, using airborne sea mines.

– The kit includes British 250-pound GP, MC, and SAP bombs, 500-pound GP and MC bombs, a bomb carrier, an aircraft sea mine, and an aircraft torpedo with torpedo carriage.

– The kit can be used in conjunction with ICM’s BristolBeaufort or other RAF aircraft from the Second World War period.

– The kit includes stickers with markings for different types of bombs.

1/35 Typ 320 (W142) Cabriolet
WWII German Staff Car

The Mercedes-Benz 320 (W142), developed by Daimler-Benz AG, was launched in 1937. It was equipped with a six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.2 liters (3.4 liters in later versions), which had 78 horsepower. It was available with a short (2880 mm) or long (3300 mm) wheelbase. The Mercedes-Benz 320 (W142) was the most prestigious of the three 6-cylinder middle-class models. One of the body variants for long-wheelbase cars was the Cabriolet. In turn, there were also several versions of this version of the Mercedes-Benz 320, which differ with number of seats, doors, and side windows. The four-seat Cabriolet B version had two doors and four side windows. This car was used by the Wehrmacht as a staff car and was also used as a vehicle for the transportation of senior commanders.

– Model kit of the Mercedes-Benz 320 (W142) Cabriolet B in the open-top version.

– The kit is created with the geometry of the real car body.

– Elements of the engine, suspension, and car’s interior are reproduced according to the prototype.

1/48 He 111H-8 Paravane
WWII German Aircraft

In July 1940, the Battle of Britain began. This was the name given to the German military operation aimed at conquering the airspace over southern England. According to the German command, this was to undermine the morale of the British people. To protect the airspace over large cities, the British used barrage balloons with taut cables. To break through the barriers, the Luftwaffe used converted airplanes on which special steel structures with cutters were installed. The cutters were also called paravans, similar to devices for protecting against sea mines. Among the converted aircraft were He 111 bombers, this modification was designated He 111H-8. Piloting such aircraft was quite difficult, as the massive structure of the paravan worsened the flight characteristics of the aircraft. Some of the see aircraft were lost during 1941, and the remaining ones were later used as conventional bombers.

– A model of a bomber equipped with an original barrage defense system;
– The possibility of building the aircraft as a conventional bomber with bombs is preserved;
– The decals include 3 versions of the He 111H-8 aircraft with cutter paravanes.

1/35 “To be ahead, to save the life”
Sappers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as in other armies of the world, the tasks of sapper units include conducting engineering reconnaissance of the area, equipping and removing minefields. Ukrainian sappers also provide engineering support to their units for defensive or offensive combat operations. The position of a sapper in the military is considered one of the most difficult. Often they are forced to work ahead of their infantry, being at the very forefront of combat operations, as they pave the way, literally and figuratively. Dogs help sappers find explosive devices. The canine service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine was established in 2017, and with the outbreak of large-scale hostilities, the need for mine detection dogs has increased several times.

– The set includes three figures of fighters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces sapper unit and a sapper dog figure.
– Sapper figures have a high level of detail of uniform elements and equipment.
– The sappers’ equipment includes bulletproof vests, ammunition pouches, shovels, and a mine detector.
– The set allows you to make the scene of combat work of the Armed Forces of Ukraine sapper unit in war conditions.

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