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HobbyBoss January 2023

1:35 German Sd.Kfz.186 Jagdtiger (Henschel Production) ITEM No.: 84562

The Sd.Kfz. 186 Jagdtiger (also known as Jagdpanzer VI or Tank destroyer VI) was a heavy tank destroyer used by Germany during World War II. It was developed in 1944 and saw limited production and service in the war’s final months.
 
The Jagdtiger was based on the chassis of the Tiger II heavy tank and was equipped with a 12.8 cm PaK 44 L/55 main gun, which was one of the largest guns mounted on a tank during the war. The gun was mounted in an enclosed casemate-style superstructure, which provided some protection for the crew. The Jagdtiger was also armored, with the front of the vehicle protected by armor up to 250 mm thick.
 
Despite its formidable firepower and armor, the Jagdtiger had several weaknesses. It was slow and cumbersome, making it challenging to deploy and maneuver on the battlefield. Its large size and weight also made it vulnerable to being bogged down in soft terrain. Also, it had limited ammunition capacity, with only 28 rounds of main gun ammunition carried on board.
 
Between 77 and 88 Jagdtigers were produced by Henschel, with a handful of extra vehicles produced by Porsche. The Jagdtiger saw action on the Western and Eastern Fronts, but due to its limited production and deployment, it had little impact on the outcome of the war.

 
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1:35 M1070 Dump Truck ITEM No.: 85526

The M1070 is a heavy-duty dump truck that was used by the United States military. It was used to transport heavy loads, such as tanks and other military vehicles, and was often used in conjunction with the M1000 trailer, which was designed to be pulled by the M1070.
 
The M1070 is powered by a Caterpillar diesel engine and has a payload capacity of up to 70 tons. It features an 8×8 wheeled configuration, with all wheels being driven, which gives it good traction and off-road capabilities. The M1070 also has a hydraulic dump body that can be raised and lowered to unload its payload.
 
Also to its use as a heavy transport vehicle, the M1070 has also been used for a variety of other tasks, including earthmoving and construction work. It has been used in some military conflicts, including Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq War, and has proven to be a reliable and durable vehicle.

 
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HobbyBoss February 2023

1:144 Chinese KJ-500 ITEM No.: 83904

The KJ-500 is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) plane developed by China. It is based on the Y-9 transport plane and is designed to provide early warning and surveillance capabilities for the Chinese military.
 
The KJ-500 is equipped with a radar system that can detect and track a wide range of targets, including planes, ships, and ground vehicles. It can also be used for air defense control, tactical airlift, and search and rescue missions. The plane has a crew of six, including a pilot, a copilot, and four radar operators.
 
The KJ-500 is powered by two WJ-6C turboprop engines and has a range of approximately 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles). It has a takeoff weight of around 60 tons and can reach an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet).
 
The KJ-500 has been in service with the Chinese military since 2014 and has been used in some military exercises and operations. It is considered a significant improvement over earlier Chinese AEW&C planes and has been praised for its capabilities and reliability.

 
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1:35 9M96 of 50P6E TEL S350E Vityaz ITEM No.: 85529

The 9M96 is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed by Russia. It is part of the S-350E Vityaz missile system, which is a medium-range SAM system designed to defend against planes, cruise missiles, and drones.
 
The 9M96 missile is the primary SAM used by the S-350E Vityaz system. It has a range of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) and can reach altitudes of up to 27,000 meters (88,500 feet). The missile is equipped with a passive homing seeker and is designed to engage a variety of targets, including low-flying aircraft and missiles.
 
The 9M96 missile is launched from a mobile transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) called the 50P6E TEL. The TEL is based on a modified KamAZ-6560 truck and can carry up to four missiles in a vertical launch configuration. The TEL is equipped with a radar system that can detect and track incoming threats, and can be used to engage targets or under manual control.
 
The S-350E Vityaz missile system was first deployed by the Russian military in 2018 and has been used in some military exercises and operations. It is considered a significant improvement over earlier Russian SAM systems and is seen as an important part of Russia’s air defense capabilities.

 
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1:16 Pzkpfw 38(t) Ausf.E/F ITEM No.: 82603

The Pzkpfw 38(t) was a tank used by Germany during World War II. It was developed in the late 1930s and saw widespread use in the early years of the war, particularly in the invasion of Poland and the Western Front.
 
The Pzkpfw 38(t) was a small, light tank that was designed to be fast and agile but was also relatively lightly armed and armored. It was powered by a Praga EPA 6-cylinder engine and had a top speed of around 40 km/h (25 mph). The tank was armed with a 37 mm gun and two 7.92 mm machine guns and had armor ranging from 8 to 40 mm thick.
 
There were several versions of the Pzkpfw 38(t), including the Ausf. E and Ausf. F, which were produced in 1939 and 1940. The Ausf. E featured several improvements over the earlier Ausf. A, including a more powerful engine and thicker armor. The Ausf. F featured extra armor and a modified turret design.
 

The Pzkpfw 38(t) was used by several countries during the war, including Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia. It was replaced by newer, more powerful tanks as the war progressed, and was phased out of service. Despite its limitations, the Pzkpfw 38(t) was considered a reliable and effective tank during its service.

 

 
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