The UK importer of Trumper kits, Bachmann Europe, has advised us of new items coming to UK shores soon.
Trumpeter’s forthcoming releases span the aircraft, military and maritime genres, and replicate a wide range of combat machines from World War Two to the present day. They are as follows:
PKTM00225 Wehrmachtslokomotive V188 1/35 £159.99
A German World War Two double-engined diesel locomotive used to transport heavy artillery by rail. This kit has 30 runners, a hull, eight sections of trackbed, and photo-etched metal details. Total parts: 720-plus.
PKTM00934 German Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther Early 1/16 £319.99
More than 2,200 parts populate 55 runners, with upper and lower hull, and individual tracks.
PKTM01082 15U175 TEL of RS-12M1 Topol-M ICBM complex 1/35 £259.99
This kit has more than 1,100 components on 26 runners and separate tyres. Optional transportation or launch modes are provided.
PKTM01083 M984A2 HEMTT Wrecker 1/35 £105.99
A real US Army powerhouse, the HEMTT builds from more than 690 parts, including a separate cab and tyres.
PKTM02356 Soviet Aerosan KM-4 1/35 £35.99
More than 40 parts go into this early snowmobile.
PKTM05633 Aircraft Carrier Weser 1/350 £149.99
Project Weser 1 was a planned carrier conversion of an unfinished Admiral Hipper Class heavy cruiser, Seydlitz, but the reconstruction wasn’t completed. This kit represents a ‘what if’ had the vessel had materialised. It has 29 runners, a single-piece hull and PE parts. Its aircraft wing includes Ar 195, Bf 109, Ju 87 and Fi 167.
PKTM05821 Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon ‘Beast Mode’ 1/48 £94.99
People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) single-seat, twin-jet, all-weather, fifth-generation air superiority stealth fighter. This is the heavily armed ‘Beast Mode’ version with a larger weapons load carried on underwing pylons. It has 240 parts in total, on ten runners.
PKTM06722 HMS Monmouth F235 Type 23 Frigate 1/700 £31.99
Royal Navy Duke-class Type 23 Frigate, one of 13 based in Portsmouth and Devonport. Re-working of the previous HMS Montrose/Kent/Westminster tooling, with 190 parts.
PKTM06739 USS Guam CB-2 1/700 £41.99
An Alaska-class heavy cruiser from late World War Two. Nine runners, hull and deck for a total of 370-plus parts.
PKTM06743 USS Intrepid CVS-11 1/700 £79.99
Essex-class angled-deck carrier. Recommissioned post-World War Two as type CVS anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier. Single-piece hull, detailed flight deck and hangar deck, extensive photo-etched metal detail. Aircraft wing includes A-4 Skyhawk, F-8 Crusader, UH-2B Seasprite, E-1B Tracer, EA-1F ECM Skyraider. 24 runners, hull and decks; 280-plus components in total.
PKTM07155 Soviet Object 268 1/72 £25.99
Three runners, upper and lower hull, and tracks for a total of 70-plus parts.
PKTM07158 M983 HEMTT & M901 Launching Station w/ MIM-104 Patriot SAM System (PAC 2) 1/72 £47.99
US Army MIM-104 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-2) high-to-medium altitude, long-range air defence missile system, launched from M901 Launching Station mounted on M860 semi-trailer with M983 HEMTT prime mover. Eight runners, cab and tyres. 150-plus parts
PKTM07176 Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) 1/72 £43.99
US anti-ballistic missile defence system. Single-stage rocket battery on Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) launch platform. Seven runners, cab, chassis and tyres. More than 130 parts.
PKTM09594 L4500A w/ 5cm Flak 41 II 1/35 £69.99
German Wehrmacht bonneted 4x4 armoured anti-aircraft gun truck. More than 420 parts, photo-etched metal details. Flak 41 included.
All these kits will be available in the UK via Bachmann Europe: www.bachmann.co.uk