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TRICOLORE SOVIETS

Brengun has produced a version of its 1/72 Yak-1B depicting aircraft flown by Groupe de Chasse 3 (3rd Fighter Group) ‘Normandie- Niemen’.

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RECCE TUTOR

ICM has continued to expand its range of Foxbats, which now includes the first of two planned two-seater offerings in the shape of the MiG-25RU reconnaissance conversion trainer.

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SPY IN THE SKY

There aren’t many kits of remotely piloted aircraft but Platz’s 1/72 RQ-4B Global Hawk is surely the largest.

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RED STAR MIRAGE

Special Hobby’s lovely 1/72 Mirage F.1 returns in Revell boxing with spectacular markings for the disbandment of French Air Force Squadron EC 1/30 ‘Normandie Niemen’.

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BUSY BEE

As with most of its new toolings, Eduard has followed the limited-production version of its 1/72 Z-37A Čmelák (bumblebee) with a Weekend Edition containing just the styrene parts.

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WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL 'WASP'

Part of AB&K’s ‘Luftwaffe Secret Projects 1936-45’ series, this 1/72 resin kit depicts the unusual Heinkel Wespe (wasp) – designed to test vertical take-off and landing from a tail-sitting starting position.

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CLOSE-SUPPORT CROMWELL

The second iteration of Airfix’s new-tool 1/35 Cruiser Mk.VIII A27M Cromwell tank caters for the Mk.VI variant, which differs by featuring a 95mm howitzer for close-support operations.

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WEHRMACHT WEDGE

ICM’s newly tooled offering depicts a Schwerer geländegängiger gepanzerter Personenkraftwagen (heavy off-road armoured passenger motor vehicle) – also known as Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf.B. 

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NORMANDY DEFENDERS

It’s great to see Dragon’s 1/72 re-releases, such as its mid-production Panzer IV Ausf. H with schürzen armour plating.

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'PLAY' OR DISPLAY

Italeri has been a pioneer of wargaming/modelling crossovers and its ZIS 3 with ‘servants’ (gun crew) is typical, with a low parts count and ‘snap-together’ construction, yet providing well-moulded components, making it ideal for builders of all skill levels.