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LONG OR SHORT?

The Panzer IV was the most produced German tank during World War Two, and Airfix's 1/76 replica has now been re-released under the Vintage Classics banner.

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MINISTERIAL ARMOUR

With the 'Crocodile' flame-throwing (A02321V) and bridge-laying (A04301V) variants added to the Vintage Classics range, it's no surprise that Airfix's basic 1/76 Churchill Mk.VII tank has been re-released as a standalone offering.

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INFANTRY SUPPORT

Here's a real modelling nostalgia trip with the return of Airfix's Vintage Classics 1962-tooled 1/76 Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III Ausf.G assault gun.

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HEAVYWEIGHT TRUCKING

Until the arrival of IBG Model's new-tool 1/72 offering (see AMW November 2020), Airfix's 1/76 Scammell Pioneer and fixed tank transportation trailer was the sole small-scale depiction of the type, and now returns as a Vintage Classics offering.

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STANDALONE ARMOUR

Having been released as part of Airfix's Vintage Classics LCM3 and Sherman set (A03301V) along with Crab anti-mine (A02320V) and Calliope rocket-artillery (A02334V) versions, the firm's 1/76 M4A2 has now been released as a standalone kit.

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HEAVY-HITTING ARTILLERY

Known as the Acht-Acht (eight-eight), the German 88mm FlaK 36/37 gun is the subject of Airfix's 1/76 set - complete with Sd.Kfz.7 half-track prime mover.

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ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE

Here’s a return for Airfix’s diminutive but detailed 1/72 Willys Jeep, this time appearing as a Starter Set with four Humbrol acrylic paints (26 Khaki, 33 Matt Black, 60 Scarlet and 86 Light Olive) plus a small tube of glue and paintbrush.

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SELF-RETURNER?

Fans of modern military vehicles will find Zvezda’s 1/35 VPK-7829 K-17 Bumerang (boomerang) a delight, as this new-tool kit is a superbly detailed replica of the Russian amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle fitted with the modular DUBM-30 Epoch upper turret.

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TANK TRACTOR

Not content with just releasing T-34 tank variants, ICM has indulged modellers by including the armoured recovery variant, known as ‘tyagach’ (tractor) by its crews and designated either T-34-T or TT-34.

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ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE CARRIER

ICM has depicted another World War One truck with this 1/35 replica of the Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company’s Model B design, known as the ‘Truck, Three-Five Ton, Model 1917’ in US Army service.