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Tamiya Italeri Series No.12

1/35 U.S. Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A6 Paladin
Item No:37012
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Length= 280mm Image shows painted and assembled model.※Enlarged Image

【 A Guardian Angel 】Deployed from 1992 onward, the M109A6 is the latest variant of the M109 self-propelled howitzer series which started development in the 1950s. The armored fully-rotating turret is equipped with a 39-caliber 155mm howitzer which has a range of 24km with conventional ammunition and 30km with RAPs (Rocket Assisted Projectiles). Firing is managed by the AFCS (Automatic Fire Control System), which guarantees high accuracy. By 2002, 975 examples had been produced, and saw action in conflicts in Kosovo and Iraq.
【 About the Model 】★1/35 scale plastic assembly model kit of the M109A6 Paladin. ★Length: 280mm, Width: 115mm. ★The imposing form of the Paladin armed with a 39-caliber M284 155mm howitzer has been realistically reproduced. ★The model features accurate details such as the commander's periscope, M2 heavy machine gun, travel lock and spade. ★Commander and driver torso figures, as well as accessory parts such as bags and a tent are included in the set. ★Comes with 2 marking options covering Iraq and Kosovo conflicts. ※Tank parts are product of Italeri.
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■Imposing turret features explosives case on its rear.

■155mm howitzer and complex turret composition are faithfully reproduced.

■Commander torso figure adds to model's realism. Commander's periscope and railing on rear of the hatch also depicted.

■Note the ring at base of the gun barrel. Exhaust pipe come as separate part and registration number is depicted.

■Road wheels have realistic appearance. Drain pipe at the front of the hull provides added realism.

■The kit comes with various accessory parts such as bags, ammunition case, water tank and so on.

■Gun travel lock is moveable and can be depicted in retracted or deployed positions.

■Spade on the rear of the hull may be depicted in deployed position even after assembly.

■Basket on turret rear may be attached to the rear or the side according to preference.

U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, Iraq 2003 U.S. Army Kosovo Peacekeeping Force, Kosovo 1999

The information on this page is current as of December 2012.


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