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Modern Armor, AFVs, and Support vehicles.
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Tiger101
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 02, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 07:34 AM UTC
Wow I thought that Tamiya was done for the year boy was I wrong.




jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: April 23, 2003
KitMaker: 12,925 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 11:54 AM UTC
Tiger, don't get too excited, only the humvee and the equipment sets are actually new, the rest are basically reissues.... jim
Tiger101
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 02, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 01:51 PM UTC
Yes Jim basicaly but the 113 looks like some major modernization has been done. (the smoke grenades, and rear fuel cells from what can be seen) and the inclusion of the OIF IFF pannels is nice to see
Jacques
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: March 04, 2003
KitMaker: 4,613 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 01:58 PM UTC
Too bad they can't retool the M113 or the M2A2 to modern standards rather than just reissuing them with different accessories...I mean, they did whole lines of Tiget I's and Panthers....
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 03:28 PM UTC
I was posting about the M113A3 on M-L earlier this week. The cargo ramp will be a dead give away to see if they really did any retooling or just tossed in a sprue with "A3" specific parts like the exhaust, fuel cells, trim vane, grenade launchers, IFF panels and the like. I wonder if they did an interior for it. They seem to have that baby buttoned up tight.