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aftermarket

Items sold separately to replace or augment what’s included in a standard kit. These can include decals, detail parts, weapons, etc.

AFV

Armored fighting vehicle

ballast

Weight hidden inside the nose of aircraft models with tricycle landing gear to keep them from tipping backward onto their tails. Also called nose weight.

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