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Product Announcements: July 22, 2021

4 new scale models of an armored tank destroyer, space shuttle, aircraft, and a book 
SdKfz. 138 Marder III Ausf. M
No. 03316
Scale: 1/72
MSRP: $24

The Marder III was a German Wehrmacht tank destroyer based on the chassis of the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t). The M version was the most prolific variant and proved to be an effective but vulnerable armoured tank destroyer on all fronts. New tooling, detailed surface structuring. Plastic model kit (non-assembled), illustrated, multilingual assembly instructions, decal set.
Breguet Atlantic 1 Italian Eagle
No. 03845
Scale: 1/72
MSRP: $43

Model replica of the Atlantic 1. For almost 45 years, the Breguet Atlantic was in service with the Italian Navy as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft. One machine of the 41° Stormo was particularly spectacular, with a huge eagle stretched across the entire fuselage of the aircraft. Kit includes detailed cockpit with side consoles, front observer compartment with seat, detailed main landing gear, engine exhaust pipe, detailed engine cowling and torpedo compartment. Weapons bay door can be posed open, entry hatch with ladder, separate radome for search radar, and super decal with the 41° Stormo’s special paint scheme.
Geschenkset Space Shuttle& Booster Rockets, 40th Anniversary
No. 05674
Scale: 1/144
MSRP: $62

The "Space Shuttle" developed by the US space agency NASA was for a long time the only reusable space transport system in the world. reusable space transport system. It consisted of the components space shuttle (orbiter), with three reusable main engines reusable main engines, an external fuel tank and two solid rockets with a total launch thrust of a total launch thrust of 12.46 MN (1,270,566 kp). The space shuttle could simultaneously carry 24.5 payload and 7 astronauts into a low Earth orbit between 200 and 650 kilometres above the Earth. orbit altitude. The first launch of a space shuttle into space took place on 12 April 1981 with the space shuttle "Columbia".

Kit includes external fuel tank with two solid rockets, mobile launch pad, three detailed rocket engine and stages, open cargo bay doors, moveable transport loading arm. Super decal with identifiers of the space shuttles Columbia, Enterprise, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour. Base colors, glue and brushes included. Illustrated multilingual building instructions also included.
US Aircraft Carriers 1939-45
9781612009346 (from Casemate Publishers)
MSRP: $49.95

Hard cover, 272 pages, over 200 color diagrams and illustrations. Casemate Illustrated Special.

This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the predecessors of modern-day super carriers.

Besides covering the famous great carrier battles in the Pacific, this book also tells of the equally important actions of US flat tops hunting and destroying German U-boats in the Atlantic, making an enormous contribution to the elimination of the U-boat dangers and the safe arrival of transatlantic supplies, so desperately needed for the launch of D-Day.

Including profiles and explanatory text boxes, the concise text gives a clear overview of each ship’s career, its fate and its significance in American naval history. Moreover, the reader learns about the technical evolution of US carriers throughout the war, and the various aircraft launched from these magnificent vessels to engage their Japanese or German foes. This volume provides an overview of preserved World War II flat tops serving as floating museums for future generations as well as a dive to the sunken USS Saratoga at Bikini Atoll.

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