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2017 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section from January 1 through December 31, 2017 are contained here.  The information is listed by date updated with the most recent dates on top and older items at the bottom.

Date Item Updated or Added
December 31, 2017 As our last update for the year, we've added an index for the second (and last) finalist in the Aussie Land 400 Program competition: the Boxer CRV (Combat Recon Vehicle).
December 28th Staying with the recent theme, we've posted a new index for the Australian AMV35 (Armored Modular Vehicle 35).
December 25th Following up on yesterday's addition of the Patria AMV, we've added photos of the AMV AMOS, Nemo and LM40 Turreted versions.
December 24th It's been a long time coming, but we've finally posted a new index covering the Patria Armored Modular Vehicle (AMV).

Also, Black Dog has announced two new hobby modeling products: a Humvee "Julkat" (Danish Special Forces) Conversion (T35213) and another Land Rover WMIK Conversion (T35214).
December 21st Today we've posted a few new photos of the Puma 4x4/6x6 APC courtesy of Consorzio Iveco-Oto Melara.
December 20th We're back to modern vehicles, but staying with Brit stuff.  We've added about 20 photos of the Foxhound Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle courtesy of the UK Ministry of Defence.

Also, Voyager Model has announced two 1/35 model kit updates.  They are the KamAZ-63968 Typhoon-K Basic Detail Set (PE35910) for the Takom kit and VPK-7289 Bumerang APC (Object K-16) Basic Detail Set (PE35942) Panda Hobby.
December 19th

  The January 2018 issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine is already available and contains the article "Wild Canine" by Paul Cawte; which features his build of the 1/35 Revell of Germany Dingo 2 GE A3.3 PatSi kit as a "fantasy" Kurdish operated vehicle.

December 12th Staying with early vehicles, we've added a new vehicle index for the Seabrook Armored Truck.

Also, one additional hobby modeling product has been announced by AntResin: a 1/35 Rooikat Armored Car Sagged Wheel Set (AR-35008) for the Trumpeter kit.
December 8th Today, we've added a new vehicle index for the World War One era Lanchester 4x2 Armored Car.
December 7th We've added a few photos featuring the Kfz 13 "Adler" 4x2 Armored Car via the German Bundesarchiv.  A couple of those pics also give a small glimpse of Sdkfz 231/232 6 Rad Armored Cars as well.
December 5th And once again, a number of hobby model products have been announced.  They are Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 marking sets "Task Force Bandit & 11 ACR Humvee Markings" (M1114 & M1151) (D356233), "Russian Military Police AFVs In Syria: KamAZ Typhoon K, GAZ Tiger-M & Others" (Includes Parts to replicate the Light Bar) (D356248) and "IDF AML 90" (D356249); Mantis Miniatures' 1/35 KTO Rosomak Accessories Set (MAC13); and Tamiya's 1/48 British LRDG Command Car 30cwt Truck Model Kit (32593).
December 4th Following up on yesterday's addition, we now have more photos of the Panhard AML-60 Armored Car via Don.
December 3rd Don Allen is back with detail photos of the Panhard AML-90 Armored Car, taken at The Tank Museum - Bovington.
November 30th Today, we've just posted a new index covering the SAS Land Rover 110 Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV).
November 28th Just a quick hobby product announcement today by Model Miniature.  They're releasing a resin 1/72 Badger ILAV 4x4 MRAP (Anti-IED Vehicle with Robotic Arm) Model Kit (MM-R220).
November 27th Poking around the ol' "to do list" folder and found some photos we forgot to post.  These pics are of the Armored Car/Wheeled Fighting Vehicle models taken at the 2017 World Model Expo, held this past July in Chicago, Illinois USA. So, better late than never.
November 26th Following a theme, here's some additional photos of the Humber Mark 4 Armored Car.
November 25th Today we present a couple additional photos of the Guy Mark 1 & 1A Light Wheeled Tank via the Imperial War Museum.
November 21st Trying to stay on top of things for change, here's a small number of hobby modeling products just announced including Miniart's upgraded 1/35 Bantam 40 BRC Model Kit (35212) and Voyager Models' 1/35 9P140 TEL -9K57 Uragan (BM-27) MLRS Basic Detail Set (PE35900) and Light/Lense Set (BR35140), both for the Trumpeter kit.
November 19th Here's the latest batch of hobby model product announcements.  They are Hauler's 1/72 ATF Dingo 1 Detail Set (HLH72071) and Jeep Snow Chains (HLH72072); ICM's 1/48 Sdkfz 261 Radio Communications Vehicle Model Kit (48194); Live Resin's 1/35 Polaris MV 850 ATV Quadrobike Model Kit (LRE 35318), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set-SA-1 Swing-Arm Mount with Mk48 7.62mm Machine Gun (LRE 35319), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set-Handlebar Garmin GPS and Heavy Weapon Mount Base (LRE 35320), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set-Spare Terrathon Wheel On Webbing Slings For Bumper Mount (LRE 35321), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set-Front & Rear Stowage #1 (Ammo Boxes, Canister, Backpack & Heavy Weapon Base Mount) (LRE 35322), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set- Front & Rear Stowage #2 (Hand Weapons - Mk18, M72 Barrett, Carl Gustav Grenade Launcher, Backpacks, Ammo & Ammo boxes) (LRE 35323), ATV Quadrobike Upgrade Set-Side Bags with M4 Carbine (LRE 35324); Panzer Art's 1/35 BA-20 Road Wheels-Jaroslavskij Zavod Pattern 1 (RE35-508) and BA-20 Road Wheels-Jaroslavskij Zavod Pattern 2 (RE35-509); and W-Model's 1/72 RSD-10 Pioneer (SS-20 Saber) MAZ-547A Transporter-Erector-Launcher with IRBM Model Kit.
November 18th   Due to the problems we had with the website and a quick release of Classic Military Vehicle magazine installments, we're already able to present the applicable content of the November issue. The articles are "Braving Vietnam's Roads"  by John Teasdale (covering USMC M35 and M54 Gun Trucks) and"Full Metal Jacket" (featuring a rebuilt M151A1 Mutt Utility Vehicle) by John Carroll.
November 17th   The October issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine arrived a couple weeks ago and we finally have the chance to post the applicable details concerning the articles related to armored cars and wheeled fighting vehicles.  The articles are "A Well-Rounded Jeep" by Louise Lamb (covering a rebuild of an M38A1 Jeep), "Eastern Bloc Engineering" (highlighting the GAZ-69AM Utility Vehicle) by Duncan Glen and "Swansong" (featuring M151A2 Mutt Utility Vehicles used during Operation Urgent Fury) by John Teasdale.
November 16th Finally, we've got the website back up and running after the problems we had with our hosting service.  Thanks for your patience.
October 29th Hey, we're doing better lately with keeping up with the hobby news.  Here's the latest batch of product announcements.  They are ICM's 1/48 Sdkfz 261 Radio Communication Vehicle Model (48194); Panda Hobby's 1/35 M1240A1 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Model Kit (PH35027); Resicast's 1/35 Popski's Private Army Jeep Conversion (Italy 1944-45) (351271); and Zvezda's 1/35 GAZ Tiger with Kornet D Anti-Tank Missile Model Kit (3682).
October 22nd

  The November issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has arrived and has TWO articles to tickle our fancy.  They are "Cold War Lizard" (Modeling the 1/35 Trumpeter SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher) by Cristian Lupu and "Funky Scout" (Building Hobby Boss' 1/35 Sdkfz 223 Radio Car) by Garry Tobiss.

October 16th The beat goes on with more model kits announced including Black Dog's 1/35 Australian Mercedes-Benz 6x6 Surveillance Reconnaissance Vehicle (SRV) Model Kit (T35204) and Mercedes 6x6 SRV "Big Kit" (T35205); and Dragon Models' 1/6 "Jeep" 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck (with M1919 .30-cal Machine Gun) Model Kit.
October 12th And a couple additional hobby model products recently announced including Panzer Art's 1/35 SdKfz 234 Stowage Set (RE35-498) and SP Designs' 1/35 BTR-80 1V152 Command and Forward Observer Vehicle Conversion (403) for Trumpeter BTR-80 Kit (1594).
October 10th Here's more hobby model products recently announced: Blast Models' 1/35 AML 60 & 90 Sagged Wheels & Spare (BL35304K); AML 60 Update Set (BL35305K); AML 90 Update Set (BL35307K); AML 60 & 90 Engine with Doors (BL35306K); AML 60 & 90 Chassis Doors (BL35308K), all for the applicable TAKOM kits; and MR Modellbau's 1/35 M35 ADGZ Armoured Car Wheel Set (MR-35569) and M35 ADGZ Armoured Car Upgrade & Interior (MR-35570) for the Hobby Boss kits.
October 9th Ron Bell is back with his small scale builds, this one in the form of a 1/76 "kitbashed" Land Rover 110 Defender XD/Wolf WMIK (with MILAN ATGM) model.
October 3rd The deluge continues.  Here's more hobby model product announcements, starting with Blue Square Models’ 1/72 SKPF "White Elephant" (UN Variant) Model Kit (B72046); KMT’s 1/35 AMX 10 RC Daguet Paquetages (Stowage) (KMT 35050K); Panda Hobby’s 1/35 Buffalo A2 MPCV Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle Model Kit (PH 35031); and Tamiya's 1/16 Kubelwagen Type 82 “European Campaign” Model Kit (36205).
September 22nd After the last two huge lists, we're really going to try to keep up better with hobby product announcements.  So, here's a few more in a bite sized amount. They are DEF Model's 1/35 AML-60 & 90 Sagged Wheel Set (DW35098) and Russian Typhoon K MRAP Sagged Wheel Set (DW35100), both for the applicable Takom Kits, 1/35 Hobby Boss' Russian S-400 "Triumf" SAM Model Kit (85517) and Voyager Models' 1/35 Modern Russian PTK Antenna (T-14,T-15,Kurganets,Bumerang) (PEA403).
September 18th And here are the new aftermarket sets just announced. They are, Black Dog's 1/35 Dingo 2 GE C1 GSI (Maintenance Vehicle) Conversion (T35198) for the Revell of Germany kit, and 1/35 AEC Dorchester Accessory Set (T35202) for the AFV Club Kit; Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 "Syrian AFV's (Syrian Civil War 2011) Part.3: BM-21, Ural 4320, BMP-1, T-55 AMV & ZSU-23-4" (D356243), "Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russian Crisis) Part.11: BRDM-2, T-64BV & ZSU-23-4" (D356244) and "Russian AFV's in Chechen War Part 2: Zil-131, Kamaz-4310, BTR-80, BMP-1P & BTR-80A" (D356245); Hussar Productions' 1/35 BA-6 Armored Car Wheel Set (35138) for the Hobby Boss Kit; Legend Productions' 1/35 MRAP TOW Turret Set (LF3D009); Live Resin's 1/35 Save A Gunner Turret II (LRE35316) and SAG Turret Type II Upgrade Set (LRE35317); Miniarm's 1/35 KAMAZ-63968 TYPHOON-K Sagged Wheels (B35163) and Military Police RF Flasher & Decals for KAMAZ-63968 TYPHOON-K (In Syria) (B35162); SKP's 1/35 GAZ-233014 Tigr-M Lense/Tail Light Set (SKP 212) for the Meng Kit; and Slingshot Models' 1/35 VBL Panhard Anti-Slip Surface (SSM 35011) for the Tiger Model Kits.
September 17th These days, missing a few days of updates is almost guaranteed to large lists of hobby modeling product announcements here.  So, to keep them sane, we're starting out with just the model kits.  They are: Dragon Model's 1/35 IDF 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck (Jeep) with MG34 Machine Guns (3609) and MIM-104C Patriot Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System (PAC-2) (3604); Gaso.line's 1/48 Studebaker US6 BM-13 Katyusha (GAS50255); Hobby Boss' 1/35 German Leichter Panzerspahwagen (2cm) Mid Version (80149) (Reissue of Tristar's kit); Panda Hobby's 1/35 Husky Mk.III VMMD with GPRS (PH35015) and M1235A1 MAXXPRO Dash DXM (PH35032); Riich Models' 1/72 M1240 M-ATV MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (72005); Tamiya's 1/35 French Armored Car (Panhard) AMD35 "1940" (32411) (ICM's kit with extras); and Trumpeter's 1/35 Terminal High Altitude Area Defence Interceptor (THAAD) (01054) and DPRK Hwasong-5 Short Range Tactical Ballistic Missile (01058) Model Kits.
September 12th   The September issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine is in my hands now and contains the enlightening article "Son of Attila" by Eric Bryan, which covers the Hungarian 39M Csaba Armored Car.
August 31st More hobby modeling product news has come to our attention, these from Model Miniature: a 1/72 VAB Gendarmerie Prevote Version (Lebanon) "Easy" Model Kit (MM-R216) and 1/72 VBL 7.62mm Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (MM-R217).
August 28th Today we have photos of Christophe Jacquemont's 1/35 Pit Road Vickers-Crossley Model 25 Armored Car kit build.
August 2nd Following up on the last submission by Vitaly Kuzmin from a few days ago, we have photos of the BTR-80 RkhM-6 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle.
August 1st   The August issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has arrived and contains the article "When Dinsosaurs Roamed the Earth" by Duncan Glen. The article covers a historic 1971 Jeep trip to the top of the Cheviot Hills of Great Britain.
July 30th Not surprisingly, a few more hobby modeling products have been announced. They are Aber's 1/72 Sdkfz 234/2 50mm KwK39/1 L/60 Barrel (72 L-54); E.T. Model's 1/35 VBL Armored Car Detail Set (E35-257) and VBL Armored Car Weighted Road Wheel Set (ER35-068), both for Hobby Boss kit; Passion Models' 1/35 Sd.kfz.231/232 (6-Wheel) Detail Set (P35-129) for the Italeri/Tamiya kit?; Trumpeter's 1/35 Russian Zil-131V Towed PR-11 SA-2 Guideline Missile Model Kit (01033); and Voyager Model's 1/35 9P113 TEL with 9M21 Rocket (Frog 7) Basic Detail Set for the Trumpeter kit.
July 28th We have some more photos courtesy of Vitaly Kuzmin; this time of the BTR-80 RkhM-4 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle.
July 27th

  The August issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine has arrived and contains one article featuring a build project centered around a wheeled fighting vehicle. It's titled "Too Hot, Too Heavy" and covers Dave Oliver's 1/35 Italeri M939 5-ton Gun Truck diorama.

July 16th And here's a few more hobby modeling products recently announced: Copper State Models’ 1/35 Lanchester Armored Car (WWI) Model Kit; Hobby Boss’ 1/35 KrAZ-260B Tractor with 5P85TE TEL S-300PMU Model Kit (85511); MR Modellbau’s 1/35 2cm KwK 35 Gun Barrel & Machine Gun with Flash Suppressor for the Hobby Boss M35/ADGZ Model Kit (MR-35568); SP Designs’ 1/35 2S23 Nona-SVK Fire Support Vehicle and BTR-80R-439 Satellite Communications Vehicle Conversions, both for the Trumpeter BTR-80 kit; Trumpeter’s 1/72 M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) Model Kit (07131) and Wings & Wheels Publications' book “Frog-7 in Detail: Luna-M Tactical Missile on ZiL-135 Carrier” (G055) by Jan Horák and František Kořán.
July 15th Today, we have new 1/35 aftermarket sets announced by Live Resin, all for the GAZ-233114 Tigr-M Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.  They are: TIGR-M Arbalet-DM Remote Control Weapons Station (RCWS) with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35301); TIGR-M Armored “URAN-9 UGV” RCW Turret with Improved or Original 30mm 2A72 Cannon (LRE 35302); TIGR-M Special Operations Forces Assault Armored Turret with 6P41 PKP Pecheneg 7.62mm Machine Gun (LRE 35303); TIGR-M T05B-1 RCWS with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35304); TIGR-M SBRM Recon Vehicle Set (Includes - Fara VR Radar Station, GPS - GLONASS module, & SOVA (Owl) Acoustic Anti-Sniper System) (LRE 35306); TIGR-M SBRM Recon Vehicle RCWS with 6P49 KORD 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun (LRE 35307); TIGR-M 6P58 Kord 12.7mm Caliber Heavy Machine Gun with 6U16 Turret Mount (LRE 35308); TIGR-M Hood (Converts Tigr to Tigr-M) (LRE 35310); and TIGR-M Sagged Tire and Wheel Set (LRE 35312).
July 7th We've received WW sponsor Minor Model's latest newslettter and it contains information about their newest detail sets for the 1/35 Soviet BA-64B Armored Car Miniart/Vision Models kits. The sets are: BA-64B Update Set with Interior (New & Improved) (VMD35039), BA-64B Exterior Update Set (VMD35038), BA-64B Photoetched Mudguards (VMD35042), and BA-64B Update set With Interior & Resin Wheels (GM35021). For more information and photos, check out the Newsletter here.
July 6th   The July issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has hit our doorstep very quickly after the last issue and there's much of interest to us armored car/wheeled fighting vehicle enthusiasts. The relevant articles are "American Icon" (covering the MD/M38A1 Jeep) by John Carroll,  "Life In the Old Dog Yet" (featuring the restoration of a Daimler Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car) by Lt. Peirs Flay, LCoH. Adam Blackmore-Heal & LCoH. Harry Day, and "Rattle and Hum" (covering a test drive of a Willys MB Jeep) also by John Carroll.
July 4th And for something a bit different, here's some photos of a Soviet marked Willys MB 1/4 ton Jeep, also courtesy of Vitaly.
July 2nd I'm very happy to announce our first installment of photos courtesy of Vitaly KuzminToday, we've added pics of the BTR-40 and BTR-40B Scout Cars.
June 28th If you are interested in Modern Russian Vehicles and Equipment, you have to check out Vitaly Kuzmin's Military Blog. Vitaly's site is a treasure trove of professional level photos covering the latest in Russian tracked and wheeled vehicles, aircraft and even personal equipment.  We've also included a hyperlink to his site on our "Links" page.
June 27th More hobby modeling products have been announced. They are AGV Models’ resin 1/35 BA-27 Armored Car model kit (350060); D-Vision Miniature’s 1/35 Pick-Up Truck Wheel Set (DT35-103) for the Meng Model Kits; DEF Model’s 1/35 KTO Rosomak “Nokian” Sagged Wheel Set (DW35099) for the IBG Models Kit; Hauler’s 1/48 JGSDF Komatsu LAV Detail Set (HLX48380) for the Tamiya kit; ICM’s 1/48 Sdkfz 260 Radio Communications Vehicle Model Kit (48193); Mantis Miniatures’ 1/35 WW2 Willys Jeep Accessory Set (MAC12) for the Tamiya kit; and Zvezda’s 1/35 Iskander 9K720 Short-Range Ballistic Missile System model kit.
June 16th   I've just got the June issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine and it contains the excellent article,"Dogs of War" by Louise Limb which covers Land Rover Defender XD/HS TUL/TUM "Wolf" Utility Vehicle.
June 4th Here's the latest hobby model product announcements.  They are Black Dog's 1/35 Australian Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV Model Kit (35189), Land Rover 6x6 "Perentie" LRPV "Big Set" Model Kit (T35191), 1/35 Willys Jeep CJ2A Fire Truck Conversion (T35190) for the Tamiya kit, 1/35 ASLAV Hessian Tape Accessory Set (T35192) for the Trumpeter kit, 1/35 Fennek Wheel Set (T35195) and 1/35 Dingo Wheel Set (T35196); Hobby Boss' 1/35 Leichter Panzerspahwagen (2cm) "Mid Version" Model Kit (80149); and Model Miniature's 1/72 Panhard VBL with 12.7mm Machine Gun Model Kit (MM-R215).
May 29th There's still more model product announcements streaming in.  The items are Legend Productions' 1/35 Humvee TOW Turret Set (M1167 ITAS) (LF3D007) and 1/35 TOW Missile Rack Set (LF3D006); Resicast's 1/35 Spoked Wheels for British Armoured Car (3511185a); and Tankograd Publishing's new books authored by Ralf Maile, titled "Unimog 1,5-Tonner 'S'. The Legendary 1.5-ton Unimog Truck in German Service - Part 1: Development/Technology/Walkaround" (5066), "…Part 2: Cargo Versions/Double-Cab Driver-Trainer" (5067), and "…Part 3: Box Body/Tank Dummy/Fire Engine/Armoured" (5068).
May 18th Trying to keep up on the hobby modeling product announcements, here's a few more.  They are IBG Models' 1/72 C15TA Armored Truck Model (72053); Panzer Art's 1/35 “Otter” Light Reconnaissance Car Stowage Set (RE35-473), Marmon-Herrington Reconnaissance Cars Stowage Set (RE35-474) and Chevrolet LRDG Truck Stowage Set (RE35-477); Takom's 1/35 Kamaz Typhoon K MRAP Model Kit; and Voyager Model's 1/35 Bumerang IFV Basic Detail Set (PE35717) for the Panda Hobby Kit.
May 16th If you haven't noticed, we tend to like Ferrets. So, here's more photos of the Ferret Mark 1/2 Scout Car courtesy of Don Allen.
May 15th And here's the second installment of products, consisting of aftermarket and reference items. They are Ace Model’s 1/72 BTR-70 Add-On Armor Set (7266); KMT’s 1/35 VBL WASP 1 and Add On Armor Set (KMT35047K); Slingshot Models’ 1/35 Greek Army VBL Conversion Set (SSM 35007), VBL Stowage Packs Set (ACL 35009) and VBL Sagged Wheel Set (ACL 35010); Tiger Model Designs’ 1/35 U.S. Hood Latches (Trucks) (35-1321), U.S. Utility Vehicle Door Handles and Knobs (35-1324), U.S. Vehicle Tie-Down Hooks (Screwed) (35-1325), U.S. Vehicle Tie-Down Hooks (Welded) (35-1326), U.S. Soft-Skin Head Lights and Turn Signals (35-1332); Voyager Model’s 1/35 Husky Mk. III VMMD Detail Set (PE35849) for the Panda Hobby Kit and Husky Mk. III VMMD Lense & Taillight Set (BR35135) for AFV Club Kit; and Wings and Wheels Publications new books “Frog-7 In Detail” (G 055) and “LMV Lince In Detail” (G054).
May 14th Since we've not kept up with reporting hobby product announcements for awhile, we have a whole lot of 'em to list.  So, they'll be in two installments, starting with model kits.  They are Ace Model’s 1/48 BA-20 Early Production Armored Car (48108) and 1/72 BTR-3RK Anti-Tank Vehicle (72176); AMG’s resin 1/35 ADGZ Heavy Armoured Car (Mid-Production?) (AMG35510); Bronco Model’s 1/35 Armored Krupp Protze KFZ.69 with 3.7cm Pak 36 (Late Version) (CB35132); Fine Molds’ 1/35 JGSDF Light Truck with MAT (FM52); Hobby Boss’ 1/35 BA-20M Armored Car (83884) and 1/35 ADGZ/M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen Armored Car (Late Version?) (83890); ICM’s 1/48 Sdkfz 223 Panzerspahwagen (48192); Modelcollect’s 1/72 Iskander 9K720/SS-26 Stone Tactical Ballistic Missile Launcher (MA72011); T-Model’s 1/72 M1114 Up Armoured HMMWV (TM-7201); Takom’s 1/35 AML-90 French Light Armoured Car (2077) and AML-60 French Light Armoured Car (2084); Trumpeter’s 1/35 BM-27 Uragan Multiple Launched Rocket System (01026); and W-Model’s 1/72 resin Tor M2KM/SA-15 Gauntlet SAM System (WB-39).
May 12th Today we've completely updated our Ferret Mark 4 "Big Wheel" Scout Car Index, including adding new photos.
May 11th Courtesy of the German Bundesarchiv, we've added a half-dozen more photos of the Type 166 Schwimmwagen.
May 10th Model Miniature of France has announced three (3) new 1/72 resin model kits of the ERC-90 Armored Car series.  They are the ERC-90 Sagaie "Classic French Version" (MM-212), ERC-90 Lynx "Export Version" (MM-R213) and ERC-90 Sagaie 2 "Late Version" (MM-214).
May 9th   The May issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has arrived and once again, it's stuffed full of wheeled-vehicle goodness.  Articles include"French Protection" (Panhard 178 armored car series) by Sheldon Rogers,"Military Moped" (TAP 56 "Bazooka Vespa") by Eric Bryan,"Scouting for Boys" (M3A1 Scout Car) by John Norris, and"Bucket List" by Louise Limb and"The Volkswagen Goes to War" by Karl Ludvigsen, both covering the Volkswagen Kubelwagen.
April 18th Courtesy of first time WW contributor Mark Hallam, we have a few unique CVR(W) Fox Photos, including one showing a vehicle with a severely bent barrel that was caused by an accident while on Exercise in Germany, circa 1993.
April 16th Today we've completely updated our Ferret 1 & 1/1 Scout Car Index.
April 11th Ron Bell continues his assault on small scale projects with his build of a 1/76 Matchbox Daimler Dingo Scout Car Model.
April 6th Good friend of WW Stephen Tegner has posted a very large number of scanned pages from the Daimler Armored Car Technical Manual on Google Photos. Check them out at the above link.
April 1st   The April issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine is here and there's a lot of content that should be interesting to WarWheels visitors.  The relevant articles include"Motown to Moscow" by Emrys Kirby which highlights the GAZ-67/67B Utility Vehicles, "Playing it Safe" by James Kinnear, which spotlights the BA-10 Armored Car and "Storm Force" by Louise Limb, showcasing the Land Rover 110 SAS Desert Patrol Vehicle. 
March 31st We've done a little "light housekeeping" today with a fairly considerable reconfiguration of our "Links" Page. Not only have we removed bad links, but we've (hopefully) made the page easier to find the interesting websites we've listed.
March 30th Javier Villarroya has contacted us with information of his new 1/35 Spanish Army/Guardia Civil IVECO LMV Lince Photo-Etched Update/Detail Set.  Javier states the detail set helps update the Italeri kit to the Spanish version now seeing service in Central Africa and Libya.  For more information about the set you can contact Javier directly at fjvillarroya@yahoo.com . 
March 28th You know, it seems like there has been a never-ending number of hobby modelling products being released lately.  Well, here's a few more: Ace Models’ 1/72 V-100 (XM-706E1) Armored Car Model Kit (72431); Bronco Model’s 1/35 Humber Mark 3 Armored Car Model Kit (CB35112); Modelltrans Modellbau’s 1/72 HMMWV S-250 Shelter (MTD7240) and 1/72 HMMWV S-788 Shelter (MTD7239); Toro Model’s 1/35 “Polish APC Rosomak Vol. 3” Decals (35D43) and 1/35 “Polish APC Rosomak Placards” (35D45); and W-Model’s 1/72 resin SA-8 Gecko/9K33 OSA SAM System Model Kit (WB-01).
March 22nd Today we have photos of Rick Tuck's 1/35 M998 HMMWV Recon Vehicle Model (75th Ranger Regiment - Circa 1985), for your viewing pleasure.
March 18th And to complete the hobby product announcements, here are the aftermarket items coming soon: Black Dog’s 1/35 Hummer Mini-Pumper (Fire Truck) Conversion Set (T35184), 1/35 Dutch Fennek Accessory Set (T35186) and 1/35 German Fennek 1A2 Accessory Set (T35187), both for the applicable Trumpeter kits; FC Model Trend’s 1/35 Spanish M8, M20 and C15 'Trumphy' Decals (FCM35215); Panzer Art’s 1/35 BTR 40 Canvas Top Cover (RE35-464); Panzershop’s 1/35 Skoda PA-2 Wheel Set (PS35A345) for both the Hobbyboss & Takom kits and 1/35 Skoda PA-2 Turtle Chassis Correction Set (PS35269) for the Hobbyboss kit; SP Designs’ 1/35 BTR-94 APC Conversion (1594) for the Trumpeter BTR-80 kit; and Voyager Model’s 1/35 U.S. MIM-104C Patriot 1 System Basic Detail Set (PE35866) for Dragon Kit #3558.
March 17th Today, we're listing hobby model kits that have been announced during the past week or two.  They are Blue Square Models’ resin 1/72 Semovente da 47/32 su Scafo AB41 Kit (B72023); Bronco Model’s 1/35 T17E1 Staghound Mk. 1 Armoured Car (Late Production) with 12 Foot Assault Bridge Kit (CB35115); Diopark’s 1/35 Field-Modified Civilian Truck w/122mm Rocket Launcher Kit (DP35016) and Field-Modified Civilian Truck w/UB-32 Rocket Launchers model (DP35020); and MMK’s 1/35 resin ATMP with SLLPT Trailer Set (F3063).
March 16th Three books dedicated to armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles have been recently announced.  They are Haynes Publishing's "Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Owners' Workshop Manual: 1915-44 (All Models)" by David Fletcher, Sabot Publications' "Stryker MGS Mobile Gun System in Combat” (Warmachines 02), and Tankograd Publishing’s “ESK - Mungo Light Protected Vehicle for Specialised Forces” (5065) by Carl Schulze.
March 11th Back to the Ferrets.  Courtesy of Clive Elliott again, we just posted a few more pics of Ferret Instructional aids, specifically different hulls and even a table-top 3D electrical system diagram.  To find them you can go to any of the Ferret Scout Car indices we have, including that of the Mark 2.
March 9th I'm very pleased to announce we've gotten some extraordinary reference material for hosting here, courtesy of good friend, and Editor of The Shorland Site, Clive Elliott. We've included his tome "British Army Green Paints" (In PDF) to the site.  The article delves deeply into the often misunderstood subject of the use of green paint by the British post-war Army.   
March 4th Here's more Ferret photos from Patrick; These of a Ferret Mark 2 "Cut Away" vehicle.
March 2nd Today, we've put up some pics of a Ferret Mark 2/3 Scout Car taken by Patrick a couple years ago.
February 28th   The March issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has already arrived.  It contains the article "Three's a Crowd" by Louise Limb, which features the story of the restoration of a Series IIA Half-Ton Lightweight Land Rover, using parts from three vehicles.
February 23rd Don Allen's back with some pics of the T18E2 Boarhound 8x8 Armored Car.
February 22nd The onslaught continues with these hobby modeling product announcements: Aber's 1/35 25mm M242 Bushmaster (Early) Chain Gun Barrel & 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun Barrel (35 L-180); Miniarm's 1/35 GAZ 233014 Tiger Wheel Set (B35124) for the Meng and Xact kits, GAZ 233115 Tiger-M (SOF) Wheel Set (B35125) for the Meng kit and 9A52-2 Smerch-M (Vi-203 -Late) Wheel Set (B35141) for the Meng & Trumpeter kits; and Star Decal's 1/35 "Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the 1980's Iraq-Iran War: Iranian Tanks & AFVs #2" (T-55, Type-59, T-72M, BMP-1, ZSU-23-4 & BRDM-2) (35-C1051), "Soviet and Russian Naval Infantry #2" (BTR-60PB, BTR-70, BRDM-2, BRDM-2 Konkurs & PTS-M) (35-C1055) and "Soviet and Russian Naval Infantry #3" (2S9 Anona, 2S23 Nona SVK, 2S1 122mm Howitzer, MT-LB 6MB MT-LB with ZSU-23 & SA-13 Gopher) (35-C1056).
February 20th Here's a few more products from E.T. Model that slipped in just after publishing yesterday: 1/35 9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel) Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-064) for the Trumpeter Kit (05515), SdKfz 234 Weighted Road Wheels -Type 1 (ER35-065), SdKfz 234 Weighted Road Wheels -Type 2 (ER35-066), both for the Dragon Series of Kits; and GAZ 39371 High-Mobility Multipurpose Military Vehicle Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-067) for the Trumpeter Kit.
February 19th Yet again, there's been a slew of hobby modeling products announced.  They are 1/35 Live Resin's 1/35 Twin-Mount M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun for HMMWV and GMV Vehicles (Includes Roof Ring and A-Base) (LRE35289), Twin-Mount M2E2 (M2A1) Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun with Flash Suppressor for HMMWV and GMV (LRE35290), US MARSOC/Navy SEAL GMV-M Hexagon Turret (LRE35291), US MARSOC/Navy SEAL GMV-M Hexagon Turret with Handmade Ammo Cradle -Side Version (LRE35292), US MARSOC/Navy SEAL GMV-M Hexagon Turret with Handmade Ammo Cradle - Back Version (LRE35293), US MARSOC/Navy SEAL SAG Shield with Handmade Clipper Limiter (LRE35294); Modelcollect's 1/72 3M-54 Club M (SS-N-27 Sizzler) On MZKT 7930 Chassis Coastal Defense Missile System Model Kit (UA72091); Toro Model's 1/35 KTO Rosomak Civilian Temporary License Plates (35026), Rosomak Road Priority Symbols (35023) and Rosomak Turretless Vehicle Conversion (35025); and 1/72 W-Model's  Buk M2E “Grizzly” SAM System Model Kit.
February 17th

  The March issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine is already available and contains one article featuring the modeling of a "wheelie". It's titled "Pocket-Sized Scout" and covers Toni Canfora's build of the 1/48 Tamiya Humber Mark 4 Armored Car kit.

February 16th Today, we've put up another review of a book by author David Doyle.  It is "Dragon Wagon Part 2:  A Visual History Of The U.S. Army’s Heavy Tank Transporter 1955-1975" by Chuck Aleshire of AMPS Chicagoland.
February 15th Courtesy of long-time friend of WW Don Allen, we've added more photos of the Australian Dingo 4x4 Scout Car.
February 14th   The February issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has hit my doorstep and there's big news to report. The magazine has got a brand new look along with offering new features and new content as well.  It also contains the "wheelie-centric" article, "The Ride of the Reivers"  by Duncan Glen.  The article features the annual "Coquet Run" by Jeeps and other military vehicles in the Northumbrian hills of England.
February 12th We've put up a few more photos of the Buffalo A1 and A2 MPCV courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense and Virginia Army National Guard Public Affairs Office.
February 8th While on the subject of Centauro vehicles, we've added photos of the Centauro MGS 120/105 (AKA: Centauro Wheeled Tank Destroyer) courtesy of Consorzio IVECO-Oto Melara.
February 7th Today we've added a vehicle index of the brand-spanking-new Centauro 2 Main Gun System 120/105.
January 31st Once again, there are a number of hobby modeling products recently announced.  They are Black Dog's 1/35 Australian Special Forces Land Rover Accessory Set (T35180), Australian Special Forces Land Rover Wheel Set (T35183) and Australian Special Forces Land Rover "Big" Set (T35181), all for the Hobby Boss Land Rover (WMIK?) kit and 1/35 Belgian Special Forces UNIMOG Accessory Set (T35182) for the Revell of Germany kit; ICM's 1/35 Panhard 178 Model Kit with French Armoured VC (Vehicle Crew?) (35381), German Panzerspähwagen P 204 (f) Railway Version Model Kit (35376), (Ford) Model T 1917 Australian LCP Model Kit (35663); and Trumpeter's 1/35 9P140 TEL of 9K57 (BM-27 Uragan) MLRS System Model Kit (01026).
January 29th We've totally redone our vehicle index covering the British WWII-era Bison Concrete Armored Truck, which includes "new" photos.
January 26th Today, we've finally finished our last Jeep ancestor entry with the inclusion of the Willys Quad 1/4 ton 4x4 Recon Car Index.
January 24th A few more hobby modeling products have been announced in the past couple days including Armory's 1/72 96K6 Pantsir-C1 (SA-22 Greyhound) Anti-Aircraft Weapon System Model Kit, Panzer Art's 1/35 Daimler M-35/ADGZ Road Wheels (Continental Pattern) (RE35-453) and Trumpeter's 1/35 9P138 BM-21 GRAD Multiple Rocket Launch System Model Kit (01032).
January 21st Going into the Jeep's past again, we've posted a new index covering the Ford Pygmy 1/4 Ton 4x4 Recon Car.
January 20th Here's Part 2 of our latest hobby modelling product announcements (minus the wheel sets). The items are Echelon Fine Details’ 1/35 Decal Sets: “Soviet AFVs: Afghanistan War Pt 3” (Shilka, BMD-1 & BRDM-2) (D356228), “Soviet AFVs: Afghanistan War Pt 4” (Shilka, BMD-1, BRDM-2, MT-LB & URAL-4320) (D356229), “Ukrainian AFVs: Ukraine-Russia Crisis Pt 8” (BMD-1, BRDM-2 & BM-21) (D356230), “Ukrainian AFVs: Ukraine-Russia Crisis Pt 9” (BMD-1, MT-LB & ZIL-131 Gun Truck) (D356231) and “Novorossian AFVs: Ukraine-Russia Crisis Pt 10” (BRDM-2 & BMD-2) (D356232); Italeri’s 1/35 Land Rover Series III 109 “Guardia Civil" Model Kit (6542); Master’s 1/35 Rosomak ATK Mk44 30mm Gun Barrel (GM-35-012) for the IBG Kit; MR Modellbau’s 1/35 Sdkfz 221 Stowage & Personal Gear Set (MR35545) for the Hobby Boss Kits; and Tiger Model's 1/35 AMX-10RC Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicle -Gulf War 1991 Model Kit (4609). 
January 19th Since our last hobby modelling product update, a LARGE number of items have been announced. So, with this one, we're splitting it up into two parts.  Part 1 will consist ONLY of wheel sets. They are: Custom Factory’s 1/35 BMP-K K-17 (VPK-7829) Boomerang Wheel Set (CF35082) for the Panda Hobby Kit; Hauler's 1/72 1 BTR-60 Wheel Set (HLH72061) for the Ace, ICM or S-Model kits and 1/48 BTR-60 Wheel Set (HLX48377) for the Mikromir kit; ModellTrans Modellbau’s 1/72 TPz 1 "Fuchs" (Late) Wheel Set (MT72186) and SpPz 2 "Luchs" (Late) Wheel Set (MT72159), both for the applicable Revell kits; and Panzer Art’s 1/35 BTR-60 Road Wheels (RE35-442), BTR-70 Road Wheels (RE35-443), BTR-80 Road Wheels (RE35-444) and Sd.Kfz 231/232 (6 Rad) Road Wheels (RE35-465).
January 12th While "cleaning up", we found a few lone photos of different types of HMMWV's lying about.  They are courtesy of the U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense.  So, if you're interested in the M1114 Uparmored Humvee, M1151 ECV Armament Carrier or M1152 ECV Cargo/Troop Carrier, check out their respective pages.
January 8th Back to Landys for us.  Our newest installment is a Land Rover Series 1 SAS Patrol Vehicle Index.
January 5th   The January issue of Classic Military Vehicle magazine has arrived with its usual bevy of wheel-centric articles included.  The relevant articles are "Military Marvel" (featuring the Esarco 6x6 & 8x8 ATV's) authored by John Norris, "Plastic Surgery" (discusses types of plastic-based armor used on military vehicles) by Ian Young and "SAS Land Rovers" written by James Taylor.
January 2, 2017 Today we present a new vehicle index on the M6 37mm Gun Motor Carriage.

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