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2015 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section from January 1 through December 31, 2015 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, 2015 For our last site addition of the year, we've posted photos of Ron Bell's 1/72 WD Models' Lanchester Armored Car.  With that Dave and I (Patrick) wish you a happy and prosperous 2016!
December 29th Once again, we're posting pics via Guenther Neumahr.  But... they're not covering the Piranha series.  These show the DURO IIIP Protected NBC Detection/Reconnaissance Vehicle.
December 28th Today we're listing some hobby modeling products recently announced.  They include Dragon Models' 1/35 Jeep 1/4 Ton Ambulance with Bonus GI Figures (6832), MK Model's 1/35 IVECO SOG Conversion (F3056) for the Italeri kit; and MR Modellbau's 1/35 ATF Dingo 2 Bundeswehr "MITAS" Tire Set (MR35499), ATF Dingo 2 Bundeswehr "Michelin" Tire Set (MR3520), both for the Revell of Germany kit and 1/35 GM C15TA "Trumphy"??? Tire Set (MR35504) for the IBG kit.
December 27th Guenther Neumahr has come through with more Piranha Pics: These covering the Piranha 2 4x4 APC and Piranha 2 8x8 Mortar Vehicle Prototype.
December 24th Dave Williams has sent in photos of his latest model build: ANOTHER 1/35 Dragon Models' Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Armored Car kit.
December 23rd Christophe Jacquemont is back with photos of the MEX-1 Armored Personnel Carrier.
December 22nd Today we have a small update with two (2) photos of the Foxhound Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle via NATO.

And once again, just one more WW-relevant hobby modeling product was recently announced: MK Model's 1/35 Dingo 2 GE C1 (Maintenance Vehicle) Conversion (F3055) for the Revell of Germany kit.
December 21st New WW contributor Steve Heeb has sent us some great photos of the M1245 MATV Special Forces Vehicle.

And here's one additional hobby modeling product recently announced: SKP Model's 1/35 Schwimmwagen Wheel Set (SKP 251).
December 20th Very recently WW sponsor Minor Model and resin aftermarket set manufacturer AGV Models, combined talents to form a new joint venture named BSM.  Even better news is that BSM has also started releasing hobby products that should be very interesting to us "wheelies".  BSM's latest newsletter contains exciting information about three new sets for the venerable Land Rover Series 2 and 3 model kits long available.  They are: 1/35 Land Rover Series 3 Upgrade Set (352001) for the Italeri/Revell of Germany/Testors kits, 1/35 Land Rover Series 2/3 Wheel Set (352003) and 1/35 Land Rover Series 2/3 Spare Tire Set (352006).  For more information and photos, check out BSM's December Newsletter.
December 8th If you're getting tired of Piranhas, then you're out of luck.  Today we've posted more photos via Guenther, these of the Piranha 1B 4x4 APC and Piranha 1B 6x6 APC Prototypes.
December 7th The Parade of Piranhas continues with Guenther's next installment, photos of the Piranha 2 8x8 Military Police Vehicle.
December 6th Guenther Neumahr has struck again with photos of a Swiss Piranha 1 6x6 Police Vehicle.

And yet again, two more hobby modeling products have been announced: HobbyBoss' 1/35 BA-6 Armored Car Model Kit (83839) and Tiger Model's 1/35 VBL Light Armored Car Model Kit with 12.7mm M2 Machine Gun (4619).
December 1st New WW contributor Guenther Neumahr has jumped right in with both feet by providing photos of the Spy 4x4 Recon Vehicle.

And, we have one group of hobby modeling products announced by Echelon Fine Details.  They are releasing the following 1/35 Decal Sets: "Novorossian AFVs (Ukraine - Russia Crisis) Pt 6: BM-21 & BMP-1" (D356202), "Novorossian AFVs (Ukraine - Russia Crisis) Pt 8: BTR-80 & BMP-2" (D356204), "Ukrainian AFVs (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 5: BTR-80" (D356208) and "Humvees in Operation Iraqi Freedom" (D356209).
November 29th Today we have new detail photos of the unarmored M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) courtesy of Robert Skipper.
November 28th As the holidays approach, it seems we have an abundance of hobby modeling products being announced lately.  Today's list consists of Aber's 1/35 German 20 mm Rh202 MK 20 DM6 Chain Gun Barrel (35-L165) for use with the Spahpanzer 2 Luchs, Wiesel and Marder IFV; Blast Models' 1/35 VBL 2011 XZL Type Wheel Set (BL35242K), VBL Interior Update Set (BL35243K), VBL Wire Cutter (BL35244K), VBL Exterior Update Set (BL35245K), VBL Counter-IED Set (BL35246K) and VBL (Add-On) Armor Kit Set (BL35247K) all for the Tiger Model Kit; Real Model's 1/35 M983 HEMTT Tractor Update & Engine Set (RMA 35288) and the M983 HEMTT (XZL) Wheel Set (RMA 35289), both for the Trumpeter model; SKP Model's 1/35 British 14.00-20 Wheel Set (SKP 262), for use with AEC Armored Cars and Dorchester ACV; Star Decals' 1/35 "Afghan AFVs - Northern Alliance/Taliban/ANA"  (35-859) covering among other things the BRDM-2, BRDM-2 Sagger (9P122), BTR-70 with ZU-23-2 gun & UAZ-469 with Recoilless Rifle) and "(British) 27th Armoured.Brigade #3 - D-Day/Normandy, HQ and East Riding Yeomanry"  (35-862), which has markings for the Sherman Mk III, Firefly Vc, & Humber Scout Car.
November 22nd Well, we figured it was about time to post some new photos today.  So, here are some additional pics of the M8 Greyhound Armored Car, via Editor Patrick.

And, here's just one li'l hobby modeling product announcement from Panzer Art; they're releasing a 1/35 Chevrolet C15TA Armored Truck Canvas Top (RE35-368).

November 17th Yet again, here's more hobby modeling products that have been recently announced.  They are Model Miniature's 1/72 EBR FL-10 Armored Car Model Kit With Figure (MM-186), 1/72 EBR FL-11 Armored Car Model Kit (MM-185) and 1/72 Dodge 6x6 (WC 62) Truck Model Kit (with 12.7mm Machine Gun & Pedestal) (MM-187); Tiger Model's 1/35 AMX-10RCR SEPAR Heavy Tank Destroyer Model Kit (4607); and Ampersand Publishing's new book "Gun Truck: A Visual History of the U.S. Army’s Vietnam-Era Wheeled Escort Platforms" authored by friend of WW, David Doyle.
November 15th Just a very quick update today showing two upcoming hobby modeling products: Black Dog's 1/35 4x4 MRAP Accessories Set (T35158) for the Kinetic Model Kits' Maxx Pro MRAP kit and Voyager Model's 1/35 Modern German Spahpanzer 2 Luchs A1 Basic Detail Set (PE35781) for the Takom kit.
November 11th

  We've just received the November Issue from WW sponsor Airfix Model World Magazine and if you're a fan of the Land Rover Series IIA SAS "Pink Panther" Patrol Vehicle, you'll be mighty pleased. The issue contains three (3) articles dedicated to the beloved "Pinkie".  They are "Tickled Pink", which features Paul Cawte's build of the 1/35 Tamiya model kit; "Pink But Deadly", Ian Young's article profiling the real vehicle in action; and "Pinkie Peeks", a walk-around vehicle photo special, also presented by Ian.

November 10th Here's a listing of the most recent hobby modeling product announcements.  They are Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 VPC-VBCI Conversion (KMT35012K) for the Heller kit, 1/35 Brouilleurs Pour AMX10 RCR Set (KMT35014K) for the Tiger-Model kit; Miniarm's 1/35 9K714 OKA "Spider" SS-23 Tactical Ballistic Missile Erector-Launcher Vehicle Wheel Set (B35115) for the Hobby Boss kit; MR Modellbau's 1/35 Panhard 178 (WW2) Wheel Set (MR-35501) for the ICM kit; and SKP Model's 1/35 GTK Boxer Light/Lense Set (SKP 232).
November 5th Today, we've put up Patrick's review of the new book "Italian Artillery of World War Two", authored by Enrico Finazzer & Ralph Riccio.  Besides covering "normal" artillery, the book also provides coverage of wheeled vehicles including, anti-aircraft vehicles, artillery tractors, truck-mounted artillery and wheeled fighting vehicles. 
November 2nd Spurred on by more photos from Rob Skipper, we've revamped our Otokar Armored Patrol Vehicle Index.
November 1st Courtesy of long-time friend of WW, Robert Skipper, we have some photos of a U.S. Navy Lenco Bearcat G2 APC.
October 31st   We've already received Classic Military Vehicle's November issue and although it is a special installment "Celebrating 100 Years of the Tank", there are a couple of articles dedicated to the non-tracked vehicles we so love. They are "How to Move an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile..." (featuring Soviet/Russian heavy transporter/erector vehicles) authored by James Kinnear and "If at First You Don't Succeed..." (covering the Morris Moke & Austin Ant Utility Vehicles) authored by James Taylor.
October 30th Going back to the past again, here are more photos of the pre-standardized Ford GP Jeep 1/4 ton Utility Vehicle.
October 29th Our newest addition consists of an index for the unusual Pearson Engineering Route Opening & Clearance Capability (PEROCC) Vehicle.
October 25th Today, we've added a new vehicle index on the Badger International Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV).
October 20th We've finally finished up the RG-33 series by adding the M1238A1 RG-33A1 Special Operations Command (SOCOM) MRAP Index.
October 19th Here's a nice, robust listing of new hobby modeling products that have been announced recently.  They are Miniarm's 1/35 BA-64/GAZ-M1 Wheel Set (All-Terrain Version) (B35108); Replikant Technologies' 1/35 LMV Lince Sagged XML Wheel Set (350205), 1/35 Humvee Airless-Honeycomb (Type 1) Wheel/Tire Set (350201) and Humvee Airless-Honeycomb (Type 2) Wheel/Tire Set (350202); and Voyager Model's 1/35 Russian BTR-80A APC Basic Detail Set (With Smoke Dischargers) (PE35757) for the Trumpeter kit.  Also, one new reference book has been announced by Nuts & Bolts"Büssing's schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 1: schw.Pz.Spähwagen (SdKfz.231) & schw.Pz.Spähwagen (Fu) (SdKfz.232) (8-Rad)", authored by Holger Erdmann.
October 18th While we're on Bantam vehicles, we've posted more photos of their BRC-40 Recon Car.
October 17th Today we've posted a couple more photos of the T2E1 (Version 3) 37mm Gun Motor Carriage.
October 15th   Via Joe Trevithick, we've posted a photo of the M-ATV 6x6 Technology Demonstrator courtesy of the U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command.
October 12th Closely following up our last site addition, we've added a new vehicle index for the M1238 RG-33 4x4 Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
October 11th We've finally gotten up our new index for the M1237 RG-33L 6x6 "Plus" Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
October 6th Here's a whole slew of newly announced hobby modeling products just announced.  They are Black Dog's 1/35 US Stryker WINT-A with EQ. Accessory Set (T35145), Stryker WINT-B with EQ. Accessory Set (T35146), Stryker WINT-C with EQ. Accessory Set (T35148), Stryker WINT-B Accessory Set (T35147), Stryker WINT-C Accessory Set (T35149), IDF Stryker Trophy System Accessory Set (T35152), M-ATV WINT-A with EQ. Accessory Set (T35150) & M-ATV WINT-B with EQ. Accessory Set T35151; Djiti's Production 1/35 AMX-30/AMX 10RC DX175 Fire Simulator Set (5057); ET Model's 1/35 Elbrus Scud B Detail Set (E35-241) and Elbrus Scud B Weighted Wheels (ER35-061) both for the Trumpeter kit; Inside the Armour's 1/35 Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car Basic Upgrade Set for the Dragon Kit; MK Models' 1/35 ATMP Mark 3 Model Kit (F3054); Panda Hobby's 1/35 Husky Mk III VMMD Model Kit (PH 35014); Panzershop's SKODA PA-2 Corrected Chassis (PS35258) and SKODA PA-2 Wheel Set (PS35A341) both for the Takom kit; and Tank Workshop's 1/35 M1078 Canvas Cargo Cover -Closed (TWS 350132), 1/35 M1078 Canvas Cargo Cover -Open Rear (TWS 350133), both for the Trumpeter kit and 1/35 Cougar 6x6 JERRV Wheels (TWS 350136) for the Panda Hobby Kit.
October 5th Dave Williams is back again with photos of his latest project: a 1/35 Dragon Premium Edition Sdkfz 234/4 Armored Car Model.
October 4th Today's installment is our last (for the time being) photos of the Willys MA 1/4 Ton Jeep, which come from Dave Haugh and Willys-Overland Motors.
October 3rd   We just received WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle's October issue and there is a nice selection of articles dedicated to wheeled fighting vehicles contained within.  They are "Lighter Duties" (covering the Shorland Internal Security Vehicle) authored by James Taylor, "The Tale of a Tigress" (featuring a 13-pounder QF armed Pierce-Arrow R8 Truck) by John Blackman and "Work of a Genius" (covering the WWI & Interwar period Lanchester Armored Cars) by David Fletcher.
October 2nd We're back after another hiatus; Patrick was on vacation with the family for a bit. However, during that time off he wasn't idle working on WW.  He visited the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Alabama USA photographing their unique collection of wheeled vehicles.  The first installment from that trip comes in the form of photos of their Willys MA Jeep 1/4 Ton Utility Vehicle.
September 22nd After a bit of a lull, we've posted photos Patrick took of the Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car displayed at the Imperial War Museum in London.
September 10th Gino Quintiliani kindly pointed us in the direction of some photos held by the US National Archives showing Italian Centauro B1 Tank Destroyers being tested by the US 2nd Infantry Division, circa 2001.
September 7th   Courtesy of new WW contributor "RSB", we've added a unique photo of the Bedford RL "Pig" Armored Truck serving in Malaysia with the REME Advanced Workshop Detachment in 1965. 
September 6th We've added two (2) photos of the New Zealand Light Armored Vehicle (NZLAV) Infantry Mobility Vehicle via (surprisingly) the U.S. Department of Defense.
September 5th Today's update consists of us splitting our original RG-33/RG-33L MRAP index into two new ones: RG-33 4x4 MRAP and M1232 RG-33L 6x6 MRAP. Besides the reorganization, we've added new information and many additional photos.
September 4th Here's a pretty large listing of hobby modeling products recently announced.  They are Blast Models' 1/35 AMX 10 RC Wheel Set (BL35237K), AMX 10 RCR Update Set (BL35238K), VBL Wheel Set (BL35240K) and VBL PL127 .50 Cal Machine Gun Turret (BL35241K), all for the applicable Tiger-Model kits; IBG Model's 1/35 KTO Rosomak APC with OSS-M Turret Model Kit; Meng Model's 1/35 9A52-2 Smerch Russian Long-Range Rocket Launcher Model Kit (SS-009) and Tankograd Publishing's book "ILTIS: The Iltis 0.5 t tmil Light Truck in Service with the Bundeswehr and Other Armies" (5057) authored by Carl Schulze.
September 3rd   We have received WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle's September issue.  Among the many individual photos of wheeled fighting vehicles and armored cars, it features one "wheelie-centric" article,"Scout Cars for the Reichswehr" (covering the Daimler-Benz MTW 1 Scout/Recon Car) authored by Karl Ludvigsen.
August 30th Once again, work & home life have gotten in the way of us working on WW. So, sorry for the longer than usual period of a lack of updates here.  Anyway, our news for today is hobby modeling product release info from Model Miniature.  They are releasing a 1/72 VAB CB-127 Amelioration (Improvement) Set (MM-R180) and 1/72 VAB T-20/13 Amelioration (Improvement) Set (MM-R181).
August 22nd Another small update to the site with photos from the Imperial War Museum.  They are two pics of the Humber Scout Car and one of the Staghound "Bantu" Mine Detector.
August 20th Here's a generous number of hobby modeling products just announced.  They are, Black Dog's 1/35 M1083 Gun Truck Conversion Set (T35140) for the Trumpeter kit (1008), Tetra Model Works' 1/35 Cougar 6x6 MRAP Detail Set (ME-35038) for the Meng Models Kit and Toro Model's 1/35 Decal Sets: "Armoured Cars in Polish Service -Vol.1: Egypt 1942 - Italy 1945" (35D36), (covering the AEC Dorchester ACV, C15TA, Otter LRC, M3A1, & Marmon Herrington 2), "Polish Army 1945-65- Vol.1" (35D35) (contains markings for the BTR-152 & BTR-152W1) and "Staghounds In Polish Service Vol.2" (35D34) (covering the Staghound 1 & 2).
August 16th A couple small additions today via the U.S. Department of Defense; those being two photos of the Meerkat 4x2 Mine Detection Vehicle (MDV) and one of the Husky 4x4 Towing/MDV.
August 15th We've added new photos of the French Caesar 155mm Self Propelled Gun courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense; surprisingly.
August 13th Today's addition features photos of the Morris CS9 Light Recon Car via the Imperial War Museum.
August 9th More pics via the British Ministry of Defence have been added.  These new ones cover the Husky Medium Tactical Supply Vehicle.

And there's one hobby modeling product that has been announced: Hauler's 1/35 BA-64B Photo Etched Detail Set (HLU35084) for the Miniart Kit.
August 6th Today we've added over 30 new photos of the South African Buffel Mark 1 APC courtesy of Clive Elliott, Editor of the Shorland Site.
August 3rd Our small update today consists of a few additional photos of the M825 Mutt Utility Truck with 106mm Recoilless Rifle.
August 2nd We've finished up the Caiman Family of Vehicles by adding a new index for the M1248 Caiman 6x6 Multi-Theatre Vehicle.
August 1st Today, we've put up photos of Ryan Spindell's 1/35 Trumpeter German Fennek LGS Recon Vehicle Model Kit.
July 31st With much more info now becoming available about US MRAP's, we've been doing overhauls of our applicable vehicle indices.  This time we've updated/split our Caiman 6x6 MRAP index into two new ones: M1220 Caiman 6x6 MRPV & M1230 Caiman "Plus" 6x6 TVS. Besides the reorganization, we've added new information and a TON of additional photos.
July 30th Another small update has gone up in the form of three (3) photos of the Australian Bushmaster PMV courtesy of Electro Optic Systems Pty, Ltd. (EOS).
July 28th A couple more Sdkfz 263 8-Wheel Armored Radio Car photos have been added courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.
July 26th Today we've added a new vehicle index for the WW 1 Era Russian Putilov-Garford Armored Car.
July 25th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has sent out their August issue, which is billed as the "Dunkirk Special"; which commemorates the 75th Anniversary of that event.  Although there are a great many photos of armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles in the mag, there is only one article dedicated exclusively to "wheelies"; that being "Munga For The Masses" (covering the Auto Union F91 "Munga" 4x4 Utility Vehicle) authored by James Taylor.
July 24th Back to Wehrmacht pics courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Today's addition consists of more Sdkfz 233 8 Rad Armored Car photos.

Also, Trumpeter has announced a 1/35 M983 HEMTT/M901 Launching Station & AN/MPQ-53 Radar Model Kit Set (01022). This set makes up the PAC 2 MIM-104 Patriot SAM System.
July 23rd While poking around his files, Patrick found some pics he forgot he had of the Cougar H A1 4x4 MRAP via Anthony Basso.
July 21st Another small addition today courtesy of the Imperial War Museum; This time photos of the Sdkfz 234/3 Armored Car.
July 20th Our small update consists of a few photos covering the Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Armored Car via the Imperial War Museum.
July 19th We've done a massive overhaul of our Cougar MRAP index, actually splitting into two new indices; Cougar H 4x4 MRAP & Cougar HE 6x6 MRAP.  Besides the reorganization, we've added new information and many additional photos.
July 18th Today we have a small update in the form of two photos of a Nigerian Otokar Cobra APC.
July 13th Dave Williams is back yet again with photos of his latest modeling project build: a 1/35 Tamiya RAF Sdkfz 222 Armored Car.
July 12th More hobby modeling products have been announced including Blast Models'  1/35 Modern MRAP HID/LED Light Bars (BL35226K), 1/35 Modern MRAP "Medium" Tow Bars (BL35231K) & 1/35 Modern "Light" Tow Bars (Humvee, Etc) (L35233K) and Voyager Model's 1/35 US Cougar 4X4 MRAP "Additional Parts" Set  (PEA355) for the Panda Hobby Kit and 1/35 US Cougar 6X6 MRAP "Additional Parts" Set (PEA362) for the Meng Models kit. And FINALLY, Italeri has released their 1/35 IVECO "Lince" VTLM Model Kit (6504) which was announced well over a year ago.
July 11th Today we've finally added an index for the last remaining vehicle in the "pre-standardized" Jeep series: the Ford GP 1/4 Ton Utility Vehicle.       
July 10th We've added a very interesting photo of an M-ATV in 3-color NATO camoflage, courtesy of the 15th BSB/2 BCT of the US 1st Cavalry Division.

Also, we've included a new hyperlink to Bush War Books in our "links" section.  Bush War Books specializes in references related to the South West African, Angolan and Rhodesian conflicts.       
July 9th Friend of WW, David Doyle has authored another stellar set of (2) books titled "US Dodge: The Development and Deployment of Dodge Military Trucks 1940-1975".  The books are published by The Ampersand Group and number a total of over 1,000 pages and contain well over 1,700 images.  Although the lion-share of the book covers soft-skins, a few armed/armored vehicles are highlighted, most notably the M6 37mm GMC.  For more info, check out Chuck Aleshire's excellent review via the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society.        
July 5th A little change up for something different, thanks to Dave Williams sending us some photos of his 1/35 Miniart AEC Mark 3 Armored Car model kit.
July 4th Today we've added additional photos of the Turkish Hotchkiss Model 1909 Armored Car.
July 3rd You're probably sick of British vehicles by now, but that's what's going up again as we have tons of that stuff to post.  Sorry.  Anyway, we've revamped our Vector Protected Patrol Vehicle index and added more photos courtesy of the UK Ministry of Defense (yet again).

Also, we have a few hobby modeling products announced including Mantis Miniatures' 1/35 Kubelwagen Canvas Roof (MAC06), 1/35 Schwimmwagen Canvas Roof (MAC07), LRDG/SAS Accessory Set (MAC08), all for the applicable Tamiya kits and MR Modellbau's 1/35 Spahpanzer Luchs 2A1/A2 Dunlop Wheel Set (Circa 1984/85) (MR-35489) and 1/35 Spahpanzer 2A2 Luchs KFOR Gun Barrel & Expedient Stowage Box Set (MR-35490), both for the TAKOM kit.
July 2nd WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their latest newsletter which contains information about two new products of theirs. They are a 1/35 Workable Suspension Set for the Meng Model FJ75 Land Cruiser Kit (VMD35023) and the 1/35 Opel Blitz 2.5-32 Truck Complete Detail Set (VMD35029) for the ICM kits. For more information and photos, check out their July 2015 Newsletter.
June 30th We're back to British vehicles with an update of our Ridgback Protected Patrol Vehicle index, which includes the addition of new photos via the UK Ministry of Defense.
June 28th Today we've put up some new photos of the Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) via Editor Patrick.
June 27th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has released their July issue and yet again contains a few articles featuring wheeled fighting vehicles.  The articles are "Classical GAZ" (covering the BA-64 Armored Car) by John Blackman, "German Armoured Reconnaissance" (looks at WWII era vehicles) by John G. Teasdale and "Last of the Line?" (featuring the Land Rover R-WMIK+) by great friend of WW, Ian Young.
June 25th We've finished the last of our massive Mastiff vehicle index upgrade by posting a bunch of new photos of all versions (1, 2 & 3) of the Mastiff PPV, via the UK Ministry of Defence. Check out the individual MoD listings to check the new photos out.
June 24th A few more very interesting hobby modeling products have been announced. They are Inside the Armour's 1/48 Daimler Dingo Details (48004) for the Tamiya kit and Tiger-Model's (New Company from Hong Kong) 1/35 French AMX-10RCR Tank Destroyer Model Kit (4602) and 1/35 Panhard VBL Light Armored Vehicle Model Kit (4603), both in PLASTIC.
June 23rd The third and final installment of Martyn's detail photos has been added.  This addition consists of almost 100 pics of the Mastiff 3 TCV's Exterior.
June 21st The second installment of Martyn's detail photos has been added.  This addition consists of about 120 pics of the Mastiff 3 TCV's Interior.

Also, Wings & Wheels Publications has announced another new book titled "M-ATV MRAP In Detail" , authored by Ralph Zwilling.
June 15th New WW Contributor Martyn, has sent us a HUGE number of detail photos (250+) of the Mastiff 3 Troop Carrier Vehicle (TCV).  The first installment consists of 50 pics of the Mastiff 3 TCV's Suspension.
June 14th Voyager Model has announced a large number of 1/35 hobby modeling products.  They are Russian Scud-B Basic Detail Set (PE35737), Russian Scud-B Cabin Interior Detail Set (PE35738), both for the Trumpeter kit 01019 and Russian Scud-B Line/Pipe Set (PEA356) for all kits; US M-ATV MRAP Road Wheel Set - Pattern 1 (PEA291), US Cougar 4X4 MRAP Detail Set (PE35750) for the Panda Hobby Kit and US Cougar 6X6 MRAP Version A Detail Set (PE35754), US Cougar 6X6 MRAP Road Wheel Set - Version A (PEA360) and Version B (PEA361), all for the Meng Models kit  SS-005.
June 11th Today we've updated and improved our Mastiff Protected Patrol Vehicle (PPV) index, which includes new photographs of the Mastiff 3 Troop Carrier Vehicle
June 9th Trumpeter has announced two 1/35 model kits of the BRDM-2 RKh B NBC Vehicle: the first being called the "Russian NBC (Early)" (05513) and the other titled "Russian NBC (Late)" (05516).  Kit 05516 looks to include markings for Iraqi vehicles as well. 
June 8th There have been more hobby modeling products announced including Black Dog's 1/35 M1142 HEMMT TFFT Fire Fighting Vehicle Conversion (T35136),  1/35 HEMMT Wheel Set (T35137), ICM's 1/35 Panhard 178 AMD-35 Armored Car Model Kit (35373) and Star Decals' 1/35 "7th Armoured Division Desert Rats in NW Europe" (35-892) (includes markings for the Humber Scout & Staghound Mark 1), "British Scout & Recce Units in NWE 1944-45" (35-891) (includes markings for the M3A1 Scout, Staghound Mark 1 & Dingo Mark 2 Scout), "BA-10 and BA-20 Armoured Cars In Foreign Service" (35-889), "Soviet In Afghanistan Part 2 - Wheeled AFVs" (35-882) (includes markings for the BTR-80, BRDM-2, GAZ-69 & MAZ 537) and "Soviet in Afghanistan Part 3 -BTR-70 (35-881).
June 7th Today we have some model photos of a New Zealand marked 1/35 Hobby Boss M3A1 Scout Car courtesy of Dave Williams.
June 4th We've updated our AT-105 Saxon APC quite a bit, which includes adding photos of the "Flying Saxon" via Ian Young and Saxon "Patrol" taken by Editor Patrick.
June 2nd Two hobby modeling products have been announced. They are Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 VAB APC "Operation Brocket / Bosnia" Accessory Set (KMT35009K) for the Heller kit and Tankograd Publishing's book "Dingo 2 GE A3.3 PatSi German Protected Patrol Vehicle" (In Detail: Fast Track 12), authored by Ralph Zwilling.
May 24th Today we've put up some additional photos of the M3A1 "White" Scout Car courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Also, there were two (2) hobby modeling products announced by MR Modellbau.  They are a 1/35 British Army FV 601(C) Saladin Armored Car Upgrade & Gun Set (MR-35477) and a 1/35 German Border Police FV 601(D) Saladin Upgrade & Gun Set (MR-35482), both for the Dragon kit
May 23rd   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has just released their June issue which contains a couple articles featuring wheeled fighting vehicles.  The articles are "Extended Service" (covering among other things, the Ferret Scout Car, Saladin Armored Car & Saracen APC) by Les Freathy and "Fiat's Jeep" (featuring the Fiat Campagnola) by James Taylor.

Also, we've added a hyperlink to the General Dynamics XM-966 Website in our "links" section.
May 22nd Courtesy of long-time friend of the Armored Car Journal and WW Erik Ahlstrom, we've added photos of the Swedish RG-32M MRAP.
May 20th Here's more hobby modeling products that have been announced: Bronco Models' 1/35 British Army Quad Bike ATV & Trailer (with Soldier) Model kit (CB35207), Trumpeter Model's 1/35 SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Model Kit (05597) and Voyager Model's 1/35 M-ATV MRAP Detail Set (PE35745) for the Panda Hobby Kit (35001).
May 19th We've added a new vehicle index to the site covering the T18 Armored Car.
May 18th Today we've put up a new hyperlink to the National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation in our "links" section.  The foundation is the organization that is raising funds for the construction of the National Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Besides other artifacts, that museum will eventually house and display the armor collection once held at the Patton Musuem at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
May 17th Speaking of new books by David Doyle and the Ampersand Group, Inc., David has released another new book titled, "U.S. Half-Tracks: The Development and Deployment of the US Army's Half-Track Vehicles -Volume One" .  Although the lion's share of the book covers half-tracks, a whopping 81 pages is dedicated to M3A1 Scout Car, and could very well be the best reference on the subject to date. 
May 16th Friend of WW, author David Doyle, has released his latest book titled "High Mobility: A Visual History of the US Army's Modern High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle - Part 1".  Published by the Ampersand Group, Inc., the book covers the HMMWV variants M1025, M1038, M1044, Avenger Anti-Aircraft Vehicle, M997 Ambulance, M1151A1, M1165A1 and M1152A1 with B2 Shop-Equipment Contant-Maintenance (SECM) repair station.
May 14th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their latest newsletter which contains information about their new products. First, they've just released they're previously announced 1/35 Armored GAZ-AA Truck Conversion Set (VMT35014) for the Miniart kits.  Second, the other sets coming out soon are a 1/35 1937 Opel Olympia Staff Car Winter Set (AVM35075) for the Bronco Models kit and 1/35 Renault AHN 3.5 ton Truck Tire Chain Set (AVM35086) for the ICM kits. For more information and photos, check out their May 2015 Newsletter.
May 10th Sorry for the extended layoff.  Anyway back to things... There have been more hobby modeling product announcements this the past week.  The items are ET Model's 1/35 Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactical Ballistic Missile Launcher Weighted Wheels (ER35-060) for the Trumpeter kit; IBG Models' 1/35 KTO Rosomak "Green Devil" IFV (35032) and 1/35 KTO Rosomak IFV with OSS-M Turret Model Kits; MMK's 1/35 WC 62 Armoured Gun Truck Model Kit (F3053) and Real Model's 1/35 Cougar 6x6 JERRV Wheel Set 1 (RMA 35284), 1/35 Cougar 6x6 MRAP Late Wheel Set (RMA 35285), both the for the Panda Hobby Kit, and 1/35 SS-23 Spider Wheels Set (RMA 35286).
April 29th There's only one bit of news for today.  Kit Form Services (KFS) has announced a 1/24 AT-105 Saxon APC Model Kit (TQ-212).  Also, in the next few months, they'll be releasing a Peak Engineering Turret Conversion for it as well.
April 27th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has already released their May issue which again contains a few articles featuring wheeled vehicles.  The articles are "Belgium's Land Rover" (featuring the Minerva-built Series 1 Landies) by Alain de Frahan, "Latin Lovely" (focusing on the Irish Lancia Troita Armored Truck) by Peter Leslie and "Tough As A Nut" (covering the ALVIS Acorn) by John Norris.
April 26th Today we've posted a new vehicle index for the Willys MA Jeep 1/4 Ton 4x4 Utility Vehicle.
April 24th There are even more hobby modeling products on the horizon.  These include Hobby Boss'  Skoda PA-II "Turtle" Armored Car Model Kit, 1/35 Master Box's 1/72 Austin Mark III Armoured Car (72007) and 1/72 Austin Mark IV Armoured Car (72008) model kits and finallyTakom's 1/35 Skoda PA-II "Turtle" Armored Car Model Kit (2024) as well.  Incidentally, the Hobby Boss kit appears to have no kit number assigned yet and was announced after Takom's Turtle.
April 23rd   Great news!  WW Sponsor AFV Club  looks to be finally releasing their 1/35 SdKfz 233 8-Rad Armored Car Model Kit (AF35233) very soon.
April 21st Alex Zaretser, Publisher of "The Armor Journal", has kindly provided us with some updates/corrections to our BA-6M/BA-10A/BA-10M Armored Car index, as well as pointing us to another source of photos of those interesting vehicles: the Finnish Armed Forces (SA-Kuva). Here are links to additional photos of the BA-10A Armored Car and BA-10M AC.
April 20th Prolific author and very good friend of WW, David Doyle, has sent us some new photos of the Bantam Mark 2 Recon Car and BRC-40 Recon Car.
April 19th Up goes a new index covering the Japanese Type 82 Chemical Recon Vehicle.
April 18th We've added a link to a new modeling magazine "The Armor Journal" by Alex Zaretser in our "Links" section.  To check it out, you can download the first issue for free!

Also, there have been more hobby modeling product announcements lately. They are Star-Decal's 1/35 "Ukraine & Novorussiya 2014" (35-920) (covering the BRDM-2, BTR-70, BTR-80 & BTR-469), "Ukraine & Novorussiya Part 2" (35-893) (covering the BRDM-2) and "BA-10M In German Service" (35-902), Tamiya's 1/35 German Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Model Kit (37018) (Italeri Rebox with new figures and a few parts), and Voyager's 1/35 Russian SS-23 Basic Detail Set (PE35732) for the Hobby Boss kit, 1/35 US M-ATV MRAP w/CROWS II RWS Detail Set (PE35744) for the Panda Hobby Kit and Russian Scud Road Wheels (PEA357).
April 17th Today we've posted a brand-new index covering the M1078 "War Pig" Special Operations Vehicle.
April 15th We're back to Japanese vehicles with the addition of a new index for the Type 82 Command and Communications Vehicle.
April 14th Dave Haugh has come up with an interesting report in PDF, summarily titled (by us as) "Russian WWII Evaluation Report of the AEC 2 Armored Car For possible Lend/Lease Acquisition (CAMD RF 38-11358-405)" via the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.  Enjoy.
April 13th Going back to Modern British vehicles, we've put some additional photos of the Land Rover Defender TUL utility vehicle.
April 10th We figured... Hey, while we're on the subject of AEC vehicles, we can add more info and photos to our Deacon Mark 1 6-Pounder Gun Carrier vehicle index also.
April 8th Sense a theme?  Well you should as we also improved our vehicle index for the AEC Mark 3 Armored Car.  Most importantly, we've added a bunch of new photos via the Imperial War Museum.

Also, we have one new hobby modeling product announced by Azimut Productions: a 1/35 Dodge M6 37mm GMC Conversion (35105) for the AFV Club/Skybow WC 51-52 Utility Vehicle Kit.
April 7th We've done some more clean-up of and made additional improvements to the site again.  This time we've upgraded our vehicle index for the AEC Mark 2 Armored Car.
April 5th Today we've added an index for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force's Type 87 Recon and Patrol Vehicle.

A few more hobby modeling products have been announced including Best Value Models' 1/35 M201/106SR Hotchkiss Jeep with Recoilless Rifle Model Kit (BVM35121), 2ème RPC Radio Jeep - Suez 1956 Model Kit (BVM35129), 14ème RCP Recon Jeep - Algerie 1957 Model Kit (BVM35130); and MK Models' resin 1/35 OA vz.30 Armored Car Model Kit (35050).
April 4th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has released their April issue which contains a few articles featuring wheeled vehicles.  The articles are "The Best Form of Flattery" (featuring the Austin G4 M10 Gipsy Utility Vehicle) by Editor Ian Cushway, "Crazy Horse" (highlighting the Alfa Romeo 'Matta' Utility Vehicle) by James Taylor and "KAMAZ-63968 Taifun" (introducing Russia's latest Mine Protected Vehicle) by Jim Kinnear.
March 29th We've beefed up our AEC Mark 1 Armored Car vehicle index with additional information, photos and illustrations/diagrams.
March 26th Today we've added a new vehicle index for the Japanese Maneuver Combat Vehicle.

Also, we have news of two limited edition hobby modeling product releases by Blast Models.  They are the 1/35 US M6 37mm Dodge Early War Conversion (BL35224K) and 1/35 US M6 37mm Dodge Late/Post War Conversion (BL35210K) both for the AFV Club/Skybow WC 51 "Beep" 3/4 Ton Weapons Carrier Model kit. Also Blast is releasing a set of 1/35 Dodge 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck Early Pattern Wheels (BL35223K) as well for the same kits.
March 25th Ron Bell is back with photos of his 1/76 Matador Models CVR(W) Fox model.
March 23rd Here are some additional hobby modeling products announced:  Echelon Fine Details' 1/35 "MVD & Other Markings (Caucasus) Part 2"  Decal Set (D356191) (includes markings for the BTR-70, BTR-80, BTR-80A & BRDM-2); Hussar Productions' 1/35 Sdkfz 254 Sauer Wheel Set (HSR35108), 1/35 ADGZ Armored Car Wheel Set (HSR35112), 1/35 BA-10 Armored Car Wheel Set (HSR35118) for the Hobby Boss kit, 1/35 EBR 75 Wheel Set (HSR35119), 1/35 BRDM-2 Scout Car Wheel Set (Russian Type 1) (HSR35120), 1/35 BRDM-2 Wheel Set (Russian Type 2) (HSR35121) and 1/35 BRDM-2 Wheel Set (Polish Type) (HSR35122), all for the newer Trumpeter series of kits; and KMT's 1/35 VBCI Sacs et Porte-Sacs ECR (Stowage) (KMT35005K) for the Heller kit.
March 22nd Good friend Clive Elliott, Editor of The Shorland Site, has sent us even more photos of the MOWAG Attrape' Anti-Tank Training Vehicle.
March 21st WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their latest newsletter which contains information about their latest products. For more information and photos, check out their March 2015 Newsletter.
March 20th "Big" Rob Yalden is back with photos of the MOWAG Attrape' Anti-Tank Training Vehicle.
March 19th Today, we have a few hobby modeling product announcements to share.  Upcoming items include Black Dog's 1/35 BTR-40 Scout Car (Full) Canvas Top (T35133) and BTR-40 Scout Car (Rolled) Canvas Top (T35134) both for the Trumpeter kit and Blast Models  1/35 VAB 4X4 APC UNIROYAL Wheel Set (BL35221K) for the Heller kit. 
March 8th We've added some photos of RAF Otter Light Recon Cars courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.

Also, two more 1/35 hobby modeling products have been announced by REAL MODEL.  They will release the Cougar MRAP 4x4 Wheel Set #2 (RMA 35282) for the Panda Hobby kit and Cougar MRAP 6x6 Wheel Set (RMA 35281) for the Meng Model kit.
March 6th After a lot of work, we've put up a vehicle index for the Soviet BA-6M, BA-10A & BA-10M Heavy Armored Cars.
March 5th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has released their March issue which contains two articles focusing specfically on wheeled fighting vehicles.  The two articles are "Dutch Courage" (showing a Dutch Built M-38A1 Jeep) by Editor Ian Cushway and "Tough as Old Boots" (featuring the Alvis 8 Armored Utility Vehicle) by John Norris.
March 1st

Today's small update are a few unique photos of the Ferret 1 and Ferret 2/6 Scout Cars courtesy of the British Ministry of Defence.

February 26th WW sponsor, Minor Model, has sent us their first newsletter of 2015 which announces new products coming out in the next few months.  The products include a 1/35 Armored GAZ-AA Truck Conversion Set, 1/35 Opel Blitz 2.5-32 Complete Detail Set for the ICM kits and their first full model kit, the 1/35 Simca 5 "Joseph Camaret" Free French Armoured Car. For more information and photos, check out their February 2015 Newsletter.
February 23rd

Another long-time WW Contributor, Mark Aldrich, is back with photos of the M38A1C Jeep with 106mm Recoiless Rifle.

February 21st

Courtesy of GM Canada via long-time WW contributor Steve Hearn, we have some unique photos of the AVGP Grizzly APC during a US Army demonstration at Ft. Drum in the Winter of 1980.  

February 19th

Sorry it's been a bit since our last update.  Patrick has been working on some home improvements the past week or so and has been busy with "real life".  Anyway, only one small update for today; that in the form of some hobby product news from Accurate Armour.  They are releasing a 1/35 Land Rover RUC Tangi (Early) Conversion Set (LRA012) for the Hobby Boss kit and a 1/35 Land Rover 'One Ten' Chassis Set (LRA007).  The chassis set can be used for the Tangi Conversion or on other projects, including upgrading the Hobby Boss kits! 

February 8th We've finally were able to put up a vehicle index for the Soviet BA-3 & BA-6 Heavy Armored Cars.
February 7th

Today we have a listing of a few new hobby modeling products that have been announced including MR Modellbau's 1/35 BA-10/BA-10M Upgrade Set (MR-35449) for the Hobby Boss kit; SBS Model's 1/35 "Hungarian Military Passenger Cars" Decal Sheet (includes photo etched parts) (D35001) and Toro Model's 1/35 "Staghound in Polish Service" Decals (35D31) and 1/35 "Willys Jeep in Polish Service" Decals (35D33).  In addition, Tankograd Publishing has a large number of vehicle references which will become available very soon including "Aussie Land Rover Perentie" (In Detail: Fast Track 07) authored by Gordon Arthur, "Husky VMMD US Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector" (In Detail: Fast Track 10) by Ralph Zwilling, "MUNGA- Early Light All-Terrain Vehicles of the Bundeswehr: Goliath and Porsche Jagdwagen, VW Kurierwagen and the Auto Union / DKW Munga" (5055) by Peter Blume, and "RG-31 Mk 5 US Medium Mine-Protected Vehicle" (In Detail: Fast Track 09) also by Ralph Zwilling.

February 5th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has released their February 2015 issue and it is filled with a lot of articles dedicated to wheeled vehicles.  Articles include "Big-Wheel Ferrets" by David Fletcher, "Dream Machine" (showing a Ford GPW Jeep in original condition) by Alain Henry de Frahan,"Echoes of War: Hunting Percival Aircraft Ltd. Harrier"  (Airbourne Folding Car) by Editor Ian Cushway,"Model Behaviour" (featuring Ford Model T's) by David Gilbert, and "Peugeot's Unsung Hero" (highlighting the Peugoet P4 Utility Vehicle) by James Taylor.
February 2nd

New WW contributor, author Anthony Sewards has provided us with some photos of the Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle (ARV) and Coyote ARV with Brigade Surveillance Suite.

January 31st

We've added additional photos of the 9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle.

January 30th

Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) has announced a couple new products for use with the 1/35 Heller VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle Model Kit.  They are VBCI /VCI Tactical Configuration "Packages" (Stowage):Lebanon /Mali (KMT35003K) and VBCI /VCI Logistics Configuration "Packages" (Stowage) (KMT35004K).

January 29th

Today we've posted more photos of the M1235A1 Maxx Pro Dash DXM MRAP courtesy of Navistar Defense.

 

Also, noted author Anthony Sewards is releasing another one of his reference DVD's titled "Canadian Wheeled Project: AVGP Series".  It will cover the 6x6 Cougar WFSV, Grizzly APC and Husky ARV.  Not only are his DVD's excellent references, but the proceeds benefit veteran's charities!

January 27th

Here's a listing of a few new hobby modeling products that have just been announced. Takom is releasing a new-tooled plastic 1/35 SpPz 2 Luchs A1/A2 "2 in 1" Model Kit (2017). Also, Echelon Fine Details' is coming out with two new sets of decals: 1/35 "BTR-80s With Unique Markings" (D356183) and 1/35 "BTR-80s In (The) Ukrainian Conflict" (D356187) as well as their "peel and stick" 1/35 BM-21 & Ural 4320 Mirrors (M357156), 1/35 BTR-80 & BTR-80A Mirrors (M357157) (all for the applicable Trumpeter model kits) and 1/35 4x4 (Maxx Pro) MRAP Mirrors (M357158) for the Kinetic kit.

January 23rd

Since we're on the subject of HMMWV's, here's more photos from AM General of their M1151A1 HMMWV Armament Carrier.

January 22nd

We have some additional pics via AM General, LLC.; these of the M1152A1 HMMWV Cargo/Troop Carrier.

January 21st

Today we have some photos of the M1025 HMMWV Armament Carrier and M1114 Uparmored HMMWV via AM General, LLC.

January 20th

Clint Freeman is back with a boat-load of photos of the Kfz 1. Kubelwagen Type 82.

 

Also, a few more hobby modeling products have been announced including Blast Models' 1/35 Cougar 4x4 MRAP Wheels (35213K) for the Panda Hobby Kit,  Royal Model's 1/35 Dingo Scout Car Wheels (741) and a reference book by Wings and Wheels Publications titled "BTR-60 In Detail" (G041).

January 19th

We've added a new vehicle index for the ubiquitous Otokar Cobra APC.

January 18th

Today we've put up a couple additional photos of the ADGZ Armored Car.

 

Also, speaking of the ADGZ... Arsenal Groupe Models will release a limited run 1/35 plastic model kit of the ADGZ (FU) Heavy Armored Radio Car (35504) very soon.

January 15th

Another small addition today in the form of some photos of the VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle (and Sales Brochure) via Renault Trucks Defense.

 

Also, one hobby modeling product has been announced; REAL MODEL will release a 1/35 Cougar MRAP 4x4 Wheel Set (RMA 35278) for the Panda Hobby kit.

January 12th

We've added more pics from the German Bundesarchiv, these being a myriad of photos of the KFZ 1 Kubelwagen Type 82.

January 5th

Today, we've put up more photos of the French Caesar 155mm Self-Propelled Gun courtesy of the French Ministere De La Defense.

January 4th   WW sponsor Classic Military Vehicle has released their January 2015 issue and it contains two articles that should be interesting to most of us "wheelies".  They are, "Echoes of War: GM Fox Armoured Car"  authored by Editor Ian Cushway and "Full of Resolve" (highlighing the vehicles seen at the June 2014 NATO exercise "Combined Resolve II"), authored by Carl Schulze.  
January 2nd

In the past few days, a few hobby modeling products have been announced.  They include Blast Models' 1/35 MRAP Antenna Mount with "Fall-Over System" (BL35212), 1/35 US M-ATV Custom Bumper (Afghanistan) (BL35211) for the Panda Hobby Kit, ET Model's 1/35 M1132 Stryker ESV Detail Set (E35-223) for the AFV Club kit and Kits Maquettes Tank's (KMT) 1/35 VBCI/VCI Carry Luggage Logistics Configuration (Stowage Rack) (KMT35002K) for the Heller kit.

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!  Thanks again for "spending it" with us.  We appreciate you finding the time to visit.

With that being said, on to some fun. Today, we've posted a vehicle index for the last finalist in the US SOCOM Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 competition: AM General's M1165 2.0 Deployable Reconnaissance Ground Network- Vehicle (DRGN-V).

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