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2011 Archive of "What's New" Items

Items appearing in the "What's New" section during the calendar year 2011 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, 2011

For our last entry of 2011, we have more photos from Mark Aldrich: these covering the M35A1 2 1/2 Ton "Quad .50" Gun Truck.

 

Also, we have added an entry for the MVPA - Military Vehicle Preservation Association in our "Links" section.

 

Finally, Hobbyboss has announced the release of a 1/35 GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck with Bofors 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun model kit (82459).

December 29th

Kinetic Model Kits (Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model) has announced another "armor" product release: an INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC 1/35 Maxx Pro MRAP Model Kit (K61011).

December 27th

Courtesy of Terry Ashley's Perth Military Modeling Site (PMMS), here are a ton more hobby modeling product announcements:

Blast Models 1/35 US M-ATV Sagged Wheel Set (BL35174K) for the Panda Hobby Model Kit;

DEF Models' 1/35 M1078 U.S LMTV Truck Sagged Wheel set (DW35017) for the Trumpeter Model Kit, Technical Pick-up Truck Sagged Wheel set (DW35021) for the Meng Model  kit, U.S RSOV Defender Sagged Wheel set (DW35022) for the Hobbyboss
Model Kit,
U.S M-ATV MRAP Sagged Wheel set (DW35023) for the Panda Hobby  kit, Bushmaster IMV Sagged Wheel set (DW35024) for Showcase Models Kit, Schwimmwagen Wide Wheel set (DW30001) and US Willys MB Jeep Wheel set (DW30004) both for the Tamiya model kits;

Gaso.line 1/35 VAB Solido TOP Conversion (GAS50712K) for the Heller 4x4 Model Kit; and

Riich Models (New Company: Related to Bronco Models) 1/35 US MRAP 4x4 Maxx Pro Model Kit (RV35001).

December 24th

Mark Aldrich is back with some photos of an M54 5 Ton APC Guntruck.

December 23rd

It is with great pleasure that we FINALLY can say we have created a vehicle index for the M2A1/M3 Scout Car, the predeccessor to the famous M3A1 "White" Scout Car.  Enjoy.

December 22nd

Commander Models, Inc has announced a re-release of their 1/35 German WWI Bussing A5P Armored Car (1-045).

December 21st

We have a new vehicle index up on the site, this one for the USMC's M1161 Growler ITV.

December 20th

Again, the Armored Modeling and Preservation Society's AMPS-Central Virginia Chapter has made more progress on their 1/35 Tamiya M8 Greyhound model "Group Build" project.  Check out their latest progress here.

 

Also, we have found another great website for your viewing pleasure: this one covering the Vietnam Gun Truck "Psychotic Reaction".

 

Finally, SKP Model  has announced yet another 1/35 Light/Lense set, this one (SKP 135) for the Dragon Models BRDM-2 Scout Car Series.

December 15th

Today we present Mac Johnston's review of the 1/35 Minor Model Armored Jeep with SCR Radio Detail Set (VMT35009).

 

Also, speaking of Minor Model, they've announced a couple more products including a set of 1/35 Tire Chains for the Opel Blitz 3-ton truck (VM35022) as well as a 1/35 Tire Chain Set for the Sdkfz 234 series of Armored Cars (AVM35024).

December 14th

While we're on the subject of "Pigs", here's some photos and a vehicle index of the Bedford RL "Pig" APC (mostly used in Malaya).  Pics are courtesy of Clive Elliott, Editor of The Shorland Site, and our own content Editor, Dave Haugh.

December 12th

Content Editor Dave has found more select photos, these of the Humber "Pig" Mark 1 and 2 APC.

December 9th

Content Editor Dave found some more M8 Greyhound armored car photos via the US Signal Corps.

 

Also, we have put up links to Clive Elliott's article titled "Land Rovers That Fire Missiles" available at the Shorland Site.

December 4th

AMPS-Chicagoland member Joel Gewirtz has sent us his review of the Model Minaiture 1/72 M325 "Nun Nun" Command Car.

 

Also, speaking of "braille scale" models, W^D Models has announced their 1/72 Lanchester Mk II Armoured Car (WDAC3) will be available early next year.

November 30th

We have more photos via Mark again; today's installment being of the M20 Armored Utility Car.

November 29th

The Armored Modeling and Preservation Society's AMPS-Central Virginia Chapter has made more progress on their 1/35 Tamiya M8 Greyhound model "Group Build" project.  Check out their progress here.

 

Also, SKP Model has announced another hobby modeling product; 1/35 Land Rover Defender Lense and Tailight Set (SKP 127) for the Hobby Boss series of Landys.

November 27th

We're back to more photos from Mark Aldrich; these being of the M151A2 Mutt 4x4 Utility Vehicle.

November 26th

For a change, today we have more pics of the BTR-80 APC and BTR-80A APC/IFV via content editor Dave.

November 25th

After a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, we're getting over the gluttony from yesterday and getting back to posting.  Again, we have pics from Mark, today's installment being of the M1128 MGS Stryker.

November 23rd

We have more pics from Mark again today; these being of the Cougar 4x4 JERRV.

November 20th

Mark Aldrich is back with photos of the BRDM-2 Scout Car.

November 19th

We have another WFV hobby product review by Rob Teubert available; This one of the ModellTrans' 1/72 LAV 25 Stowage Set (MT72143).

November 18th

Today we're back posting content on the site, starting with some photos of the Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) via Mark Aldrich.

 

Also, we've added a hyperlink to a modeling/military website called Battle Scene Productions in our "Links" section.

November 17th

Sorry for the long delay in posting anything here; Patrick was on vacation/holiday in the UK, specifically visiting the IPMS/UK Scale Model World show in Telford.  While visiting the show, he met up with some WW supporters, saw great completed models and even came up with some new hobby modeling product "intell".  Some of these items include:

  • Accurate Armour's 1/35 resin Alvis Saladin Mark II Armored Car Model Kit (K131) and Saladin Mark II Model Kit with full interior/engine (K131i).  The interior/engine will also be offered separately at a later date; 

  • ADV/Azimut's 1/35 USMC IFAV Conversion (AZI35118) and SEAL IFAV Conversion, both for the Revell of Germany G-Wagen/Wolf Model kit;

  • E.T Model's  1/35 Modern German Boxer MRAV Detail Set (E35-119) and 1/35 Boxer MRAV Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-024), both for the Hobby Boss kit, 1/35 Russian BTR-60P APC Weighted Road Wheel Set (ER35-025) for the Trumpeter model kit, and US Army M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier Humvee Weighted Road Wheel Set (ER35-026) for the Academy Kit;

  • Italeri's 1/24 "Armed Pick-Up" model kit (6352), which is basically a .50 cal machine gun armed Toyota Land Cruiser "Technical"; 

  • Kit Form Services 1/24 resin FV1801 Austin Champ Cargo/FFR Vehicle model kit (TQ-FV1801);

  • Resicast's 1/35 resin Morris C9 Armored Car model kit (351221); and

  • Tankograd Publishing's new book in their 'Technical Manual Series' titled "U.S. WW II M8/M20 Armored Cars" (6021).

November 3rd

Today we have more information regarding hobby modeling products that have been announced.  These items include:

  • Accurate Armour's 1/35 Daimler Dingo Crew Cover and Stowage Set (A152) for the Miniart Dingo series of kits, 1/35 Land Rover 15-Spoke Alloy Wheel Set (LRA008) and Land Rover 12-Spoke Wheel Set (LRA009);

  • Cyberhobby/Dragon Models 1/35 German 3t 4x2 Cargo Truck w/2cm FlaK Model Kit (6680);

  • Legend Productions 1/35 Maxx Pro MRAP Model kit (LF1235); and

  • Minor Models 1/35 Bantam BRC-40 Complete Update/Detail Set (VMD35003) and Bantam BRC-40 Jeep Workable Leaf Springs (VMD35004) for the Miniart Bantam series of kits.

November 2nd

Kinetic Model Kits (Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model) has sent us some 'test shot' photos of their upcoming INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC 1/35 M-ATV Model Kit (K61007).

October 28th

Patrick has added his full build review of the 1/72 ModellTrans Modellbau IDF Humvee Memugan Conversion (MT72212).

October 26th

Mark Holloway has found some more photos via the US Department of Defense.  These pics cover Desert Storm Era Iraqi Panhard AML-90 and EE-9 Mark IV Cascavel vehicles.

 

And one model hobby product has been announced by Djiti's Production, a 1/35 Hi-Lux Pick-Up Wheel Set (35026) for the Meng Model kit.

October 25th

Content Editor Dave has put together an article for our viewing titled, "The US Army T6, T7, T8, T9 & T10 Armored Cars of the 1920's & 1930's: How Do you tell them Apart?".  Enjoy!

October 24th

Echelon Fine Details has announced more decals for WFV's.  They are 1/35 "V150 Commando ACs of the World - Part 2" (D356116) and "124th Cavalry & 42nd Brigade M1117 ASV Guardians in Iraq" (D356123). 

October 21st

Chuck Aleshire has sent us some detail photos of a HMMWV Door with LTAS B-Kit armor.  Please note: This entry has been corrected as of the intiial posting as we incorrectly classified the armor as FRAG 5.  Thanks to Joe Trevithick for the info! 

October 20th

Dave has found more photos of the Boxer MRAV via the US Army. 

October 16th

Dick Taylor is back with more photos for WW: this time of the Saracen APC.

 

Interested in even more hobby product announcements?  Well, here you are:  1/35 Armo's WW2 German Armored Car on GAZ-AAA Chassis Conversion (35554) for the Zvezda model kit and Pro Art Model's 1/35 M1078 LMTV Special Forces "War Pig" Conversion/Detail Set (PAU-35043) for Trumpeter's LMTV Model Kit (1004)

October 12th

Today's addition to the site are vehicle indices of the BTR-40 armored scout car and the BTR-40A fire support vehicle.

 

And once again, more modeling products have been announced by Eduard, including the 1/35 152mm ShkH vz.77 DANA Interior Detail Set (36179), DANA Interior Detail Set (36180), DANA Tool Box Set (36187) and M3A1 Scout Car (36181) all for the applicable Hobby Boss model kits. 

October 11th

Content Editor Dave has found some unusual US War Department Technical Manuals for the site; one covering the T17 Deerhound Armored Car and the other covering the GERMAN Kubelwagen.  Yes, you read it correctly, an official WWII Era US Government TM on the Kubel. 

 

And, there are yet more hobby modeling products that were announced including Passion Models' 1/35 Sdkfz 232 8-Wheeled Armored Car Detail Set (P35-070) for the Tamiya kit and the Voyager Model's 1/35 USMC M1134 ATGM Stryker Detail Set :With Slat Armor (PE35421) for the AFV Club kit.

October 10th

The Armored Modeling and Preservation Society's AMPS-Central Virginia Chapter has undertaken a "Group Build" of the 1/35 Tamiya M8 Greyhound Armored Car model kit.  Check out their progress here.  Keep checking back at their site and as well as here at WW to monitor their progress!

 

Also, Model Miniature has announced even more hobby modeling products.  They are the 1/72 WC-62 Dodge 6x6 1 1/2 Ton Truck kit (MM-R031), 1/72 Unimog UR-416 (PLO) APC kit (MM-R049), 1/72 IDF Hamer (HMMWV) Memugan Decals (MM-D001) and 1/35 IDF Hamer Memugan Decals (MM-D002). 

October 5th

Ian Young of Military Machines International Magazine has some more photos for us, these covering the Chenowth Fast Attack Vehicle.

 

Also, we have another big load of modeling products that have been announced.  These include the following items:  

  • DEF Model's 1/35 KM900 South Korean LAV/Italian Fiat 6614 Model Kit (DK35002), Stryker/LAV-III Sagged Wheel Set (DW35010), LAV-25 SLEP Sagged Wheel Set (DW35011) for the Trumpeter kit, B1 "Centauro" Sagged Wheel Set (DW35012) for the Trumpeter kit, JGSDF LAV 4x4 Sagged Wheel Set (DW35014) for the Tamiya kit, Boxer MRAV Sagged Wheel Set (DW35015) for the Hobby Boss kit, JGSDF Type 96 WAPC Sagged Wheel Set (DW35016) for the Hobby Boss kit and Schwimmwagen Wide Wheel Set (DW30001) for the Tamiya kit;

  • LM Decals' 1/35 markings sets "The Mercedes 240GD in Hellenic Service" (LM 35001) and "Willys MB Jeep, Dodge WC 51/52 3/4 ton Truck, and Dodge WC 54 Ambulance in Hellenic Service" (LM 35006); and
  • Miniarm's 1/35 BTR-60P Road Wheel Set (B35061) for the Trumpeter Kit and 1/35 BRDM-1 Road Wheel Set (B35062) for the Eastern Express Kit.
September 29th

A couple more photos from Luis today in the form of some Mercedes-Benz "G-Wagen" pics.

 

And, once again yet MORE hobby modeling product announcements have been made by Best Value Models (related to ADV/Azimut) with their model kit of the 1/35 KFZ 2 Stoewer w/zwillingsockel 36 (35085) modified from the ICM Stoewer model, Capricorn Publications new book titled "Army Wheels In Detail: GM C15TA Armoured Truck-Canadian Military Pattern"  (AW09), and finally SKP Models' 1/35 GAZ-69 Road Wheels-6.50x16 (SKP145) for the Bronco Models/ SKP Model series of kits.

September 28th

Luis has some more photos for us, this time of Hungarian and Ukrainian BTR-80 APC's.

 

Lastly, ET Model has announced more WFV related 1/35 hobby products including, Defender XD ‘Wolf’ W.M.I.K Detail Set (E35-109) and  Defender XD 'Wolf' W.M.I.K Weighted G90 Road Wheel Set -Type1 (ER35-019), both for the HobbyBoss Land Rover kit and USMC LAV-25 SLEP Basic Detail Set (35-105) for Trumpeter Kit #1513.

September 27th

Today, we have more Eastern European equipment highlighted courtesy of Spanish Correspondent, Luis Pitarch.  We've added photos (and new vehicle index) of the BTR-80A IFV/APC.

September 26th

While we're on Soviet subjects, we've finally filled a huge hole at WW, with the addition of a vehicle index for the BTR-80 APC.

September 22nd

We have more photos via Rob; today's installment being pics (with new vehicle index) of the BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela/SA-9 Gaskin SAM System Vehicle.

 

And finally more modeling products have been announced including Perfect Scale Modelbau's "Stryker In Germany" Reference DVD (DVD004) and SKP Models 1/35 Jeep Lense and Tailight Set (SKP141) for the Tamiya Model Kit.

September 20th

Rob van Kan is back with some photos (with new vehicle index) of the FUG/OT-65 Scout Car.

September 19th

Warpaint Book Series author Dick Taylor has provided us with some great photos of his time serving in the British Military during the 1970's and 1980's.  The photos include coverage of the Ferret Mark 1, Ferret Mark 2 scout cars, the Saladin Armored Car, and the Saracen APC and Saracen Regimental Armoured Command Vehicle.

September 18th

We've put up the last of the "Holabird" vehicle information and photos we have, today's installment being the T6 Armored Car.

 

And, once more we have some hobby modeling products announced including Meng Model's 1/35 4 x 4 Pickup Model Kit (VS-002) and SKP Model's 1/35 M1114 HMMWV FRAG 5 Detail Set (SKP105) for the Bronco Models series of up-armored Humvees.

September 17th

Spurred on by receiving more great pics via Mark, we've completed another "Holabird" vehicle index, this one being of the T8 Armored Car.

 

In addition, Patrick has bought a new book that he thinks anyone interested in British vehicles should be aware of.  It is published by MMP  Books and titled "Warpaint: Colours and Markings of British Army Vehicles 1903-2003 (Volume 3)" .  It is written by prolific author Dick Taylor and is a 'must have' reference for us "Anglophiles" (As well as are the previous Volumes 1 and 2 of his "Warpaint" series). 

 

Although the main topic of the book is obviously not Armored Cars, there are a LOT of AC's covered in this book.  In fact, Dick was a commander of a Saladin Armored Car in his earlier days and presents some of his personal photos in the book.   If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy directly from Dick, you can contact him via his email.

September 16th

Mark Holloway is back with some photos he discovered (source: US Library of Congress) of the India Pattern Carrier (Wheeled).

September 15th

Today we have a couple photos of the BRDM-2 Armored Car courtesy of Rob van Kan.

 

Also, once again we have news of more hobby modeling products being announced, this time by PH Designs' (new company)  Detail Set for the Hobby Boss 1/35 Landrover WMIK (PH35WMIK1).

September 13th

Mark Holloway has sent us some more photos (vehicle index created as well), this time of the Trackless Tank.

 

Also, Minor Model has announced the release of another one of their exquisite aftermarket products, this time a "Basic" detail set for the 1/35 Miniart BRC-40 Bantam Jeep Series (VMD35002).

September 11th

Italian correspondent Rob van Kan is back with some photos of the BA-64B armored car and the "Dana" 152mm SPG.

 

Also, Panzer Tracts has announced another book on WWII German armored cars titled, "Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Sd.Kfz.231, 232, and 233) and Panzerfunkwagen (Sd.Kfz.263)" (No. 13-2)

September 8th

Today we have more photos courtesy of Ron, these covering the Belgian FN 4RM/62F armored car.

 

Also, we just got word from Kit Form Services that they've released their 1/24 Ferret Mark 2/3 armored car model kit (TQ-FV-1701).

September 7th

Belgian correspondent Ron Bollen has sent us almost 50 photos of the AEC Mark 2 Armored Car.

 

And again we have more hobby model kits announced by MK Models, including a 1/35 Toyota HI LUX II SCV Pick Up (MKF3031), IVECO "Panther" MLV (MKF3032) and IVECO "Panther" CLV (MKF3034).

September 2nd

Although Dave and Pat try to keep things organized, sometimes things go "missing".  But, sometimes we find those things and to today is one of those days; we're posting some photos courtesy of John Charvat of an M998 Humvee with HaRD Armor kit and Airco A/C unit.  Our apologies to JC for the delay!

 

And lastly, Model Miniature of France continues to pump out more 1/72 products, recently announcing another M-325 "Nun Nun" model kit with ZPU-1 14.5mm Anti-Aircraft gun (MM-R040) and a set of decals also for the M325 Nun Nun (MM-D004).

September 1st

Spurred on by another photo via Mark Holloway, we've updated our T4 Armored Car index page into the new T4/M1 Armored Car index, which includes a new M1 AC data sheet and many photos of both the T4 and M1.

 

Also, we have another WFV reference announced by Service Publications titled, "The Otter Reconnaissance Car in Canadian Service", authored by Robert Lucy.

August 25th

Joel Gewirtz has submitted some pics of a 2-doored, soft-topped M998 HMMWV.  Also, we have added an Oshkosh Defense sales brochure for the M-ATV.

 

Also, here are a more hobby modeling products that have been announced including Mouse House Enterprise's 1/35 Phase III ASLAV Recovery Vehicle Conversion (with Type 3 hull) (MA132) for the Trumpeter LAV-R Model Kit and Voyager Model's impressive list of 1/35 goodies.  They are:

 

Modern German Boxer MRAV Detail Set (PE35441) for the Hobby Boss Kit;
Modern USMC M1151 Humvee Detail Set (PE35422) For the Academy M1151 kit;

Modern US Humvee ECM Antenna Set: Type 2 (PEA260);

 US Army HMMWV Blue Force Tracker & SincGar Unit  (PEA259), both for any HMMWV project;

Modern US Stryker Family Rhino Anti IED Device/VHF/UHF (PEA256) for any Stryker kit;

 Modern US Stryker M1134 Blast Shield (PEA255) For the Afv Club M1134 ATGM kit;

Modern 152mm ShkH DANA vz.77 Detail Set (PE35435);

 Modern 152mm ShkH DANA vz.77 Ammo Bin Set (E35436); and

 Czech Republic 152mm ShkH vz.77 DANA Weighted Road Wheels (PEA261), all three for the Hobby Boss Kit.

August 24th

Mark Holloway has sent us some unique Armored Car/ WFV photos that he obtained via the US Army; these include pics of the M3A1 (Early) Scout Car, T7 Armored Car, T7 Scout car and XM-808 Twister.

August 23rd

Today, we have some more information from Model Miniature on some new 1/72 model kits they're coming out with, including:

 

Land Rover (Series III?) with 106mm M40 Recoilless Gun: Figure included (MM-R065) 

Land Rover (Series III?) with 12.7mm DSKA : Figure included (MM-R066) 

M-38 Jeep with 106mm M40 Recoilless Gun: decals included  (MM-R042) 

M-38 Jeep (Israeli): decals included (MM-R043) 

 

Also, the following new model kits by MM  are in their "Wargame" Series (Easy Assembly with 5 parts):

Staghound AEC Armored Car (MM-W004) 

Staghound AEC Armored Car (2 kit pack) (MM-W003) 

Staghound AEC & Staghound "Crusader" Armored Cars (1 of each kit) (MM-W005)

August 20th Chun Hsu has sent us photos of Taiwanese Marines HMMWV's.

Also, Robert Skipper has released a new Photo CD Reference about the RG-31 Nyala/Charger and M-ATV US Vehicles.  I've gotten it already and I have to say it lives up to Robert's earlier releases.  To order it, contact Robert directly at eighteenbravo2003@yahoo.com.
August 19th Echelon Fine Details has announced more decals for WFV's.  These are 1/35 Field Fabricated Armor Plating Markings - Large Alphanumerics  (D356118) and Small Alphanumerics (D356119). Specifically, they replicate the stenciling seen on Hardox applicque armor ("Hillbilly Armor") used right after the 2003 invastion of Iraq.
August 18th

New Contributor Dave Page has sent us photos of his Dingo Mark III Scout Car.

 

Also, Wind Mark has announced some new 1/35 hobby modeling products including their M1151 HMMWV Suspension Conversion Set (WF306) and M1151 HMMWV Bonnet & Radiator Grille Set (WF307), most likely for the Academy M1151 Model kit.

August 17th

Today we have some VERY interesting photos via Ian Young, Editor of Military Machines International Magazine: The Glover-Webb Armoured Personnel Carrier (which little is known).

August 16th

  We've received info and photos from WW Sponsor AFV Club/Hobby Fan about two newer product releases:

 

  1/35 HMMWV Recon 1 Conversion Kit (HF069) and

  1/35 HMMWV Recon 2 Conversion Kit (HF070), both for the  M998/M1025 chassised Academy Kits.

August 15th

Brent is back with more HMMWV photos, today it being the M1152A1 Shop, Equipment Contact Maintenance (SECM) Shelter Body & with B2 Armor Kit.

August 14th

Brent Sauer Editor of HMMWV in Scale has sent us more photos, this time of the XM-1167 ITAS/TOW Missile Carrier.

 

Also, one more hobby modeling product by Panzer Art has been announced: a 1/35 Boxer MRAV Wheel Set (RE35-061) for the Hobby Boss model kit.

August 12th

If you're a fan of the Landy, this next site addition may be interesting to you.  Friend and long-time supporter of WW, The Shorland Site Editor, Clive Elliott, has sent us some detail photos of the Land Rover Defender XD "Wolf" frame/suspension.

August 11th We have a HUGE addition of Land Rover "Tangi" photos courtesy of "Spit".

And, here's a link to a new modeling website by longtime WW supporter George Moore: Triple M: Moore's Military Models, which I've also added in our "links" section.
August 10th When Patrick was gone on vacation, a whole slew of hobby model products were announced.  Here they are in all their glory!

New Company Armor Evolution's 1/35 Humvee IBIS Tek bumper (AE009) for the Tamiya and Academy kits; Legend Productions 1/35 SAS Jeep Wheel Set (LF1232) and SAS Jeep Conversion Set: For Two Vehicles (LF1233), presumably for the Tamiya kit???; Another new company Panda Hobby's 1/35 M-ATV Model Kit (PH35001) - Totally different from the model announced by Kinetic Model Kit and Revell of Germany's 1/35 GTK Boxer Model Kit  -GTFz (03093).

August 9th
More Great news from AFV Club (WW Sponsor).  They've just announced they will also be releasing a NEW TOOLED 1/35 Sdkfz 232 (FU) Radio Equipped 8-Wheeled Armored Car: Early Version (AF35232).
August 7th Today we have a small number of unique photos for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Paul C. of Great Britain: period pics of a PA-2 "Turtle" armored car; and via Belgian correspondent William Testaert: one pic each of the M-ATV and YP-408 APC
August 6th Sorry for the lack of updates this past week; Patrick was on vacation/holiday with the family and has only just returned.

Anyway, a LOT has happened in Pat's absense, inlcluding the announcement by Kinetic Model Kits (Owned by WW sponsor, Lucky Model) of an INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC 1/35 M-ATV Model Kit (K61007).  To view CAD Illustrations of this welcomed beastie, click here.
July 28th We have an addition from yet another New WW contributor.  This time it's Von L. who has sent us some photos of the Peacekeeper APC, as well as some photos of his 1/72 PK Models Peacekeeper APC Kit.

And, lastly, more hobby modeling products have been announced by Bronco Models: including a 1/35 Humber Mark II Armoured Car (CB35085) and a couple more 1/48 versions of the Staghound including the Anti-Aircraft Vehicle (ZB48002) and Canadian Stag I with 60lb Rockets (ZB48003).
July 27th New WW contributor, "Spit" has sent us some photos of of his 1/24 RUC Land Rover "Tangi" Evidence Gathering Vehicle model.
July 26th   Big news!! AFV Club (WW Sponsor) is releasing a NEW TOOLED 1/35 Sdkfz 231 8-Wheeled Armored Car: Early Version (AF35231).  No release date or other information is available yet.  However, as soon as we can, we'll post the news.
July 24th Today we have photos and (a vehicle index) of the VBCI Infantry Fighting Vehicle courtesy of Neil.

Also, yet one more hobby modeling product has been announced by SKP Model: a 1/35 LAV Lense and Tailight Set (SKP 128) for the Trumpeter series of kits.
July 22nd We have three batches of Centauro photos, courtesy of Neil (again).  The photos are of the Centauro Tank Destroyer, Centauro Freccia APC and the Centauro Freccia ATGW Carrier.
July 21st John Staehle is back with some photos of his SAS Jeep/LRDG Chevey Truck Desert Diorama.

And lastly, a couple more hobby modelling products have been announced including Black Dog's 1/35 Canadian LAV III Lorit Accessories Set (T35053) for the Trumpeter  kit, the Voyager 1/35 Detail Set for the Hobbyboss BJ2922JC YongShi SUV Model (PE35429) and the stunner.... Bronco Models INJECTION MOLDED PLASTIC 1/35 Buffalo MPCV (CB35100).
July 19th Our site addition today is Joel Gewirtz's Review of the 1/72 ModellTrans M1133 Stryker Medical Evacuation Vehicle Conversion, using the Academy M1126 Stryker ICV base kit.
July 18th With the one day "lull", we're back to Neil's photos again in the form of the Dingo 2 All-Protected Vehicle.
July 17th Today, courtesy of Fridenson Engineering, Ltd, we have information and photos of their Wolf 2  1/4 Ton 4x4 Multipurpose Vehicle.
July 16th We have some additional photos via Neil Baumgardner; today's addition including a small number of Aussie Bushmaster IMV and French Caesar 155mm SPG pics.
July 15th Our addition for the day is a vehicle index and photos of the RG-35 Mine Protected Vehicle.

Again, one more aftermarket model item has been announced by Minor Model, a 1/35 M38A1 Jeep Workable Leaf Springs Set (VMD35010) for the AFV Club/Skybow  M38A1 and M38A1c model kits. 
July 14th Today's installment is two info sheets from Denel Land Systems S.A. on the Rooikat 76 and 105 armored cars.

Also, one more "interesting" model kit has been announced: a 1/35 Land Rover US Ranger Special Operations Vehicle (R-SOV) with Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher (82449) by Hobbyboss.
July 13th Neil Baumgardner is also back with photos of the French AMX-10RC Recon Vehicle.
July 12th Holy Land Correspondent Bob Goldman is back with photos of a PLO "Clone" UR-416 APC.

Also, one more hobby modeling product has been announced: a 1/35 Dragon/Cyberhobby SAS 4x4 Desert Raider Jeep w/.50cal M2 Machine Gun (6681).  FYI, Cyberhobby kits are usually limited production, so if you want one of these kits, you should probably buy it sooner rather than later.
July 11th Content Editor Dave has gotten us more photos of an Early M706 Commando Armored Car.
July 10th Ian Young is back with photos of the British Husky Medium Tactical Supply Vehicle.

Also, we have yet again a couple Hobby Modeling Products coming out including a 1/35 GAZ-69 Lense and tailight set (SKP 131) for the Bronco/SKP Model Kit by SKP Model  and Wings and Wheels Publications (WWP) has announced they are releasing a revised and extended copy of the book "Stryker Part 1: In Detail" (G017).
July 8th Today's addition is a vehicle index and photos of the AEC Dorchester Armored Command Vehicle.
July 7th While we're on the subject of MRAP vehicles, frequent WW contributor Joe Trevithick, has sent us a document titled "Handbook: MRAP Vehicles - Tactics, Techniques and Procedures" (PDF) produced by the US Army's Combined Arms Center.  Please Note:  Although the document references "Use by official personnel only", the document was legitimately obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.

And lastly, we have news of yet another hobby modeling product being released, a 1/48 Staghound Mark III Armored Car Model Kit (ZB48001) by Bronco Models; their first foray into the quarter scale market.
July 5th Content Editor Dave has forwarded a copy of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Presentation (PDF) produced by the US Department of Defense's Joint Program Office - MRAP.

And, once again, there are a few more hobby modeling products coming out including Archer Fine Transfers'  1/35 White Scout Car Instruments and Placards Decal Set (AR35354) for the Hobby Boss M3A1 model kit, as well as a few more "Photo Reference CD's for Modellers" by PanzerShop covering the Romanian ARO M461 Military Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle (PS-CD08), RM-70 Self-Propelled Multiple Rocket Launcher (PS-CD11) & IVECO LMV Light Armored Vehicle (PS-CD13).
July 3rd Frequent WW contributor Neil Baumgardner, has provided us with a couple photos each of the Cheetah 4x4 Mine Protected APC and Panhard M3 APC.

Also, another interesting product has been announced by new company, Meng Model; a 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic kit of a "Technical" Pick up with ZPU-1 14.5mm Anti-Aircraft Cannon (VS-001).
July 1st Ian Young of MMI Magazine is back with photos (and vehicle index) of the Foxhound Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle.
June 30th Via Content Editor Dave, we have an AM General sales brochure for the M998A2 HMMWV, which you can find on the vehicle index.

Also, once again we have a fairly large listing of hobby modeling products being announced.  These products include the following model kits/accessories:

Gaso.Line's
1/48 Sd.Kfz.234/3 75mm L/24 Conversion (GAS48102) and 1/48 Sd.Kfz.234/4 75mm PaK40 Conversion (GAS48103), both for the Italeri  "Puma" kit, as well as their 1/48 full resin model Kit of the GIAT/Nexter Caesar 155mm Self-Propelled Gun (GAS50208);

Minor Model's 1/35 Dodge WC-58 Conversion (including SCR-193 radio set with cabinet) (VMT35004) and Dodge WC-58 Conversion and Accessory Set (including set VMT35004 as well as WC-57 Accessory Set-AVM35006) (GM35008) both for the AFV Club/Skybow Dodge WC-57 Model Kit;

Model Miniature's
1/72 Iraqi Cougar (Badger) ILAV 4x4 MRAP Model Kit (MM-R032) and their Wargame Series 1/72 "Staghound Crusader" Model Kit(s) [(MM-W001 and MM-W002)-Which Includes 2 kits)].

SKP Model  1/35 M1117 Guardian ASV Lenses and Tailights (SKP 124).

Also, Wings and Wheels Publications (WWP) has announced the following books: "Bantam Jeeps: In Detail" (R059) and "Humber Mk.IV & CMP Fox In detail" (R063).
June 28th Today, we have more photos courtesy of Neil Baumgardner, including the VW Iltis Utility Vehicle and the V100 Commando in Police Service.
June 26th

Sorry for the time lapse since last posting any info/photos, but Editor Pat was on Vacation (AKA "Holiday) with the family until yesterday.  Anyway, here are a few new pics of the M151 Armored Mutt and one pic of an Aussie Land Rover Wolf SASLR vehicle, via content Editor Dave.

And, once again, we have more hobby modeling product announcements including: Armorscale's 1/35 M8 Greyhound Road Wheels with Chains (R35-080), 90mm Mecar Early Gun Barrel (K35-006) and Road Wheel Set (R35-079), both for the HobbyBoss LAV-150 model kits; and

Voyager's 1/35 WWII U.S. Jeep Willys MB detail set w/Add-on Armour (PE35195) for the newer tooled Tamiya kit.

June 18th

And now, we have Jackal 2 4x4 SRV pics via Ian...

June 17th

We've got more photos courtesy of Ian again; this time pics of the Supacat HMT 400 (Pre-Production Jackal) and Jackal 1 4x4 SRV.

June 16th

Today's installment is courtesy of prolific WW supporter Ian Young, Editor of Military Machines International Magazine.   Ian's Photos are of the (US) Ranger Special Operations Vehicle (RSOV), based on the Land Rover Defender Chassis.

Also, even more model hobby products have been announced.  The products are:

Blast Models' 1/35 VAB New Generation II APC (without Turret) Update Set/Conversion (BL35006K),  VAB New Generation II APC (with 12.7mm Turret) Update Set/Conversion ( BL35006KB) and VAB XML Tires (with Special Rims) (BL35170K) - all for the Heller VAB 4x4 APC;

E.T. Model's 1/35 Humvee Blue Force Tracker/ Sincgar Communications Set (E35-078);

Hauler's 1/35 Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma Detail Set (HLU35039) and Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma engine grill detail set (HLU35040) - both for the Italeri  kit; and

Legend Production's 1/35 M1151 HMMWV Detail set (LF1227) for the Academy Model kit, Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Aggressive Tread Pattern (LF1228) and Standard Tread pattern (LF1229) Wheel sets and Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Detail set (LF1230), the last for the Hobby Boss kit.

June 9th

Yes, we have more photos from Luis.  Today's selection are of the Type 6614 and the UR-416 APC's.

June 8th

Luis is back again, but this time with photos of the Spanish VRC-105 Centauro.

Also, one other Hobby Modeling product has been announced by SKP Model, their 1/35 Stryker Light Lense Set (SKP116) for all AFV Club and Trumpeter Models.

June 4th

Wait!  Just when you think Luis has finished with his photos, he has come back with more: Today we present photos of some early BMR-600 APC's (Circa 1980 and late 1990's).

June 3rd

We now have photos on WW of the BMR-EOD Vehicle, again courtesy of Luis.

June 2nd

Remember yesterday when I said that we've rounded out our selection of Spanish vehicles?  Well, I was wrong as Luis just sent me a whole bunch of new ones!  Today, we have more versions of the BMR-600 APC, including the Ambulance, Anti-Tank Vehicle and Mortar Carrier.

Also, a couple more model hobby products have been announced including the "normal" (without clear parts) 1/35 Bronco Models' Humber Mark IV Armored Car (CB35081) and a product from a new company, Wind Mark: a 1/35 Humvee Stowage Set (WF305).

June 1st

To round out our new Spanish vehicle frenzy, we have photos (and vehicle index) of the BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, again courtesy of Luis.

May 31st

New WW contributor, Luis Pitarch has sent us photos (and vehicle index created) of the Spanish VEC-M1 Cavalry Scout Vehicle.          

May 22nd

Neil Baumgardner is back with some photos of the Dingo Mark III Scout Car.

Also, more hobby modeling products have been announced.  They include the following items:

ET Model's 1/35 Czech Republic 152mm ShkH vz.77 DANA Detail Set (E35-083) for the Hobbyboss Model kit;  

DEF.Model's (New South Korean Company) impressive listing of new 1/35 wheel sets M1151 HMMWV MT/R Sagged Wheel set for the Academy Kit (DW35002 ), M1114 HMMWV MT Sagged Wheel set for Bronco and Tamiya kits (DW35003), M997/M1046 HMMWV R/T II Sagged Wheel set for the Tamiya kits (DW35004), ShKH DANA Vz.77 MP913 (DW35005) and MP914 (SW35006) Sagged Wheel sets for Hobbyboss kit and Land Rover Wolf 'W.M.I.K' G90 (DW35007) and Mich.235 (DW35008) Sagged Wheel sets for Hobbyboss Landy kit as well; and

finally Minor Model's listing of Jeep Sets in both 1/35 (For all Jeep Kits) and 1/48 (for the Hasegawa kit) 1/35 Snow plow for WWII Jeep (AVM35007), Tire chains for WWII Jeep (AVM35008), 1/48 Snow plow for WWII Jeep (AVM48000), Tire chains for WWII Jeep (AVM48001), Armor Parts for the WWII 1/4 ton 4x4 truck (AVM48002) and WWII 1/4 ton 4x4 truck field accessories (AVM48003).                        

May 19th

New WW contributor Jeroen Visschers of the Netherlands has sent us a few photos of the Schwimmwagen and M38A1 Jeep.

May 16th

Today's addition are photos and vehicle index of the GAZ-69 (2P26) Anti-Tank Vehicle, courtesy of Rob Goldman.

May 15th

It's Shorland Sunday, with the Shorland S55 APV; again courtesy of Clive.

May 13th

We're on a Shorland roll! Clive has provided more info for us to post, this time on the Shorland SB 401 APV.

May 12th

Today we have information and photos of the Shorland SB 301 APV, courtesy of long time supporter Clive Elliott, Editor of The Shorland Site.

Finally, Toro Model  has announced a set of 1/35 decals: "152mm ShKH DANA in Polish Service" (TM35D07).

May 11th

We got an unexpected surprise in our email inbox today.  Rob Goldman is back again with more photos of the IDF HMMWV "Rakoun" Surveillance/Recon Vehicle. 

May 7th Commander Models, Inc has cleared us to post some new model kit info that will be of interest to you "Wheelies".  Due out in Fall they'll be releasing 1/35 model kits of the M2A1/M3 Scout Car and T5E1/M2 4.2" Mortar Carrier!  Stay tuned for more info here, including some "sprue shots" (parts photographs) of the M2A1/M3 SC.
May 4th

Today we have Rob's final installment of Sandwich Trucks photos. 

May 3rd

You want more photos of IDF Sandwich Trucks ?  Ok, we have more from Rob; again.

Also, Model Miniature of France has announced more upcoming 1/72 kits including,: a M151A2 Mutt (MM-R024) Utilty Vehicle and M38A1 Jeep (Lebanese Civil War) (MM-R025).

May 1st

Today, we have more Sandwich Trucks photos from Rob.

Also, there are more hobby Modeling products that have been announced including:

Bronco Models 1/35 GAZ-69 Anti-Tank Vehicle 2P26 'Baby Carriage' Model Kit (CB35099);

Kit Form Services 1/24 Ferret 2/3 Armored Car (TQ-FV1701) and 1/24 Austin Champ Cargo/FFR Utility Vehicle (TQ-FV1801) Model Kits; and

Perfect Scale Modellbau's 1/35 HMMWV S250 Shelter Conversion Set (35075).

April 29th

Israeli Correspondent Bob Goldman, has provided us with more interesting vehicle photos including the IDF Jeep and Sandwich Armored Bus.

April 27

Courtesy of Ron Bollen (Editor of the model club website Modelbouw Leuven), we have more photos of the Belgian IVECO MPPV.

Echelon Fine Details has also announced more new products for WFV's.  They are 1/35 "Bulgarian M1117 ASV Guardians In Afghanistan" Decal Set (D356115) and 1/35 M1114 HMMWV Mirror Set (M357143) for the Bronco Model Kits.

April 26th A vehicle index and photos of the Commando Scout have been put up today.
April 25th Today, we've put up Joel's last photos (for now) of the Leyland ALV (Modified) Armored Car and Marmon-Herrington Mark IV armored recon car.
April 24th Another AMPS-Chicagoland brother of Patrick, Joel Gewirtz, has sent us some photos of the Peerless 1919 Armored Car and Crossley-Chevrolet M1939 Indian Pattern Armored Car.
April 23rd Finally, we've been able to put up photos of the 2011 Armor Modeling and Preservation Sociiety's International Show & Contest, which took place in Fredricksburg, Virginia USA, April 8-9th. The photos are courtesy of "Capn' " Ron Damratowski of AMPS-Chicagoland.
April 22nd And, another model kit (and build notes) from Al; a 1/35 Accurate Armour Fox CVR(W) Fox Armored Car.
April 21st Good friend of WW, Al Crawford, has sent us photos (and some build notes) of his 1/35 Accurate Armour Ferret 5 with Swingfire Missiles.
April 20th Ian Young has come through again with more photos, including the Dingo 6x4 ATV and the Whippet Logistics ATV.

And yet again there are a ton of model hobby products that have been announced, including:

Gaso.Line's 1/48 GMC 40 mm Bofors Conversion (GAS48054K) for the Tamiya kit, Sd.Kfz.234 Series Upgrade set (GAS48097K) and Sd.Kfz.234/1 20mm FlaK38 Conversion (GAS48098), both for the Italeri  Model kit;

Legend Productions
1/35 LAV25 Stowage set II (LF1224),  Stryker Driver's Compartment set (LF1225) for the AFV Club Stryker Series and Land Rover Wolf W.M.I.K Stowage set (LF1226) for the HobbyBoss kit;

Panzer Art's
1/35 HUMVEE Road Wheel Set with Spare (RE35-075);

SKP Models 1/35 HMMWV Light Lenses (SKP122) for the Bronco and Tamiya kits; and

The following 1/35 items by Voyager Models:
-
USMC LAV-25 SLEP (Serivce Life Extension Program) Detail Set (PE35402) For Trumpeter kit 01513
- US LAV-25 ECM Telescopic Antenna (PEA242)
- USMC LAV-25 Family Road Wheels (Wide Size) (PEA243) for the Trumpeter kit
- USMC LAV-25 Turret Blast Shield (PEA249) for the Trumpeter kit
- USMC LAV-25-SLEP Exhaust Cover (PEA250) for the Trumpeter kit
- HUMVEE/DUMVEE Family Super Swamper wheels w/spare (PEA245)
- HUMVEE Electronic Antenna Set (PEA253)
- HUMVEE Telescopic ECM Antenna set (PEA254)
April 19th Today we have more photos (and a vehicle index) for the Springer/Terrier Logistic Platform series of vehicles, courtesy of Ian Young.
April 17th Courtesy of Rob Goldman, we have a small scattering of photos from Israel, including a Ferret 2 or 2/3, Marmon Herrington Mark IV and M38A1C Recoilless Rifle Jeep.
April 16th Generally, when we make slight changes or additions 'behind the scenes', we usually don't make any announcements to you, our loval visitors.  After all, those changes aren't usually that exciting.  However, the past couple days we've made a LARGE number of additions to our printed vehicle reference sections in some 70+ vehicle indices.  These additions are mostly applicable articles from the wonderful magazine, Military Machines International, edited by WW friend Ian Young. So, if you've not visited your favorite "wheelie" index in awhile, check it out.  You may find new additions there.

Also, we have a few more hobby model anouncements again; including the 1/35 Miniman Factory SS-23 'Spider' -9K714 OKA Russian Missile Launcher Model Kit (MMF 35014) and 1/48 Tamiya Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Armored Car Model Kit (37010). 

Finally, ET Model  has annoucend the following staggering number of upgrades and accessory sets for the 1/35 Bronco Models Uparmored M1114 HMMWV Model kits:
-
US Army M1114 Humvee Basic Detail Set (E35-074)
- US Army M1114 Humvee Gunner Protection Kit (E35-075)
- US Army M1114 Humvee High Back Seats (E35-076)
- US Army M1114 Humvee Smoke Dischargers (E35-077)
- US Army M1114 Humvee Interim Add-On Armour (E35-079)
- US Army Humvee Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-015)

And the following sets for all 1/35 HMMWV model kits:
- US Army Humvee CIP (EA35-050)
- US Army Humvee MK.19 Grenade Launcher Weapon Set (EA35-051)
- US Army Humvee M2HB .50 cal HMG Weapon Set  (EA35-052)
April 14th Today, we have more photos to present, courtesy of Brent Sauer, Editor of HMMWV In Scale.  This installment is of the upgraded M1025R1 HMMWV Armament Carrier.
April 13th Yes, we have more photos from Neil today, including pics of the Ford/AAI Armored Recon Scout Vehicle and the C15TA Armored Truck.

Also, we have a couple more model hobby products that have been announced, including Azimut's 1/35 AVGP Cougar Late Update Set (35388) and 6x6 AVGP Front Spare Wheel Holder (35389), both for the Trumpeter kits and Djiti's Productions 1/35 VAB 4x4 APC Wheel Set (XML tires: Currently Used by French Army)  (35013).
April 12th We have a "two-fer" today; there's two new sets of photos of the USMC King Model E Armored Car, courtesy of Neil Baumgardner and Chuck Aleshire.
April 11th Yet more photos are available from Neil Baumgardner.  Today's addition are of a CVR(w) Fox Armored Car.
April 10th Neil Baumgardner is back with photos of the Ferret 1/1 and Ferret 1/2 armored cars.
April 8th We're happy to present photos (and vehicle index_ one of the craziest looking (and favorite) armored cars ever made: the Czech PA-2 "Zelva" (Turtle).
April 6th Today we've put up a new vehicle index for the Rhino Runner Armored Bus.
April 5th Belgian Correspondent Ron Bollen is back with photos of a Free French M3A1 Scout Car.
April 3rd Ley Reynolds of Platypus Publications has sent us an article titled "Daimler Dingos in the Malayan Emergency".
April 1st We are proud to announce we have a new sponsor as of today: Commander Models, Inc!   Commander's specializes in resin kits, including Armor, Ships and Sci-Fi.  Right now, they only have a few armored cars/wheeled fighting vehicles in their "stable", but I can say that they have some upcoming releases that will please us "wheelies".  Thanks to the folks at Commander's for sponsoring and WW and please support Commanders if you can!
March 29th Ian Young is back with more photos. Today's installment are of the RBY Mark 1 Recon Vehicle.
March 27th We've finally finished adding the "regular" Land Rover versions, by posting a vehicle index for the Land Rover Series I 4x4 Utility.

Also, more hobby modeling products have been announced including:

-  Azimut's 1/35 6x6 AVGP Early Wheel (35386) and 6x6 AVGP Late Wheel (XML tyre) (35387) sets, both for the upcoming Trumpeter AVGP series of model kits;

-  The Bodi's 1/35 Willys Jeep Top/Tarp (35037) and Willys Jeep Top/Tarp & Marking Mask set (35038), both for the Tamiya Model;

- Hauler's 1/48 BA-64A Armored Car Model Kit (HLS48011) and AB-43 Autoblinda Detail Set (HLX48313) For the Italeri  Model; and

- Panzer Tracts new book (No.13-1) Leichter Panzerspaehwagen (Sd.Kfz.221, 222, and 223) and Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen (Sd.Kfz.260 and 261).
March 25th Since we're on the topic of "Landys", we've put up photos and a vehicle index for the Land Rover Series II/IIA Utility Vehicle.
March 24th Today, we FINALLY have information available on one of Patrick's favorite Vehicles: The Land Rover Series II/IIA SAS "Pink Panther" Patrol Vehicle.  The photos are courtesy of Ian Young, Editor of Military Machines International Magazine.
March 21st Content Editor Dave Haugh has found some interesting photos of the M2 Scout Car to share.
March 17th Sean Lynch has provided more model photos, this time of his 1/35 Hobbyboss ZSL-92B IFV.
March 14th Fellow AMPS-Chicagoland member, Sean Lynch has provided some photos of his very nicely done 1/35 Trumpeter LAV III APC Model Kit.
March 13th Today we have photos of the BAE Wasp Recon vehicle courtesy of Marius again.

Also, we have two more websites added to our "Links" section; including Commander Models, Inc. and The Damiler Fighting Vehicles Project.

Finally, more model hobby items have been announced including: Black Dog's 1/35 US Jeep "Big" Accessories Set (T35044) and US Jeep Accessories Set (T35045); Leadwarrior's (Limited Edition) 1/35 Magirus ARW Mannschaftstransportwagen (LW35210); and Voyager Models 1/35 HUMVEE/DUMVEE O-GPK Conversion Set (PEA247).
March 12th Dutch Correspondent Erik Hendriks has sent us some VERY interesting and useful vehicle indices he created:  HMMWV Variants of the Israeli Defense Forces and Land Rover Defender Variants of the IDF.  Check these entires out in the vehicle indices indicated.
March 10th More photos via Marius van Aardt today: these of the Ratel 90 FSV and Ratel Command Vehicle.
March 9th Author Ralph Riccio has been busy as he's come out with yet another new book.  This one is called "AFV’s in Irish Service Since 1922: From the National Army to the Irish Defence Forces"; which Patrick has already reviewed.
March 7th Courtesy of Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers, we have photos of their Springbuck IV APC (with vehicle index).
March 5th Today, we have more photos from Marius, including pics of the Rooikat Armored Car and the Springbuck Six APC (with new vehicle index).
March 3rd Long time WW supporter, Marius van Aardt has sent us some photos of the M1117 Guardian ASV and MaxxPro MXT-MV.

Also, more hobby modeling products have been announced including a set of 1/35 Staghound Armored Car Wheels (RE35-006) from new Polish manufacturer Panzer Art as well as a 1/35 M6 37mm Gun Barrel (G35-040); which would be used with the Staghound 1 and M8 Greyhound by Orange Hobby.
March 1st We've finally reached the "end of an era" with this next posting of photos: John Charvat's pics of the M998 HMMWV with ASK and "Hillbilly" Armor. Hopefully, JC will be able to come up with more interesting WFV pics for WW in the future.
February 27th We're finally getting to the end of John Charvat's Hummer Photo Extravaganza.  But we still have more stuff to post including these photos of the M998 HMMWV with ASK Protection.
February 26th Today, we have something a bit different on menu: detail photos of the Mk 19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher as mounted on a HMMWV (which looks to be a 2-Door M998 version).  Again, these are courtesy of "Charvy".
February 25th Well, back to more HMMWV pics from John Charvat:  These of the M1025 Armament Carrier.
February 24th We've put up Patrick's review of Ralph Riccio's new book "Italian Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two".  Although there are (gasp) tanks covered in the book ,there is a large amount of content dedicated to Italian WFV's also. 
February 22nd Today, we've got more Humvee pics, but NOT from John Charvat.  These are actually from Keith Ross, and cover the M1113 ECV HMMWV with SECM Shelter Body and FRAG 2 Armor Kit.

Also, we have more 1/35 hobby modeling products announced by Voyager Models.  They are:

- Modern USMC HUMVEE M1114 Frag5 w/smoke discharger Conversion Set (PE35401) for Bronco Model's Kit #35080;

- Modern HUMVEE family bullet-proof door set (PEA246) for Tamiya or Bronco Model Kits;
- Modern M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle Rhino Anti IED Device set (PEA225) For Trumpeter Model's Kit #01541;and
- Modern USMC Rhino Anti IED Devices -2 sets (PEA240).
February 18th More "Charvat" pics again today.  We have photos of the M1113 ECV Humvee with Shelter Body.  Enjoy.

Also, we've put up a link to new Spanish Model company Minor in our "Links" section.
February 17th Today, we have even more HMMWV pics from John.  This installment includes photos of the M998 Hardtopped Humvee fitted with ASK protection.
February 16th Want more pics of uparmored HMMWV's?  Well, courtesy of John AGAIN, we have 'em for you.  This time we have photos of the US Air Force's M1116 Uparmored Humvee.
February 15th John Charvat has come up with more HMMWV photos, these of the M1114 Uparmored Hummer.

Echelon Fine Details has also announced some cool new decals for WFV's.  They are 1/35 "Field Fabricated Armor Plating Markings" (D356112).  Specifically, they replicate the stenciling seen on Hardox applicque armor ("Hillbilly Armor") used right after the 2003 invastion of Iraq.
February 14th Rob Teubert has sent in some photos of his 1/72 Retrokit White-Laffly 50AM Armored Car Model kit.

Also, a new model company from Spain called Minor has announced some interesting 1/35 Jeep aftermarket sets (Tamiya) including:

- Armoured U.S. WWII Jeep Conversion (VMT35008)
- Workable leaf springs for WWII Jeep (VMD35000)
- Stowage rack for WWII Jeep (AVM35002)
- SCR-193 U.S. WWII radio set for Jeep (AVM35005)
- SCR-510/620 U.S. WWII radio (AVM35003)

Also note that, Minor is also offering the products shown above in various combination sets as well.
February 11th More photos of HMMWV versions are now available via John Charvat.  Today, we have photos of the M966 TOW Carrier and M1036 TOW Carrier (With Winch).  Enjoy.
February 10th We have even more Dragoon material posted via Dave; Most notably a photo of the recovery variant. 
February 8th Today we've got a major overhaul of the Dragoon/AM 300 Series Vehicle Index.  Content Editor Dave, did additionalresearch on the vehicle and has found some interesting "new" info, as well as a bunch of photos and data sheets we can post. 
February 7th "Blackhand's" last submission for the time being are photos of the LAV-150S AFV and LAV-150ST AFV.
February 6th "Blackhand" has sent us more WFV's from the Philippines; Today's installment are photos of the Simba APC and LAV300 AFV.
February 4th Roger Greenaway is back with more Fuchs Photos; these of the German Army's NBC Detection Vehicle.
February 3rd Today, we have a very welcome addiiton to WW. Kevin Tucker has sent us an updated version of his "British Armored Car Vehicle Name/WD Serial Number Listing".  Not only does it have a LOT more information than our last version, but it is now available in Adobe PDF instead.  And another thanks to longtime friend, Al Crawford, for helping get the PDF created.  Thanks Kevin and Al!

Also, a couple more 1/48 modeling products have been announced by Gaso.Line Models; including a set of wheels for Italeri's Sdkfz 234/2 Puma (GAS48092) as well as a full model kit of the French MRAP Aravis (GAS50207K).
February 2nd Charvy's back with more M998 Cargo/Troop Carrier photos, including Humvees fitted with the Amtech Corporation MRC Hardtop.
February 1st Today starts a bit of Humvee Heaven.  John Charvat has provided us with more photos of the HMMWV series, starting with pics of the M998 HMMWV with HArD Armor Kit.  Based upon John's info/photos, we'v also set up a new vehicle index for the M998 Cargo/Troop Carrier.  More Hummer stuff to come in the days that follow!
January 31st Charvat is back at it once more with almost 150 photos of the M1200 Armored Knight Fire Control/Recon/Targeting Vehicle (A variant of the M1117).
January 30th Once again, we have more photos from John Charvat.  John's latest submission is 100+ pics of the M1117 Guardian ASV.

Also, one more stunning modeling model kit has been announced: Vajra Miniatures 1/35 M-ATV MRAP (FF35009).
January 29th Neil's latest submission are photos of the Dragoon Armored Vehicle.
January 27th Roger Greenaway has sent us some photos of the German Rheinmetall Duro IIIP Protected Military Tactical Vehicle.
January 26th Neil Baumgardner is back with more photos; this time he's given us pics of the XM808 "Twister"

PLEASE NOTE:  Originally, we also posted photos of what we thought were of the XM-1117 ASV (prototype of the M1117 Guardian ASV).  However, that was incorrect;  The photos are actually of the Dragoon Armored Vehicle (see above).  Thanks to Joe Trevithick for the correction!
January 23rd Today, we have 150 photos of the American M93 Fox NBC Detection Vehicle courtesy of John Charvat.
January 22nd New WW Contributer, Roger Greenaway has sent us some Fuchs Ambulance Photos for posting.

Also, more modeling products have been announced including Hussar's 1/35 Spahpanzer Luchs Early (35102) and Late (35103) wheel sets for the Revell of Germany model and a bunch of 1/35 sets by Voyager Models..  They are the Schwimwagen Detail Set (PE35220) for the newer tooled Tamiya  kit, Canadian LAV III TUA Detail Set (35399), Canadian LAV III Wheel Set (PEA229), Canadian LAV III Turret Weapon set (VBS0160), Australian ASLAV-25 Turret Weapon Set (VBS0161), and US LAV-25 Turret Weapon Set (VBS0162).
January 20th Marius van Aardt is back with some more interesting South African vehicle photos: today, we present his pics of the Bateleur MLRS.
January 18th John Charvat's next installment is 170+ photos of a Staghound Mark 1 armored car.

Also, another interesting "wheelie" book has been announced by Service Publications.  It is called "The Honest John In Canadian Service".
January 17th Well, it looks like we're on a HMMWV high, seeing that we have 140+ photos of the M1165A1 Humvee with B3 FRAG armor courtesy of John Charvat.

Also, Wings and Wheels Publications (WWP) has announced two more WFV related books including:  "Bantam Jeeps: In Detail" (R059) and "Humber Mark IV/CMP Fox: In Detail" (R063).
January 16th Brent Sauer is back with more photos of the M1152A1 HMMWV Cargo/Troop Carrier with B2 FRAG Armor.  And, remember, he's got another 200+ pics of this vehicle type at his site too, so check them out.
January 14th Chuck Aleshire, "Cruise Director" and fellow member of AMPS-Chicagoland (Patrick's Model Club), has sent us some photos of the FV604 Saracen Regimental Armoured Command Vehicle.

Also Kevin Ingraham has passed on a unique photo (from the Canadian Public Archives) to us showing Brigadier Rockingham's M8 Greyhound Command Vehicle during the Korean Conflict. 
January 13th New WW contributor Sean Hadfield, has sent us some photos of his 1/35 converted Academy M151A1C Armored Mutt.
January 12th Today, we have even more photos of the Dingo Scout Car Mark II.

And per Brent Sauer, Editor of HMMWV In Scale, another very interesting model kit has been announced by Academy: a 1/35 M1151 Expanded Capacity Armament Carrier HMMWV (13225).
January 11th Anthony Basso's last contribution (for now-hopefully) are some photos of the USMC LAV-25.

And finally, some additional modeling products have been announced by Hauler; including a 1/35 Jeep Detail set (HLU35036) and Jeep Storage Basket and Wire Cutter (HLU35037) as well as a 1/48 Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Detail Set (HLX48309) and Engine Grill Detail Set (HLX48310) for the upcoming 1/48 Italeri Puma (6601).
January 10th New WW Contributor, the US Marine Corps' Anthony Basso, has provided some photos of the M1126 Stryker ICV and the M-ATV MRAP.
January 9th Colin Patterson's final installment (for now) are photos of the Glover-Webb/Land Rover Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV). Additional photos of an Iraqi APV are also available courtesy of Ian Young, Editor of Military Machines International Magazine.
January 8th Steve Allen is back with photos of his 1/35 Miniart Daimler Dingo Mark 1b Scout Car model kit.

Also, another interesting hobby product has been announced by Bronco Models; They're releasing another 1/35 Hummer.  This one is an M1114 Up-Armored (Heavy) HA Tactical Vehicle (CB35092).
January 6th Colin's latest addition is of the Land Rover "Tangi" Armored Patrol Vehicle.
January 2nd Colin's second batch of photos are of the Saxon Ambulance and the Saxon "Patrol" APC.
January 1, 2011 First of all, Dave and Patrickwish all our WarWheels visitors, sponsors and supporters a Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2011.  Thank you very much for contributing to the success of WW!

Second, today's update is the start of a number of wonderful photos from new WW contributor, Colin Patterson.  Colin has started off the year great with photos of the Tavern Mark II APV

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