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May 2010

The primary German light armored car in World War II, the SdKfz 222 participated in all major actions with the German army.

By Jim Zeske
Published: March 17, 2010

Ausf F was the last major production variant of the Panzer II. More than 500 were built in 1941 and 1942 as reconnaissance tanks.

By John Plzak
Published: March 17, 2010

It’s not the Enterprise, but rather the NSEA Protector from the 1999 movie “Galaxy Quest.” Pegasus’ kit inculdes a detachable command ship secured with magnets.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: March 17, 2010

How quaint! Revell Germany’s fully detailed Trabant captures the boxy lines and clunky details of East Germany’s 23hp people mover perfectly.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: March 8, 2010

Despite a rough conception and some problems on entering service, General Dynamics’ F-111 developed a reputation as a formidable strike aircraft with the USAF and Royal Australian Air Force.

By Tom Foti
Published: March 8, 2010

Top of the line, main battle tank of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, the ZTZ 99B is considered one of the most advanced tanks in the world. With a seven-speed transmission, it can accelerate from 0-20 mph in 12 seconds.

By Aaron Skinner
Published: March 8, 2010

Expected to remain in Royal Air Force service for many years, the swing-wing Tornado has flown missions in Desert Storm as well as Afghanistan and Iraq.

By Chuck Davis
Published: March 8, 2010

Serving as the U.S. Navy’s first-line fighter from 1974 to 2006, Grumman’s Tomcat needs little introduction. Trumpeter’s first kit represents the D model Super Tomcat, the last production variant.

By Paul Boyer
Published: March 8, 2010

At the same time Trumpeter released its 1/32 scale Tomcat, it also issued a big-scale kit of the F-14’s replacement on U.S. carriers, the Super Hornet.

By Chris Oglesby
Published: March 8, 2010

It might be hard to find a more quintessentially ‘60s vehicle than the VW microbus. Revell Germany’s kit captures it well.

By Bob Downie
Published: March 8, 2010

The eyes and ears of carrier battle groups, Northrop Grumman’s E-2C Hawkeye provides all-weather early warning as well as command and control.

By Jon Hergenrother
Published: March 8, 2010

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