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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 02:19 AM GMT+7
Trumpeter has combined its M983 HEMTT and MIM-104F kits into one offering, and here we see sprue shots of its contents.
The PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability) is another upgrade of the Patriot air defense missile system that focused on further enhancing its capabilities against ballistic missiles. It uses MIM-104F missiles which are a smaller compared to earlier Patriot missiles. Due to its smaller size, 4 MIM-104F missiles may be carried in one container, thus increasing the capacity of one PAC-3 launcher to 16.

M983 HEMTT & M901 Launching Station of MIM-104F Patriot SAM System (PAC-3) (01037) features details such as a multi-directional slide moulded cab, full drive train assembly, engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units. The kit contains more than 950 parts spread over 46 sprues. Also included are 4 PE frets, rubber tires, and a decal sheet.

Background information on the subject sourced from Military-Today.com.
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The Box should display M902 not M901, The 901 is a PAC2 version.
JUL 13, 2017 - 03:56 AM
Any significant differences?
JUL 13, 2017 - 08:26 AM
It should be called a PAC 2 or less by the looks of the missile on the sprue shots. PAC2 MIM-104D/C/B/A -1 Missile per container PAC3 MIM-104F - 4 Missiles per container M901 - PAC2 GEM-E - up to 2000 - 4 GEM missiles M902 - PAC3 2004 - Present - 4 GEM or 16 PAC-3 missiles M903 - PAC3 MSE - Future - 12 MSE or 4-GEM or 16 PAC-3 missiles Technically it can be called a PAC3 since the PAC3 launcher can use 4 ea single missile container. I'm not too sure what changes were to the launcher itself.
JUL 13, 2017 - 10:19 AM
The kit includes 4 missile containers and appropriate missiles for them. It looks like the earlier PAC 1/2 missiles are still included on sprues, but the newer ones are also there on another sprue (with separate missile heads and fins, so less noticeable). The missed opportunity in this kit is that Trumpeter included the same M983 version as previously released. It would be so much more interesting if they updated the tractor to current M983A4 configuration...
JUL 13, 2017 - 06:46 PM
That the kit comes with the M983 is great! What a kit! Now I need a Pershing 2 and launch platform to finish my wishlist!
JUL 14, 2017 - 12:14 PM
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