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Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 12:01 AM GMT+7
Trumpeter releases its latest kit on the subject, this time featuring the US version.
The M270A1 is an upgraded version of the M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). The enhancements include cab and hull modifications to improve occupant survivability, and suspension modifications to accommodate the vehicle’s increased weight. The latest variant of the M270A1 uses a new Improved Armor Cab (IAC) to increase protection of the crew and the addition of mine protective seating.

M270/A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System – US (01049). Containing over 970 parts, the kit features a detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab, and lower hull, individual tracks links, as well as photo-etched details. When built, the model stands 200.5mm long and 89.5mm wide.

Background information on the vehicle sourced from ArmyRecognition.com.
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Or made myself, but yes, that is the way I am leaning as well, but I am not in a hurry; way too many kits to do now before I buy another M270A1. I can wait and see.
DEC 21, 2017 - 05:05 AM
There is at least one other difference, the rocket pods are different the other versions have different rockets. Cheers Rob.
DEC 21, 2017 - 06:47 AM
It depends on which version you are talking about. The German MARS (01046) version has German-specific pods and end caps. It also has many other German-specific parts that will not allow you to build a US version out of the box nor easily with parts from another (Dragon's) MLRS model or non-existant AM parts. Both the Netherlands/Finland version and the US version have standard M26 rocket pod end caps. Netherlands/Finland M270/A1 version (01047) pod end cap sprue US M270/A1 version (01049) pod end cap sprue So, yes, the Netherlands/Finland version are the same except for decals.
DEC 21, 2017 - 07:01 AM
Thanks Gino! Sorry if I caused confusion. Cheers Rob.
DEC 21, 2017 - 06:02 PM
awesome,..already have the Finnish kit, so might as well order some US markings ..now for the search ..Im sure some are available
DEC 24, 2017 - 05:21 AM
I seen on Trumpeters FB page that this is available now. Anybody have any idea where to search? I search all the US online stores and HLJ.
JAN 09, 2018 - 08:03 AM
That just means Trumpeter has released them. Give them probably a week to hit the Asian suppliers and a couple weeks to be available at US suppliers.
JAN 09, 2018 - 08:11 AM
Ah I gotcha. Thanks Gino
JAN 09, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Just a heads up, this kit is in stock at LINK
FEB 07, 2018 - 09:45 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
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