by: Darren Baker [ ]
The M60A2 Patton Late Version Starship by AFV Club was a surprise delivery on my doorstep. Knowing how much this kit is anticipated by the modellers out I decided to get a first look review out to you all as soon as I could. I suspect that tank crews hated losing their spacious turret for the new modified turret in this offering from AFV Club; however I am sure that modellers will leave to see this kit.
It will not exactly be a surprise to the modellers reading this that a large amount of this model is the same as the previous release of the M60A1 last year, but as we all know it is a very good model for this release to be based on. For those that donít know AFV Club has provided working geometry suspension, detailed drivers position, well designed road wheels that allow accuracy and a well designed engine deck for those who wish to add further details such as an engine and a gearbox from the after market sector. Anyone who has purchased the previous M60 offering from AFV Club will be happy with what they see here.
The turret is where the changes are and the area you are all interested in. the turret looks to be the correct shape to me, there is also a very light texture present on the turret which I like, but I do not know about the accuracy of this feature. I like that AFV Club has provided vinyl mantlet canvasses, also the barrel is a turned metal offering. I also like that photo etch has been supplied for the turret baskets and a very nicely detailed searchlight has been included not forgetting the power lead.
Lastly I would like to say a very big thank you to AFV Club for getting this offering of their M60A2 Patton Late Version Starship before its general release.