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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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New IDF M60A1 Magach6B from AFV Club
Petition2God
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
Just saw a new kit announcement on PMM for AF35309 IDF M60A1 Magach 6B. Any more information on this will be appreciated.
nichenson
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
It is their M60A1 kit with different tracks, new barrel, urdan cupola and ERA. That is mostly it minus a few details. The artworks shows T142 tracks whereas the prior buildup shows T97. Guess we shall see.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC
The correct designation of this variant using Latin letters should be ‘Bet’ (after the second letter of the Hebrew alefbet) not ‘Bat’ (‘girl’ in Hebrew)...
baldwin8
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
Add some resin female tank crew figures and you would have a "Bet" "Bat".
GTDeath13
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 10:08 PM UTC
Actually it was announced about a year back. Photos have been senn at Shizuoka and Nurnbeg.

Magach 6B early 80's time frame







exgrunt
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC
Anyone also note that AFV's releasing their Centurion as the later version w/ ERA? Been waiting for that one for quite a while.
nichenson
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC

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Anyone also note that AFV's releasing their Centurion as the later version w/ ERA? Been waiting for that one for quite a while.



Yes, it is the Sho't Kal based on the Centurion III instead of their other 5. This is also why they are releasing the Centurion III Korean version.
GTDeath13
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Anyone also note that AFV's releasing their Centurion as the later version w/ ERA? Been waiting for that one for quite a while.




Not a later version, it is a Shot Cal Gimel with different style turret than their previous version










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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Good looking kits
Petition2God
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC

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Good looking kits



However, so stinking expensive. I see M60A1 kit is going for 90 USD... Can't afford it yet...
27-1025
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Good looking kits



However, so stinking expensive. I see M60A1 kit is going for 90 USD... Can't afford it yet...



Takom may come to the rescue, at least that’s my hope.
Petition2God
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 07:01 AM UTC

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However, so stinking expensive. I see IDF M60A1 kit is going for 90 USD... Can't afford it yet...



Takom may come to the rescue, at least that’s my hope.[/quote]

O, I sure hope so, too! $60 I can do. Not $90 unless gold plated... Takom M60A1 USMC version is better in buildability I hear.
marcb
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
For one reason or another the shipping is also high, Lucky model charges as much as the kit price for shipping.
jwest21
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC

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For one reason or another the shipping is also high, Lucky model charges as much as the kit price for shipping.


It's the box- for some reason, AFV packed in in a box the size of a pizza box.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC

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O, I sure hope so, too! $60 I can do. Not $90 unless gold plated... Takom M60A1 USMC version is better in buildability I hear.



I'm still trying to finish my AFV club M60A3. It's been a painful build. The molding quality of some of the sprues is quite bad. Lots of flash and a few short shot parts. Fit ranges from good to horrible.
Petition2God
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 08:55 AM UTC

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However, so stinking expensive. I see M60A1 kit is going for 90 USD... Can't afford it yet...
Takom may come to the rescue, at least that’s my hope.



Good possibility that Meng may join the rescue, too! https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=30041