New Trumpeter SU-152 version

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New Trumpeter SU-152 version

Joined: November 20th, 2008, 10:59 am

July 9th, 2012, 1:23 pm #1

Hi Gents,

anybody seen this new kit from Trumpeter ???
It has the kit number 1571 and is to be released in September.
Any special features known ? Maybe early version as it doesn't mention late (but the top vent is visible) ?


Link to online shop:
http://www.sockelshop.de/catalog/su152- ... a5b1159f85


For temporary picture thanks to Sockelshop
Last edited by franzwidl on July 9th, 2012, 1:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: November 23rd, 2000, 3:27 am

July 10th, 2012, 1:27 am #2

while called the 'early' the main difference is a newly tooled fighting compartment superstructure with non-beveled edges. This is the type that had to be ground away from in front of the side periscopes. To make an early, use the early exhausts (WC23 & WC24) and don't add the ventilators (WY3). Neil Stokes covers this and more here:
http://www.4bogreen.com/kv-series/recip ... o-aug-1943

Regards,

Saúl García
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Joined: November 23rd, 2000, 3:27 am

July 10th, 2012, 4:23 am #3

the previously released late model had the split links.

Regards,

Saúl García
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Joined: November 20th, 2008, 10:59 am

July 10th, 2012, 5:21 am #4

while called the 'early' the main difference is a newly tooled fighting compartment superstructure with non-beveled edges. This is the type that had to be ground away from in front of the side periscopes. To make an early, use the early exhausts (WC23 & WC24) and don't add the ventilators (WY3). Neil Stokes covers this and more here:
http://www.4bogreen.com/kv-series/recip ... o-aug-1943

Regards,

Saúl García
would be nice to have the non-beveled edges on the superstructure out of the box, saves a lot of time.
Maybe we also get the correct tracks now !

BTW .. any news on the Bronco Su-152 ??
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