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Friday, December 24, 2010

Airfix 's Cromwell for 2011!

It's hard to believe, but it's announced on the Airfix website!
Next year there will be a Cromwell tank in 1/76 scale produced with a new tool! (The picture is from Airfix website!)


At first view I thought that it could be a reproduction of Revel's Cromwell.

The reason for this confusion is, that both models are so called "Rhino tanks".

Rhino was the nickname of Allied tanks fitted with hedgerow-breaching "tusks" in Normandy after D-Day.

The Airfix production will be a Cromwell, a british tank, and they referred to these "tusks" Prong.

This method of cutting through hedgerows was extremely effective in the bocage terrain of the area, where hedges were a serious obstacle for tanks. (Info from Wiki!)

But, after a closer look, you can also notice that there are some differences with the Revel model.
The part on the back side could be a "Deap wading gear" to drive the tank on the sea floor.

But this is only a suggestion, wait and look for an another explanation from Airfix!

After all that is the announcement in our hobby!

Airfix comes with a new mold!

2 comments:

  1. Good grief!!! Airfix? New mould?? Good news but still in 1/76 scale...never mind...better that than nothing. It looks good .
    Merry X-mas
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Yes, it's unbeliveable, isn't it, Paul!

    But 1/76 scale is Airfix, was and will be forever, I think!

    Merry Christmas!

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