Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 06:25 AM UTC
This is the first of four releases Armorama is covering from Trumpeter to bring us up to date. This news release takes a look at the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) in 1/35th scale. Take a look inside to catch up with this release from Trumpeter.
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M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV)
By trumpeter
Send date:2010-11-18 14:18
Product Id 01541 Pub Date
Size 1:35
Introduction

The M1117 Guardian ASV is a 44 wheeled armored patrol vehicle that entered service in order to replace the M1114 UAH within the MP units of the U.S. Army. The M1117 ASV is based on the Cadillac Gage LAV-150.The M1117 is fitted with the Up-gunned Weapon Station that is also mounted on the AAVP7A1.In 1995 the U.S. Army ordered four prototypes that were delivered in 1997.1999 series production started after a first order for 94 vehicles was placed .Additional orders followed with the last for 724 M1117 ASV placed in July 2005, bringing the number of ordered vehicles to 1,118.. Borrowed M1117 ASV are in service with the USMC, the USAF owns two M1117.The Iraq Civil Intervention Force operates 43 M1117 ASV in a stretched APC version and in command and control vehicle version. M1117 Guardian ASV saw first action in Kosovo in 2001.Today the bulk of the in service vehicles are used for convoy escort duties in Iraq.

Item No 01541
Item Name M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV)
Bar Code 9580208015415
Scale 1:35
Item Type Static kit
Model Brief Length: 173.5mm Width: 76.8mm Height: 75.7mm
Total Parts 369pcs
Metal Parts chain*1pcs
Photo Etched Parts 2pcs
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 7 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and 4 tyres
Paint Schemes US Army in Iraq
More Features The kit consists of 369 parts: 333 plastic parts,35 etched parts and one
metal chain.

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Comments

Could someone please explain clearly the point of those "/news reports"?... It is just getting ridiculous! I understand "catching up" to releases from last couple of months, but this particular kit was released in 2009 ( LINK )!!! Putting it as a new release on Armorama home page just makes the Big-A look stupid. I know a bit or two about posting news reports at Armorama, as in the past I had done a lot of them myself, so it is particularly annoying for me to see such absurds appearing here now...
JAN 10, 2012 - 07:46 PM
As I said in the other thread where you asked the question; This was listed as an Oct 2011 release and as such had not been covered here, Yes I did believe this was an older product (2008/09) than stated but had very limited time available with everything else I had to get done and I would rather put it up than miss it. Jim Rae is currently unavailable which has resulted in me trying to cover areas that I would not cover normally, and as such this will not be the last error I make.
JAN 10, 2012 - 10:39 PM
this kit has been out a couple of yrs now
JAN 10, 2012 - 11:19 PM
Pawel, that's the M1117 with the flux-capicator mod.
JAN 11, 2012 - 10:18 AM
I agree, I built one a year ago that now sits on a shelf wearing a sweater of dust. Happy Modeling, Joe
JAN 11, 2012 - 11:05 AM
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