Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:36 AM UTC
Coming soon from AFV Club a new IDF Centurion variant from the 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
AFV Club has announced a new IDF variant of the Centurion tank. The Sho’t Kal Gimel was seen during the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, also known as the blazer package, it was a Centurion fitted with reactive armor and proved successful.

35267 – IDF Sho’t Kal Gimel 1982
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Or an Olifant Mk.1A?
MAR 14, 2014 - 08:16 AM
or an AVRE
MAR 14, 2014 - 09:47 AM
With a better observation of sprueshots i noticed that two FN MG'S and the different armor plates noticed in the front part of the hull of the Dalet might be included: I really hope AFV might include also these parts I wonder if a different gun barrel is needed for both the gimel and the dalet version. Anyway great release!
MAR 14, 2014 - 10:18 AM
Here's the old post with some pics of the sprues Hisham
MAR 14, 2014 - 11:01 AM
I'm betting yes.
MAR 14, 2014 - 02:30 PM
Greg, you probably mean Strv.104. Differences are quite considerable on both turret and hull, but the conversion is not impossible (the first AFV Club Shot Kal release can be used as well, but the Gimel version has the correct commanders hatch for the turret, so I guess this new kit would be more suitable at the end of the day). The additional Israeli armour packages on the Gimel are not similar in any way to the strv.104. To be honest, your absolut best bet for a Strv.104 is Hobby Fans conversion. If you enjoy scratchbuilding, though, then you can definitely use the diesel engined Israeli Centurion kits as a base for a Strv.104.
MAR 14, 2014 - 04:24 PM
Given the relationship between Hobby Fan and AFV Club (i.e. same company) I just don't seem them doing an injection-molded Strv.104. Maybe a boxing that combined the HF Strv. 104 and a Centurion, but I don't think there's ever been a case where AFV Club have released a "variation" that they've put out via Hobby Fan at a later date in injection-molded form.
MAR 15, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Already on preorder status in the eshops of Japan! Price close to 65USD! I hope that in HK shops the price will be lower!
APR 15, 2014 - 03:46 AM
Some first look photos of the Shot kal Gimel release: LINK If you take a closer look especially in the photo with the new tooling parts you should notice that compared with an old photo some parts of the 2nd variation of hull armor plates are missing. Maybe AFV considers to offer another variant of the Shot Kal in the near future? Here is the old photo: and that is the new tooling parts offered in the kit:. The parts i am talking about are indicated in the red square of the 1st photo! Maybe we will soon see a Dalet version! Who knows1
MAY 05, 2014 - 12:08 AM

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