Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 05:39 PM UTC
AFV Club has shared photos of its upcoming IDF release.
The M109 self-propelled Howitzer gun, known by IDF as "Rochev" (Rider), entered the Artillery forces' service before the Yom Kippur War (1973). As a successor to the M109A1, the M109A2 incorporated improvements for increased Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM), safety characteristics, as well as enhanced operational capabilities. Major changes included a redesigned rammer and improved recoil mechanism, engine operation warning devices, a redesigned hatch and door latches, an improved hydraulic system and a bustle designed to carry an additional 22 rounds of ammunition.

AFV Club IDF M109 1982 “Rochev” (#35272) features:
- Commander’s FN machine gun
- CAR-15 rifle, charge containers, ammunition boxes and other accessories.
- Early type muzzle brake
- Turret front mounted stowage baskets
- Markings for 3 IDF artillery units
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Looks like a nice addition to their M109 line. Their basic M109 is excellent and the IDF parts will look really nice on it. I especially like the powder cans and rounds with Hebrew stenciling on them. Very nice. Maybe they will offer these as a separate set with both Hebrew and English stenciling on them. I know there are lots of IDF artillery modelers out there that would welcome Hebrew markings for their rounds.
NOV 15, 2016 - 07:20 PM
Good news. I hope that next release will be the DOHER version!
NOV 15, 2016 - 11:05 PM
Great news. AFV Club seems to have the most interesting subjects recently along with Tamiya
NOV 15, 2016 - 11:52 PM
Obviously it's in the works already regarding what is printed on the decal sheet: AF35272/35293 M109 Rochv/Doher
NOV 15, 2016 - 11:56 PM
cant wait to get one and build it to go with all my other IDF armour
NOV 16, 2016 - 02:54 AM
One will be my!!! :-)
NOV 16, 2016 - 06:18 PM
Another impressive AFV Club kit. Gotta love those Israeli mods and the extras are a real treat as well!
NOV 16, 2016 - 10:21 PM
Great looking kit, another Gottahave....
NOV 17, 2016 - 06:01 AM
How accurate is this kit?
JAN 01, 2017 - 08:27 PM

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