Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:29 PM UTC
Bronco is promising an interesting 1/35th scale release in the form of a M1224 MaxxPro MRAP. A look at the supplied images certainly look promising to me.
The M1224 MaxxPro was developed by Navistar International as a 4x4, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle. It is built on the International 7000 series chassis with armor designed by Plasan Sasa of Israel. It was built for the United States Marine Corps with the first two pilot vehicles ready for testing in 2007. After successful trials production orders were placed the same year by both the USMC and US Army. Several variants have appeared with different levels of protection, a weapon station is normally mounted on the roof. The M1224 weighs 13.5 tons and is powered by a MaxxForce D9 330 bhp diesel engine and Allison 3000 5-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of speeds up to 100 km/h and has a road range of 400 km. The M1224 features bolted armor panels which can quickly be replaced in the field, rather than conventional welded armor. The vehicle is primarily used for patrol in hostile territory and can withstand a mine or IED with up to 7kg of explosive. Over 9,000 MaxxPro MRAP's have been built and it is used by all branches of the US military. It has also been purchased by 20 friendly nations for military and police use. Most M1224's have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan to combat terrorist forces, replacing the more vulnerable HUMVEE and other soft skin vehicles.
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Finally! I am very happy about the news, although I am already building kit from Kinetic. This kit looks more detailed than Kinetic`s version , although the issue of price is always relevant. Is there any information about the price? Details of suspension and engine looks just fine, although hardly anyone will make a version with an open hood, and the suspension is not visible. Nevertheless, we are waiting for the first reviews!
SEP 29, 2017 - 05:21 PM
built the Kinetic kit. It was very good.Tried opening the doors and destroyed it! This kit on the other hand looks excellent! can't wait for it to hit the shelves.
SEP 29, 2017 - 07:18 PM
It's not a new picture. It's several years old one (2013). The one at the beginning of this thread is new.
SEP 30, 2017 - 12:28 AM
These are such cool vehicles that I can't help but want one. Must fight urge...
SEP 30, 2017 - 08:01 AM
I hope someone comes out with a Super MaxxPro conversion....!!!!
OCT 01, 2017 - 06:47 AM
Tim, Super MaxxPro conversion? I'm not familiar with the Super MaxxPro. According to the Navistar website there are the following versions: MaxxPro MaxxPro-Plus MaxxPro Dash MaxxPro Dash DXM Regards, Eric
OCT 01, 2017 - 06:54 AM
Hi fellow hobbyists, This Maxxpro kit is now on pre-order at both Luckymodel.com and Hobbyeasy.com. The expected release date is November 14, 2017. Regards, James
OCT 04, 2017 - 09:08 PM
Now in stock at Lucky Model!
JAN 25, 2018 - 08:41 AM
The Bronco kit offers two different turret configurations one closed and one open with both M2 and M240 machine guns fitted on the turret! Is that a configuration used in any action vehicle?
APR 26, 2018 - 06:50 PM

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