Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
MENG just announced this beast in 1/35 scale, along with a resin upgrade for it. Check out the press release from the company.
The Magach 6B is the Israeli name of M60A1E2. Like what they did to other imported AFVs, the Israelis have applied various upgrades on the M60A1E2. Even at the end of its service life, the upgrades on Magach didn’t stop. One of these tanks has a very eye-catch name, the Magach 6B GAL BATASH. The GAL in the name comes from an Israeli fire-control system. And BATACH is an acronym for “overall security” in Hebrew. Obviously, after receiving the ingenious upgrades by the Israelis, this tank, which was designed to counter the Soviet armor groups in West Europe, now plays a role in the low intensity security conflicts in the Middle East.

This TS-040 Israel Main Battle Tank Magach 6B GAL BATASH is the latest MENG product. The finished model is 265.3mm long and 96.6mm wide. This kit contains a total of 813 parts. This kit continues the standard configuration of MENG AFV model kits. It includes the movable suspension and workable tracks. The vinyl part designed by digital sculpting has realistic details. Fine PE parts and a track assembly jig are included. The kit also features outstanding details and excellent parts fit.

The mighty and dusty appearance of Israeli AFVs is quite to AFV modellers’ taste. The contrast between the tank armor and the canvas covers on the IDF AFVs can further improve the highlights of the models.
The SPS-065 ISRAEL MAIN BATTLE TANK MAGACH 6B GAL BATASH FULLY LOADED REAR BASKET & CLOSED SMOKE GRENADE LAUNCHERS is the latest MENG resin product. This kit contains a total of 5 parts. It features excellent details. This kit is a perfect addition to your TS-040 Israel Main Battle Tank Magach 6B GAL BATASH tank model.
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Excellent news! I like the Academy kit but at the end of the day it is based on 30+ year old Tamiya molds. Maybe a Magach 7C next?
SEP 27, 2018 - 05:32 AM
The background in the kit artwork looks promising
SEP 27, 2018 - 05:50 AM
NICE! Now if they make M60's variants the way they make Panthers, things are looking good for the M60 fans.
SEP 27, 2018 - 05:50 AM
The background in the kit artwork looks promising [/quote] Indeed! I’m still waiting for that Merkava Mk.2D that appears in the background of their Mk.4M boxart...
SEP 27, 2018 - 07:05 AM
This really deserves a happy dance!!!
SEP 27, 2018 - 08:38 AM
Wow! Whata beast indeed! Just love it that there's so many options on the market for so many different kits.
SEP 27, 2018 - 09:30 AM
Nice to see M60’ getting some love from model companies. The more the better.
SEP 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Great news!
SEP 27, 2018 - 12:02 PM
I just bought this kit and noticed one thing: not only are the engine grills (back and top) separate but the bolt heads for the final drives on the inside of the hull present. Could it be that a power pack from Meng will be seen in the future?
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