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meng in germany great news
henkp (henk schutte) said
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:36 PM GMT
Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nürnberg start on 30 January, MENG announced three new products at the fair: SS-002 D9R “DOOBI” Armored Bulldozer; VS-003 Russian Armored High-Mobility Vehicle GAZ-233014 STS “Tiger”; VS-004 PICKUP w/ZU-23-2.Besides, TS-002 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank and DS-003 F102(case X)won the award from Model Fan. Let’s feel the great event with our camera!
its from the site from meng
http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=359
henk

Tiger_213 (Christopher) said
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:51 PM GMT
Yay! IDF bulldozer!
shopkin4 (Sean Hopkins) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:31 AM GMT
Not just the IDF Dozer but did anyone else notice the box for the Tiger???

Over the moon at the moment
Hisham (Hisham Haikal) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:39 AM GMT
Great.. Great news.. thanks for the heads up, Henk!!

I was hoping someone would do the Dozer in plastic.

And it looks like they'll be beating Xact Scale Models with the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham
Cuny12 (benjamin cunynghame) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:43 AM GMT
Thanks for sharing this Excellent news The D9 will complete my OIF Collection I tried orderering the resin kit but this will just do fine.

Cheers Ben.
spetsnazgru (jamal) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:51 AM GMT
yes a D9, so now we have 2 coming Tigers, and the ZSU-23-2 is great news
aristeidis (Aristeidis ) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:08 AM GMT
Great news!!! Meng announced GAZ-233014 STS Tiger while Xact Models the GAZ-2975 Tiger! In the box art photo it seems to have the Bull Bars in the front bumper as well as the twin machine gun! Is it the same vehicle concerning external appearance and equipment?
Tiger_213 (Christopher) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:16 AM GMT

Quoted Text

Great.. Great news.. thanks for the heads up, Henk!!

I was hoping someone would do the Dozer in plastic.

And it looks like they'll be beating Xact Scale Models with the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham



Land Cruiser or probably an older Izuzu.
gcdavidson (Graeme Davidson) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:18 AM GMT

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the Russian Tiger.

Can anyone tell what type of pick-up that is? It kinda looks like a Land Cruiser!!

Hisham



Hisham, that's what I was thinking! Its only listed as "PICKUP w/ZU-23-2" , so there may be a copyright issue with Toyota / Landcruiser. Looks like a 70-series pick-up to me, but the box art is a little small to say for sure.
gcdavidson (Graeme Davidson) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:43 AM GMT
Kind of like this...
jwest21 (Jason West) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:37 AM GMT
So is this D9 specifically just Israeli or are the ones the US uses the same?

I am impressed- Meng's releases so far have been great- and off the beaten path!
Frenchy (Henri-Pierre) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:42 AM GMT

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there may be a copyright issue with Toyota / Landcruiser.

This kind of issue didn't bother them too much when they released their first pick-up kit

H.P.
Tiger_213 (Christopher) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:05 AM GMT

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So is this D9 specifically just Israeli or are the ones the US uses the same?

I am impressed- Meng's releases so far have been great- and off the beaten path!



According to Wiki the Army and USMC both use D9's (the up-coming kit) and the older D7. I don't think the American Army adds FN built machine guns to theirs though I may be wrong.
jwest21 (Jason West) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:18 AM GMT
Cool...thanks!
Frenchy (Henri-Pierre) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:20 AM GMT
IIRC, the US Army and the USMC were impressed from the Israeli armored D9R and purchased about 12 armor kits from the IDF...




Armored D9s in IDF service

H.P.
jwest21 (Jason West) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:29 AM GMT
Thanks Frenchy. This is one of those 35th scale subject I never knew I wanted until it became available. Thanks Meng!
Hisham (Hisham Haikal) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:31 AM GMT
So, Graeme.. when was this model pick up in your pic produced? Was it around in the 70's? I', wondering if I can use it as PLO vehicle during the Lebanese civil war. I remember they had Land Cruisers, but I don't really know much about the different models and which ones were used back then - say between '75 and '85.

MENG sure seems to be filling a lot of modellers' wish lists

Thanks
Hisham
gcdavidson (Graeme Davidson) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 04:35 AM GMT
Hisham, I *think* that's a c1984 version, if so, it would have been available in 1983. Again, hard to say from the smallish photo.
Karl187 (Karl N. Hoy) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 04:45 AM GMT
Oh man what a release list- awesome- simply awesome. Thanks for the heads up Henk.
MAD_DUCK (Vince Maddux (VM)) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 05:21 AM GMT

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IIRC, the US Army and the USMC were impressed from the Israeli armored D9R and purchased about 12 armor kits from the IDF...




Armored D9s in IDF service

H.P.



I want that for my HET
jphillips said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 05:24 AM GMT
Some very cool stuff here. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
arpikaszabo (Arpad Szabo) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 06:55 AM GMT
Great news, my HET needs to carry something. Now back to that awful trailer...
Hisham (Hisham Haikal) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:21 AM GMT
Found this pic... it doesn't specify that it's Israeli, so I guess it can be used as a US vehicle?

I hope MENG post some clear pics of all the new boxarts soon!



Hisham
Frenchy (Henri-Pierre) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:33 AM GMT
Doobi is the armored D9R nickname in the IDF ("Teddy Bear" in Hebrew). Any better picture of the pick-up ?


H.P.
Tiger_213 (Christopher) said
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 07:35 AM GMT
Hisham, it says Doobi, which in Hebrew is supposed to mean 'teddy bear'; or at least according to Wiki. And as your already post picture shows there's no anti-infantry machine gun mounted on the roof. The only differences between IDF and American D9's is the armor kit, which is added to American D9's and the IDF also mount FN built machine guns, smoke grenade launchers and possibly an AGL. There might also be a difference in engines due to commonality among parts but that's about it, should be a pretty easy IDF to US conversion.