Ryefield Models, manufacturer of military model kits, has pleasantly surprised us by, in addition to the already available kit in 1:35th scale, now also releasing a very extensive and detailed plastic model kit in 1:48th scale:
The Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle M-ATV is the high-mobility, high-protection medium tactical vehicle specifically engineered for treacherous environments. Derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, the M-ATV is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the TAK-4 independent suspension system to provide proven, durable, best-in-class mobility. A battle-proven armor configuration provides survivable crew protection as the M-ATV maneuvers over the most grueling terrain. Crew: 4+1 gunner Engine: 7.2 liter inline-6 Caterpillar C7 ACERT Turbodiesel. Payload: 4,000 lbs Range: 320 miles Speed: 65 mph.
The M-ATV has been developed with the greatest possible mobility in mind and offers the crew a high level of safety against the so-called fugasami. Finally, the M-ATV has been developed on a modified MTVR truck chassis and can withstand a mine explosion or the so-called joint mortar with a capacity of 10 kg of TNT. The vehicle is also characterized by good performance, especially the maximum speed, and a large working range.
The Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP is powered by a Caterpillar C7 ACERT diesel Engine, which remains visible after the kit is built! That is why this scale model should certainly not be missing in the PoweredbyCat collection.
I now have my kit on order with Mart van Putten from Modelbouwenzo in The Netherlands. If you are also interested in this kit, just contact Mart for more information or to place your order.
Once my kit is in, the "Making-of of the Oshkosh M-ATV MRAP" will begin.