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Rubicon

Rubicon Models manufacture hard plastic kits for the Tabletop Miniature Games and Military Modeling market.

Company Overview

The Rubicon Models dream has always been to create miniatures under a brand name of our own. The time has come to realise that dream with the launch of Rubicon Models. Their vision is to create the best hard plastic model kits for the Tabletop Miniature Game and Military Modelling market. Each kit will be easy to assemble, highly detailed and accurate.

What distinguishes Rubicon from other companies in this field is not only fine detail and accuracy but also all of the Rubicon kits will be multi-variant. Each kit you buy might have several choices of main gun, two choices of road wheels, three choices of gun turret, detachable protective armour or even two choices of hull.

  • You get more choice for your money with a Rubicon kit!
  • You get more value for your money with a Rubicon kit!

The Rubicon Models name stands for:

  • High Quality
  • Detail
  • Accurate Scale
  • Multi-Variants
  • Easy to Assemble and Paint

Rubicon Models are working hard to release new kits on a regular basis. Rubicon are growing the range regularly to help you build up your arsenal of weaponry, and to aid you to become the best-equipped general in your gaming community!

Products


  • SdKfz 251/1 Ausf. D Stuka zu Fuss (28mm)

    The Wurfrahmen 40 (“launch frame 40”) was a German WW2 multiple rocket launcher. When used on the SdKfz 251 halftrack, a frame with six base plates was used, with three on each side. It formed a more mobile and protected artillery piece than the towed Nebelwerfer. It was nicknamed Stuka zu Fuss (“Stuka on Foot” or “Walking Stuka”) and Heulende Kuh (“Bellowing Cow”).

    Introduced in late 1940, the weapon system was a framework with adjustable base plates fitted over and alongside a vehicle which could hold 300 mm high explosive (HE) rockets; 280 mm HE and 320 mm incendiary rockets were also used, the rockets being fired while in their loading crates. Although spin stabilized, the rockets were not as accurate as conventional artillery and reloading was time consuming due to the rocket’s weight. Rockets were ripple-fired in large numbers where feasible to quickly saturate a target. The Wurfrahmen 40 was successful in service as a support weapon for the mobile Panzer formations, particularly in urban areas.

    This highly detail Rubicon Models plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D with a Wurfrahmen 40 multiple rocket launcher. The Wurfrahmen 40 frame is detachable enabling you to revert the vehicle into a standard SdKfz 251/1D personnel carrier.

    Number of Parts: 70 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU-280020
    £20.00
     
  • Panther Ausf D and A Rubicon Models 28mm

    The German Panther tank was a compromise. It had the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal hull armor , better gun penetration, was lighter and thus faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tigers. The trade off was weaker side armor, even less than the T-34 it was suppose to counter. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements, but vulnerable in close-quarters combat. Also, the 75 mm gun fired a smaller shell than the Tiger's 88 mm gun, providing less high explosive firepower against infantry and penetration which decreased faster with distance.

    It was intended as a counter to the Soviet T-34, and as a replacement for the Panzer III and Panzer IV. While never replacing the latter, it served alongside it and the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war.

    This Rubicon model kit depicts two early versions of the Panther tank. About 3,000 were produced between January 1943 and June 1944. With this kit, you can assemble the Panther to become either an Ausf D or Ausf A variant with 2 cupola choices, and with or without side armour.

    Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU003
    £20.00
     
  • Russian T34/76 Rubicon Models 28mm

    The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank which had a profound and permanent effect on the fields of tank tactics and design. First deployed in 1940, it has often been described as the most effective, efficient, and influential design of World War II. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed the best balance of firepower, mobility, protection, and ruggedness of any tank. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity gun was the best tank gun in the world at that time; its heavy sloped armour was impenetrable by standard anti-tank weapons; and it was very agile. Though its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, when they first encountered it in battle in 1941 German tank generals von Kleist and Guderian called it "the deadliest tank in the world.”

    The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces throughout World War II. The design and construction of the tank were continuously refined during the war to enhance effectiveness and decrease costs, allowing steadily greater numbers of T-34s to be fielded despite heavy losses.

    It was the most-produced tank of the war, over 33,805 were produced.

    With this Rubicon model kit, you can assemble the T-34/76 into either a Model 1940, 1941, or 1942 version of the tank. It comes with 2 gun, 2 turret, 2 hull and 2 road wheel choices.

    Number of Parts: 55 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU007
    £20.00
     
  • SdKfz 251 Ausf. D (3-in-1) 28mm

    The SdKfz 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag Company during World War II. Used by the Wehrmacht, the SdKfz 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. SdKfz 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers.

    There were four main model modifications (Ausführung A through D), which formed the basis for at least 22 variants. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of panzergrenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. In addition, the standard mounting of at least one MG34 or MG42 machine gun allowed the vehicle to provide support by fire for the infantry squad once they had disembarked in battle.

    Variants were produced for specialised purposes, including with anti-aircraft guns, light howitzers, anti-tank guns and mortars or even large unguided artillery rockets.

    From early 1943, the D model was developed with the purpose of halving the number of angled body plates, simplifying the design and thus speeding up the production. D models can be easily recognized by their single piece sloping rear (with flat doors).

    This highly detailed SdKfz 251 Ausf D is a 3-in-1 plastic kit. The kit can be built to represent one of:

    • SdKfz 251/ 7 (Assault Engineering vehicle)
    • SdKfz 251/8 (Ambulance)
    • SdKfz 251/10 (with 37mm PaK 36 anti-tank gun).

    Number of Parts: 64 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU010
    £20.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M8 Scott / M5A1 Stuart

    The M5A1 light tank was essentially an M5 with the larger turret first introduced on the M3A3. Production began in early 1943, and a total of 6,810 M5A1s were produced. By June 1944, the US Army had almost most entirely switched to the M5A1. It was also used by the US Marines.

    In Northwest Europe, the M5A1 was primarily used for scouting and security duties, although it still had a role as a gun tank in the Pacific. It was also used by Britain, Canada, Poland and France, as well as the Yugoslav partisans and (after WW2) China. In British, Canadian and Polish service, the M5A1 was known as the Stuart VI, and from 1943 onwards the turret was frequently removed, resulting in the Stuart Recce.

    The M8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) was based on the M5 chassis. It was intended to provide indirect fire support for armoured reconnaissance units. A total of 1,778 M8s were produced from Sept 42 to Jan 44. The M8 was used by the US Army and Free French in Italy and Northwest Europe, and by the US Army in the Pacific. Eventually replaced by the M4 (105mm) and M7 Priest, it saw service after WW2 with the French Expeditionary Force in Vietnam & Algeria.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either a mid-production M8 HMC or M5A1 (Stuart VI) - Possible to be upgraded to a late war variant with our 280023 kit - Open hatches, spare road wheel & hedgerow cutter - Decals include both US & Allies insignia & markings

    Product Code: 280024 Number of Parts: 52 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU015
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm SdKfz 305 3 ton Opel Blitz Cargo Truck

    The Opel Blitz series of 3-ton trucks (designated as SdKfz 305) proved the true backbone of German military strength in World War 2. Production began in Apr 1937 and proceeded into Jul 1944 to which some 70,000 4x2 Opel Blitz trucks were delivered out of German factories.

    Seven main variants which include heavy ambulance, radio or telephone communication van, standard truck, fire truck, emergency vehicle, and fuel tanker. Some were converted to mount AA guns to guard against low-flying aircraft.

    This is a 2-sprue base kit for the 3-tonner. It includes a single piece engine & driver cab for ease of assembly and model integrity without scarifying details. It also comes with a detachable canvas top with an open or close rear tarpaulin. Other features include optional benches, searchlights, spare tire, under-carriage storage boxes and fuel cans. Driver and passenger included.

    Product Hightlights: - One piece engine & truck cab for ease-of-assembly - Detachable canvas top with rear open or close tarpaulin - 2 headlights options - standard or small blackout lights - Optional searchlight, spare tyre, benches & fuel cans - Driver & passenger included

    Product Code: 280026 Number of Parts: 49 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU017
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M3 / M3A1 Half Track

    The Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3, also known as the M3 Half-track, was an American armored personnel carrier widely used by the Allies during World War II;and in the Cold War. Derived from the M2 Half Track Car, the slightly longer M3 was extensively produced, with about 15,000 units and more than 50,000 derivative variants manufactured (most of which were interim designs). The M3 and its variants were supplied to the US Army and Marines, as well as British Commonwealth and Soviet Red Army forces, serving on all major fronts throughout the war.

    This is a 2-sprue base kit for the M3 Half-track. It comes with choices to build either a M3 or M3A1 version. Other options included a Tulsa Model 18G winch, unditching roller, open or closed rear stowage racks with metal boxes, front armoured louvers in open or close position, and various machine gun (both MMG and HMG) choices. Driver and passenger included

    Product Highlights: - One piece engine & truck body for ease-of-assembly - Option to build either a M3 or M3A1 Half-track - Choice of winch or unditching roller - Optional rear stowage racks in open or close position - Driver & passenger included

    Product Code: 280027 Number of Parts: 55 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU018
    £17.00
     
  • SU-85 / SU-122 Self Propelled Gun Rubicon 28mm

    SU-85 / SU-122 Self Propelled Gun has options to build either a SU-122 or SU-85
    - Open hatches & elevating gun
    - Optional fuel cans

    Product Code: 280034
    Number of Parts: 59 pieces / 3 sprues
    RU025
    £20.00
     
  • Studebaker 2½ ton 6x Truck US6 U3/U4

    Studebaker 2½ ton 6x Truck US6 U3/U4 depicts the long wheelbase version of the truck, either without a winch (model U3) or with a winch (model U4). The kit includes the metal cab (moulded as a single piece) and an optional canvas canopy, as well as a choice of an open or closed rear tarpaulin cover and tailgate.

    Product Highlights: - Single piece cabin & canvas canopy - Optional canvas canopy & winch - Choice of rear tarpaulin and tailgate in open or closed position - Driver figure included Product Code: 280035 Number of Parts: -- pieces / 2 sprues

    RU026
    £18.00
     
  • BM-13 Katyusha

    BM-13 Katyusha was greatly feared by German infantry. A battery of four BM-13 launchers could fire a salvo in 7–10 seconds that delivered 4.35 tons of high explosives over a 400,000-square-metre (4,300,000-sq-ft) impact zone, an effect roughly equivalent to that of 72 conventional guns. Katyusha batteries were often massed in very large numbers, with devastating effect. The distinctive howl of the rockets added to the psychological impact of the weapon. The Germans nicknamed the Katyusha “Stalinorgel” (“Stalin’s organ”), because of the launcher’s supposed resemblance to a church organ.

    This highly detailed plastic kit depicts a BM-13N Katyusha, comprising a Studebaker US6 6x6 truck with a rotating and elevating rocket launcher.

    Product Hightlights: - Single piece truck cabin - Rotating & elevating rocket launcher - Truck can be assembled without the launcher - Driver figure included Product Code: 280036 Number of Parts: -- pieces / 3 sprues

    RU027
    £20.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 251/22 Ausf D Rubicon 28mm

    SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 251/22 Ausf D Rubicon 28mm The SdKfz 251/22 (based on the SdKfz 251/1), simply known as the “Pakwagen” was one of the best AT support vehicles, fitted with a high velocity PaK 40 L/46 or L/48. These were heavily used as the operations turned into defensive actions, from Italy to Normandy and the Eastern front. The range of the gun allowed the vehicle to be relatively safe from well camouflaged and pre-arranged positions. However, the chassis was never designed to cope with the extra weight nor the blast shock and recoil, which triggered many mechanical breakdowns and excessive structural fatigue. Nevertheless, in Dec 44, Hitler gave this version top priority. The mount comprised two H shaped beams welded to the floor, on the middle of the rear compartment. The shield was modified with trimmed angles, and the platform was made of flat triangular plates holding in place the original gun cradle. The driver sat on the left, aiming with the standard PaK 40 optics. Traverse was 18° and 19° and elevation ranged from -3° to +22°. 22 rounds (HE and AP) were stored. Usually the crews carried extra rounds in loose containers, stored wherever possible. Production figures are elusive, perhaps 1,200 vehicles using Ausf D chassis.

    EXPANSION KIT ONLY - Requires SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D (280018) to complete full model.


    Product Highlight:

    - Add-on product for our SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D (280018)
    - Fully detailed interior & PaK40 AT gun
    - Gun in locked or firing position
    - Include two figures - loader and officer

    Product Code: 280041
    Number of Parts: 29 pieces / single sprue
    RU032
    £10.00
     
  • Panzer III Rubicon Models 28mm

    Panzer III was the common name of a medium tank that was developed in the 1930s by Germany and was used extensively in World War II. It was intended to fight other armoured fighting vehicles and serve alongside the infantry-supporting Panzer IV; however, as the Germans faced the formidable T-34, stronger anti-tank guns were needed. Since the Panzer IV had a bigger turret ring, the role was reversed. The Panzer IV mounted the long barrelled 7.5 cm KwK 40 gun and engaged in tank-to-tank battles. The Panzer III became obsolete in this role and for most purposes was replaced by the Panzer IV. From 1942, the last version of Panzer III mounted the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24, better suited for infantry support. Production of the Panzer III ended in 1943.

    This Rubicon Models Box Set contains one 28mm plastic model that contains options to build a Panzer III in either J,M or N variants plus schurzen.

    Number of Parts: 40 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU280011
    £18.00
     
  • Panther Ausf G Rubicon Models 28mm

    Panther (designated as Sd.Kfz. 171) is the common name of a medium tank deployed by Nazi Germany in World War II from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended as a counter to the Soviet T-34, and as a replacement for the Panzer III and Panzer IV. While never replacing the latter, it served alongside it and the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war. The Panther’s excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations’ late war and post-war tank designs, and it is regarded as one of the best tanks of World War II.

    The Panther tank was a compromise of various requirements. While having essentially the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal armor (including the benefit of a sloped armor, increasing effective armor depth), better gun penetration, was lighter and thus faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tigers. The tradeoff was weaker side armor. The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements, but vulnerable in close-quarters combat. Over 6,000 Panther tanks were produced between January 1943 and April 1945.

    This model kit depicts the late version of the Panther tank. About 3,000 were produced between March 1944 and April 1945. With this kit, you can assemble a Panther Ausf G with optional air cooler and rear exhaust choices, with or without side armour.

    Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU280015
    £20.00
     
  • Tiger I Ausf E Rubicon Models 28mm

    Tiger I (designated as Sd.Kfz. 181) is the common name of a German heavy tank developed in 1942 and used in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly impressive Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, particularly the T-34 and the KV-1. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88mm gun in its first armoured fighting vehicle-dedicated version: the KwK 36. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved to be quite formidable.

    While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour intensive production methods. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and immobilizations, and limited in range by its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to maintain, but generally mechanically reliable. It was also difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilization when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved road wheels in winter weather conditions, often jamming them solid. In 1944, production was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.

    With this Rubicon model kit, you can build all three (early, mid, and late war) versions of the Tiger I tank. It comes with three turret tops, optional Feifel air cleaners, and two different sets of road wheels.

    Number of Parts: 68 pieces / 4 sprues

    RU280016
    £23.00
     
  • StuG III Ausf G (SdKfz 142/1)

    The StuG III was designed to fill an infantry close support combat role, early models were fitted with a low-velocity 75 mm StuK 37 L/24 gun to destroy soft-skin targets and fortifications. After the Germans encountered the Soviet KV-1 and T-34 tanks, the StuG III was first equipped with a high-velocity 75 mm StuK 40 L/43 main gun (Spring 1942) and in Autumn 1942 with the slightly longer 75 mm StuK 40 L/48 gun. These versions were known as the Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F, Ausf. F/8 and Ausf. G.

    When the StuG IV entered production in late 1943 and early 1944, the “III” was added to the name to separate it from the Panzer IV-based assault guns. All previous and following models were thereafter known as Sturmgeschütz III.

    Beginning with the StuG III Ausf. G, a 7.92 mm MG34 could be mounted on a shield on top of the superstructure for added anti-infantry protection from December 1942. Some of the F/8 models were retrofitted with a shield as well. Many of the later StuG III Ausf. G models were equipped with an additional coaxial 7.92 mm MG34. By the end of the war, around 11,300 StuG IIIs and StuH 42s had been built.

    StuG III Ausf G (SdKfz 142/1) was produced between December 1942 and April 1945, around 8,423 were produced. The StuG III Ausf G is the final and by far the most common of the StuG series.

    Notable features of this plastic kit include:

    • Choice of Early / Mid / Late production
    • Option to assemble vehicle as a StuH 42 with 105mm Howitzer
    • Choice of original trapezoid-shape mantlet or the Topfblende pot mantlet (often called Saukopf “Pig’s head”) gun mantlet with or without coaxial mount
    • Detachable Schürzen (side armour)
    • Optional rear stowage rack
    • Optional spare road wheels
    • Optional periscope

    Number of Parts: 54 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU280017
    £20.00
     
  • German SdKfz 251/D Halftrack (28mm)

    The SdKfz 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag Company during World War II. Used by the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers.

    There were four main model modifications (Ausführung A through D), which formed the basis for at least 22 variants. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of panzergrenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. In addition, the standard mounting of at least one MG34 or MG42 machine gun allowed the vehicle to provide support by fire for the infantry squad once they had disembarked in battle.

    Variants were produced for specialized purposes, including with anti-aircraft guns, light howitzers, anti-tank guns and mortars or even large unguided artillery rockets.

    From early 1943, the D model was developed with the purpose of halving the number of angled body plates, simplifying the design and thus speeding up the production. D models can be easily recognized by their single piece sloping rear (with flat doors).

    This highly detailed Rubicon Models plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D version. It comes with two machine gun choices; and a half open or fully closed canvas top (tarp) option.

    Number of Parts: 43 pieces on 2 sprues

    RU280018
    £18.00
     
  • Soviet T34/85 Tank (28mm)

    The T-34 had well-sloped armour, a relatively powerful engine, and wide tracks. The initial T-34 version had a powerful 76.2 mm gun, and is often called the T-34/76. In 1944, a second major version began production, the T-34/85, with a larger 85 mm gun intended to deal with newer German tanks.

    The German Tiger I tank appeared on the Eastern Front in late 1942, as a response to the T-34. Soviet firing tests against a captured Tiger in April 1943 showed that the T-34’s 76 mm gun could not penetrate the front of the Tiger I at all, and the side only at very close range. An existing Soviet 85 mm anti aircraft gun, the 52-K, was found to be very effective against the frontal armour of the Tiger I, and so a derivative of the 52-K was developed for tanks.

    In 1943, T-34 production had reached an average of 1,300 per month; this was the equivalent of three full-strength Panzer divisions. By the end of 1945, over 57,300 T-34s had been built: 34,780 T-34 tanks in multiple variants with 76.2 mm guns in 1940–44, and another 22,609 of the revised T-34/85 model in 1944–45.

    The improved T-34-85 became the standard Soviet medium tank, with an uninterrupted production run until the end of the war.

    With this Rubicon model kit, you can assemble the T-34/85 into either a Model 1943 or 1944 version of the tank. It comes with 2 turret top and 2 mantlet choices with oil drums & accessories options; and can be built as an OT-34/85 flamethrower tank as an option.

    Number of Parts: 50 pieces on 3 sprues

    RU280021
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M5A1 Stuart / M5A1 Recce

    The M5A1 light tank was essentially an M5 with the larger turret first introduced on the M3A3. Production began in early 1943, and a total of 6,810 M5A1s were produced. By June 1944, the US Army had almost most entirely switched to the M5A1. It was also used by the US Marines.

    In Northwest Europe, the M5A1 was primarily used for scouting and security duties, although it still had a role as a gun tank in the Pacific. It was also used by Britain, Canada, Poland and France, as well as the Yugoslav partisans and (after WW2) China. In British, Canadian and Polish service, the M5A1 was known as the Stuart VI, and from 1943 onwards the turret was frequently removed, resulting in the Stuart Recce.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either a mid or late production M5A1 (Stuart VI) - Can also build as a M5A1 (Stuart VI) Reece / Kangaroo - Various machine gun (MMG & HMG) options - Open hatches, spare road wheel & hedgerow cutter - Decals include both US & Allies insignia & markings

    RU280023
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm A15 Crusader

    The Tank, Cruiser, Mk VI or A15 Crusader was one of the primary British cruiser tanks of the early part Second World War and perhaps the most important British tank of the North African Campaign. The Crusader’s mobility made it a favourite of British tank crews and once upgraded with the Ordnance QF 6 pounder main gun made it more than a match for the early Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks it faced in combat. Retained in service because of delays with its replacement, by late 1942 the lack of armament upgrade combined with the presence of Tiger I Tanks among the Afrika Korps and reliability problems due to the harsh desert conditions, led to the Crusader being replaced in the main line of battle by US-supplied M3 Grant and Sherman medium tanks.

    After the completion of the North African Campaign, the availability of better tanks such as the Sherman and Cromwell relegated the Crusader to secondary duties such as anti-aircraft mounts or gun tractors. In these roles it served for the remainder of the war.

    This 3 sprue kit enables you to build SIX variants of the A15 Crusader; including the Mk I / I CS / II / II CS / III / AA (Mk II/III). The “CS” stands for “Combat Support” which mounted a 3 inch howitzer in the turret instead of the 2-pounder.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either an A15 Crusader Mk I / II / III - A15 Crusader Mk I / II can be built with CS option - Also be able to build an A15 Crusader AA Mk II / III - Removable auxiliary hull turret & 3 different side-skirts - Can be built with or without rear fuel container - Open hatches, spare road wheels & tracks

    Product Code: 280025 Number of Parts: 70 pieces / 3 sprues

    RU280025
    £20.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M8 / M20 Armoured Car

    The M8 Light Armoured Car, the “Greyhound”, entered combat service with the Allies in 1943. It was purpose designed to serve as the primary basic command and communication combat vehicle of the US Cavalry Reconnaissance Troops. The M8 first saw action in Italy in 1943 and was used by the US Army both in Europe and in the Far East. In the latter theatre, it was used mostly on Okinawa and the Philippines, and was occasionally employed in tank destroyer role as most of the Japanese armour was vulnerable to its 37 mm gun. Between March 1943 and June 1945, a total of 8,523 units were built. The M20 Armoured Utility Car, also known as the M20 Scout Car, was a Greyhound with the turret replaced with a low, armoured open-topped superstructure and an anti-aircraft ring mount for a .50-in M2 heavy machine gun. A bazooka was provided for the crew to compensate for its lack of anti-armour weaponry.

    The M20 was primarily used as a command vehicle and for forward reconnaissance, but many vehicles also served as armoured personnel carriers and cargo carriers. It offered high speed and excellent mobility, along with a degree of protection against small arms fire and shrapnel. When employed in the command and control role, the M20 was fitted with additional radio equipment. A total of 3,680 M20s were built by Ford during its two years in production (1943–1944).

    After the war, the M8 was used for occupation duty; it also saw combat in the Korean War, being retired by the US Army shortly thereafter. In French use, the M8 was used during the Indochina War (1946–1954) and Algerian War (1954–1962). Many vehicles formerly used by the US, Britain and France were exported to NATO allies and third world countries. As of 2002, some still remained in service in Africa and South America.

    Rubicon Models Product Highlight:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 2 sprue plastic kit
    • Option to build either a M8 or M20 Armoured Car
    • Two MG arrangements for the M8 – rear or ring mount
    • Open or close front driver hatch
    • Choice of external utility toolbox or landmine rack
    • Simplified yet detailed chassis interior
    • Product Code: 280028
    • Number of Parts: 53 pieces / 2 sprues
    RU280028
    £18.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm M10 / M36 Tank Destroyer

    The M10 Tank Destroyer (christened the “Wolverine” by the British) was a WW2 US tank destroyer based on the chassis of the M4 Sherman tank fitted with the 3-inch (76.2 mm) M7 Gun. It was numerically the most important US tank destroyer of WW2 and combined a reasonably potent anti-tank weapon with a turreted platform. Despite the introduction of more-powerful types as replacements, it remained in service until the end of the war. A total of 6,706 were built between 1942 & 1943.

    The British converted some M10s to use their successful 17-pounder (76 mm) anti-tank gun, which they designated as “17pdr SP Achilles”. The turret needed modification to take the longer gun. The 17-pounder was of a similar bore, but longer and using a larger propellant charge had far superior armour penetration capability. It was used by the British, Canadian, and Polish armies in Italy and northwest Europe. About 1,110 were built.

    The M36 Tank Destroyer (nickname “Jackson”) was essentially an up-gunned M10 tank destroyer, replacing the former’s 3 inch (76.2mm) M7 Gun with a powerful 90mm gun. The M36 first served in combat in Europe in September 1944, where it proved to be a match for any of the tanks being fielded by the Germans. About 1,400 M36s were produced during the war. The need for 90 mm gunned tank destroyers was so urgent that, during October to December 1944, 187 conversions of standard M4A3 hulls were produced; these vehicles, designated M36B1, were rushed to the European Theatre of Operations and used in combat alongside standard M36s.

    The M36 also saw use in the Korean War, able to defeat any of the Soviet tanks used in that conflict. Some were supplied to the Koreans as part of the Military Assistance Program and served for years, as did retrofit examples found in Yugoslavia, which operated into the 1990s. Two remained in service with the Republic of China Army at least to 2001.

    Rubicon Models Product Highlight:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 3 sprue plastic kit
    • Option to build either a M10 or M36 Tank Destroyer - A total of 7 different variants to choose from, including
      • M10
      • M10A1
      • Achilles Ic & IIc
      • M36
      • M36B2 and M36B1 (required our M4A3 kit (280012))
    • Three interchangeable turrets – M10 / 17pdr SP / M36
    • Simplified yet detailed turret interior
    • Product Code: 280029
    • Number of Parts: 66 pieces / 3 sprues
    RU280029
    £20.00
     
  • Rubicon 28mm Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) (SdKfz 138/2), later known as Hetzer (“baiter”), was a WW2 German light tank destroyer based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t) chassis. The Jagdpanzer 38(t) was intended to be more cost-effective than the much more ambitious Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger designs of the same period. Using a proven chassis, it avoided the mechanical problems of the larger armoured vehicles. It was better armoured than the thinly armoured earlier Panzerjäger Marder and Nashorn with a sloped armour front plate of 60 mm sloped back at 60 degrees from the vertical (equivalent in protection to about 120 mm), carried a reasonably powerful 75mm gun, was mechanically reliable, small and easily concealed. It was also cheap to build.

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) succeeded the open-top Marder III (based on the same chassis) in production from April 1944; about 2,584 were built until the end of the war. The Jagdpanzer 38(t) fit into the lighter category of German tank destroyers that began with the Panzerjager I, continued with the Marder series and ended with the Jagdpanzer 38(t). The 75 mm PaK 39 L/48 gun of the Jagdpanzer 38(t) was a modified version of the 75 mm StuK 40 L/48 used in the StuG III and StuG IV assault guns. With this gun the Jagdpanzer 38(t) was able to destroy nearly all Allied or Soviet tank types in service at long ranges (except heavy tanks) and its fully enclosed armour protection made it a safer vehicle to crew than the open-topped Marder II or Marder III series.

    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) was one of the most common late-war German tank destroyers. It was available in relatively large numbers and was generally mechanically reliable. Like some other late-war German SPGs, the Jagdpanzer 38(t) mounted a remote-control machine gun mount which could be fired from within the vehicle. The Flammpanzer 38(t) was a Jagdpanzer 38(t) modified with a Keobe flamethrower in place of the main gun. It was deployed on the Western Front, with first use during the Battle of the Bulge. Less than 50 units were produced.

    Rubicon Models Product Highlight:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 3 sprue plastic kit
    • Option to build either an Early, Mid or Late Hetzer tank destroyer
    • Option to build kit as a Flammpanzer 38 as well
    • Choice of three gun mantlets and two road wheel sets
    • Multiple rear idler wheel choices
    • Product Code: 280030
    • Number of Parts: 85 pieces / 3 sprues
    RU280030
    £20.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/1 Alte German Half Track SdKfz 253 Rubicon

    SdKfz 250/1 Alte German Half Track SdKfz 253 Rubicon was a light armoured halftrack, very similar in appearance to the larger Hanomag-designed SdKfz 251, and built by DEMAG, for use by Germany in World War II. Most variants were open-topped and had a single access door in the rear. The SdKfz 250 was adopted in 1939 to supplement the standard halftrack. Production delays meant that the first 250 did not appear until mid-1941.

    The vehicle was used in a wide variety of roles throughout World War II. The basic troop carrier version was used as an armoured personnel carrier for reconnaissance units, carrying scout sections. This basic variant usually mounted one or two MG34 machine guns. Later variants carried 20 mm, 37 mm, and even 75 mm guns to support the more lightly armed versions.

    The initial design (Alte, the “old version”) had an armoured body made of multi-faceted plates, which gave good protection against small arms fire, but made this design both expensive to manufacture and quite cramped. Production of this early version stopped in October 1943 with some 4,200 built, and a second version (Neu, or “new version”), greatly simplified to speed up manufacture, began replacing it. In both variants, the armour was useful only for stopping small-arms fire and small artillery fragments. Heavy machine gun fire, anti-tank gun fire, or almost any tank gun could penetrate the SdKfz 250 at long range.

    The SdKfz 253 variant was fully enclosed, and was used by artillery forward observers to accompany tank and mechanized infantry units.

    Product Highlight:

    • Base kit for all SdKfz 250 expansion sets
    • Two headlight options
    • Various SdKfz 253 hatch options
    • Simplified yet highly detailed chassis interior
    • Driver figure included

    Product Code: 280032

    Number of Parts: 62 pieces / 2 sprues

    RU280032
    £18.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/1 Neu Rubicon 28mm

    SdKfz 250/1 Neu Rubicon 28mm Alte, the “old version” had an armoured body made of multi-faceted plates, which gave good protection against small arms fire, but made this design both expensive to manufacture and quite cramped. Production of this early version stopped in October 1943 with some 4,200 built, and a second version (Neu, or “new version”), greatly simplified to speed up manufacture, and began replacing it. In both variants, the armour was useful only for stopping small-arms fire and small artillery fragments. Heavy machine gun fire, anti-tank gun fire, or almost any tank gun could penetrate the SdKfz 250 at long range.

    Product Highlights:

    • 1/56 (28mm) scale 2-sprue plastic kit
    • Base kit for all SdKfz 250 expansion sets
    • Detailed chassis interior
    • Three figures included - Driver / MG Gunner / Officer - MG Gunner can be used on our SdKfz 250/1 Alte (280032)
    • Product Code: 280038
    • Number of Parts: 69 pieces / 2 sprues
    RU280038
    £18.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 250/3 & 251/3 Rubicon 28mm

    SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 250/3 & 251/3 Rubicon 28mm was a communication variant, fitted with extra radio equipment and antennae for command use. Among these vehicles, Rommel’s famous command vehicle “Greif” was abundantly seen on German newsreels. The Eastern Front was their main battleground until 1944. The large Rahmen (bedframe) antennae made them easy targets to spot and most were later replaced with Stern antenna (light aerials). ]

    EXPANSION KIT ONLY - Requires SdKfz 250/251 BASE KIT* to complete full model.

    Base Kit requires one of the following:

    • 280032 SdKfz 250/1 Alte
    • 280038 SdKfz 250/1 Neu
    • 280031 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C
    • 280018 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D

    Product Highlight: - Add-on product for our SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 251 base kits

    • Rahmen & Stern antenna options
    • Highly detailed interior 
    • Contains five figures (including Rommel)
    • Build Choices: -
    • SdKfz 250/3 Alte
      • SdKfz 250/3 Neu
      • SdKfz 251/3 Ausf C  SdKfz 251/3 Ausf D
    • Product Code: 280039
    • Number of Parts: 40 pieces / single sprue
    RU280039
    £10.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 251/16 Ausf C/D Rubicon 28mm

    SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 251/16 Ausf C/D Rubicon 28mm The SdKfz 251/16 (based on the SdKfz 251/1) was fitted with two flame projectors and initially a rear mounted flamethrower (Ausf C only), detachable but still connected to the vehicle, to be operated by dismounted infantry. This was in addition to the standard forward machine gun mount. Six SdKfz 251/16 Flammpanzerwagens were authorised for issue to each Panzergrenadier regiment or in the Pioneer battalion. Though vulnerable, they were used very successfully at night to quickly attack enemy infantry who had just captured German trenches, hitting the enemy before they could consolidate and bring up the heavy weapons that would make them much costlier to defeat later. EXPANSION KIT ONLY - Requires SdKfz 251 BASE KIT* to complete full model. * Base Kit includes one of the following: 280031 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C 280018 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D Product Highlight: - Add-on product for our SdKfz 251 base kits - Two build options as an SdKfz 251/16 Ausf C or D - Fullly detailed interior - Include four figures - two with heat resistant face mask and two without - The two figures without face mask can be used as normal panzer crew for other vehicles Build Choices: - SdKfz 251/16 Ausf C - SdKfz 251/16 Ausf D Product Code: 280040 Number of Parts: 25 pieces / single sprue

    RU280040
    £8.50
     
  • Sherman M4A3 or M4A3E8 Rubicon Models 28mm

    The M4 Sherman, officially the Medium Tank, M4, was the primary battle tank used by the United States and the other Western Allies in World War II, and proved to be a reliable and highly mobile workhorse, despite being outmatched by heavier German tanks late in the war.

    Thousands were distributed to the Allies, including the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union, in the lend-lease program. The M4 was the second most produced tank of the World War II era, after the Soviet T-34, and its role in its parent nation’s victory was comparable to that of the T-34. The tank took its name from the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

    The M4 Sherman’s basic chassis was used for all the sundry roles of a modern mechanized force: roughly 50,000 Sherman tanks were produced during the war, and its chassis also served as the basis for numerous other armored vehicles such as tank destroyers, tank retrievers, and self-propelled artillery.

    Product Highlights:

    • Choice to build either a M4A3 or M4A3E8 
    • Includes both early & late production T23 turret 
    • Includes both VVSS & HVSS suspension 
    • Includes “duckbills” extended end-connectors 
    • Open hatches, extra tracks and stowage 
    • US tank crew figures included
    • Product Code: 280042
    • Number of Parts: 115 pieces / 4 sprues
    RU280042
    £20.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion - SdKfz 250/7 & 251/2 Rubicon

    Product Highlights: 

    • Add-on product for our SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 251 base kits
    • Enough parts to build TWO mortar carriers 
    • Highly detailed interior 
    • Standalone mortar team included
    • Product Code: 280043
    • Number of Parts: 44 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 figure sprues
    RU280043
    £10.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion - SdKfz 250/8 & 251/9

    SdKfz 250/251 Expansion - SdKfz 250/8 & 251/9 contains:

    • Add-on product for our SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 251 base kits 
    • Enough parts to build TWO vehicles 
    • Highly detailed interior 
    • Include 4 crew figures
    • Product Code: 280044
    • Number of Parts: 41 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 figure sprues
    RU280044
    £10.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion - SdKfz 250/11 & 251/7

    Product Highlights:

    • Add-on product for our SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 251 base kits 
    • Enough parts to build TWO vehicles 
    • Highly detailed interior 
    • Standalone sPzB 41 weapon team included
    • Product Code: 280045
    • Number of Parts: 51 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 figure sprues
    RU280045
    £10.00
     
  • SdKfz 3a Maultier 2 ton Half-Track Cargo Truck Rubicon

    SdKfz 3a Maultier 2 ton Half-Track Cargo Truck Rubicon is the name given to series of half-track trucks used by Germans during WW2. They were based on Opel, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa-Romeo or Ford trucks. One of the best known of these conversions was the SdKfz 3a Maultier based on the 3-ton variant of the Opel Blitz cargo truck.

    Product Highlights: 

    • One piece engine & truck cab for ease-of-assembly
    • 2 rear trunk options – early or mid-to-late war 
    • 2 headlights options – standard or small blackout lights
    • Detachable canvas top with rear open or close tarpaulin 
    • Optional searchlight, spare tyre, benches & fuel cans 
    • Driver & passenger included
    • Product Code: 280046
    • Number of Parts: 71 pieces / 3 sprues + 1 cab body
    RU280046
    £18.00
     
  • SdKfz 305/3a Expansion Set - Box Body (Einheitskoffer) Rubicon

    SdKfz 305/3a Expansion Set - Box Body (Einheitskoffer) Rubicon was identical for all trucks in terms of dimensions, position and number of windows, doors and stowage boxes, and was made of plywood and hard-fibre panels. This design approach offered a wide variety of potential usage. It was used for a number of roles including workshop, laundry, laboratory, command, communication, cipher office, ambulance, kitchen and many other purposes.

    Product Highlights: 

    • Add-on for SdKfz 305 (280026) and SdKfz 3a (280046) 
    • Optional rooftop ventilation for box body
    • Optional rear ladder in folded or extended position 
    • Optional fuel cans & spare tyre
    • Product Code: 280047
    • Number of Parts: 21 pieces / 1 sprue

    EXPANSION KIT ONLY – Requires SdKfz 305/3a BASE KIT* to complete full model *

    Base kit includes one of the following:

    • 280026 SdKfz 305 Blitz SdKfz 305 Box Body
    • 280046 SdKfz 3a Maultier SdKfz 3a Box Body
    RU280047
    £10.00
     
  • SdKfz 250/251 Expansion SdKfz 250/9 & 251/23 Rubicon

    SdKfz 250/251 Expansion SdKfz 250/9 & 251/23 Rubicon is a reconnaissance variant intended to replace the SdKfz 250/9 and fitted with the same turret mounting as the SdKfz 234/1 armoured car housing a QF 2cm autocannon.

    EXPANSION KIT ONLY - Requires SdKfz 250/251 BASE KIT* to complete full model. 

    Base kit includes one of the following:

    • 280032 SdKfz 250/1 Alte SdKfz 250/9 Alte
    • 280038 SdKfz 250/1 Neu SdKfz 250/9 Neu
    • 280018 SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D SdKfz 251/23 Ausf D

    Product Highlights: 

    • Single 1/56 (28mm) scale plastic sprue 
    • Add-on product for SdKfz 250 & SdKfz 251 base kits 
    • Enough parts to build TWO vehicles 
    • Highly detailed turret with interior 
    • Crew with two poses included
    • Product Code: 280048
    • Number of Parts: 46 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 figure sprues
    RU280048
    £10.00
     
  • Willys MB ¼ ton 4x4 Truck (Commonwealth) Rubicon

    Willys MB ¼ ton 4x4 Truck (Commonwealth) Rubicon was commonly known as a Jeep or jeep, formally as the US Army Truck, ¼ ton, 4x4) is a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during WW2. It is also one of the first military vehicles mass-produced in the US.

    Product Highlights: 

    • Single 1/56 (28mm) scale plastic sprue
    • SAS / LRDG / Airborne configurations 
    • Include Browning M2, Vickers, and Bren MG options 
    • Four figures included 
    • 2 Airborne & 2 LRDG crew
    • Product Code: 280050
    • Number of Parts: 68 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 multi-slide part + 2 figure sprues
    RU280050
    £15.00
     
  • German Motorcycle R75 with Sidecar (DAK) Rubicon

    German Motorcycle R75 with Sidecar (DAK) Rubicon The BMW R75 and its rival the Zundapp KS750 were both widely used by the Wehrmacht in Russia and North Africa, though after a period of evaluation it became clear that the Zundapp was the superior machine. In August 1942, Zundapp and BMW, on the urging of the Army, agreed upon standardisation of parts for both machines, with a view of eventually creating a Zundapp-BMW hybrid (designated the BW43), in which a BMW 286/1 side-car would be grafted onto a Zundapp KS750 motorcycle.

    Product Highlights: 

    • Single 1/56 (28mm) scale plastic sprue
    • Choice of leather or metal stowage case 
    • Choice of MG34 or MG42 machine gun 
    • Three DAK figures included
    • Product Code: 280052
    • Number of Parts: 49 pieces / 1 sprue + 2 figure sprues
    RU280052
    £12.00
     
  • US M3/M3A1 Expansion Kit - M21 MMC & Tarpaulin Set

    US M3/M3A1 Expansion Kit - M21 MMC & Tarpaulin Set provides extra parts for a Rubicon M3 model. M21 Mortar Motor Carriage (MMC) was a self-propelled artillery mount on a half-track chassis used by the United States Army during WW2. It was equipped with an 81mm M1 mortar and an air-cooled M2 Browning machine gun. It was produced by the White Motor Company in 1944. Only 110 were produced.

    The M21 served on the Western Front, seeing action in Normandy and in southern France, before later being used during the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Belgium, Operation Market Garden, and the invasion of Germany from the west. The M21 served with the US 3rd, 1st, and 7th Armies during the campaign in France, and the 2nd Armored Division, which developed it. In addition, 57 units were leased to Free French forces.

    By 1945, it was declared obsolete, due to the insufficient power of the 81mm mortar as an artillery piece. Standard US tank and armoured infantry battalions had a mortar platoon equipped with either M21s or the older M4 MMCs. The M21 was used mainly to illuminate targets at night or provide indirect fire support to the infantry.

    EXPANSION KIT ONLY – REQUIRES M3/M3A1 HALFTRACK (280027) BASE KIT TO COMPLETE FULL MODEL

    Product Highlights: - Conversion set for M3/M3A1 Halftrack (280027) - Includes tarpaulin for both M3 and M3A1 halftrack - Highly detailed interior for the M21 MMC - Standalone mortar team included - Total of 5 US infantrymen

    RU280053
    £10.00
     
  • M4A2(W)76 Sherman Rubicon

    M4A2(W)76 Sherman was not an important Sherman in the west during WWII. Just about the whole production run was shipped off to the Soviet Union, where it was well received. The M4A2(76)W was a wet tank with large hatches from the beginning. It’s 76mm T23 turret was the same as the ones installed on all the other 76 tanks, and probably went through the same series of minor changes. The hull is almost indiscernible from a M4A3(76)W. A total of 1,594 M4A2(76)W was manufactured between May 44 and Dec 44. From Jan 45, production was switched to M4A2(76)W HVSS; a total of 1,321 was manufactured until May 45.

    The Russians received some M4A2(76)W HVSS tanks before the war ended. The Soviet Union’s nickname for the M4 medium tank was Emcha because the open-topped figure 4 resembled the Cyrillic letter che or cha (?). The M4A2s used by the Red Army was considered to be much less prone to blow up due to ammunition detonation than the T-34/76, but tended to overturn in road collisions because of their much higher centre of gravity. Under Lend-Lease, 4,102 M4A2 medium tanks were sent to the USSR. Of these, 2,007 were equipped with the 75mm gun, and 2,095 carried the 76mm gun. The total number of Sherman tanks sent to the USSR under Lend-Lease represented 18.6% of all Lend-Lease Shermans. The first 76mm-armed Shermans started to arrive in the Soviet Union in late summer of 1944. In 1945, some units were standardized to depend mostly on them, and not on the ubiquitous T-34: 1st Guards Mechanized Corps, 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps, and 9th Guards Mechanized Corps. Other countries that used the M4A2 Sherman included Britain, New Zealand, Poland, and the Free French Forces. No US Army combat use of the M4A2 except for the USMC and DD conversions for the Omaha landings.

    Product Highlights: - Includes both early & late production T23 turrets - Includes both normal & “duckbill” extended end-connectors - Includes optional sand skirts - Open or closed hatches on turret and hull - Tank crew figures included

    RU280054
    £20.00
     
  • M4A2 Sherman or Sherman Mk III Rubicon

    M4A2 Sherman/Sherman Mk III Sherman used a welded hull nearly identical to the M4, but with a pair of vented armoured grates on the rear hull deck. The M4A2 tanks used the GM6046 twin diesel. This version was produced with all the improvements the other M4 variants got, like the large hatch hull. The M4A2 would see very limited combat in US hands, most being the British, with some 75 tanks going to the Russians and USMC. This was the preferred version for Soviet Lend-Lease deliveries, since the USSR was using all diesel tanks. It was produced in six factories with 10,968 of all turret types produced from April 42 to July 45.

    The Marines operated a lot of small hatch and a fairly large number of large hatch M4A2 tanks, until the supply of 75mm armed versions dried up in late 1944. Then they switched over to large hatch M4A3(75)W tanks, but there were some M4A2 holdouts amongst the six battalions. The Soviet Union’s nickname for the M4 medium tank was Emcha because the open-topped figure 4 resembled the Cyrillic letter che or cha (?). The M4A2s used by the Red Army was considered to be much less prone to blow up due to ammunition detonation than the T-34/76, but tended to overturn in road collisions because of their much higher centre of gravity. Under Lend-Lease, 4,102 M4A2 medium tanks were sent to the USSR. Of these, 2,007 were equipped with the 75mm gun, and 2,095 carried the 76mm gun.

    The total number of Sherman tanks sent to the USSR under Lend-Lease represented 18.6% of all Lend-Lease Shermans. The first 76mm-armed Shermans started to arrive in the Soviet Union in late summer of 1944. In 1945, some units were standardized to depend mostly on them, and not on the ubiquitous T-34: 1st Guards Mechanized Corps, 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps, and 9th Guards Mechanized Corps. Other countries that used the M4A2 Sherman included Britain, New Zealand, Poland, and the Free French Forces. No US Army combat use of the M4A2 except for the USMC and DD conversions for the Omaha landings.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build either a standard M4A2 or a British Sherman Mk III - Includes both low & high bustle 75mm turret - Includes multiple choice of gun mantlets - Includes both normal & “duckbill” extended end-connectors for tracks - Open or closed hatches for hull and turret - Tank crew figures included

    RU280055
    £20.00
     
  • British CMP 15cwt Truck Rubicon

    British CMP 15cwt Truck Rubicon was the Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) truck was a class of military truck - of various forms - made in large numbers in Canada during WW2 to British Army specifications for use in the armies of the British Commonwealth allies. Standard designs were drawn up just before the beginning of the war.

    CMP trucks were also sent to the Soviet Union following the German invasion, as part of Canada's Gift and Mutual Aid program to the Allies. During the war, CMP trucks saw service around the world in the North African Campaign, the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Italian Campaign, the Soviet Front, the Burma Campaign, the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42), the liberation of Northwest Europe, and the Western Allied invasion of Germany. CMP trucks also saw service in post-war conflicts in Indonesia, French Indochina, and the Portuguese colonies in Africa.

    Most CMP trucks were manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors of Canada Ltd and by the Ford Motor Company of Canada. The vehicle manufacturers were able to rapidly ramp up their production because of an unusual degree of inter-company collaboration in Canada, the use of interchangeable parts, and because of the large amount of idle production capacity that was a lingering result of the Great Depression. A smaller number of CMP trucks were assembled from Canadian-made chassis and parts in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (2,600), India (9,500) and Egypt. Following British convention, CMP trucks had right-hand drive even though most of them were built in Canada, which primarily used left-hand drive vehicles. The CMP specification proved versatile, and it formed the basis of a wide variety of different truck types and armoured vehicles. In Australian service (almost always with the No. 13 cab) these vehicles were known as the “Chev Blitz” or the “Ford Blitz”. Just over 500,000 CMP trucks were manufactured in Canada.

    Product Highlights: - Choice to build a CMP with or without tarpaulin - Choice of open or closed rear canvas cover - One piece cab assembly for ease of assembly - Open or closed cab hatch - Crew figures with choice of head & hand options included

    RU280056
    £18.00
     
  • PaK36 Anti-tank Gun with Crew Rubicon

    PaK36 Anti-tank Gun with Crew was a 3.7 cm calibre German anti-tank gun used during the WW2. It was the main anti-tank weapon of Wehrmacht infantry units until mid-1941. Design of a horse-drawn, 3.7 cm anti-tank gun (designated 3.7 cm PaK L/45) by Rheinmetall commenced in 1924 and the first guns were issued in 1928. By the early 1930s, it was apparent that horse-drawn artillery was obsolescent, and the gun was modified for motorized transport by substituting magnesium-alloy wheels and pneumatic tyres for the original spoked wooden wheels.

    Re-designated the 3.7 cm PaK 35/36, it began to replace the 3.7 cm PaK L/45 in 1934 and first appeared in combat in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. It formed the basis for many other nations’ anti-tank guns during the first years of WW2. The KwK 36 L/45 was the same gun, but used as the main armament on several tanks, most notably the early models of the Panzer III. The Soviets used the PaK 36 carriage design for their 45mm M1937 AT gun.

    During the May 1940 Western Campaign, the PaK 36, being a relatively small-calibre weapon, was found to be inadequate against heavy Allied tanks. Still, the gun was effective against the most common light tanks of the era. In June 1941, during the initial phases of Operation Barbarossa, the PaK 36 could still penetrate the armour of the majority of Soviet AFVs at ranges up to 1000m from the front, with the notable exception of the T-28s and T-35s, which it could penetrate only at under 100m; the PaK 36 could not penetrate the relatively thick armour of the T-34s and KV-1s.

    By late 1941, the widespread introduction of the T-34 on the Eastern Front made the PaK 36 obsolete. The addition of tungsten-core shells (Pzgr 40) slightly improved the armour penetration of the PaK 36, enabling it to finally damage the T-34, but only via a direct shot to the rear or side armour from point-blank range. Despite its continued impotence against the T-34, it remained the standard anti-tank weapon for many units until 1942. The advantages of the PaK 36 were its; relative ease of handling and mobility (it could be brought into action very rapidly by as few as two men since it weighed only 432 kg); good quality optics/aiming devices; ease of concealment due to its small size; and high rate of fire. The PaK 36 began to be replaced by the new 5cm PaK 38 in mid-1941.

    As it was gradually replaced, many were removed from their carriages and added to SdKfz 251 halftracks for use as light anti-armour support. The PaK 36 also served with the armies of Italy, Finland, Hungary, and Slovakia. Although the PaK 36 quickly became ineffectual in the European and Russian theatres, in China the gun was still viable as an effective anti-tank gun. It could destroy the Japanese tanks, since their armour protection was quite weak. For example, during the Battle of Taierzhuang, Chinese PaK 36s destroyed a good number of Japanese tanks.

    In 1943, the introduction of the Stielgranate 41 shaped charge meant that the PaK 36 could now penetrate most armour, although the low velocity of the projectile limited its range. The PaK 36s, together with the new shaped charges, was issued to Fallschirmjäger units and other lightly equipped troops. The gun's low weight meant that it could be easily moved by hand, and this mobility made it ideal for their purpose.

    Product Highlights: BASE NOT INCLUDED - Includes 1 x standalone and 1 x vehicle-mounted PaK 36 - Includes both full & half shields plus mounting plates for all SdKfz 250/251 variants - Front lower armour plate in operating or transport mode - Movable trails & rotating gun - Includes Stielgranate 41 shaped charge - Includes shells and ammo boxes - 5 gun crew in early war uniform included

    RU280057
    £12.00
     
  • PaK38 PaK 97/38 Anti-tank Gun with Crew Rubicon

    PaK38 PaK 97/38Anti-tank Gun with Crew

    RU280058
    £15.00
     
  • PaK40 Anti-tank Gun with Crew Rubicon

    Product Highlights: - Front lower armour plate in operating or transport mode - Movable trails & rotating gun - Includes shells and ammo boxes - 5 gun crew in late war uniform included

    RU280059
    £15.00
     
  • M4 Sherman/Firefly 1C

    M4 Sherman/Firefly IC
     
    - Includes both small & large hatch hulls
     
    - Includes both low & high bustle turrets
     
    - Includes both 75mm gun & 105mm howitzer
     
    - Options to build a British Firefly IC
     
    - Multiple mantlet choices
     
    - Open or closed turret & hull hatches
     
    - Tank crew figures included
    RU280060
    £20.00
     
  • M4 Composite/Firefly 1C Hybrid

     M4 Composite/Firefly IC Hybrid
     
    - Includes both low & high bustle turrets
     
    - Options to build a British Firefly IC Hybrid
     
    - Multiple mantlet choices
     
    - Open or closed turret & hull hatches
     
    - Tank crew figures included
    RU280061
    £20.00