Jan 312011
 

The last of ’em that I have.

Via Mark Nankivil.

 Posted by at 9:28 am
  • Pat Flannery

    The Aurora model of it wasn’t that bad (it had recessed panel lines on it for instance, a real rarity in model kits of the time); I wish someone could dig up the molds for it and their MBT-70, and reissue both of the kits.

  • Pat Flannery

    The Aurora model of it wasn’t that bad (it had recessed panel lines on it for instance, a real rarity in model kits of the time); I wish someone could dig up the molds for it and their MBT-70, and reissue both of the kits.
    There wasn’t anything fundamentally wrong with the AH-56 other than the facts that it made a hell of a lot bigger target for ground fire than a Huey Cobra, and cost as much as a light jet fighter per airframe.
    “Sticker shock” was one of the things that doomed the MBT-70 also… along with the fact that the Germans realized that our concepts for a new main battle tank’s technology were completely unhinged.
    The image of the MBT-70’s turret mounted drivers puking all over the place as they sat spinning in their offset rotating cupolas is hilarious.

  • Frans

    Reissuing the Aurora kit? The Czech model company MIKU-Models has made a resin ‘copy’ with a lot more detail, etched stainless steel parts and plenty of decals to choose from.