US Army Iraq 2003 HEMTT Gun Truck Plastic model kit 1/35Italeri
The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) is family of heavy duty trucks in service with the US armed forces. The HEMTT entered service with the US Army in 1982 as a replacement for the M520 Goer. The basic HEMTT series is an 8x8 prime mover that has a 10 ton cargo capacity. The truck chassis is produced by Oshkosh Truck Corporation and is used in the civilian world as an airport firefighting vehicle. In military service, the chassis is fitted with different tanks, pallets, or boxes to define its mission.
This kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on six parts trees plus one tree of clear parts.
What is really nice about this release is that the new-tooled parts represent the scabbed-on armor plating applied to the cab and engine as well as the armor shields that surround the bed of the truck. Since this was done in the field, the armor plating was fabricated from available steel sheets that corroded rather quickly and will make for an interesting opportunity to test your weathering skills
Detailed chassis and drivetrain
Driver's door is positionable
Load handling crane
Can be built as M977/M985, up-armored M977/M985, or up-armored M977/M985 gun truck
Two M2 machine guns w/mounts
Two Mk.19 grenade launchers w/mounts
Optional over-cab turret ring
Cargo bay boarding ladders
Ammo cans, water jugs, field packs and helmets are included