MENG Returned to IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld, announcing three new kits



In the past weekend, Nov. 8th and 9th, the well-known IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld 2014 was successfully held.
Since 1998, the two-day IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld is annually held in the Telford International Center in November. It is not only famous in both UK and other European countries, but also attracts model manufacturers, model magazines and modelers from all over the world.
Usually, model manufacturers will announce new products in such a great occasion. When MENG first appeared in the IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld in 2012, we announced the impressive product TS-003 there. After two years, AFV Modeller, on behalf of MENG, exhibited MENG OS-001, and announced three new products, SS-005, HS-003 and SS-008, in IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld 2014.


Mr. David Parker and Mr. Mark Neville, editors of MENG AFV Modeller and MENG AIR Modeller magazines


U.S. Cougar 6×6 MRAP vehicle, developed by U.S. company Force Protection Inc., is an armored vehicle which can withstand roadside bombs attacks and ambushes. It is powered by a 330hp Caterpillar C-7 diesel engine; it uses a 6x6 chassis; its maximum speed can be up to 105km/h; it can carry 10 people; an M2 MG, M240 GPMG or MK19 grenade launcher can be mounted on the top of the hull. In 2004, Cougar started to serve in U.S. armed forces. It’s mainly used for scouting, transporting troops, commanding, towing heavy guns, repairing projects and rescuing. In November of the same year, Cougar vehicles with the 1st Marine Division of United Stated Marine Corps stationed in Iraq took part in the Battle of Fallujah.
This SS-005 1/35 scale U.S. Cougar 6×6 MRAP Vehicle plastic model kit is 226mm in length and 79mm in width. Two options (Cougar 6×6 or Cougar HEV 6×6 MARP) are provided. Interiors of the cab and troop compartment are perfectly reproduced, providing more options for you.



U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Control Center (EOD) is responsible for identification and disposal of unexploded ordnance, chemical weapons and improvised explosive devices (IED). EOD specialists wear the EOD 9 bomb suit made by the Canadian company Med-Eng when they’re performing missions. The TALON military robot is designed and built by U.S. company Foster-Miller Inc., and the iRobot 510 PackBot military robot by U.S. company iRobot Corporation. These robots are mainly used to assist soldiers in performing dangerous tasks like reconnaissance and disposal of roadside bombs and IEDs. So far, a large number of them have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This HS-003 1/35 scale U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists & Robots plastic model kit is the third figure kit from MENG. Two figures of different gestures, a TALON military robot and an iRobot 510 PackBot military robot with their corresponding control computers are included. You can use them to build a lively and interesting diorama with SS-005.



Israel heavy armoured personnel carrier Achzarit (late) is a modification of its early version. It improved the suspension system, and was replaced by Centurion wheels and new reinforced tracks; equipped with an OWS (Overhead Weapon System); also installed with a pair of smoke grenade launchers in the front of the hull. This vehicle is the cutting edge of the Mechanized Infantry of the IDF, and it saw service during the 2nd Lebanon war in 2006, "Cast lead" operation in 2009 and "Pillar of Defense" in 2012, as well as in operation "Protective Edge" in July 2014, on the border with the Gaza strip. 
This SS-008 1/35 scale Israel heavy armoured personnel carrier Achzarit (late) plastic model kit is 226mm in length and 110mm in width. It precisely represents the vehicle’s exteriors and interiors of the crew compartment.



These three new products announced in the IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld have their distinctive features. MENG’s team is trying its best to meet modelers’ various needs!
See you in next IPMS (UK) Scale ModelWorld.