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Exciting news! After diving deep into the results of our recent customer survey, we're excited to announce that we’re bringing back two all-time favourites – and they’re better than ever. Say hello to the Sd Kfz 7 and the Flak 88 kits, set for release in the latter half of 2024!
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By Popular Demand
You spoke, and we listened. In our latest round of customer feedback, you chose the Sd Kfz 7 and Flak 88 as the top kits you wanted to see make a comeback. It’s been over 12 years since these kits were last on our production line, and we know many of you have been waiting eagerly for their return.
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New and Improved
We’re not just re-releasing these classics; we’re upgrading them. The new Sd Kfz 7 and Flak 88 will be the finest versions we’ve ever released. Every part will be reviewed with the feedback gleaned over the last 12 years and will be produced using our latest production techniques and materials.


Sd Kfz 7: A Closer Look
The Sd Kfz 7. This German 8-ton half-track was a pivotal force in WWII, known for its power and reliability. It provides the perfect vehicle to tow the Flak 88 or to convert it into the myriad of versions.

The Armortek 1:6 scale all metal Sd Kfz 7 kit will be available for an early bird price of £3,600 plus VAT and shipping.

Flak 88: The Icon Reimagined
And let’s not forget the legendary Flak 88. Famous for its versatility on the battlefield, this anti-aircraft and anti-tank gun will return with formidable presence. Perfect for being towed behind the Sd Kfz 7 or the Sd Kfz 9 (Famo) or as as stand alone model.

The Armortek 1:6 scale all metal Flak 88 kit will be available for an early bird price of £3,200 plus VAT and shipping.

Reserve your kits today
Set for release in the latter half of 2024, reservations for these LIMITED EDITION kits are opening today. To reserve your kit, email us at sales@armortek.co.uk.

The early bird pricing will only be available for a limited time.

Further details on the kits (shipping costs, weight, dimensions and part counts) will be released in the next few days.
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These 7s are very interesting to build, i very much enjoyed mine, so much so i purchased another, regards simon.
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Oh boy....

I'm going to find it hard to resist a FLak 88... as I have all the other guns.

I think this may be a must.

Well done Kian and the whole team!!!! Beautiful!

Cheers,

RPR

PS What does @Armorpax have for the 88? Still doing detail kits Dave?

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That looks fun very nice

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Great choice, would Armortek consider offering an armoured version of the SDKF7?
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Nice variant. :D :D :D
Lord, give me strength to change the things I am able to change.... and patience to endure the things I can not change :-) A bunch of Tiger and Panther variants, a few 88`s and smaler ones like Hetzer, Stug III, etc. and soon a Leo II

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I really enjoy my SDKFZ-7 and I look forward to owning another. I have also searched for an AT FLAK and I am happy to wait for the kit release later this year.

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To answer a question that a few people have raised - we are planning to redesign the drive system on the Sd Kfz 7so that it runs on brushless motors.
They will have to be smaller than the ones that we are using on our tanks at the moment but should still be powerful enough.
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Armortek wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 3:21 pm
To answer a question that a few people have raised - we are planning to redesign the drive system on the Sd Kfz 7so that it runs on brushless motors.
They will have to be smaller than the ones that we are using on our tanks at the moment but should still be powerful enough.
Are you also considering adding track pads to the track or is it too small to be practical??

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Jerry Carducci wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 4:55 pm

Are you also considering adding track pads to the track or is it too small to be practical??

Jerry
We will run some tests and decide.
Rubber pads on the Famo were marginal - on a smaller model they may fail too fast.
Right now are default is fully cast tracks. But we will see if we can make the rubber work.
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Any news on the re-run of the Bailey Bridge ?

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Mark Heaps wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 9:39 pm
Any news on the re-run of the Bailey Bridge ?
Pricing will be announced next week.
We then need to do a sample packaging run to determine box sizes/ weights etc and then order the boxes. Boxes are on a 4 week lead time so, depending on other work in the factory we expect shipping around the end of June or possibly July.
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Armortek wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 6:05 pm
Jerry Carducci wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 4:55 pm

Are you also considering adding track pads to the track or is it too small to be practical??

Jerry
We will run some tests and decide.
Rubber pads on the Famo were marginal - on a smaller model they may fail too fast.
Right now are default is fully cast tracks. But we will see if we can make the rubber work.
Hmmm, not having assembled my Famo yet I don't have any experience with the longevity of the track pads but I can imagine depending how one
operates the thing will in part dictate the life span of the pads. I hope pads for the 7 survive your testing as I really feel that addition would greatly enhance what is already a pretty spiff model. Not sure where material type- manufacturing cost - durability would intersect but I hope some suitable material stands out that will make that feature a reality.

I'd be more than happy to run test samples here in sunny California through our multi terrain environment with it's (in)famous adobe soil that's as hard as concrete in summer yet as sticky as rubber cement in winter to see how they fare!! :D

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Hi Armortek,

You mention upgrades. Any news on what upgrades will be?

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John Fitzsimons wrote:
Sat May 11, 2024 4:29 pm
Hi Armortek,

You mention upgrades. Any news on what upgrades will be?
Not yet - we only decided on what kits we would make a week ago. The planning will start in about 2 weeks and we will then need to review the existing drawings. Keep in mind we are still mid Jagdpanther production and have the Bailey Bridge to get sorted out.
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