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Takom M60A1 with ERA
TopSmith
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
The news section has Takon making the Marines M60A1 with ERA. What is the kit # and when is the expected release date? Inquiring minds gatta know! They posted the box art.
ctkwok
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
The kit is 2113 and it'll be out in June according to their FB.
Phil5000
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Joined: May 13, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC
Would anyone know, or if they're familiar with Takom be able to speculate if this kit can be built as a cold war variant? Or do you think that will come later as a separate release?

This is good news either way as it is my most desired kit.
TopSmith
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC
I think so. I was on the M60A1 Ries Passive in Europe. I remember the grenade boxes on the side of the turret instead of being mounted to the air cleaners and aluminum road wheels.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 02:41 PM UTC
Wait to see what parts are in the box. In all likelihood it'll have everything to build an Army M60A1 RISE/Passive. Just move the grenade boxes and tow cable storage back to the turret and leave off the ERA armor.

Besides AFV-club already does the Cold War M60A1 and you'll notice by doing this one first Takom is going for the M60A1 not yet kitted by AFV-Club?

But with Takom's record of dong multiple variants we'll probably see all kinds of variations like maybe the Austrian and Turkish M60A3s or a slick M60? GO for the variations and markings AFV-club hasn't done.

Now take that CM-11 turret you did Takom and do a M48A5 kit.