Yup, saw Gecko’s initial teaser earlier. Great news. Can’t wait to get one.
A few images of the real thing.
Fantastic news! Hope it comes with decals for that big shark mouth!
It should. All 3 of the Navy PACVs had the teeth as part of PACV Division 107, Task Force 116. The above kit appears to be a Navy PACV.
The US Army had 3 as well as part of the 39th Cavalry Platoon. The Army Assault Air Cushion Vehicles (AACV) were different from the Navy ones in that they were more heavily modified. They had heavier armor, reinforced load-bearing decks, and different gun setups. Army AACVs carried 1,000 pounds (450 kg) of armor - roughly equal to that of an M113 armored personnel carrier.
wow someone is doing this big puppy in plastic, to bad i bought the resin one a year ago.
Wonder if the Army version would be cause for a second kit- or failing that perhaps a resin/3d printed conversion might be an option to do it.
This is very very cool, I want one. Yeah, I’d rather do the Army version too. I hope Gecko will release one. I know this is a huge kit but it seems we’ve definitely shattered and left behind that $100 styrene kit ceiling.
This is… the only kit i want…. Everything else just seems to be a waste of time hahaha
Just as an historical aside (and for the mildly curious/intensely bored) in the British Army hovercraft were classified as “D” vehicles; the other classifications were “A” vehicles for armoured, “B” for soft-skinned, and “C” for engineer plant.
The Brits experimented with these back in the 60s/70s - with various types - in a trials unit run by the Royal Corps of Transport.
all right already where do I pre-order?
Due next month, just in time for Christmas. Happy days
Boxart and more CAD shown by Gecko.
CAD pics here:
Gecko Models SK-5 PACV | Armorama™