Building the IDF M-113 Medivac from the Tamiya kit #35040 1/35 scale

by Allon Kira © Modeler Site

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The M-113 is one of the most popular APCs in the Western armies. Since the early 1960s, over 80,000 units have been manufactured in a wide range of configurations and delivered to more than 50 countries worldwide. No wonder it is defined as the most significant infantry vehicle in history.


In the 1970s, the IDF equipped itself with a large amount of M-113 APCs, and since then they served in all of Israel's wars and operations, including the Yom Kippur War, Operation Peace for the Galilee, the First Intifada, the Second Intifada, the Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead and Operation Protective Edge.

According to estimates, about 10,000 M-113s served in the IDF in a large variety of models. Most of them have already left the service and were replaced by newer and more protected vehicles, but according to military sources, about 500 units will continue to serve until the end of the 2020.

This article goals to share with the reader the steps I followed to build a IDF M-113 Medivac from the Tamiya M-113 kit


Since there isn't a IDF M-113 medivac kit in the market, I had to convert a tamiya's.

The good old Tamiya M-113 in 1/35 scale #35040 represents the basic US Army version and is good enough to modify for the IDF version.

Most of the modifications were made in scratch: interior and exterior and I'm going to show them step by step. I also used few aftermarket products such as Echelon IDF M-113 medivac decals, Archer M-113s fine transfers and resin IDF armor stowage by Legend.


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