11 June 2017

Lockheed AC-130 Hercules Gunship - Toys for wargaming

My imaginary near-future "Seven Star Nation" has just received a valuable asset in the form of a Lockheed Hercules Gunship



Ok, so it's a toy, ..... but it's a huge, strong, and very sturdy toy, AND it scales out really well with my 1-72 scale forces.



I saw it advertised on "Wallapop" a couple of weeks ago and the guy who was selling it lived near me so I sent him a message and when I got this off him I was really really pleased to find that it wasn't some cheapo flimsy toy.

I don't know who the manufacturer is but according to the guy who sold it to me, it's about 15 years old, maybe even a little more. At first I though it might be from the Micro-Machines range, but I couldn't find any pictures of it online.

It comes with two 1/72 scale pre-painted crew figures, who look very similar in style to micro-machines figures.





It has a cargo bay door that opens and closes too, and the 20mm figures and vehicles here just how well it scales out.



All in all a great addition to the Seven Star Nation's forces.

4 comments:

  1. It looks a bit like the TimMee C-130, which is also a huge airplane with working rear ramp, but that particular toy is a cheapo flimsy toy. Whoever manufactured yours made a much better model.

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    1. Thanks for the input EY. The TimMee C-130 from what I've seen on internet looks similar in size to this one.

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  2. There have been several of these and I'm no expert, but Galoob (Micro Machines - Action Fleet) did one (and the pilots look like theirs) and at lest one other was offered through the Catalogue shops in the UK (may still be available?) from a Chinese maker (Tai Nam?), I'd put my money on Galoob's 'Army Gear' and/or 'Battle Squad' lines?

    H

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    1. Thanks very much Hugh. From the quality of the toy and as you say, the similarity of the pilots to the Micro Machines range, I think you are right.

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