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Gaso.Line Master Fighter MF48595S
GIAT VBCI Display Model
French Army, 2008

Limited Edition

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
GIAT VBCI   6.25"   2.5"

The VBCI VCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie) is a French wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. The first prototype was completed in 2004. It is a successor to the ageing AMX-10P IFV. The VBCI shares much in common with the Vextra and X8A prototype IFVs, developed by GIAT Industries and Renault in the early 1990s. A total of 630 VBCI infantry fighting vehicles were ordered by the French Army. Deliveries commenced in 2008. The VBCI saw active service in 2010 in Lebanon and Afghanistan. In 2013 French Army deployed these IFVs in Mali.



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Gaso.Line Master Fighter

The Gaso.Line "Master Fighter" model range presents ready made resin models of military vehicles.

Master Fighter display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Metal barrels, photo-etched metal grills and surface details.
  • Rotating turret and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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