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Academy vs. Tamiya M2A2
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Utah, United States
Member Since: January 24, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 08:25 AM UTC
I have heard the academy M2A2 is a copy of the tamiya version (which I have learned is oop now). Is the Academy as good as the Tamiya? I have heard it is the same and I have heard the Tamiya is better. I already have the first M2 version by Tamiya but still need the M2A2 for a project and want to know if the academy will do. Thanks for the help.
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Member Since: November 12, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 12:23 PM UTC
I had no idea that Acadamy even made the M2A2....I have the Acadamy M2A1 and Tamiya's M2A2 and will cannabalize the interior of the Acadamy model for the Tamiya. I would like another M2A2 but haven't seen any.It is a kit that is quit enjoyable to build and has alot of display possibilities.

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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 01:35 PM UTC
The Academy Bradley is a copy of the Tamiya kit. The Tamiya M2A2 is basically their M2 kit (minus the interior, which is basically their M3 kit) with a new set of sprues tossed in to represent the A2 thicker, flat side armor. The basic kit has plenty of possibilities, too bad their are few AM parts or conversions for it.