NEW FROM Dragon Models

1/35 FLAK PANTHER Ausf.D s.Pz.Jg.Abt.653

The Panther medium tank was the third-most widely produced German AFV of WWII, and different variants evolved such as a recovery vehicle and tank destroyer. Field conversions also occurred, and one of these was a rare transformation of a Panther into an antiaircraft vehicle. It was a one-off field conversion, and the resulting AFV was employed by the headquarters company of the 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion (Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 653, or s.Pz.Jg.Abt.653) during the titanic Battle of Kursk.

This kit is a perfect combination of Dragon’s existing Panther Ausf.D medium tank and four-barreled 2cm Flakvierling 38 kits. s.Pz.Jg.Abt.653 was an interesting unit and it featured some interesting vehicle conversions, this one included. As for the kit, there are photo-etched parts included in the box, as are all plastic parts needed to create this unusual but good-looking German air defense vehicle. At long last, modelers are now able to get their hands on such a rare converted Panther.

 

ITEM NO: DRA 6899
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195868992
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 8/8/2019
EST ARRIVAL: October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 


1/6 M4A3 105mm Howitzer Tank / M4A3(75)W (2 in 1)

ITEM NO: DRA 75055
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195750556
SCALE: 1:6
ANNOUNCED ON: 8/8/2019
EST ARRIVAL: October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon is releasing the ultimate 1/6 scale kit of a Sherman. In the box is a 2-in-1 option of either an M4A3 105mm Howitzer Tank or an M4A375(W). As its name suggests, the howitzer version featured an M4 105mm gun for infantry fire support. The M4A3(75)W, meanwhile, was a standard tank used by the US Army during WWII.

This 1/6 scale M4 2-in-1 set offers maximum versatility for modelers, allowing them to choose which Sherman type to build. Furthermore, duckbills are included and can be fitted to either Sherman version. Moreover, all parts are injected in an olive drab color, except for the tracks and duckbills that come in dark gray, which could save some modelers from basic painting work. Finally, since it's a one-off production of this edition and normal 1/6 Sherman won't be reproduced in coming few years, this will be the last chance for modelers to obtain these 1/6 scale Sherman variants. Modelers will need to hurry to get hold of this impressive piece of kit.