NEW FROM Dragon Models

1/35 Sd.Kfz.253 w/Panzer I Turret

The Sd.Kfz.253, based on the Sd.Kfz.250 light halftrack family, was used by Germany as an observation vehicle for artillery forward observers. This Beobachtungswagen observation vehicle was fully enclosed rather than having the open-topped compartment found on the standard halftrack. A total of 285 Sd.Kfz.253s were manufactured by Demag and Wegman from 1940-41. Interestingly, a wartime photo exists of a very rare conversion performed on an Sd.Kfz.253, where a Panzer I turret was fitted onto the halftrack hull.

Logically, the kit makes use of parts from Dragon’s latest new-generation Sd.Kfz.250 items. These are the highest-quality model Sd.Kfz.250s available on the market. Likewise, the turret emanates from Dragon’s highly acclaimed Panzer I family. The vehicle also features a set of Magic Tracks to ease assembly for the modeler. This Sd.Kfz.253/Panzer I turret combo was extremely rare, but now modelers can add their very own miniature version to their model collections.

ITEM NO: DRA 6952
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195869524
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 5/20/2020
EST ARRIVAL: July 2020

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1/48 He162A-2 Salamander w/Engine

ITEM NO: DRA 5576
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195855763
SCALE: 1:48
ANNOUNCED ON: 5/20/2020
EST ARRIVAL: July 2020

Dragon is in the process of releasing a series of aircraft kits in boxes emblazoned in the original colors for which Trimaster was famous. The first reissue was a Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 fighter, but now it’s time for the second kit to appear, an He162A-2 Salamander with detailed engine.

The engine-cowling cover is movable, thus permitting the fighter’s BMW 003E jet engine to be exposed in all its glorious detail should modelers choose to portray the He162D engine cowling open. Additionally, there is a complete set of photo-etched components for items such as a cockpit instrument panel and seatbelt for the pilot. The Trimaster name is synonymous with exclusive and quality kits and, thanks to Dragon, some of its most popular items such as this jet-powered Salamander are available to all again at very approachable prices.

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