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1:35 Operation Typhoon 1941

SKU: 500776735

Article number: 500776735
Product: 1/35 Operation Typhoon 1941

Germany launched its massive invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, with the aim of destroying the country’s military, political apparatus and capturing its territory. The attack met with early success, and Axis forces advanced deep into Russia. Operation Typhoon was Germany’s strategic offensive to capture the capital Moscow, Russia’s political center. The operation consisted of two pincers north and south of Moscow by panzer groups, as well as a large force moving west directly against the city. However, German forces, confronted by
stretched supply lines, the debilitating onset of winter and stiffening resistance, finally stalled on Moscow’s outskirts. This bitter fighting took place between October 1941 and January 1942 before Soviet counteroffensives turned the tide. The fighting around Moscow incurred
some one million casualties, and it represented the first German retreat from which it would never recover.
Dragon’s newest 1/35 scale figure set portrays German soldiers from Operation Typhoon.
The figures are bundled up against the freezing cold winter weather that made conditions even more hazardous. Typical of the period, and Germany’s ill-preparedness for winter warfare, the four soldiers are wearing a wide range of clothing. A general has a sheepskin coat
on, attire that’s rarely produced in 1/35 scale. The poses are extremely vivid, and one can almost feel the cold seeping through their clothing and the snow flurries blowing against them.
These well-sculpted figures could be used individually in a vignette, or grouped together in a winter scene. This was the first severe winter that German troops encountered, and this set perfectly conveys the grueling nature of the ultimately unsuccessful Operation Typhoon.

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Operation Typhoon 1941
in scale 1:35

1:35 SD.KFZ. 10 Ausf.B 1942 Production

SKU: 500776731

Article number: 500776731
Product: 1/35 SD.KFZ. 10 Ausf.B 1942 Production

Dragon is proud to announce the arrival of its long-awaited kit of a 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz.10 halftrack. This important kit helps fill an important gap in model coverage of Germany’s numerous halftrack types. The Sd.Kfz.10 was a light design in the 1-ton-payload class that was intended as a prime mover for small towed guns such as the 3.7cm PaK 35/36 or 2cm FlaK 30. Its total capacity was eight troops. Demag delivered the first vehicles in 1938, but eventually seven factories were involved in producing approximately 14,000 examples. Dragon’s kit represents an Ausf.B model from the 1942 time period. While the Sd.Kfz.10 was conceived as a prime mover, it was also commonly used as a personnel carrier, as shown in the box top artwork.

As already mentioned, Dragon’s 1/35 scale kit depicts a halftrack built in 1942, one that still possessed a semiautomatic transmission. Certainly compared to tanks and many other halftracks, this is not a large vehicle. However, although it may be small in stature, it is big on detail. For instance, it possesses a full interior in the driver’s and troop compartment, and even the engine and transmission hidden under the hood are fully present. The crew seats even possess a textured surface. The middle tier of interleaved road wheels is new especially for this kit. The Sd.Kfz.10 was used in all theaters of WWII, thus giving modelers unlimited scope as they explore their creative impulses. It was a versatile vehicle, and modelers will find the same when they combine it with other panzer kits or figure sets from Dragon’s impressive collection.

Smart Kit

1:35 Tiger I Early Prod. (M. Wittmann)

SKU: 500776730

Article number: 500776730
Product: 1/35 Tiger I Early Production (Michael Wittmann)

Full set of Michael Wittmann crew
(5 figures) included in first production run as BONUS!

You can't afford to miss it!

Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann was one of Germany’s highest-scoring tank aces of WWII, with the credited destruction of 138 tanks and 132 anti-tank guns. He cut his teeth on the Eastern Front with a StuG.III, and latterly he took command of a Tiger I in time for combat during Operation Citadel at Kursk in July 1943. Dragon has created a magnificent representation of Wittmann’s Tiger I (turret number ‘S04’) with 88 kill marks on barrel. Dragon’s kit appropriately portrays an Early-Production variant, and it forms the important and much-anticipated last piece of Dragon’s exemplary Tiger I family.

This awesome plastic kit made precisely to 1/35 scale shows Wittmann’s Tiger I with 88 kill marks on the lethal 8.8cm gun barrel. These painted barrel rings illustrated the power of the Tiger I as well as the skill of tank ace Wittmann. This brand new kit stems from thorough research and it’s thus accurately designed to represent Wittmann’s ‘S04’ mount. To ensure the absolute highest levels of quality, the majority of components in this special release, like turret, upper hull, engine deck, rear panel, road wheels, spare tracks and etc, are newly tooled and engineered to achieve the engineering level of a Smart Kit, and to provide the unique appearance of this famous Tiger. Morever, a full set of Michael Wittmann's crew is included in first production run as a BONUS!

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Tiger I Early Prod. (M. Wittmann)
in scale 1:35

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:35 Ardelt-Rheinmetall 8.8cm PaK 43

SKU: 500776728

Article number: 500776728
Product: 1:35 Ardelt-Rheinmetall 8.8cm PaK 43

At the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, Dragon excited modelers with a tantalizing look at a new 1/35 scale model. The upcoming kit represents a German design that reached only prototype status, but which is a fascinating subject nonetheless. The vehicle is the Ardelt-Rheinmetall 8.8cm PaK 43 Waffenträger. The conceptual idea behind this weapon system was a self-propelled mount for the powerful but heavy 8.8cm antitank gun, as towed versions of this gun were too unwieldy for crews to move readily. Ardelt and Rheinmetall combined to build the first prototype and tests were conducted on this Ardelt I. The vehicle’s engine was fitted at the front of the hull, which permitted the main armament – an 8.8cm L/71 cannon – to be fitted on the rear. It utilized a 38(t) chassis with four road wheels per side. An improved prototype (Ardelt II) was later produced by Ardelt and Krupp, but the end of the war intervened before production got off the ground.

Dragon’s kit represents the original Ardelt-Rheinmetall prototype, and it’s a scintillating subject in 1/35 scale. To suit the prototypical nature of the Waffenträger, the plastic model employs brand new upper-hull and lower-hull components. The open-top fighting compartment is filled with details, and the armor plates surrounding it have been carefully manufactured to achieve the correct scale thickness. Taking center stage, of course, is the massive 8.8cm PaK 43 antitank gun. This weapon is fully reproduced from the tip of its muzzle brake to the breech. All in all, Dragon offers modelers the highest-quality kit of this novel Waffenträger.

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Ardelt-Rheinmetall 8.8cm PaK 43 Waffenträger (Smart Kit)
in scale 1:35

1:35 5cm PaK 38 L/60 auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.II

SKU: 500776721

1:35 Panzer-Regiment 7, 10.Pz.Div. 1941.

SKU: 500776655

Article number: 500776655
Product: 1/35 Panzer-Regiment 7, 10.Pz.Div. 1941

In terms of 1/35 scale plastic figure sets, Dragon has one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges. The range has just been enlarged even more with a set that will prove one of the most useful and versatile for armored vehicle modelers. Item No.6655 features three tank German crewmen. While the box art identifies them as coming from Panzer-Regiment 7 of 10.Panzer-Division during the invasion of Russia, they can certainly be used for any early-war period. The figures have been specifically designed by the master sculptor to fit neatly into the hatches of either Panzer III or Panzer IV tanks. These plastic figures are sharply molded with realistic poses of the type widely seen in WWII photographs. As well as the commander standing in his hatch, and another standing figure, the third member of the tank crew is designed to sit in the left-side hatch of a panzer turret. This is not an easy pose for modelers to try and create independently on their own, so this figure will prove very useful. Dressed for warm weather, this crewman wears shirt sleeves rather than his jacket.

To add even more value to this 1/35 scale figure set, the box also includes a bonus figure, none other than Generaloberst Guderian! Heinz Guderian was a genius in developing Germany’s blitzkrieg tactics, and here he is represented in miniature. The lifelike figure is a Gen2 figure. Dragon has already released a number of German early-war Panzer III and IV tank kits, and here comes the crew to operate and general to lead them!

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Panzer-Regiment 7, 10.Panzer Division Smolensk 1941
in scale 1:35

1:35 Ghost Division Tanc Crew Blitzkrieg

SKU: 500776654

Article number: 500776654
Product: 1/35 Ghost Division Tanc Crew Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg ("Lightning War") was a term used to describe the new form of warfare that Germany unleashed on its unprepared foes at the start of WWII. As its core, Blitzkrieg involved the integrated use of mechanized units containing tanks, infantry, artillery and airpower. When combined, these assets had the devastating ability to swiftly pierce enemy lines and keep opponents off-balance. This innovative German strategy was first seen in the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and it also proved highly effective in the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940. Dragon has produced a novel set of 1/35 scale figures that will enable modelers to recreate an imaginary scene from this early period of the war.

The set contains four figures from the "Ghost Division." This was the moniker given to Erwin Rommel’s 7th Panzer Division because of the speed with which it moved during the invasion of France, with even the German High Command unable to keep up with its progress. Three of the figures are tank crewmen and the remaining figure is an infantryman. The set permits the creation of two separate episodes. The first sees a lightly wounded tanker being escorted to safety by a comrade. Such a scene is not easy to engineer by oneself because of the complicated task of blending two figures, but Dragon provides the ideal solution after completing and tooling a highly demanding master. The second pair of figures features a tanker conversing with a soldier, and such is their versatility that they will easily assimilate into just about any diorama. The figures wear typical early-war uniform items like panzer berets from the 1940 Blitzkrieg era. Sharply molded and realistically sculpted, these German figures will contribute much to an interesting Blitzkrieg scene involving some of Dragon’s panzer kits.

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Ghost Division Tank Crew Blitzkrieg 1940
in scale 1:35

1:35 Pz.IV Ausf.H w/Zimmerit Mid Prod.HJ

SKU: 500776611

Article number: 500776611 Product: 1:35 Pz.IV Ausf.H Mid Prod. w/Zimmerit

Dragon offers a complete lineup of the popular Panzer IV family tree in 1/35 scale. Now it is time to fill in a gap with this special variant! It’s an Ausf.H Mid-Production, and it specifically represents a vehicle fighting in Normandy in 1944. One unit to field the Panzer IV H was the 12th Panzer Hitlerjugend Division, with the formation’s combat debut occurring on 7 June 1944 as German forces began a ferocious defense of Caen in the Normandy area against Canadian and British units. It was one of the closest divisions to the landing beaches. When the German division eventually escaped the Falaise pocket, it had lost 42% of its personnel and 94% of its armor.

This 1/35 scale plastic kit features a number of newly tooled parts, one example being the turret side skirts that have their own layer of readymade Zimmerit. Also brand new is the frontal armor plate containing the steering-brake hatches. This too bears a coating of Zimmerit, which is beautifully sculpted and looks extremely authentic. The inclusion of Zimmerit on this kit is certainly a highlight, as it saves modelers from the time-consuming task of recreating the texture themselves. The box comes with a generous selection of Cartograf decals, all of which cover those panzer divisions operational in Normandy, including the Hitlerjugend and 2nd Panzer Divisions. For those model-makers recreating a scene from Normandy, this is the perfect foundation on which to base it!
 

1:35 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Late Production

SKU: 500776560

Article number: 500776560
Product: 1/35 PZ.KPFW.IV Ausf. H Late Production

The Panzer IV Ausf.H (Item No.6300) is a sought after model in Dragon’s range of 1/35 scale series of kits. This particular Ausf.H production variant began rolling off factory floors in April 1943, and it experienced some improvements over earlier Panzer IV medium tanks. For instance, the front glacis plate was strengthened by being represented as a single 80mm-thick plate. Another notable aspect is that the Ausf.H was covered in a proprietary paste to prevent magnetic mines from adhering to vertical steel armor surfaces of the tank. The hull sides were further protected by the addition of 5mm-thick side-skirts, while the turret received 8mm-thick skirts.

During the course of production, the Ausf.H began receiving cast steel return rollers, plus the hull side-skirt brackets were strengthened. The addition of all this extra steel saw the weight of the Ausf.H expand to 25 tonnes, with a corresponding decrease in performance. When the Allies landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944, approximately half of German tanks in that theater were Panzer IVs. Tanks such as the Panzer IV Ausf.H wreaked havoc on Allied tank units as they sought to force their way through the thick Normandy bocage.

Dragon’s newest 1/35 kit allows modelers to depict such a Late Production Ausf.H tank fighting in a location such as Normandy. What sets this kit apart from its predecessor is the inclusion of molded Zimmerit. The patterned surface is accurately and realistically rendered, which required the completely new tooling of major parts like the turret, glacis, upper hull, lower hull, rear panel and front/rear fenders. When assembled the tank looks very lifelike, and of course it cancels any need for modelers themselves to undertake the unpleasant and onerous task of adding Zimmerit with putty. Naturally, this kit retains all the accuracy and ease of assembly of the preceding 6300. However, an

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

German Infantry in Wachtmantel

SKU: 500776518

Article number: 500776518
Product: 1/35 German Infantry in Wachtmantel

Contains 4 figures.

The seizure of the northern Russian city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) seemed to be a foregone conclusion for the German military. They even prematurely printed invitations to their victory celebration in one of the city’s hotels. However, the Siege of Leningrad, which began on 9 September 1941, was finally broken 872 days later on 27 January 1944. The Germans were never able to capture the city, which held out thanks to a supply route via Lake Lagoda, a tenuous water connection that froze in winter to form a land bridge. This vital route was known as the Road of Life. The Siege of Leningrad was the most destructive blockade of a modern city, indeed one of the worst in world history, and caused the deaths of up to 1,500,000 soldiers and civilians from combat and unparalleled famine.

Dragon’s latest 1/35 scale figure set depicts German sentries maintaining the siege of Leningrad. It shows a changing of sentry guard in the depths of winter. To shield themselves against the bitter and penetrating cold, these German soldiers wear thick sheepskin overcoats, albeit with slight variations of uniform. The footwear of the sentries also varies, with cold-weather overboots, snow boots and even Valenki boots in evidence. Valenki boots, made from felt and thick wool, are a traditional form of shoe worn in Russia. The soldiers are sharply molded in plastic, and they are produced in lifelike poses. They also wield different weapons appropriate for their task. These extremely refined figures lend themselves to a diorama or vignette of a dugout or sentry post in the chill of winter. On the other hand, they are versatile enough to be fitted into any scene the figure modeler can imagine!

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German Infantry in Wachtmantel
in scale 1:35

1:35 Heuschrecke IVb "Grasshopper"

SKU: 500776439

Article number: 500776439
Product: 1/35 Heuschrecke IVb "Grasshopper"

About the Heuschrecke Ivb "Grasshopper"
Heuschrecke (translated as "Grasshopper") might be a mouthful for some, but it’s certainly more concise than 10.5cm leFH18/1 L/28 auf Waffenträger GW IVb! This lengthy nomenclature refers to a special self-propelled howitzer based on the chassis of the ubiquitous Panzer IV tank. It featured a 10.5cm gun mounted in a turret with 360º traverse. However, this Grasshopper had a special ability up its sleeve. The vehicle had a lifting gantry installed on the superstructure rear that could remove the turret and emplace it on the ground. Alternatively the turret could be placed on a wheeled carriage and towed behind the vehicle. This then allowed the Grasshopper to act as an ammunition carrier. This was a novel idea but it didn’t really catch on for obvious reasons, with just three prototypes built in 1943.

About this kit
Though the Heuschrecke 10 remained an experimental vehicle built by Krupp, Dragon has broadened its appeal by releasing it as a mainstream 1/35 scale kit. Whether with turret installed, or emplaced, or towed behind, this makes a visually attractive subject, and is one sure to raise any viewers’ curiosity. To create a vehicle this unique, a whole host of new parts were molded by Dragon – for instance, the turret, gun and chassis are brand new. As is necessary in an open-topped vehicle, the turret interior is fully fitted out, as is the fighting compartment in the hull. This model operates just like the original prototypes, with the lifting gantry being moveable and the turret able to be carried on the purpose-built carriage. The Grasshopper was based on the hull designed for the Hummel, so Dragon’s model accurately reflects the lengthened chassis. Grasshoppers have never been so versatile or interesting, and until now, they have been impossible for modelers to replicate in 1/35 scale!

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:35 Sd.Kfz.138/1 Geschützwagen 38 M

SKU: 500776429

New Features:

Gun:
- Brand new mounted version of s.IG.33 gun
- s.IG.33 gun carriage accurately represented the real one
- Recoil system rendered w/realistic bolt detail
- Aluminum gun barrel w/rifling finely reproduced

Fighting Compartment:
- "Ultra Slim" Injection-molded armor plates
- Fighting compartment with full interior detail is new
- Nut and bolt armor plate detail rendered realistically
- Newly tooled upper hull and driver's hatch w/authentic detail
- Newly tooled engine compartment rear panel is sharply detailed
- New-tooled firing data board and tool storage w/defined detail
- Weather tarp supports reproduced is new
- Handrail accurately reproduced; two options of handrail
- 98k rifle rack represented by photo-etched parts
- New rain guard for radio set made from photo-etched part
- Delicate detail on fu5-Gerate 10W.S.h transmitter & UkwEh receiver
- Newly tooled rear armor plate can be assembled open/closed
- Newly tooled cartridge storage w/crisp detail
- Option of showing racks w/ or w/o ammunition rounds
- Bonus perforated storage box made from photo-etched parts

Lower Hull, Suspension and Wheels:
- Newly tooled lower hull frontal armor w/spare track rack in crisp detail
- Newly tooled slide-molded one-piece chassis w/delicate detail
- Transmission system with excellent detail
- Road wheels and suspension w/crisp detail
- Sprocket and idler wheels accurately tooled
- Engine exhibits delicate detail thanks to separate parts

Others:
- Magic Tracks w/casting-number detail etched on every link
- New Cartograf decal


Germany relied heavily on horse-drawn artillery at the outset of WWII, but this was obviously unsatisfactory as far as mobility went. One solution was to mount artillery howitzers on surplus tracked chassis such as the Czech-manu

Detailed Plastic Kit of Model
Sd.Kfz.138/1 Geschützwagen 38 M for s.IG.33/2
in Scale 1:35

1:35 Georgien Legion (Normandy 1944)

SKU: 500776277

Article number: 500776277
Product: 1:35 Georgien Legion (Normandy 1944)

1/35 Georgian Legion, Normandy 1944

This four piece figure set features soldiers from the Georgian Legion who have been taken by surprise in an assault. Their trench system and positions are overrun, and there is no option left but to hold up their hands in surrender. Each is in a unique and lifelike pose.

Main Features:
- 4 figures
- Unique and lifelike poses
- Detailed and accurate sculpting

For these soldiers the war is over, but for the modeler, there are boundless vignette and diorama possibilities!

About the Georgian Legion:
Georgian Legion was the Wehrmacht’s ethnic military legion formed by the Georgian émigrés who were forced to leave their motherland after the Soviet occupation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1921. The Georgian Legion was joined by former Red Army' volunteers' captured by the Germans and enlisted, while facing certain death from starvation, disease, forced labour and brutality, in POW lagers.

At least 30,000 Georgians served in the Nazi armed forces. Serving in the 13 field battalions, each having 5 companies and up to 800-strong, of the Wehrmacht's Georgia Legion, Georgians were also found in the Wehrmacht's North Caucasian Legion and in other Caucasian ethnic legions.

The Georgian Legion was commanded by Major General Shalva Maglakelidze.

Across Europe, especially in Italy and France, many Georgian soldiers in the German Armed Forces deserted and joined local Resistance Movements.

Detailed Plastic Kit of model
Georgien Legion (Normandy 1944)
in scale 1:35

1:35 Mechanised Towing 15cm s.IG.33 Inf.

SKU: 500776261


Germany’s standard heavy infantry gun throughout WWII was the schweres Infanterie Geschütz 33 (contracted to s.IG.33), of 15cm caliber. It was a larger counterpart to the 7.5cm le.IG.18 infantry gun. Approved for service in 1933, the s.IG.33 was originally designed to be horse-drawn. However, later models were especially designed for towing behind vehicles such as trucks or halftracks. Thus they had pressed-steel wheels clad in solid rubber tires, plus they had air brakes.
At 1750kg the s.IG.33 was quite heavy for use by infantrymen, but it could fire 15cm rounds such as HE, smoke and hollow-charge (for the antitank role) to a maximum range of 4700m. Perhaps most interestingly of all was the 90kg Stielgranate 42 demolition round designed to destroy obstacles such as bunkers. Dragon has developed a 1/35 scale Smart Kit of the s.IG.33, and the contents of the box specifically replicate one of the later infantry gun models that were destined for motorized towing.

The kit includes an aluminum gun barrel with realistically rendered rifling. The detailed hydraulic recoil system allows the gun to be posed in normal position or in full recoil, plus different elevations for the gun barrel can be chosen. The breech can also be shown open or closed, depending on which part the modeler selects. The highly detailed gun kit comes replete with a number of accessories. These include a six-man gun crew ready to fire the weapon. A range of DS parts contribute useful components like protective ammo wicker cases and wicker ground mats. As a bonus to several 15cm ammo rounds already on offer, the kit even boasts the Stielgranate 42 "stick bomb" demolition round. This is a masterfully produced kit of an important German artillery piece, and with all the extras Dragon has included, it represents a very desirable package.

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:35 M60A2 Starship

SKU: 500773562

1:350 U.S.S. Independence CVL-22

SKU: 500771024

Article-Number: 500771024
Product: 1:350 U.S.S. Independence CVL-22

Commissioned on 14 January 1943, the USS Independence (CVL-22) actually began life a light cruiser before being converted into a light aircraft carrier during its construction. USS Independence was the first of a new class of such converted carriers, and its first combat operations in WWII took place in a raid against Marcus and Wake Islands in the Pacific. Later in 1943, the carrier took part in campaigns against the Gilbert Islands and Tarawa, during which it was hit by a Japanese air-launched torpedo. The 14,751-ton combat-loaded carrier was a pioneer in night operations, and it proceeded to fight in the Philippines, the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. After the war, USS Independence was used as a target for Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests in 1946, before the radioactive hull was eventually sunk near the San Francisco coast. This important carrier is the latest 1/350 ship kit from Dragon.

Following in the wake of the groundbreaking 1/350 scale Scharnhorst kit from Dragon, this latest ship model maintains the highest standards. What the Scharnhorst did for the level of German ship models, the Independence has done for American models! The impressively large kit makes widespread use of slide-mold technology, including a large one-piece hull. Instead of using old methods of separate parts, the Independence boasts a one-piece hull with undercuts and no gaps to fill. Modelers also have the choice of building their carrier with a full hull or with a waterline version. The focus of a carrier is its busy flight deck, and Dragon’s flight deck is indeed busy. The box contains no less than 18 true-to-scale fighters to line up, as well as eight auxiliary vehicles and 18 realistic-looking figures. The flight deck itself is one piece, allowing suitable texture to be rendered and full inclusion of deck-edge detail. For all those finer details, several photo-etched metal frets are include

1/350 U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE CVL-22 (SMART
KIT )

1:350 U.S.S. Kidd DDG-993

SKU: 500771014

Article number: 500771014
Product: 1/350 U.S.S. Kidd DDG-993

The U.S.S. Kidd (DDG-993) was commissioned on March 27th 1981. The four destroyers of the Kidd class were originally built for the Shah of Iran, and were acquired by the US Navy following the Shah's overthrow in 1979. The US Navy acquired them in 1981 and 1982 after they were canceled by the succeeding Iranian government. For this reason they are often referred to as the "Ayatollah class".

Built for action in the Persian Gulf, these ships are oriented for general purpose operations rather than specialized anti-submarine war. The most formidable warship of her size ever to patrol the world's oceans, blending the best features of the SPRUANCE Class destroyers with the combat system of the VIRGINIA Class nuclear cruisers to produce a ship with unique characteristics:

A ship so quiet, and an ASW system so capable, that she operates offensively against submarines.

The most sophisticated medium-range AAW systems in the Fleet, quick-reacting and highly accurate, with the capability for today's air defense environment and the growth potential for tomorrow's.

An exceptionally reliable and responsive engineering plant.

A deadly surface-to-surface weapons capability.

These characteristics make KIDD a triple-threat, one of the few truly multi-mission ships, able to operate offensively, to deal with simultaneous air, surface, and sub-surface attacks. After over 16 years of service with the U.S. Navy, this ship was decommissioned on March 12th 1988.

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U.S.S. Kidd DDG-993
in scale 1:350

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:400 CZ-2F-T1 Rocket

SKU: 500756400

Article number: 500756400
Product: 1:400 CZ-2F-T1 Rocket

China is one of the newest entrants in the space race, with ambitious plans to establish a space station by 2020 and to be the third country to put man on the Moon by 2025. The manned orbital carrier rocket that China is currently relying upon for its space program is the Long March family. Indeed, one of these members, the Long March 2F (or CZ-2F), was the first rocket to put a Chinese taikonaut in space. The CZ-2F is a man-rated two-stage design, and it’s a development of the Long March 2E with structural modifications to allow carriage of heavier Shenzhou capsules (its maximum payload is 8,400kg). It also has more redundant systems to enhance safety. More recently, a CZ-2F rocket launched the Tiangong 1 (the name translates as "heavenly palace") space laboratory module into low earth orbit on 29 September 2011.

CZ-2F-T1 blasted off from the South Launch Site of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Later, an unmanned Shenzhou spacecraft twice rendezvoused and docked with Tiangong 1 in early November, an important step in China’s aim to establish a fully functioning space station. This space lab will deorbit in 2013, to be replaced by newer modules.

Dragon Space Collection allows modelers to celebrate this historic milestone in China’s technological march through a brand new 1/400 scale model of the rocket system. This rocket represents Chinese technological prowess and the nation’s space aspirations, and the CZ-2F-T1, which is a completely new tooling, does the subject justice. Dragon has released many notable 1/400 scale models of systems such as the Atlas, Titan, Delta, H-IIA and Ariane, and now the Chinese type is proudly represented too. By acquiring this Chinese CZ-2F-T1, collectors will be able to field a very international range of space rockets.

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1:400 Titan IIIE w/Launch Pad "SLC-41"

SKU: 500756342

Features:
- Highly detailed
- True to 1/400
- Highly collectible
- High quality diecast construction

The Titan family of expendable rockets was extremely successful, with 368 launches between 1959 and 2005. The 48m-long Titan IIIE, sometimes referred to as the Titan III-Centaur, was used a total of seven times. The name Centaur stemmed from the fact that a Centaur-D upper stage was added to boost the system’s performance. This three-stage rocket was instrumental in launching NASA’s two Voyager probes to Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the two Viking missions. The latter put instrumented landers on the surface of Mars. The Titan IIIE was used from 1974-77, with all missions blasting off from Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Now collectors and space enthusiasts can recreate the dramatic launch of a Titan IIIE with Dragon’s newest 1/400 scale model. The new Dragon Space miniature shows an impressive Titan IIIE rocket positioned on its SLC-41 launch pad awaiting blastoff from Cape Canaveral. The pre-painted model is highly accurate and is fully detailed, including correct sequences of markings. It comes with its special high-specific-impulse Centaur upper stage, which gives it a very different appearance to the Titan IIIC released previously. The metallic color of this upper stage is authentically reproduced. The model also features two huge strap-on solid rocket boosters. For folk who wish to feel the power of a Titan rocket launch, this is a must-have item!

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1:400 TITAN IIIC w/LaunchPad Maiden,ready

SKU: 500756341

1:400 Delta II Rocket"7925 Heavy"/Launch

SKU: 500756339

The USA planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles (ELV) after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, the Challenger accident of 1986 changed all that, and the Delta program was restarted. Termed Delta II, these rockets have made nearly 150 successful launches since 1989, making it the most reliable system in service. Originally built by McDonnell Douglas, production for both US government and commercial entities is now the responsibility of United Launch Alliance (ULA). As an ELV, each rocket can only be launched once. Among the Delta II’s missions are launching GPS Block II satellites, Iridium satellites, and several Mars missions for NASA.

Delta rockets, including the 7000 series that includes both "Light’ and "Heavy" variants, are given a four-digit code depending on their exact configuration. For example, a "Delta II 7925 Heavy" refers to a vehicle that has an RS-27A-engined first stage, nine graphite-epoxy motor (GEM) boosters, a second stage powered by an Aerojet AJ10 engine, and a Payload Assistance Module (PAM) third stage. The "Heavy" designation refers to the fact that the system employs the larger GEM-46 boosters that were originally intended for the Delta III. Dragon Space series has launched a fine model of such a Delta II 7925 Heavy rocket. Made to 1/400 scale, it accurately replicates this common launch configuration. The model is sharply molded and finished in the correct colors. The model also comes with its associated launch platform, creating an instant miniature scene that will impress viewers.

Built up model

1:72 Saturn V, ready built

SKU: 500750388

1:72 Apollo 11 Saturn V

SKU: 500711017

Article number: 500711017
Product: 1:72 Apollo 11 Saturn V

Dragon’s announcement of a 1/72 scale pre-finished replica of a Saturn V rocket in its Space Collection created a huge buzz among space aficionados! Even in miniature form, it was absolutely enormous, as the completed model stood an unbelievable 1.5m tall. Now eager model builders can get in on the action with a full kit version of the Saturn V. As the longest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever produced, the original Saturn V stood 110.6m high and had a diameter of 10.1m. The Saturn V was at the heart of NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs between 1967 and 1973. It was able to launch a 45-tonne payload into space beyond Low Earth Orbit. A total of 13 Saturn V launches took place, every one of them a success, plus they safely delivered 24 astronauts to the Moon.

Builders and owners of this Saturn rocket from Dragon will cause jaws to drop, while the model will without fail draw gasps of astonishment! The model includes the Command/Service Module (CSM) and Launch Escape System. All the relevant detail is carefully reproduced on the three rocket stages, and the model comes with accurate decals to provide the relevant markings. This Saturn V kit must become a centerpiece of any space fan’s collection, and as such it comes with a stable circular base to allow it to be freestanding on the floor. This spectacular and massive kit will send ambitious modelers into orbit!

Detailed platic model kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Apollo 11 LUNAR APPROACH CSM COLUMB

SKU: 500711001

Brand New 1/72 Scale Model Spacecraft!!!

Dragon is proud to launch a completely new line of 1/72 scale model spacecraft. The first fantastic kit set in this new collection is of Apollo 11, the first craft to put man on the Moon. Watched by millions of TV viewers, the historic Moon landing occurred on 20 July 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission touched down on lunar soil of the southern Sea of Tranquility. The Lunar Module (LM), christened Eagle, spent 21.5 hours on the Moon’s surface, while the Command Module (CM) named Columbia orbited above. The US flag was planted on the Moon, indicating to all who the winner of the Cold War space race was. The first astronaut to set foot on the Moon was Neil Armstrong, followed by Buzz Aldrin. The module returned to Earth on 24 July, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean with 21.5kg of lunar rocks and samples safely aboard.
As for Dragon’s 1/72 scale model, it features the Eagle LM still coupled to the Columbia CM on its approach to the Moon. The spacecraft modules are all newly tooled and they possess accurate details. Having the two modules connected like this makes for an impressive sight when they’re exhibited on the integral display stand. The kit also makes for an interesting education lesson, allowing modelers to understand more about this milestone event. The Apollo 11 mission was indeed "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." And now Dragon has added one more significant step for modelers too!

Detailed Plastic Kit of Model
Apollo 11 LUNAR APPROACH CSM COLUMBIA + LM "Eagle"
in Scale 1:72

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