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1:35 Panther Ausf. D V2

SKU: 500776822

Article number: 500776822
Product: 1/35 Panther Ausf.D V2

The German Panther was one of the best tanks to see service in WWII, representing an ideal balance of firepower, mobility and protection. Two companies – Daimler-Benz and MAN – submitted design proposals for the new tank type, with the latter’s platform eventually being selected. Two final pre-production prototypes were delivered in November 1942 (V1 and V2), and series production of the sleek-looking Panther tank soon commenced. These had a number of differences compared to the first series production Panther Ausf.D variant, including a 650hp engine (instead of the later 700hp), a 60mm-thick glacis and a ball-shaped muzzle brake.

Dragon is proud to launch its first 1/35 scale kit of the prototypical Panther V2 created by MAN in the autumn of 1942. The kit is logically based on Dragon’s existing Panther family kits, but there are many new parts incorporated into it to reflect the characteristics of this early prototype. These differences include the turret (with curved sides), upper hull, engine deck and road wheels (with 18 rim bolts instead of the later 16). Another example of its differences was that there were no interlocking armor plates on the hull. This Versuchs-Serie FgSt.Nr.2. tank has been intricately replicated in 1/35 scale, drawing upon Dragon’s technical and technological expertise. This Panther V2 kit is thus a welcome addition to the lineage of the Panther family.

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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.

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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 Allied Force Eto 1944

SKU: 500776653

Article number: 500776653
Product: 1/35 Allied Force ETO 1944

Operation Overlord was the Allied master plan to wrest Europe from the clutches of Germany. More than three million Allied troops were put ashore at Normandy from 6 June 1944 onwards. A slow, grinding battle ensued for the next two months as American, British and Canadian troops established their bridgehead against strong opposition. When the breakout from Normandy finally came, it was spectacular in its speed. By September there were three Allied army groups fighting against German forces, and General Patton was racing his forces across France to the very border of Germany. The last obstacle was the Rhine River, and this was crossed in March 1945, meaning war in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) was almost over.

Dragon’s newest 1/35 scale figure set features four soldiers from the ETO in 1944. Befitting the transatlantic nature of the alliance, there are three US GIs and one Royal Marine Commando in the set. Each figure is sharply sculpted in a realistic pose, and they are versatile enough to fit any number of scenarios. They obviously depict European combat in 1944, and the British and American soldiers can be deployed individually or even combined as a complete set. They carry weapons suitable for the period, as well as all pertinent uniform and personal equipment items. These figures are ideal for a Normandy scene, or indeed for the later race across France, and the set forms a useful addition to figure and diorama modelers.

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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.

1:35 FLAK 38 Late Production w/ Sd.Ah.51

SKU: 500776546

Article number: 500776546
Product: 1:35 FLAK 38 Late Production w/ Sd.Ah.51

Features:
- Newly tooled hand wheels for gun adjustment
- Optional gunner seat newly produced
- Bonus photo-etched gunner's shield
- Gun shield is molded to correct scale thickness
- Gun cradle offers great definition of detail: even weld seams are present
- Gun sight w/well defined details
- Cannon can be elevated in any one of four positions (Angle 0°, 20°, 40°, and 60°) according to modelers' intentions
- Round base plate w/authentic details
- Accurate weld seams on the sides of gun platform
- Slide-molded spare barrel case (even w/spare barrel molded inside)
- Three types of barrel (standard model, late model and Schwebelafette version) can be assembled
- Slide-molded gun barrel w/hollow muzzle opening
- Hole positions and shape of flash suppressor & muzzle brake subtly represented
- Trailer can be portrayed in transport or "at rest" modes
- Trailer w/well defined details
- Tightening hand wheels around the platform base have sharp detail
- Tightening hand wheels have option of bonus photo-etched parts
- Spent shell case frame and photo-etched net included
- Spent shell case made from preformed photo-etched parts
- Tool box w/lock details made from slide-molds
- Slide-molded ammo clips x 4
- Detailed slide-molded ammo boxes x 2
- Optional preformed photo-etched gun shield

Antiaircraft defense became very important with the advent of powerful air forces in WWII. Germany employed a number of antiaircraft platforms, with low-level air defense being taken care of by weapons such as the FlaK 30 (Flugabwehrkanone 30) and FlaK 38. The former entered service in 1935 while the latter replaced it in production in 1939. This family of 2cm FlaK weapons was the most widely produced German artillery pieces of the war. They were used not only against airc

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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 Winter Tank Riders 1943-44

SKU: 500776513

Article number: 500776513
Product: 1:35 Winter Tank Riders 1943-44

The column of mud-splattered Panzer IV tanks churned its way along the rutted forest track on the Eastern Front. The tank engines produced a throaty growl while the tracks clanked as they navigated the snowy terrain. The tanks were festooned with exhausted German soldiers wearily contemplating their next battle. In the meantime, however, grateful for a ride, they sprawled on the hull of the tanks in their dirt-encrusted uniforms.

Such a scenario is commonly seen in photographs and newsreel clips from WWII, and Dragon’s newest set of 1/35 scale figures allows modelers to replicate this scene. The set, entitled ‘Winter Tank Riders 1943-44’, presents four individual figures especially designed and formulated to fit onto the hull of a Panzer IV. This makes them the ideal accessory for Dragon’s recently released Panzer IV Ausf.H (#6300). Clad in either parkas or greatcoats, the panzergrenadiers are all equipped for cold-weather combat on the bitterly contested Eastern Front. The greatcoats and parka hoods are even broken down into separate parts to allow more accurate representation of this apparel. These are not Gen2 figures, but the detail is nonetheless spectacular. Each figure is cleverly broken down into several main parts that combine to form a sophisticated and lifelike pose. Detail such as uniform definition, personal equipment and facial features are sharply defined. Indeed, each pose uniquely captures the wintry feel of battle in the 1943-44 period. For modelers seeking to populate their Panzer IV tanks, this set is simply unbeatable!

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

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Sd.Kfz.138/1 Geschützwagen 38 M for s.IG.33/2
in Scale 1:35

1:35 Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.G w/Interior

SKU: 500776290

Article number: 500776290
Product: 1/35 Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.G w/Interior

About the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t)
The Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) was a light tank manufactured in Czechoslovakia, and which continued in production after Germany annexed that nation. The final version of the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) was the Ausf.G, which featured heavier armor up to 50mm thick on its frontal surfaces. Construction of the Ausf.G also utilized more welding, with a total of 321 tanks produced between October 1941 and June 1942. After this time production switched to hulls for self-propelled antitank guns. Most of these tanks served with the German army in Russia, though some also entered service with allies like Hungary, Rumania and Slovakia.


Dragon has launched a most impressive 1/35 scale kit of this Ausf.G variant. The most important feature is the inclusion of a full interior in both the fighting and engine compartments. The complete engine is fully detailed, accurately formed from multiple parts. Using advanced slide molds, the remarkable one-piece hull has full detail on both inner and outer surfaces. This kit is perfect for those modelers wishing to open the hatches or engine bay to display the amazing interior detail. This Dragon kit also provides a brand new upper hull and turret. Other parts (such as drive sprockets and suspension) that are common to the previously released Marder III Ausf.H kit have also been retooled or modified. Adding that extra touch of finesse is a large fret of photo-etched parts. The Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf.G is a stunning kit in its own right, but the full interior makes it irresistible!

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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.

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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.

1:144 PLA WZ-10 Attack Helicopter

SKU: 500774632


Dragon caused quite a stir with the release of a kit depicting China’s avant-garde J-20 stealth fighter. Now another mysterious aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) appears in Dragon’s 1/144 scale line-up. The new plastic kit is the WZ-10 attack helicopter. Weighing in at 7,000kg when combat-loaded, this helicopter has been developed indigenously by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC). The tandem-seat rotary-winged design is a very important project for the PLA, and great secrecy still surrounds it. Its maiden flight took place in 2003, but the program has been plagued with difficulties, particularly in connection with its indigenously manufactured engines. The WZ-10 can carry HJ-10 anti-tank missiles, rocket pods, a chin-mounted 30mm 2A72 cannon and TY-90 air-to-air missiles on two hardpoints on each stub wing.

The WZ-10 is set to play a key role in the future of the PLA, and the care exhibited in Dragon’s kit reflects this. This carefully researched helicopter model arrives courtesy of completely new toolings for every single component in the box. A full combat load of weaponry (rockets, cannon and missiles) gives this attack helicopter a purposeful and deadly appearance. This finely detailed kit allows modelers to examine this Chinese design in far greater detail, and it also makes a fine comparison with the AH-64 Apache, Mi-24 and Mi-28 helicopter kits that Dragon has already released in the same scale. The WZ-10 is the face of the PLA’s future combat – and now model-makers can see it face to face!

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:35 M60 AVLB (Arm.Vehic.Launch.Bridge)

SKU: 500773591

1:35 Egyptian Sherman

SKU: 500773570

Article number: 500773570
Product: 1/35 Egyptian Sherman

We already announced Magach 1/2 kit, Magach 3 used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Now it’s time to unveil the first of the IDF’s opponents, and this honor has fallen on an Egyptian Sherman tank. What is special about this tank is the fitment of an FL-10 turret onto a Sherman. Recognizing the limitations of the Sherman’s original 75mm gun, FL-10 turrets were taken from French-built AMX-13 light tanks. This turret with its autoloader allowed the crew to reduce from five to four men. The Shermans also featured diesel engines retrieved from M4A2s. These unique tanks were introduced into Egyptian service in the mid-1950s. However, a great many were destroyed or captured in the Six-Day War by Israel. Postwar evaluations by Israel showed that such special Sherman was similar in capability to its own M51 Isherman.

This 1/35 scale kit is based on Dragon’s excellent Sherman tooling. It thus has crisp details, a high degree of accuracy and very easy-to-assemble DS tracks. To this chassis has been added a brand new turret created especially for this hybrid vehicle. The complex shape of the FL-10 turret from the AMX-13 is extremely well reproduced. Indeed, the oscillating turret of the original FL-10 was basically made of two hinged parts, whereby elevation and recoil were achieved by the upper part moving relative to the lower part. Dragon has captured the turret shape perfectly. For Sherman fans this is a most unusual and desirable tank. And for fans of Middle East conflicts, this Egyptian Sherman is an ideal model to add to any collection!

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Egyptian Sherman
in scale 1:35

1:35 M60A2 Starship

SKU: 500773562

1:350 German Z-32 Destroyer (Smart Kit)

SKU: 500771065

Article number: 500771065
Product: 1:350 Deutsch.Zerstörer Z-32 (Smart Kit)

Germany produced 15 Zerstörer 1936A-class destroyers. They were actually closer in size to a light cruiser than a destroyer, and notably they were known only by their hull numbers and didn’t receive any names. The 3,597-ton Z32 was laid down at the DeSchiMAG shipyard in Bremen on 1 November 1940, before being commissioned on 15 September 1942. Z32 and two accompanying ships were ordered to sail to Brest soon after the D-Day landings. The Allies intercepted the radio order and Canadian Beaufighters were dispatched to attack the ships steaming through the Bay of Biscay. Z32 was slightly damaged but reached Brest, before departing again for Cherbourg. During a major naval engagement, she was damaged by the Canadian ships HMCS Haida and HMCS Huron in the Battle of Ushant on 9 June 1944, off the coast of Brittany. She was destroyed by air attack after beaching herself on the coast.

Dragon has earlier offered 1/350 scale kits of the Z31, Z38 and Z39 destroyers, and the trio is now being joined by their sister, Z32. This new kit comes with a brand new hull (which can be assembled as a full-hull or waterline-hull kit) beautifully created by slide mold. This hull includes degaussing cables, which were added to ships to reduce their magnetic field and so reduce the risk from magnetic torpedoes and mines. As with Dragon’s other Z-series destroyers, this kit is produced with the highest levels of engineering excellence, and its makes sensible use of other elements from these kits. A comprehensive selection of photo-etched parts is available to upgrade the sophisticated plastic components too. This is a stunning kit of another Kriegsmarine warship, one that had an interesting combat experience.

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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.

1:35 M6 Heavy Tank

SKU: 500736798

Article number: 500736798
Product: 1:35 M6 Heavy Tank

Dragon’s Black Label series is proving popular thanks to its coverage of out-of-the-ordinary subjects that are normally not available as regular plastic kits. Black Label previously released a kit of a unique WWII design from the USA – an M6A1 Heavy Tank, a type that dated back to late 1940. Now that particular kit (Item No.6789) has been joined by a 1/35 scale kit of its close relative, the M6. The 57.4-tonne M6 was designed as a tank able to respond to Germany’s all-dominating Panzers that had previously swept through Europe in the Blitzkrieg, and approval to produce four prototypes was given in February 1941. The type proved unsatisfactory in testing, however, and in the end only eight M6, twelve M6A1 and 20 M6A2 tanks were built by Baldwin from 1942-44. The M6 had a crew of six and was armed with an M7 76mm gun, M6 37mm gun and no less than five machine guns. The M6 was distinguished by its cast hull.

The Black Label M6 model sensibly makes use of relevant parts from its sister kit, though the hull is obviously quite different. Whereas the M6A1 had a welded hull, the M6 had a cast hull, and thus a brand new upper hull appears in the box. Furthermore, this upper hull is produced as a single-piece item to ensure complete accuracy. Indeed, the kit widely uses slide-molded components thanks to Dragon’s technical know-how, making it easy to put together. It also features DS tracks for the sake of convenience. The M6 tanks produced in the early 1940s never left US soil as the design was considered anachronistic, but Black Label now makes the type available to all in this modern age!

Detailed plastic kit of model
M6 Heavy Tank
in scale 1:35

1:35 British Armoured Car Saladin Mk.II

SKU: 500733554

Article number: 500733554
Product: 1:35 Brit. Panzerwagen Saladin Mk.II

The Black Label collection from Dragon already offers a tantalizing range of novel model kits. The latest item is another subject designed to titillate – a 1/35 scale replica of the Alvis Saladin Mk.II FV601(C) armored car. Bearing similarities with the Saracen armored personnel carrier, this 6x6 armored vehicle was widely used by the British Army from 1958 onwards, as well as by many other militaries. Production ended in 1972, by which time 1,177 examples had been manufactured. The 11.6-tonne Saladin featured a turret mounting a 76mm L5A1 gun and a coaxial M1919A4 machine gun, and it was operated by a crew of three. A Rolls-Royce B80 Mk.6A engine powered the vehicle to a top speed of 72km/h. Saladins were widely used in Oman during the Dhofar conflict rom 1972-76, as well as in Cyprus (1970s), the defense of Kuwait (1990) and the Sri Lankan Civil War. In British service the Saladin was eventually replaced by the Scorpion CVR(T).

As to be expected for such an innovative subject, the 1/35 scale Black Label kits employs brand new toolings. The distinctive form of the Saladin’s armored hull is accurately replicated. Full treatment is also given to the chassis and to the many components that are all but invisible when the vehicle is upright. Thus, the upper and lower links of the suspension, plus the longitudinal torsion bar system, are all beautifully recreated in miniature. For fans of British Army armored vehicles, this Saladin Mk.II is an exciting release. Furthermore, the vehicle was used so widely by numerous other countries that many other mouthwatering modeling opportunities present themselves.

Detailed Plastic Kit of model
British Armoured Car Saladin Mk.II
in scale 1:35

100% new tooled.
It's in service for many years in England and other
commonwealth contries, even German police used it.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:700 H.M.S. DRAGON Type 45 Destroyer B2

SKU: 500727109

Article number: 500727109
Product: 1:700 H.M.S. DRAGON Type 45 Destroyer B2

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this is the Year of the Dragon. Therefore, Cyber Hobby is celebrating the occasion with a 1/700 scale ship kit of HMS Dragon! This Royal Navy vessel is the fourth Type 45 air defense destroyer. HMS Daring was the lead ship of this new class, the UK’s first new destroyer type since the 1970s. A total of six ships are being constructed. Dragon was launched by BAE Systems Naval Ships in November 2008 and she is due for commissioning in the spring of 2012. The destroyer has a sleek and smooth profile designed to provide a low radar cross-section, and these Daring-class air warfare destroyers are among the world’s most advanced of their type. Their combat systems are based around the SAMPSON multifunction radar, S1850M 3-D air surveillance radar and Sea Viper missile system (with 48 Aster 15 and 30 air defense missiles and Sea Skua anti-ship missiles).
With recent items like LCS-1 and LCS-2, Dragon’s 1/700 scale ship kits have met an enthusiastic response from modelers. Following on from a 1/700 scale plastic kit of the first-of-class HMS Daring, now comes an upgraded and identically scaled HMS Dragon. Parts are formed from molds created by the very latest in technological and engineering design. The ship is reproduced in full detail, and the stealthy exterior is accurately proportioned. The enclosed radar tower is a sophisticated item, with various antennas extending from it at the correct angles. Lethal weapon systems like the 4.5-inch gun and air defense system are also supplied in remarkable detail. The kit includes a brand new Westland Merlin HM1 helicopter. Cartograf also offers red dragon markings for her bow, making this a true namesake of Dragon!

Detailed plastic kit

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 Gemini Spacecraft w/Skywalker

SKU: 500711013

1:72 Apollo 10 CSM + LM + LES

SKU: 500711003

New 1/72 Scale Model Spacecraft!!!

The Apollo space program aimed to put man on the Moon, and the final dry run was the Apollo 10 mission launched on 18 May 1969. It was designed to test all Moon landing procedures, everything except the actual landing itself. During the NASA mission, the Lunar Module (LM) actually came to within 15.6km/h of the Moon’s surface. The crew of three was also able to survey the eventual Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility. Interestingly the LM was deliberately not equipped for a landing, and the ascent module was short-fueled so that the crew wouldn’t be tempted into make a landing! The LM was nicknamed "Snoopy", while the Command Module (CM) was called "Charlie Brown". This was the fourth manned mission and it immediately preceded the successful Moon landing of Apollo 11. On its return to Earth on 26 May 1969, it attained a record-breaking speed of 39,897km/h!

Dragon’s newest plastic spacecraft kit represents key components of the Apollo 10 mission – the LM, CM and nosecone of the rocket. Each segment is beautifully detailed in 1/72 scale, with an amazing level of detail achieved by the use of advanced molding technology. Of special note is the unique transparent cone of the rocket that allows a clear view of LM "Snoopy" that’s snugly installed inside! Though the LM goes inside the cone, no detail has been spared. The plastic model has been produced in this way so that modelers can see and appreciate the "innards" of their spacecraft. In addition, the model is set off by the inclusion of an attractive display stand. This accurate model fits together to create a replica of the spacecraft that played such a pivotal role in allowing man to set foot on the Moon.

Detailed plastic kit

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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