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1:48 Apollo11 LunarModule"Eagle"Astronau

SKU: 540052504

1:700 H.M.S. Type 42 Destroyer Batch 1-3

SKU: 540007152

Article number: 540007152
Product: 1:700 H.M.S. Type 42 Destroyer Batch 1-3

The Royal Navy built 14 separate guided-missile destroyers in its Type 42 class, and the type served from 1975 till 2013. Construction was actually separated into three batches. The first six destroyers in Batch 1 were commissioned from 1975-79. Batch 2 added four more destroyers from 1980-83, while the final third batch was also a quartet of ships commissioned from 1982-85. Each batch featured slight modifications. The Type 42’s operational peak was during the Falklands War of 1982, where seven destroyers deployed to the South Atlantic to help recapture the islands from Argentina. However, two of them – first-of-class HMS Sheffield, and the fourth vessel HMS Coventry – were hit and sunk by an Exocet air-to-surface missile and an iron bomb respectively. Another destroyer, HMS Glasgow, was also disabled by an unexploded bomb that passed through the aft engine room.

Dragon’s latest 1/700 scale ship model represents the entire class of Royal Navy Type 42 destroyers. Indeed, it can be described as a 3-in-1 kit since either of the three production batches can be built. Ship modelers can examine each of the batch types in turn, and then build whichever one catches their fancy. Furthermore, a range of Cartograf decals allows model-makers to also select which vessel within the class they want to depict. In addition to the wonderfully well-engineered plastic parts, there’s an upgraded set of photo-etched components that elevate this kit to a whole new level of finesse. This 3-in-1 1/700 destroyer kit is superbly specified to give the modeler the widest range of options possible.

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1:35 Sd.Kfz.181 Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E TigerI

SKU: 540006484

Article number: 540006484
Product: 1:35 Sd.Kfz.181 Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E TigerI

Dragon has a fantastic new 1/35 scale kit representing a mighty German Tiger I tank. This kit carries the title of Gruppe Fehrmann, and the plastic model represents Tigers from this rather interesting ad hoc unit that was formed towards the end of WWII. Indeed, at that time Germany was being squeezed from both east and west by the Soviets and Allies respectively, and Wehrmacht units were being disbanded and re-forged regularly. One such provisional unit formed in early 1945 was Gruppe Fehrmann, named after Oberleutnant Fehrmann who led a formation of six Tiger Is and five Panthers. These tanks bore an "F" prefix to denote their unit, and they were numbered from F01 to F13. This unit fought against the Allies in the area of the Ruhr Pocket on the Western Front and, in various engagements, the German tanks were knocked out or broke down one by one.


This new 1/35 scale kit allows modelers to produce a Tiger I specific to Gruppe Fehrmann. The kit makes use of tried-and-true parts from previous Tiger I releases from Dragon, which is entirely apt considering the ad hoc nature of the unit and of the half dozen Tiger I tanks used by it. Thus, the Tigers reflected a mix of early and late features in an eclectic hybrid kind of tank, such as an Early-Production turret and a Late-Production chassis/hull. Straight from the box, this highly detailed Tiger I from Gruppe Fehrmann is ready to foray into combat and to defend home soil against the Allies.

Detailed Plastic Kit

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