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Kits 1:72

1:72 TigerI EarlyProd.Wittmann's Command

SKU: 540007620

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.D

SKU: 500777530

1:72 Churchill Mk. III, Dieppe 1942

SKU: 500777510

Article number: 500777510
Product: 1:72 Churchill Mk. III, Dieppe 1942

The Churchill infantry tank is a most distinctive design with its extremely long chassis and wraparound tracks. Named after the British Minister of Defence of the time, the Churchill tank was very well armored. It was produced in a series of versions that offered heavier armor and more powerful armament as the war progressed. The Mk.III, weighing in at 39,626kg, arrived on the scene in March 1942. It featured a 6-pounder gun in the all-welded turret, and the hull-mounted howitzer fitted in previous variants was deleted. The Churchill Mk.III was famously involved in the failed landing at Dieppe in northern France on 19 August 1942. The raid landed more than 3,600, mostly Canadian, soldiers, of which 60% were killed, wounded or captured.

Dragon is issuing a 1/72 scale kit representing a Churchill Mk.III of the type that went ashore at Dieppe. To create this variant, many new components such as a complete upper hull have been newly tooled. A very obvious addition is the extended exhaust pipes for deep wading, with these aiding tanks disembarking from landing craft on Dieppe’s beach. The Churchill Mk.III is beautifully detailed, and it assembles quickly and easily into an accurate model thanks to time-saving elements like one-piece DS tracks and single-piece bogies. These early-type tracks are brand new. This is not just a rehashed Churchill Mk.III kit, for it offers modelers something quite unique with its multiple new parts.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.IIIAusf.N w/Side-SkirtArmor

SKU: 500777407

Article number: 500777407
Product: 1:72 PZ.KPFW.III Ausf. N w/Schürzen Ten

Considering the fact that the Panzer III was a product of the 1930s, this German medium tank did well to serve so long in WWII. It was obviously supplanted by the Panzer IV and later the Panther in the tank-versus-tank role, but it did find a niche in the infantry support role. This is most clearly expressed in the final Pz.Kpfw.III variant to enter service – the Ausf.N, of which 700 were manufactured or converted. The Panzer III N entered service in June 1942 and production continued until August 1943. Key characteristics of the Ausf.N were its basis on the Ausf.J or M chassis, and the fitting of a short-barreled 7.5cm KwK37 L/24 gun. Ironically, this was the weapon fitted to older Panzer IV A-F1 tanks. Thus equipped, the Panzer III N was used in the close-support role in Tiger battalions or Panzergrenadier divisions.

Dragon’s Armor Pro series is releasing its second 1/72 scale kit of the Panzer III Ausf.N. The first item to be available (No.7386) was a vehicle serving with the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) in North Africa, and since this new kit is based upon that successful release, it can be expected to assemble easily and accurately. Amongst the many features of this latest kit is a full set of turret and hull Schürzen – 5mm-thick armored skirts that were fitted to original vehicles from March 1943 onwards to protect against enemy anti-tank weapons. On this kit, the hull and turret Schürzen and associated support brackets involve brand new toolings. This is an exciting new 1/72 kit of an important Panzer III variant – an ideal vehicle to accompany a Tiger tank into battle!

Detailed plastic kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N DAK

SKU: 500777386


The final production variant of the medium-class Panzer III was the Ausf.N. This type appeared in June 1942, by which time the Pz.Kpfw.III was outclassed in tank-versus-tank engagements. The tank was thus relegated to the infantry support role, and it was equipped with a short-barreled, low-velocity 7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 gun. Before production finally ceased in August 1943, a total of 663 new Panzer III N tanks had been manufactured, plus another 37 were converted from Ausf.J/L/M models. The Pz.Kpfw.III N was typically assigned to Tiger battalions and some were therefore deployed to North Africa to support the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). The DAK expeditionary force, under its famous commander Erwin Rommel, fought gamely in North Africa before its remnants were finally forced to surrender in May 1943.

Dragon’s Armor Pro series is proud to launch its very first 1/72 scale kit of the Panzer III medium tank. This kit specifically offers modelers the chance to build a Panzer III Ausf.N variant that fought with the DAK in North Africa. As the first in the family, the kit includes all-new toolings and it draws upon the technical and technological pedigree of 1/35 Smart Kits. The upper hull is slide molded as a single piece, as is the accurate lower hull. The turret is made from a multi-directional slide mold, and hatches can be shown open or closed depending on the builder’s preference. The entire running gear - including the sprockets, road wheels and idlers - are brand new. Appropriate photo-etched pieces such as mesh for the deflector grill are offered too. This DAK kit constitutes a "hot" debut for Dragon’s 1/72 Panzer III family!

Detailed plastic kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.L Late Production

SKU: 500777385

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 TigerI

SKU: 500777370

1:72 PZ.Kpfw.IV Ausf. F2 (G)

SKU: 500777359

Article number: 500777359
Product: 1:72 PZ.KPFW.IV Ausf. F2(G)

The improved lethality of the long-barreled 7.5cm KwK40 gun of the Pz.IV Ausf.F2 and Ausf.G was greatly welcomed by German tankers during WWII. The Panzer IV G was supposed to be the first tank installed with the 7.5cm KwK40 L/43 gun in 1942. However, the Wehrmacht needed to urgently counteract the thicker armor of Russian T-34 and KV-1 tanks, so this gun was also fitted to some Ausf.F tanks (where it was known as the F2). A total of 175 F2 tanks were produced from March to July 1942 (with a further 25 converted from F1), while 1687 Ausf.G tanks were manufactured.

Dragon has already released a beautifully crafted 1/35 scale kit of such a Panzer IV Ausf.F2(G), and now it has been reproduced in 1/72 scale. Although the model itself might have been scaled down, there is no corresponding diminution in detail! It builds upon the intensive research and engineering done by the expert design team for the 1/35 kit. This new release has extremely well-detailed parts thanks to the clever employment of slide molds. The gun barrel is slide molded along with the muzzle brake and both fenders are brand new. Accurate markings for tanks operating in diverse theaters such as the Eastern Front, France and Tunisia are supplied in the form of decals created by Cartograf. Impressively easy to assemble thanks to clever mold design, and full of detail, this Panzer IV Ausf.F2(G) is destined to follow in the tracks of its 1/35 scale brother and thus enjoy instant popularity!

Detailed plastic kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F1(F)

SKU: 500777321

Article number: 500777321
Product: 1:72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. F1

"Dragon has now released well over 100 models in its popular 1/72 scale AFV series. As if this wasn’t a milestone enough, Dragon is now pleased to announce a groundbreaking release. For the first time ever, Dragon has created a 1/72 scale Panzer IV tank! Building upon Dragon’s extensive experience and expertise in 1/35 scale Panzer IV kits, the first release is a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F1.

The Panzer IV (Sd.Kfz.161) formed the mainstay of German panzer divisions, and it holds the distinction of being the only German tank to remain in production throughout the course of WWII. This tank, numerically the most common with 8500 produced, underwent a series of improvements to improve its armament and armor protection. The Ausf. F1 was manufactured from April 1941 to March 1942. Armed with a short-barreled 75mm KwK37 L/24 gun, a total of more than 450 were produced, although a number were later converted to F2 status. Other unique distinguishing features were a new turret design (with thicker armor, and two-piece side doors), plus new drive sprockets and idler wheels to accommodate wider 400mm tracks.


Dragon’s new model accurately reflects all these key personality traits, and indeed, the model is completely new except for the road wheels! It has benefited tremendously from technical know-how and research conducted in creating its 1/35 scale brothers. Dragon is thus justifiably proud of this new Panzer IV kit, which is undoubtedly the best available on the market in terms of accuracy, detail and proportions. For those small-scale modelers interested in early Panzers, this kit will be an instant hit!

Detailed plastic kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.KPFW.III Ausf.M w/wading muffler

SKU: 500777290

Article number: 500777290
Product: 1:72 Pz.KPFW.III Ausf.M w/wading muffler

Dragon is able to offer 1/35 scale versions of all major variants within the popular Panzer III family, and now the 1/72 scale family is also being expanded. The latest 1/72 plastic model is the Panzer III Ausf.M. This tank version succeeded the Ausf.L, and it shared the same 5cm KwK39 L/60 main gun. Among its modifications was a deep-wading muffler with a series of associated hatch seals that allowed fording of water obstacles up to a depth of 1.3m. This performance represented a significant fording improvement over earlier Panzer IIIs. The hull-mounted smoke generators were also replaced with three 90mm NbK dischargers mounted either side of the turret. A total of 250 new Ausf.M tanks were produced from October 1942 to February 1943.

Inside the box bearing the Dragon logo lie all the necessary ingredients to create a spectacular Panzer III M with its deep-wading exhaust system. Benefiting from the precision achieved with the larger 1/35 scale version of the Panzer III M, the kit’s extremely well engineered and the parts separation is cleverly handled by the engineering team. In addition to the obviously new exhaust and muffler system, there are DS tracks and a set of photo-etched parts. Cartograf has produced an excellent set of slide decals with different tactical markings so that modelers can select an appropriate unit. This stunning 1/72 plastic kit offers a perfect balance of accuracy and ease of assembly - the perfect project for modelers to wade into!

Detailed static model kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1:72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G Early Production

SKU: 500777278

Article number: 500777278
Product: 1:72 Pz. IV Ausf. G

Although the Pz.Kpfw. IV was initially designed as an infantry-support medium tank, it was soon up-armored and up-gunned so it could take over the Panzer III’s primary tank-fighting role. The Panzer IV eventually became the most common German tank of WWII, with more than 9000 produced from 1939 to 1945. This gave it the distinction of being the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war. Obviously there were a number of different variants introduced during its lifetime, with one of these being the Ausf. G. A total of 1687 of this version were built in 1942-1943.

Modelers have been eagerly anticipating the release of Dragon’s 1/72 scale Panzer IV Ausf.G kit since the first short-barreled Ausf.F was launched a while ago. The Ausf.G kit has a long-barreled 7.5cm KwK40 L/43 gun, made as a single piece by slide mold, so the kit has a distinctive appearance. However, the kit’s designers have ensured the Ausf.G inherited the accuracy and ease of assembly of the earlier kit. This is reflected in items like one-piece DS tracks and a one-piece lower hull. Besides these important characteristics, it comes with a brand new turret, engine deck, fenders, mantlet, grenade launchers and headlights. The larger 1/35 scale Ausf.G was a roaring success amongst the modeling fraternity, and the smaller scale 1/72 Ausf.G should be no different. Not only that, but the kit has benefited from the level of amazing detail found on its 1/35 counterpart. Because the Pz.Kpfw. IV G was used in every theater of Germany’s war, including important battles like those in Kharkov, it is versatile enough to fit into any setting selected by the modeler.

Detailed plastic kit

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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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