DRAGON MODELS USA NEW ITEMS ANNOUNCEMENT 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Item Number

Descriptions

MSRP

Dragon Plastic Model Kits

DRA3611

1/35 M48A5 105mm Gun

Barcode: 0 89195 83611 3 
Case Pack: 20 

Dragon continues its superb M48 Patton family of main battle tanks in its 1/35 scale plastic kit range, with the latest item in the line-up being the M48A5. The main change introduced on the M48A5 variant was the addition of a 105mm gun instead of the previously used 90mm weapon. The M48A5 was introduced in the mid-1970s and it used as many parts as possible that were in common with the M60. This 1/35 scale kit is carefully crafted to create an M48A5 variant with the more powerful weapon. Of course, a major change is the inclusion of the 105mm gun tube, but there are other not-so-obvious changes as well. There�s also a new portable fire extinguisher mounted on the rear-left side of the turret, while the tool and stowage arrangement on both fenders has been modified to suit the M48A5 type. Of great convenience to modelers, this new kit includes NEW easy-to-assemble DS tracks. This M48A5 with 105mm gun is a welcome addition to Dragon�s modern range of vehicle kits, and the fact that it continues to be used even today by some militaries, as well as being fielded by the US in times past, makes it a versatile kit in the hands of modelers. 

Features 

105mm Gun accurately reproduced 

New MG Gun Mount 

Fenders with new arrangement 

Brand New DS Track 

DS mantlet cover and gun sleeve 

New fire extinguisher 



 

AVAILABLE: November 2017 

$69.99

DRA6853

 

1/35 Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.K (Smart Kit)

Barcode: 0 89195 86853 4 
Case Pack: 20 
Box Size: 9.6" x 15" x 3.1" 

The Panzerbefehlswagen Ausf.K was designed to serve as a command tank for the German Army but, unlike preceding Panzer III command vehicles, it retained a main armament in the form of a 5cm KwK39 L/60 cannon. A total of 50 of these armed command tanks were produced between December 1942 and February 1943. It was based on a standard Panzer III Ausf.M chassis, and a star antenna was used instead of the previously favored frame antenna. The turret, adopted from a Panzer IV Ausf.F, featured a shorter mantlet, while the coaxial machine gun was deleted and an extra visor was added to the turret front. 

Dragon previously released a Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.K (Item No. 9118 in the Orange Box range), but this latest 1/35 scale kit has nothing in common with that release. Thus, the new command tank takes the most updated components from the latest Panzer III and IV kits in Dragon�s Smart Kit range to ensure that this fine new kit is of the highest quality. 
Besides, the horizontal upper-hull plate is new to fit the larger Panzer IV turret that was installed, plus the turret frontal armor, truncated gun mantlet and visor are new. Also new is the superstructure frontal armor plate plus three spare antennas stowed on the right-hand fender.Text Modelers seeking something a little different from a run-of-the-mill Panzer III need look no farther than this well-armed command tank. 

Features: 
- Antenna with photo etched part 
- New turret frontal armor 
- New spare antennas 
- DS track for easy assembly 
- New visor on mantlet 
- New-tooled upper hull plate 
- New gun mantlet 
- New superstructure frontal armor

 

AVAILABLE: November 2017 

$79.99

DRA7557

1/72 StuG.III Ausf.A

Barcode: 0 89195 87557 0 
Case Pack: 48 

The StuG Ausf.A was the first variant of the StuG.III family, with just 30 vehicles manufactured by Alkett from January-May 1940. The type mounted a short-barreled 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 gun. Dragon has previously introduced high-quality 1/72 kits of the StuG.III Ausf.B, C/D and the Ausf.E, so this kit of the Ausf.A is a welcome addition to the infantry support/tank destroyer family. It allows modelers to build a stunning Ausf.A, This kit is superbly detailed, featuring a brand new upper hull and superstructure roof. 

Features 

New upper hull, superstructure & roof in one-piece special for Ausf.A 

Idler wheel with crisp details 

Road wheels, return rollers and track come as single subassembly 

Accurate sprocket wheel

 

AVAILABLE: November 2017 

$17.99

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