The Sd.Kfz.251 German halftrack family was widely employed throughout WWII, with more than 15,000 units built. One family member was the Sd.Kfz.251/16 Ausf.C Flammpanzerwagen, which, as its name suggests, carried flamethrowers. Indeed, there were two 14mm projectors mounted on each hull side. These were supplied by two fuel tanks totaling 700 liters of flammable mixture. This was enough to fuel 80 bursts lasting up to two seconds each. A total of 347 such halftrack flamethrowers were built from January 1943 onwards.
The newest kit portrays such a flammpanzerwagen with a welded hull and there is an impressive level of detail visible in the open-topped fighting compartment, including the projectors, spray tubes and fuel tanks. Indeed, two sets of projectors are offered (with or without covers) to ensure modelers can display the kit precisely as they wish. Two flame operator figures and a driver figure are included, and the former even come with alternate heads wearing field caps or flame proof hoods. This 1/35 scale kit is scorching hot in every imaginable way, so it makes a great addition to Dragon’s upgraded Sd.Kfz.251 family!
“1/35 Sd.Kfz.250/4 Ausf A, leichter Truppenluftschützpanzerw
There were many great variants of well-known Sd.Kfz.250 family. One of the rarer ones was the Sd.Kfz.250/4 Truppenluftschützpanzerwagen. Armed with Zwillingssockel 36 dual-mount machine guns, it was envisioned as a mobile antiaircraft vehicle. The mounted twin MG34 weapons with an elevation range of +10º to 90º were protected by an armored shield in the rear compartment. The weapons were operated by a single soldier on an integrated seat.
Dragon has expanded its formidable Sd.Kfz.250 family with a 1/35 scale kit of this Sd.Kfz.250/4 Truppenluftschützpanzerwagen mit Zwilling MG34. While this halftrack variant never saw battle, it was field-tested, offering modelers ample scope if they elect to put it into a suitable diorama. The Zwillingssockel 36 is newly tooled with highly detailed plastic injection and photo-etched parts. Just like the original dual-MG mount, it can also traverse 360º. The front armored shield is also newly tooled. To create this Sd.Kfz.250/4 variant, the fighting compartment interior has been appropriately rearranged. As part of Dragon’s facelift Sd.Kfz.250 series, it has an updated upper hull and Magic Tracks. This halftrack type has not appeared as a plastic kit before, so it offers modelers something different. Enemy aircraft beware with this new 1/35 scale kit!
1/35 M752 Lance Self-Propelled Missile Launcher
This M752 is understandably 100% newly tooled. Furthermore, it’s the only full plastic kit of this US-manufactured tracked missile launcher currently available on the market. The missile can be elevated up or down to represent firing or transport modes respectively. The missile mount and associated elevation mechanism are sophisticated and strong enough to support an accurately detailed Lance missile. This new kit captures the somber days of the Cold War, and so this Lance self-propelled missile launcher would make a fine addition to any modern warfare kit collection. The Lance system was used by the US Army, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and UK, meaning that this new kit offers enterprising modelers a lot of versatility.
HB86504 1/350 French Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Voltaire
Voltaire was one of the six Danton class semi-dreadnought battleships built for the French Navy in the late 1900s. Shortly after World War I began, the ship participated in the Battle of Antivari in the Adriatic Sea and helped to sink an Austro-Hungarian protected cruiser. She spent most of the rest of the war blockading the Straits of Otranto and the Dardanelles to prevent German, Austro-Hungarian and Turkish warships from breaking out into the Mediterranean. Voltaire was hit by two torpedoes fired by a German submarine in October 1918, but was not seriously damaged. After the war, she was modernized in 1923–25 and subsequently became a training ship. She was condemned in 1935 and later sold for scrap. Item No 86504 Item Name French Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Voltaire Bar Code 6939319265043 Scale 1:350 Item Type Plastic Model Warship Kit Model Dimension Length: 414mm Beam: 73.7mm Total Plastic Parts 470+ Total Sprues 13 sprues , deck and stand Chromeplate Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Metal Parts anchor chain Photo Etched Parts 3 pcs Film Accessory n/a Released Date 2016-12 More Features -hull split into two parts -Contains display stand and engraved name plate -Photo-Etched parts included
Tru09523 1/35 Soviet 2K11 Krug (SA-4) SAM
HB83880 1/35 Vickers Medium Tank MKII
The Vickers Medium Mark II was a British tank built by Vickers in the Inter-war period. The Medium Mark II, derived from the Vickers Medium Mark I, was developed to replace the last of the Medium Mark Cs still in use. Production and rebuilding ran from 1925 until 1934. The tank was phased out of service from 1939, replaced by the Cruiser Mk I. It featured several improvements over the Vickers Mark I: a higher superstructure with the driver’s visor on top of it instead of in front of it; an improved suspension protected by armour skirts; and Rackham clutches, providing a primitive form of mechanical servo-control. Due to a slightly higher weight its rated speed was somewhat slower than that of the Medium Mark I, at 13 mph compared to 15 mph. Item No 83880 Item Name Vickers Medium Tank MK II* Bar Code 6939319238801 Scale 1:35 Item Type Plastic Model Armor Kit Model Dimension Length: 154mm Width:79 mm Total Plastic Parts 740+ Total Sprues 13 sprues , upper hull and turret Chromeplate Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Metal Parts n/a Photo Etched Parts 1 piece Film Accessory n/a Released Date 2016-12 More Features The kit consists of over 740 parts >the kit w/refined detail >multi-slide moulded upper hull and turret >photo etched parts included >individual tracks