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Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausf.S mit Fuel Drum Trailer | 6435

$ 48.79

SKU: DRA6435


- Newly tooled turret has side armor reproduced in authentic thickness 
- Newly tooled turret frontal armor for Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausf.S 
- Newly tooled fuel drum trailer 
- Bolts accurately modeled in different shapes and sizes 
- Slide-molded turret w/correct bolt detail 
- Turret frontal armor created after detailed research 
- Rain-guard made from photo-etched part 
- Realistic trailer molded w/details 
- Vision ports w/clear-plastic parts can be assembled open/closed 
- Upper-hull frontal armor is upgraded 
- Fully equipped turret interior w/gun assembly, and ammo case details 
- 3.7cm main gun w/authentic detail 
- Finely detailed main gun mount beautifully recreated by slide molds 
- MG sight finely reproduced 
- Fully movable I/G bolt mount 
- Detailed MG w/side-molded muzzle 
- Letters embossed on fuel drum 
- Radio operator’s hatch can be modeled open/closed 
- Upper hull made by slide molds 
- Vision ports w/interior details are realistically recreated 
- Fighting compartment w/interior detail 
- Driver’s and radio operator’s visor covers can be modeled open/closed 
- Fully detailed driver’s console w/photo-etched controls 
- Hull interior details such as transmission firewall and seats are included 
- Fenders improved to correctly represent natural sag w/lateral slope 
- Inspection hatch can be assembled open/closed 
- Bolted front armor plates and glacis are finely reproduced 
- Side opening access doors w/slide-molded bolt details 
- Rear compartment interior engine detail 
- Fully detailed engine deck 
- Radio set modeled in great detail 
- Radio rack recreated in photo-etched parts 
- Detailed fuel tank 
- Ventilation fan recreated in detail 
- Two types of detailed periscope provided 
- One-piece slide-molded cupola 
- Turret traverse mechanism realistically reproduced 
- Cupola hatch w/improved details 
- Cupola hinges correctly reproduced 
- Engine exhibits delicate details w/separate parts 
- Engine compartment w/full detail 
- One-piece slide-molded lower hull for easy assembly 
- Lower hull bottom w/details 
- Tow hook can be shown w/latch open/closed 
- Exhaust pipe is slide molded w/hollow end 
- Rear panel has crisp details 
- Separate idler arms can be modeled in different positions 
- Fine fender detail w/wing nuts 
- Perforated storage box produced from separate parts 
- On-vehicle tools included 
- Lower hull frontal armor 
- Fine bolt detail included around exhaust grill 
- Exhaust grill reworked w/great detail 
- Idler wheels finely reproduced 
- Bogie mounting plates reproduced by slide molds 
- Easy-to-build suspension assemblies can be modeled in realistic positions 
- Magic Tracks w/casting-number detail 

Despite the power of its panzer divisions, Germany still didn’t have the desired number of tanks at the start of WWII. To boost numbers, Germany adopted the Czech LT vz 38 tank after it had conquered Czechoslovakia. Production of this light tank continued until 1942, by which point some 1,400 vehicles had been manufactured. Indeed, the Czech design was superior to the Panzer I and II types that were so common at the beginning of the war. In German service it was known as the Pz.Kpfw.38(t), and it proved a very reliable design. This tank featured a 37mm Skoda A7 main gun in a two-man turret. One variant of the Pz.Kpfw.38(t) was the Ausf.S, with the ‘S’ in the nomenclature representing Sweden. This neutral country had ordered 90 tanks in February 1940, but they were subsequently seized by Germany for its own use. The Ausf.S tanks were fitted with extra radios and could thus be used as command tanks. Some were in fact exported to the Slovak Free State.

Dragon has issued a stunning new 1/35 scale plastic kit of the Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausf.S. The tank features brand new turret frontal armor, and furthermore the model has innumerable interior parts to allow modelers to show off the innards of their tank through open hatches. Or for the bold model-maker, the kit even allows a heavily battle-damaged tank to be depicted thanks to the superior level of interior detail. The kit’s further distinguished by coming with a complete single-axle trailer carrying a 200-liter fuel drum. This trailer is newly tooled, and it gives the tank a much-improved range of operation. The tank, towing its associated fuel trailer, will make for an extremely interesting early-war scene.

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