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During this year 2015, Dragon Models is surprising us with a number of new releases of scale models, which showing once again their ability to do us enjoy with vehicles, tanks and motorized elements, stars of the battlefields of World War II World (Allied and Axis) between 1939-1945. Until September 2015 Dragon Models has released the following scale models:

  1. 1/35 Tiger-1 Early Production Pz.Kpfw.VI,Ausf.E Wittmann's Command Tiger:


Dragon has created a magnificent representation of Wittmann’s Tiger I (turret number ‘S04’) with 88 kill marks on barrel. Dragon’s kit appropriately portrays an Early-Production variant, and it forms the important and much-anticipated last piece of Dragon’s exemplary Tiger I family.

This awesome plastic kit made precisely to 1/35 scale shows Wittmann’s Tiger I with 88 kill marks on the lethal 8.8cm gun barrel. These painted barrel rings illustrated the power of the Tiger I as well as the skill of tank ace Wittmann. This brand new kit stems from thorough research and it’s thus accurately designed to represent Wittmann’s ‘S04’ mount. To ensure the absolute highest levels of quality, the majority of components in this special release, like turret, upper hull, engine deck, rear panel, road wheels, spare tracks and etc, are newly tooled and engineered to achieve the engineering level of a Smart Kit, and to provide the unique appearance of this famous Tiger. Morever, a full set of Michael Wittmann's crew is included in first production run as a BONUS!

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.D w/5cm L/60:

Thus, the newest Panzer IV plastic kit from Dragon is an Ausf.D featuring a 5cm KwK39 L/60 main gun.

This 1/35 scale plastic kit adds new appeal to the fantastically detailed Ausf.D already available in Dragon’s collection. The new item obviously makes use of all the accurate components from the existing Ausf.D kit, but it adds the appropriate 5cm L/60 gun. In fact, the gun is completely represented, from the muzzle tip to the complete breech inside the turret. There are easy-to-assemble track links made from Dragon’s patented DS formula. Modelers can be assured that this kit thus fits together with ease, even easier than before. The end result is a unique model of a prototypical Pz.Kpfw.IV tank. It’s all part of the family!

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  1. 1/35 M6 Heavy Tank - "Black Label Series":

Black Label previously released a kit of a unique WWII design from the USA – an M6A1 Heavy Tank, a type that dated back to late 1940. Now that particular kit (Item No.6789) has been joined by a 1/35 scale kit of its close relative, the M6. 

The Black Label M6 model sensibly makes use of relevant parts from its sister kit, though the hull is obviously quite different. Whereas the M6A1 had a welded hull, the M6 had a cast hull, and thus a brand new upper hull appears in the box. Furthermore, this upper hull is produced as a single-piece item to ensure complete accuracy. Indeed, the kit widely uses slide-molded components thanks to Dragon’s technical know-how, making it easy to put together. It also features DS tracks for the sake of convenience. The M6 tanks produced in the early 1940s never left US soil as the design was considered anachronistic, but Black Label now makes the type available to all in this modern age!

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III (FL) Ausf.M w/schurzen:

Dragon is now releasing a unique version from the Panzer III family, a superb 1/35 scale kit of the Panzerkampfwagen III (Fl). 

Inside the box are the necessary ingredients to create a spectacular Panzer III (Flamm) in 1/35 scale. This includes the Schurzen plates for the hull, and these are produced with metal parts. The brackets on which the skirts are mounted are sophisticated and accurate. This kit is extremely well engineered and the parts separation is cleverly handled. The plastic kit also includes time-saving elements such as one-piece DS tracks, while a sprinkling of photo-etched metal parts add finesse where appropriate.

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III (T) Ausf.H:

Dragon’s newest 1/35 kit portrays a Tauchpanzer III Ausf.H whcih features the highest level of quality as per all recent members of Dragon’s Panzer III family. The box contains all necessary parts to make the diving tank, including waterproofing items for the gun shield and turret ring. There is an array of photo-etched components for adding extra detail too. Furthermore, this tank assembles easily thanks to the inclusion of brand new DS tracks.

Even though the Tauchpanzer wasn’t used in earnest in the English Channel, they were used during the massive invasion of the Soviet Union. Of course, this opens up modeling opportunities. Modelers will be ‘diving’ into model shops to obtain this newest Tauchpanzer!

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  1. 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV L/48 July 1944 Production w/Zimmerit:

Dragon has launched a 1/35 scale model of this important Jagdpanzer IV L/48 variant, one that was produced in the July 1944 timeframe. Logically, it makes full use of Dragon’s highly accurate Panzer IV chassis. It also features a number of new components to represent this tank destroyer, including the L/48 gun barrel and elements like the main armament’s cradle and recoil system. Although these latter parts are difficult to see even through open hatches, Dragon has provided them in full detail for the sake of complete accuracy. Other brand new parts on this remarkable kit are the fighting-compartment roof details, glacis plate, lower hull and gun mount. The Schurzen armor plates mounted on the tank destroyer’s sides are made in true-to-scale-thickness plastic for easy assembly.

Further convenience comes from the use of Dragon’s patented DS track links. The Jagdpanzer IV was a distinctive German armored vehicle of WWII, and Dragon has provided a splendid kit of this earlier type.

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Beob.Wg.V Ausf.D Early Production:


The Panther is an attractive-looking tank, and Dragon’s new 1/35 scale kit of this Pz.Beob.Wg. variant adds further interest to its silhouette.

The dummy turret front plate, mantlet and gun are newly tooled. The turret roof has been modified with new hatch and ventilators too, giving it a distinctive look. Another characteristic of the Pz.Beob.Wg.V. Ausf.D – a star antenna on the rear deck – is also present. Dragon’s kit of this Panther observation post tank is an exciting addition to this German cat family. Builders will find it assembles easily and accurately thanks to the high-quality pedigree of Dragon’s existing Panther family and the convenience of things like DS tracks.

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.A Up-Armored Version:

Dragon earlier completed its Panzer IV grand slam in 1/35 scale with the release of the Ausf.A several years ago.

This1/35 scale plastic kit is based on Dragon’s leading kit of the Panzer IV Ausf.A (item No.6747). This particular variant has been created by supplying the relevant additional armor plates that fit onto the front end of the tank. Indeed, the kit has been up-armored in precisely the same way as the original was! Additionally, the front inspection hatches have been newly made by photo-etched parts with different details compared to the previously provided ones. The tank comes with early-style 38cm DS Tracks to make sure they’re easy to assemble. This kit offers greater protection to the crew…and more variety for the modeler!

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  1. 1/35 Panzerjager II fur Pak 40/2, Sd.Kfz.131 Marder II Early Production:

Dragon’s new 1/35 scale kit is a superb rendition of a Early-Production variant, and it perfectly complements the Marder II family in Dragon line-up. New tooling for this kit include the spare track rack, upper hull, vision port on starboard side and the ammo lockers. Cartograf decal are included.

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  1. 1/35 Tiger I "131" s.Pz.Abt.504 Tunisia (Smart Kit):

Dragon is extremely excited to announce the arrival of a 1/35 scale plastic kit of one of the most famous tanks in the world – a Tiger I sporting the number ‘131’. The original ‘131’, housed at the Tank Museum in Bovington, UK, is the only working Tiger I in the world. Bonus:Realistic cacti made in DS!

This Dragon kit possesses amazing attention to detail, not least because the supervisor of the project is none other than David Byrden. Since he gave advice on the restoration of the real Tiger I at Bovington, modelers can be assured of extreme accuracy in this faithful 1/35 scale rendering of the original. The kit features a number of new parts such as the upper hull and the Feifel air filters. Also brand new are the brackets for S-mine launchers (Minenabwurfvorrichtung) on the rear of the hull. On this kit every bolt and screw was checked and fine-tuned to match those on the original ‘131’, giving modelers the opportunity to precisely and conveniently build one of the best-known tanks in the world!

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  1. 1/35 StuG.III Ausf.F w/7.5cm L/48 Last Production - Smart Kit:

To go nicely along with its previously released StuG.III Ausf.F/8, Dragon is now launching a new 1/35 scale kit of the Ausf.F. It has all the appropriate features of a last-production type. For example, it has new parts representing the welded-on frontal armor and concrete above the driver's position. There are new mounting brackets for the cleaning rods on the left side of the hull, and the front portion of the fenders are of a fixed, rather than folding type. Another change is new antenna troughs on the rear hull of the StuG.III F. There are photo-etched parts such as mesh screens for the engine intakes and etc. All the parts on this famous tank destroyer fit extremely well thanks to Dragon’s famous engineering quality and accuracy.

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Beob.Wg.V Panther mit 5cm Kw.K.39/1:

The design included a built-in rangefinder, a T.B.F.2 observation periscope mounted in the turret roof, and a T.S.R.1 spotting periscope. The commander’s cupola was also an interim design featuring seven periscopes.

Dragon’s new 1/35 scale kit of this Pz.Beob.Wg. Panther mit 5cm KwK.39/1 variant adds further interest to the already extensive Panther family. The turret front plate, Topfblende mantlet, commander’s cupola and periscope cover on the turret roof are all newly tooled. These all combine to give this artillery observation vehicle a distinctive look. Builders will find that the kit assembles easily and accurately thanks to the high-quality pedigree of Dragon’s existing Panther family, plus the easy-assembly DS tracks.

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  1. 1/35 Sturmpanzer Ausf.I als Befehlspanzer (Umbau Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G):

Dragon has already released 1/35 scale Early-Production and Mid-Production variants of the German Brummbar, an assault infantry vehicle armed with a 15cm StuH.43 L/12 gun.

This special version fitted with extra communications equipment is called the Sturmpanzer Ausf.I als Befehlspanzer. This kit features the zimmerit coating that appeared on all Brummbar vehicles built up till September 1944.

Dragon’s 1/35 scale kit features all the typical characteristics of an Early-Production Brummbar based on the Panzer IV G chassis. Of course, it includes the distinctive star antenna that identifies it as a Befehlspanzer too. The kit also features an extremely realistic-looking zimmerit coating straight from the hands of a master craftsman. The accurate, one-piece fighting compartment is made from a 4-directional slide mold in order to ease construction and save assembly time, as well as ensuring Dragon’s patented zimmerit technique is sharply represented. This is a finely detailed kit, and with the zimmerit already molded on, it amounts to a command performance!

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  1. 1/35 Sd.Kfz.234/4 mit 7.5cm L/48:

This particular vehicle is represented by Item No.6772 in Dragon’s 1/35 scale kit collection. Interestingly, an improved Sd.Kz.234/4 was also planned and this would have featured a 7.5cm L/48 AK 7B84 cannon.

However, this novel platform can now be obtained by model-makers thanks to Dragon! This brand new 1/35 scale kit is wisely based on the foundation of the aforementioned Sd.Kfz.234/4. It thus boasts handy features such as driveshafts and tie rods that allow the wheels to be angled. However, the kit has also been outfitted with the proposed more powerful anti-tank weapon. Indeed, the 7.5cm L/48 barrel, gun mount and related armor plates are new, while there is abundant detail in the vehicle’s open-topped fighting compartment. Dragon’s Sd.Kfz.234 family is already highly acclaimed, and this kit adds a refreshing new member to the family.

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Bef.Wg.IV Ausf.J:

Dragon offers a complete lineup of the popular Panzer IV family tree in 1/35 scale, but the company is gradually filling in some of the smaller gaps with special variants. This is the case with the newest Panzer IV kit from Dragon, an Ausf.J command tank.

This 1/35 scale plastic kit features a number of newly tooled parts needed just to recreate the Pz.Bef.Wg.IV Ausf.J. One example is a brand new antenna stowage box on the right side of the hull. To accommodate this new box, two side skirt brackets had to be redone as well. Furthermore, there are new photo-etched metal parts to represent various antenna mounting plates, as well as a new rack on the hull side for stowing spare track links. Additionally, there are two separate cupola designs, modelers are able to choose which version they want to employ on their particular command tank. For those model-makers wanting to take command of a new Panzer IV project, this Pz.Bef.Wg.IV Ausf.J is a timely release!

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  1. 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.IV mit Panther F Turret:

Dragon has an extremely comprehensive family of 1/35 scale Panzer IV kits in its range.

This 1/35 scale plastic kit represents in plastic the fruition of that project's ambition. The highly detailed kit is closely based on Dragon’s leading model of the Panzer IV, and of course it features an appropriately rendered Panther Ausf.F turret. In fact, to accommodate the new turret, the upper hull has been completely retooled with the correct details. The unique-looking tank also wears a set of detailed side skirts. While the design was destined to be confined to history as yet another paper panzer, this kit offers modelers the chance to build and enjoy something of an oddity!

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