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Sherman III DV Early Production Smart kit
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.

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Manufacturer: Dragon Models
Stock Number: DML 6573
Scale: 1/35
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

  • Newly tooled glacis plate w/direct-vision hoods accurately reproduced
  • One-piece Early 75mm-gun turret has cast texture
  • Slide-molded gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
  • Commander's hatch w/periscope can be assembled open/closed
  • Bolted connecting plate for gun-shield attachment rendered in fine detail
  • Hatch hoods accurately reproduced
  • Direct-vision covers can be molded open/closed
  • Two types of ammo box provided as an option
  • Ammo box mount w/great detail
  • Slide-molded antiaircraft MG w/hollow muzzle
  • One-piece upper hull w/weld seams
  • One-piece lower hull w/bolt details
  • Two types of transmission cover made from multiple slide-molded parts
  • Photo-etched OVM w/clasp detail
  • Detailed headlight and horn guards
  • Suspension system realistically reproduced
  • Separate engine-deck panel and grilles
  • Fully detailed T41 DS tracks
The industrial might of the USA guaranteed mass production of thousands of M4 Sherman tanks, with many being given to Allies under the Lend-Lease Act. Great Britain was one major recipient of Shermans (17,184 vehicles in total), and Dragon's latest release depicts one such vehicle. Kit No. 6573 is a Sherman III Early-Production vehicle, the British nomenclature 'III' referring to an M4A2. The British operated more than 5,000 of these diesel-powered Sherman III tanks with 75mm guns during WWII, making it the second-most common Sherman variant in British service. Many fought in North Africa and Italy, for example. This kit has Direct Vision (DV) slots for the driver and co-driver in the glacis plate, with this feature being a forerunner to vehicles equipped with periscope vision devices.

Building on the success of earlier Dragon Sherman IIIs, this latest kit has received newly tooled parts where appropriate for a DV Early-Production vehicle. For easy assembly, the upper hull and lower hull are both created as one-piece components thanks to sophisticated slide molds. The plastic turret has received a finely textured surface that beautifully renders the original cast pattern. Two types of transmission cover are provided, which will allow modelers to replicate a specific tank. The highly accurate kit benefits from multimedia materials too, to upgrade particular details for example, photo-etched parts and DS tracks. Naturally, high-quality Cartograf decals provide markings for a range of British tanks. This tank is a very useful addition to the Sherman kit family, and it will definitely please Shermanaholics...as well as everyone else too!

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