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1/35 Sd.Kfz.234/3 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (7.5cm)
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ITEM NO: DRA 6257
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195862570
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 7/5/2007
ARRIVED ON: 8/10/2007
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Barcode: 0 89195 86257 0
Packaging: 20 pieces per carton
Box size: 9.6"x15"x3.1"

Features:

Gun
-New 7.5cm K51 (L/24) gun with great detail
-Gun sleeve reproduced with correct detail
-Rifling inside gun barrel is finely reproduced
-Correct basket for spent ammo rounds
-7.92mm MG42 in Gen2 standard included
-MG34 gun included as option
-Slide-molded gun sight periscope made from clear part
-Turret newly designed to exhibit details of Sd.Kfz.234/3
-Turret side armor designed to scale thickness

Upper Hull & Engine Deck
-Upper hull with detail specific to Sd.Kfz.234/3
-Slide-molded side fenders with four side stowage bins
-Engine deck ventilation louvers with open or closed option
-Radio mounts recreated in fine detail
-Rear vision ports can be assembled open/closed
-Transparent parts for driver’s vision port give great interior detail
-Driver’s vision port can be assembled open or closed
-Delicately detailed cleaning rod and bracket
-Lifting hooks delicately reproduced
-Includes interior fuel tank
-Muffler recreated with multiple parts
-Detailed spare tire mounting frame
-On-vehicle tools in great detail
-Additional on-vehicle tools without clasps
-Extendable jack made from separate parts
-Authentic jerry cans come with photo-etched parts

Chassis & Suspension
-New-pattern tires with realistic detail recreated by brand new design with six-layer assembly
-Authentically recreated suspension and steering assembly
-Wheel hubs are finely detailed
-Accurately patterned wheels made from multiple parts for maximum detail
-One-piece chassis frame is slide molded for finer detail
-Both front and rear steering controls reproduced in detail
-Detailed transmission cover
-Steering rod included
-Three-directional slide-molded hull bottom with full detail

Others
-New Cartograf Decal offers accurate markings


The newest 1/35 scale kit completes Dragon’s highly successful quartet of Sd.Kfz. 234 variants. This final version is the Sd.Kfz. 234/3, which features a 7.5cm KwK 51 L/24 gun mounted atop a basic Sd.Kfz. 234 hull. A total of 88 of these vehicles were produced between June and December 1944, before it was succeeded by the Sd.Kfz. 234/4 with its longer-barreled 7.5cm PaK 40 L/46 antitank gun. This vehicle was issued to German reconnaissance units.

This model kit shares the extremely high quality and accuracy of its predecessors, though it also features a host of new components befitting the 234/3 version. The 7.5cm KwK 51 L/24 gun with full detail is a completely new tooling, with the armored shield made to the thinnest possible dimensions subject to the limitations of injection molding. All features, whether interior or exterior, are carefully reproduced. This is particularly welcome considering the open-topped nature of this vehicle with a whole host of interior detail visible to viewers. There is also a brand new set of tires included as a bonus, these being assembled in “slices” so as to ensure tire tread detail is fully reproduced. With this kit from Dragon, modelers will be pleased to be able to equip their reconnaissance companies with the complete series of Sd.Kfz. 234 vehicles!