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Dragon Models
An award-winning line of high quality plastic model kits that include tanks, cars, aircraft, figures, and warships in popular scales.
1/35 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H, Late Production ~ Smart Kit
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ITEM NO: DRA 6300
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195863003
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 4/23/2009
ARRIVED ON: 5/29/2009
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Re-Issue in December 2018

Barcode: 0 89195 86300 3
Case Pack: 20 Pieces Per Master Carton
Box Size: 9.6" x 15" x 3.1"

Earlier this year, Dragon offered a collection of spectacular kits featuring box-top art by the master illustrator Mr. Ohnishi. This “Old Masters Collection” assortment proved highly popular, and it sold out extremely rapidly. Interestingly, there was one kit in particular that excelled above all the rest. It was a 1/35 scale kit of the Panzer IV Ausf.H Late Production (Item No. 6300), and modelers were requesting more of these kits even after they’d all sold out.

Dragon is pleased to announce that it’s relaunching this particular Panzer IV Ausf.H as a standalone item. The 1/35 scale kit will hit the streets in December, suitably timed for the end-of-year sales rush. Modelers will again have to be quick to get hold of it. It just goes to show that opportunity can knock more than once, but it would be certain folly to ignore this second opportunity!


Features:
- Side-skirt armor plates can be installed separately
- Newly designed side-skirt armor produced in metal for scale thickness
- Newly tooled one-piece 3-directional slide-molded turret for Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
- New turret roof rendered w/turret-skirt armor brackets
- Turret-skirt and side-skirt armor plates can be installed separetly
- Mantlet guard can be removed and gun unloaded as on real vehicle
- Rifling inside gun barrel is finely reproduced
- Detailed gun muzzle brake
- Finely detailed 7.5cm Kw.K.40 L/48 gun
- Gun sleeve w/delicated weld and bolt detail made from 3-directional slide molds
- Mantlet view port can be modeled open/closed
- Turret-skirt door can be positioned open/closed
- MG34 in Gen2 standard with gun mount
- Brackets for side-skirt armor realistically detailed
- Newly tooled spare-wheel rack w/spare wheels on upper full side
- Two types of side-skirt armor plate w/bolt detail
- Injection-molded fenders made to thinnest possible dimensions
- Includes hollowed-out undercut on turret bottom
- Incorporates toothed turret ring inside turret
- New spare-track bracket on glacis plate wiht photo-etched and plastic option
- Commander's cupola recreates structural details
- Cupola vision blocks can be assembled open/closed
- New driver's and radio operator's housing w/splash guard
- Hatches w/internal detail
- Newly tooled spare-track bracket on lower hull front
- Spare rod antenna storage on late Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
- 500mm T-34 waffle pattern tracks as extra armor protection
- New OVM arrangement onn fenders
- Newly tooled one-piece upper hull 2side slide-molded w/new engine-deck design
- Newly tooled side fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
- Great detail on newly tooled hull rear
- New spare tracks on rear armor plate
- Photo-etched part for engine-deck exhaust grill
- Engine hatches can be assembled open/closed
- Injection molded OVM w/clasps
- Air-intake covers have option of injection or photo-etched parts
- Realistic double-layered air intake
- DS Tracks
- Complete MG w/workable ball mount
- Final-drive housing w/details on both sides
- Separate armored cover for final-drive housing
- Sprocket wheels w/breathtaking detail and multiple delicate parts
- Extendable jack w/ separate parts
- Accurately detailed idler adjuster mountings
- Detailed towing-eye brackets w/separate parts
- Road wheels and suspension w/multiple components exhibit crisp detail
- Idler wheels have detailed parts
- Fuel filler flap has open/closed option
- Rear antenna included
- One-piece lower hull made from slide molds
- Hull bottom fully detailed

Panzer IV was the most widely produced German tank of WWII, with 8500 produced from 1936-45. One of the later variants was the Panzer IV Ausf.H - it commenced production in April 1943 and a total of 3013 vehicles were completed. It was one of the most important panzers of WWII, and it is also one of Dragon's most important 1/35 scale model kits of 2009!

Dragon's new Smart Kit is a veritable work of art, and it will be an invaluable addition to Dragon's family of Panzer IV vehicles. Thanks to Dragon's thorough research and application of high-technology, this legendary Panzer IV has come to life. Plus, the Smart Kit label guarantees that this well-engineered kit is not only accurate and highly detailed, but is also a joy to assemble.

Dragon’s new kit of a Late Production Ausf.H is not merely a variation of an old theme. This kit is the beneficiary of an enormous amount of research and new toolings. The hull schurzen has been recreated in metal to achieve scale thickness; the kit also allows the useful option of mounting these plates separately should the modeler wish to do so. The turret with its thinly reproduced plastic skirts is a brand new item. All the brackets for both the turret and hull side skirts are accurately made and realistically portray their original construction. Other new parts are the upper hull and fenders, with a great many parts created by 3-directional slide molds to enable greater accuracy and detail. To customize this tank even further, Dragon offers 500mm waffle-pattern tracks from a T-34 as additional armor protection. This element reflects a common practice revealed in wartime photos. There are also some photo-etched components (for example, the engine-deck exhaust grills) that offer fine improvements. This Panzer IV Ausf.H is a definitive Late Production variant, and it is a must-buy item for modelers interested in German WWII vehicles.