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1/35 StuG.III Ausf. G Early Production w/Schürzen ~ Smart Kit
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ITEM NO: DRA 6365
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195863652
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/21/2015
ARRIVED ON: 11/25/2009
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Re-Issue in March 2016

Barcode: 0 89195 86365 2
Case Pack: 20 Pieces Per Master Carton
Box Size: 9.8" x 15" x 2.8"

Features:
- Side-skirt armor produced in metal for scale thickness
- Slide-molded engine deck
- StuG.III Early Production fighting compartment and MG shield authentically reproduced
- Cannon can be elevated up or down
- Multi-directional Slide-molded superstructure w/bolt detail
- Slide-molded mantlet w/realistic weld seams and internal surface detail
- Chamfer in lower part of mantlet
- Gun w/full breech assembly
- Slide-molded Gun sleeve w/screw details
- Gun sight and hand wheels included
- Complete Gun mount represented
- Slide-molded muzzle brake
- One-piece barrel
- Gun breech and recoil guard fully reproduced
- recoil and recuperator cylinders truly represented
- All bolt heads on frontal armor shown at differing angles
- Upper hull easy to assemble
- Multi-piece Upper hull for maximum detail
- Radio set and seats are included
- Hatches can be assembled open/closed
- Driver's vision port w/clear plastic part
- One-piece driver's vision port armor w/bolt detail
- Commander's hatch w/interior details can be assembled open/closed
- Steering brake inspection hatch can be modeled open/closed
- Roof armor w/accurate weld seam
- screw heads accurately reproduced
- Air-deflector realistically represented
- Photo-etched mesh included
- Fender details made from Photo-etched parts
- Fenders made by Slide molds w/both Upper and lower surface detail
- Fender pattern is accurately portrayed
- Floor treadplate pattern correctly done
- Cooling Air intakes are Slide-molded
- Photo-etched Air-intake grills
- Antenna base w/correct shape
- Air-intake covers w/mounts accurately reproduced
- Detailed suspension swing arms
- Slide-molded hydraulic shock absorbers extremely well Detailed
- One-piece Slide-molded lower hull w/superb details
- lower hull sides w/full detail
- fully Detailed hull bottom weld seams
- Jack is reproduced w/multiple parts
- OVM w/molded-on clamps
- Slide-molded torsion bars included
- Detailed track tension adjuster
- Idler wheels w/Photo-etched parts
- Road wheels w/accurate details
- accurate sprocket wheels
- Final-drive housing covers are made from separate parts for maximum detail
- Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends
- Smoke-grenade launchers offer loaded or empty options
- Slide-molded periscopic Gun sight made from clear part
- Tool box w/padlock produced by Slide molds
- Cable heads Slide-molded
- Newly designed Notek light
- Commander's cupola periscopes made from clear parts
- 40cm Magic Tracks

Interestingly, the StuG III was the most widely produced armored fighting vehicle in Germany during WWII, with more than 10,500 manufactured by war’s end. Initially introduced as an infantry support weapon, it developed into an effective tank destroyer. StuG vehicles were faster and cheaper to build than regular turreted tanks. The final and definitive version of the famous StuG III was the Ausf.G., of which 7,720 were produced. Dragon has previously released a number of 1/35 scale kits of StuG III variants, and now the latest kit has just been launched. Item No. 6365 depicts an Early Production version of the Ausf.G with the “boxy” gun mantlet that mounted a 75mm StuK40 L/48 main gun.

Dragon’s new 1/35 scale kit is a Smart Kit, so it is provided with many handy touches like photo-etched parts and slide-molded plastic components. It includes a full gun mount and breech inside the fighting compartment, with even the floor treadplate pattern accurately rendered. For modeling convenience, 40cm Magic Tracks are offered. Photo-etched parts like mesh for the air intakes add extra realism.

One highlight of this new release is upgraded Schürzen made from metal. This metal medium allows the 5mm thickness of the original side-skirts to be accurately depicted. This kit is a welcome addition to Dragon’s StuG III family, and it gives modelers all they need to represent an early version of the ubiquitous and deadly Ausf.G.