DRA3580 - 1/35 MIM-23 HAWK M192 Anti-aircraft Missile Launcher
DRA6885 - 1/35 Tiger I Early Production "TiKi" Das Reich Division (Battle of Kharkov)
DRA7560 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F1(F)
DRA7575 - 1/72 Tiger I Early Production, Wittmann's Command Tiger
DRA3598 - 1/35 IDF M3 Halftrack w/20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon
DRA3604 - 1/35 MIM-104C Patriot Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System (PAC-2) - "Black Label Series"
DRA7557 - 1/72 StuG.III Ausf.A
DRR60355 - 1/72 Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant, 3./s.Pz.Jg.Abt.653, Poland 1944
DRR60356 - 1/72 Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant s.Pz.Jg.Abt.614, Poland 1944
DRA6200 - 1/35 German Railway Gun 28cm K5(E) "Leopold"
DRA6781 - "1/35 Panzerjäger IB mit StuK 40 L/48 - Smart Kit
DRA6839 - 1/35 IJN Special Type 4 "Ka-Tsu" Amphibious Tracked Vehicle
DRA7563 - 1/72 Jagdtiger Henschel Type
DRA3601 - 1/35 Arab StuG.III Ausf.G - The Six Day War
DRA6571 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.252 Leichter Bef.Wagen
DRA6790 - 1/35 German Ambulance Truck
DRA6886 - 1/35 Kubelwagen Radio Car
DRA7549 - 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)
DEALER LOGIN
Dealers Please Click
Here To Login

PRODUCT SEARCH

Orange the new color of Value


Dragon Models USA, Inc.
224 Mercury Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Call: (626) 968-0322
FAX: (626) 968-0234
sales@dragonmodelsusa.com

Dragon Models
An award-winning line of high quality plastic model kits that include tanks, cars, aircraft, figures, and warships in popular scales.
1/72 Sd.Kfz.171 Panther A Early Production
Click on any images to view their full size.
ITEM NO: DRA 7499
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195874993
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/3/2015
ARRIVED ON: 4/22/2016
Share |
Find This At Your Local Hobby Store
Type In Your Zip Code
*actual product may not be exactly as shown
Barcode: 0 89195 87499 3
Case Pack: 48 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 6.4" x 10.2" x 1.9"

While it’s the impressive Tiger tank that usually attracts the most awe, it was the Sd.Kfz.171 Panther that in the long run was a more important tank to Germany during WWII. This 45-tonne medium tank represented a good balance of well-sloped armor protection, lethal firepower and able cross-country mobility, the design being inspired by the highly successful Russian T-34. The second main production variant of the Panther – the Ausf.A – appeared in August 1943, and its manufacture continued up till mid-1944 before being superseded by the ultimate Ausf.G. Some 2,192 Ausf.A Panthers were produced.

Dragon has previously produced 1/72 scale kits of early and late variants of the preceding Panther Ausf.D, and new to the range is this Panther Ausf.A Early-Production tank. Chronologically it follows on from the previous releases, giving modelers a new Panther variant to build. The turret is correctly suited to an Early-Production vehicle, possessing a periscope on the right side of the turret roof, plus a requisite fillet molded onto the side of the mantlet base. The upper hull is made as a single piece thanks to the clever use of slide molds. The lower hull tub has been formed the same way, thus ensuring a stable foundation for the rest of the build. All the appropriate characteristics of this Ausf.A Early-Production variant are present, and convenient DS tracks are provided too. Dragon’s delightful 1/72 scale Panther A definitely receives an ‘A’ grade!