Dragon Armor
This line features static pre-assembled, pre-painted models made of both diecast and plastic. Each item is fully detailed and historically accurate.
1/72 M103A1 Heavy Tank, E Company 34th Armor 24th Infantry Division Germany 1959
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ITEM NO: DRR 60691
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195606914
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 7/7/2015
ARRIVED ON: 1/12/2016
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Barcode: 0 89195 60691 4
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 7.2" x 3.1" x 3.7"

The 65-ton M103 Heavy Tank served with the US Army and US Marine Corps (USMC) during the height of the Cold War from 1957-1974. Its whole design was predicated on the need to counter Soviet heavy tanks, and thus it boasted a rifled 120mm M58 cannon for long-distance engagements. This gun fired a separate-loading round, which required two loaders, thus giving five men in the crew. The armor was up to 180mm thick on the front of the turret. Some 300 T43E1 tanks were built, of which 219 were later converted to M103A1 standard, and 153 rebuilt into M103A2.