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Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
Dragon previously launched a stunning 1/6 plastic model kit of an M4A3 105mm howitzer before. Now Dragon has taken the next step and is offering a kit of the M4A3(75)W, a standard tank used by the US Army during WWII.
This tank featured a 75mm M3 gun, as well as wet stowage (this is what the ‘W’ refers to) to retard fire and protect rounds stored inside the hull.

The kit depicts a tank with the vertical volute suspension system (VVSS). This Sherman is another big release for Dragon, portraying the regular gun tank rather than the howitzer.

The model thus looks more lethal and powerful, utilizing new components such as the gun shield and 75mm barrel. Modelers will find that this satisfying kit fits together precisely.

The road wheels rotate, and the tracks with individual links are well designed and well engineered so as to be both durable and realistic. Owners can traverse the turret and elevate and depress the gun towards any target they select. The commander’s and loader’s hatches also open and close.

Modelers can gain more firepower with this Sherman M4A3(75)W available in 1/6 scale for the very first time!
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When will we see one in 1/1?
FEB 04, 2018 - 06:14 PM
I'm not sure who buys this sort of thing as IMHO they are simply toy like in such a large scale and have the appearance more of a child's pedal car than a detailed scale model. Still, each to their own and all that. Gary
FEB 04, 2018 - 06:48 PM
Built this, a few years ago. The turret did not have enough ventilators for an accurate 105 mm tank.But, it did include all parts needed to make the 75mm gun version. I guess with this issue, they have omitted the extended end connectors. LINK
FEB 04, 2018 - 06:48 PM
You might be surprised at what you can do with large scale models. Check out these 1/4 scale fully detailed and drivable monsters: LINK
FEB 05, 2018 - 12:22 AM
I don't think these were ever intended for the model makers market. I'm sure they were produced for those people who collect the Dragon "Dollies" , to go along side them. Grown ups who are reliving their childhood experiences of GI Joe/Action Man or maybe even Barbie and Ken
FEB 05, 2018 - 12:33 AM
Can't see the $600. I can build 1-35 for almost two years on that.
FEB 05, 2018 - 12:50 AM

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