Monday, June 11, 2018 - 07:52 PM UTC
Dragon presents two new Sherman kits, the M4A1 DV and the M4A1 from El Alamein
The M4A1 Sherman featured a cast hull, and it was the first Sherman production type to leave the Lima Locomotive Works, Ohio, in February 1942, shortly after the USA entered the war.
These early tanks had direct-vision (DV) slots on the glacis plate. This DV-equipped type of American tank fought in North Africa, including such famous battles as the one at Kasserine Pass. They later also participated in the invasion of Sicily and fought in Italy.
The new Dragon US M4A1 DV has been boosted with the newly tooled Magic Tracks. In fact, this is one of the first Sherman kits on which these Magic Tracks have been made available, and these brand new links are both extremely accurate and very easy to assemble.
Besides, a wide selection of photo-etched metal parts is also available to guarantee modelers a pleasurable build.
As for the other model, the Second Battle of El Alamein from October 23rd to November 5, 1942 was a major turning point in the North African campaign, and initiated Rommel’s fighting retreat to the west. One of the keys to the Allies’ victory in this latter battle was the arrival of Sherman tanks from America.
This was the first combat use of the M4A1 Sherman (known as Sherman II in British nomenclature), with a total of 252 Shermans available at the start of Operation Lightfoot.
This kit will feature also Magic Tracks.
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