Dragon 6784 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.Iv L/70 (A) Final Production

$57.59

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Description

Description

Features:
Pz.Kpfw.IV L/70A w/excellent detail
Gun Travel lock can be assembled in either combat/travel modes
Vorsatz P mount w/MP44 realistically presented
Realistic sight rail provided
Roof hatches can be assembled open/closed
Newly tooled hull roof rendered w/bolt detail
Gun mantlet made by 4-directional slide mold
Side-skirt armor plates can be installed separately
Side-skirt armor(w/photo-etched parts) produced in meta for true-to-scale appearance
One-piece superstructure realistically reproduced w/slide mold
Gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
Periscope made from clear part
Gun sight and hand wheels w/well-defined detail
Gun breech fully detailed
Fully detailed brackets for side-skirt armor produced
Realistic return rollers included
Brake access hatches can be assembled open/closed
Both one-piece and separate hinges for periscope cover to allow open or closed assembly
Side fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
Injection-molded fenders made to thinnest possible dimensions
Flame-dampening exhausts included
Hatches on engine deck can be assembled open/closed
Finely detailed rear hull made by slide mold
Road wheels and suspension w/multiple components exhibit crisp detail
Intricate OVM arrangement
Extendable jack w/separate parts
Newly tooled one-piece slide-molded lower hull
Resilient steel road wheels and return rollers
Sprockets and idler wheels w/delicate detail
Magic Tracks are detailed on all surfaces

Germany produced a number of tank destroyers in an effort to resist the tide of armor pushing against it from all sides. One of these designs was the Panzer IV/70(A). As indicated by its name, this vehicle was based on an unchanged Panzer IV chassis (specifically an Ausf.J) and it was produced by Alkett as an interim design. A total of 278 tank-killer vehicles were produced concurrently with the more common Jagdpanzer IV/70(V) from August 1944 to March 1945. A long-barreled 7.5cm PaK 42 gun was mounted in the superstructure. The nose-heavy attitude of the vehicle dictated that the first four road wheels be steel-rimmed, while the vertical lower sides of the superstructure visually distinguish this type from the Jagdpanzer IV/70(V).

Dragon has created another 1/35 scale version of this important tank destroyer. It’s based on Item No.6689, itself based on Dragon’s Panzer IV Smart Kit family. This newest Pz.Kpfw.IV/70(A) family member is a Late-Production type, and the major difference is that it possesses a modified hull derived from a later-production series of the Panzer IV. The suspension features three return rollers per side, plus there are other detail differences appropriate to a Late-Production vehicle. As a Smart Kit, there’s a one-piece lower hull, convenient Magic Tracks and the fighting compartment is made by slide molds so no multipart assembly is necessary. There are Schurzen side skirts and of special interest is the mounted MP44 Vorsatz “P”, a weapon with a curved barrel to protect blind-spots not covered by the mounted MG42 machine gun. The gun breech is fully represented, and it can be viewed through the open roof hatches. Welcome to the new family addition

 

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.