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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series 60470
M4A3E8 Sherman Display Model
US Army 24th Infantry Div, Han River, Korea, 1951

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
M4A3E8 Sherman   3.25"   1.5"

Following in the tracks of Dragon Armor’s first ever 1/72 scale Korean War vehicle comes another tank from this protracted and bloody conflict. Again the vehicle is an M4A3E8 Sherman with improved Horizontal Volute Spring System (HVSS) suspension and wider tracks. This model also has the long-barreled 76mm M1A1 gun, depicting the most common Sherman variant to see combat during the Korean War. The actual tank depicted is from the 5th Infantry Tank Company of the 24th Infantry Division. This particular division was the first US Army formation dispatched after war broke out on the Korean Peninsular. Deployed from Japan, it spent the first 18 months in heavy combat with North Korean troops.

What sets this particular model apart is the colorful set of markings, with the viewer’s eye immediately drawn to the striking ‘tiger’ markings on the nose, turret and hull sides. These markings were applied for Operations Killer and Ripper in February-March 1951, operations that were part of a big push to recapture Seoul and decimate enemy forces. This was the fourth time Seoul had been conquered within the space of a year. The markings applied to tanks were supposed to inspire friendly troops and intimidate superstitious North Korean soldiers who held the tiger in awe! Whether they achieved their purpose is debatable, but they certainly contribute to a dramatic model, as illustrated in this Dragon Armor item. The tiger markings are accurately reproduced in full on this fully built-up model tank, and the detail and well-crafted finish will certainly have collectors purring with contentment!

M4A3E8 Sherman

The pilot model of the M4 was completed in September 1941, and the Sherman became the most widely produced tank of the war. The M4 Sherman defeated heavier tanks with superior numbers, and by using outflanking tactics to strike thinner enemy flank armor. Shermans also achieved success with progressively upgunned models and by working with tank destroyers. The Sherman tank--named by the British--was fast, maneuverable, mechanically reliable, easy to manufacture, and effective in its infantry support role. It served with the US Army and Marines during World War II, and the US transferred large numbers to the United Kingdom and allied forces of many countries.

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Dragon's 1:72 scale M4 Sherman is constructed almost entirely of diecast plastic, which provides for the greatest possible level of detailing. Featuring a 360-degree rotating turret with elevating cannon, this model has hatches, hinges, welded amour plating and a turret that are all stunningly accurate, and the same level of detailing has been applied to the vehicle's track system. The model's underside features forward crew escape hatch, engine compartment access panels and wheel suspension components. Additional detailing includes delicate guards that shield both head lamps and textured lenses and tail lights. Subtle airbrushed weathering with hand-painted tools and equipment add a finishing touch.

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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series

The Dragon Models "1:72 Dragon Armor Collector Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made plastic models of military vehicles. Dragon Armor tanks require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box and is 100% true to scale... these don't look like model tanks, they look like tanks!. Color, camouflage and unit markings are carefully researched for maximum authenticity, marking the difference between and authentic scale model tank and a "toy" tank.

Dragon Models "1:72 Dragon Armor Collector Series" display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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