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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series 60522
FMC Corporation LVT(A)-1 Alligator Display Model
US Army, Pacific Theater, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
FMC Corporation LVT(A)-1 Alligator   4.25"   1.75"

Dragon Armor offers quite a wide variety of LVTs in its 1/72 scale range. However, this LVT(A)-1 offers something a little different. Although the original vehicle’s exact unit of origin is unknown, the green-painted amtrac is known to have participated in the Pacific campaign during 1945. What sets it apart is the colorful illustration of a shark’s face on the bow plate. The illustration boasts a series of sharp teeth and two eyes designed to intimidate enemies. Although it cannot be ascertained what effect these markings had on Japanese defenders, it certainly is impressive in 1/72 scale. This is one model that collectors would like to set their eyes on and sink their teeth into!

FMC Corporation LVT(A)-1 Alligator

Designed as a military version of a civillian rescue vehicle (known as the Alligator), the LVT-1 first entered service during WWII. The original civilian model was developed in 1935 by Donald Roebling, who designed it to operate in swampy areas that were inaccessible to cars and boats. The US Marine Corps contracted Roebling to design a more seaworthy version for the military to use as cargo carriers for ship-to-shore operations-the resulting vehicle was so successful that it was also used for assault troop transport and fire support. It could carry 4,500 pounds of cargo or 24 fully-equipped troops and had two .30 cal. Machine guns for supporting fire.

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Dragon's 1:72 scale amphibious Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) is constructed entirely in diecast plastic for maximum scale detail. Upon close examination, individual weld-bead lines are meticulously replicated throughout the model. The separately applied headlights up front feature lenses with a near glass like quality. Additional details include grappling hooks up front, a rear mounted tow cable and subtle airbrushed weathering effects. Variants in the series include the LVT(A)-1-fitted with a rotating M3 Stuart turret with elevating 37mm gun and two rear-facing rotating machine guns-and the LVV(A)-4, which has a rotating 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 turret with a 50 caliber machine gun.

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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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