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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series 60592
Harland and Wolff Churchill Mk III Display Model
British Army KingForce, #T31954R, El Alamein, Egypt, 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Harland and Wolff Churchill Mk III   4"   1.5"

This Churchill is finished in the colors and markings of one of six tanks dispatched to Egypt in North Africa in late 1942. They formed what was known as KingForce, named after the detachmentís commander, Major Norris King. The Mk.III, weighing in at 39,626kg, featured a 6-pounder gun in an all-welded turret. The kingForce vehicles arrived just in time for the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, where they were placed under the command of the 1st Armoured Division. They acquitted themselves well, and the heavyweight Churchills withstood a good deal of punishment. For example, one Churchill Mk.III was hit 30 times but suffered nothing worse than a broken track during the fierce combat! This new KingForce Churchill Mk.III from Dragon Armor is painted in a distinctive camouflage scheme consisting of Light Stone No.61 over the base color S.C.C. No.2 khaki brown. The rendering of the scheme and color tones is professionally done. This model tank carries the registration number ĎT31954Rí, with the ĎRí indicating the original tank had been reworked. For modelers wishing to own a somewhat rare Churchill, and one thatís finished in a color other than green, this majestic miniature is fit for a king!

Harland and Wolff Churchill Mk III

Designed as a heavy infantry tank to replace the Matilda II, the Churchill prototype was completed in June 1940 and the type entered production in June 1941. The design was largely influenced by the British Army's experiences with trench warfare during WWI. As a result, the Churchill was a large, heavy (38 tons), and relatively slow machine, built to traverse heavily cratered landscapes to take on lightly armored infantry. The small turret significantly restricted the size of armament that could be fitted to the Churchill but it's heavy armor made it much more resilient than contemporary allied tanks.

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Dragon's 1:72 scale Churchill tanks have hulls and turrets constructed entirely of diecast plastic, allowing for the greatest possible details, such as rivet and bolt head details. Each release features a 360-degree rotating turret with delicate antenna and periscopes on top and a clear view of each of the models the twenty-two road wheels and coil-spring suspension. Releases in this series include the early Mk III welded plate turret and the rounded edges of the cast style of the Mk IV turret. Additional details include subtle airbrush weathering and hand paint tools such as axe, shovel and tow cables.

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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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