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Dragon Sept-Dec 2005 Previews 


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Dragon USA has kindly supplied the following information about forthcoming Dragon re-releases, due in the fourth quarter 2005:

Dragon Plastic Model Kits


1/700 U.S.S. Chandler (DDG-996)

Main Features

- completely new bridge tooling
- new superstructure includes molded details
- masts, radar antennas are of new tooling
- all new highly detailed parts for such items as lifeboats, guns
- photo-etched parts add an extra level of refinement
- new Cartograf decals

AVAILABLE: December 2005




1/72 Sd. Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D - Newly tooled

This kit is accurate and boasts completely new parts to achieve the distinctive shape and form of the basic armored personnel carrier 251/1 version of the Ausf.D.

Main Features
- Completely new body and armor plates
- New lower hull
- New MG42, including a swiveling mount for the rear MG
- Detailed tracks manufactured in Dragon Styrene
- Road wheels injected as a unit - convenient to assemble and saves time
- Vision ports can be assembled open/closed
- Rear doors can be posed open/closed
- Engine hatches can be posed open/closed
- All wheels are crisply detailed
- Photo-etched parts
- Wide range of Cartograf decal markings available
BETTER pictures and more details coming soon!

AVAILABLE: December 2005



Dragon Armor Diecast Models


1/72 HMMWV M1046 w/TOW, IFF panels and Winch, 3rd Infantry Division, Iraq 2003

This model is highly detailed and realistically weathered to represent the M1046 operating with the 3rd Infantry Division as they moved toward Baghdad.

Main Features:
- Includes display case
- True to 1/72 scale
- Fully accurate M1026 mold
- Features the Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile launcher
- Includes the identification, friend or foe (IFF) panels
- Detailed weathering
- 3rd Infantry Division Markings

AVAILABLE: November 2005




1/72 StuG IV (Early Production) StuG Brigade 907, Italy 1944

This model is beautifully finished in a sand and green camouflage pattern along with national markings, and all the correct features of an early production model. Each and every detail is carefully rendered, right down to the correct sag on the track runs.

Main Features:
- Accurate StuG IV mold with full details
- True-scale model
- Historically accurate sand and green camouflage with national markings
- Detailed and weathered track links
- Includes display case

AVAILABLE: December 2005



Dragon Wings Diecast Aircraft Models - Warbird


1/72 F-16D Fighting Falcon USAF "480th TFS, 52nd TFW"

1st F-16D Twin Seater by Dragon Models!

Main Features:
- 1/72 Authentic Scale
- Accurate F-16D mold
- Historically Accurate
- Removable Weapons
- Detailed Cockpits
- Opening Canopy
- Moving Wing Flaps
- Pre-assembled
- Display In Flight or In Landing Mode
- Dimensions: 8.24"L x 5.44"W x 2.67"H

AVAILABLE: October 2005




1/72 F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-102 "Diamondbacks" ~ 50th Anniversary markings (1955-2005)

This model showcases the colorful livery of the "Diamondbacks" 50th Anniversary aircraft markings.

Main Features:
- 1/72 Authentic Scale
- Showcases the colorful 50th Anniversary markings!
- High Quality Diecast Metal
- Historically Accurate
- Removable Weapons
- Detailed Cockpits
- Opening Canopy
- Moving Wing Flaps
- Pre-assembled
- Display In Flight or In Landing Mode
- Dimensions: 10.05"L x 7.48"W x 2.67"H

AVAILABLE: December 2005



Dragon Wings Diecast Aircraft Models


1/400 Boeing 777-200LR, 2004 Boeing Livery "Zheng He" (Limited)

This Boeing 777-200LR named after Zheng He, a famous ancient Chinese navigator, waves to well-wishers at the Capital International Airport in Beijing June 28, 2005. To commemorate the 600th anniversary of Zheng He's trips across the Indian Ocean, the plane started its global trip from Canada in May and planned to travel to more than 20 cities across the world in two months.

AVAILABLE: October 7th




1/400 Boeing 737-900, 2004 Boeing Livery

- New 737-900 mold approved by Boeing
- Highly authentic markings and colors
- Die cast fuselage
- 1/400 true-to-scale
- Realistic landing gear included
- Display stand included

AVAILABLE: November 2005




1/400 Thai Airways A340-600 New Livery ~ HS-TNA


- Highly detailed new Thai Airways livery
- Accurate mold approved by Airbus
- True to 1/400
- High quality diecast construction
- Display in flight or on the ground (stand included)  

AVAILABLE: November 2005



Lion Roar Detail Sets Lion Roar is the photo-etched supplier for Dragon Models


1/48 38t Hetzer detail set w/Metal Barrel - for Tamiya 32511

Parts included:

- 2 photo-etched sheets
- 1 metal barrel

AVAILABLE: September 2005




1/6 WWII U.S. Army Military Rank/Insignia/Decorations - for Action Figures

Parts included:

3 photo etched sheets
Sheet A = 82 parts
Sheet B = 47 parts
Sheet C = 30 parts

These parts include various belt loops and buckles and numerous insignia and personal ornaments. A must have for any avid 1/6 collector!

AVAILABLE: September 2005




1/35 German 3 Ton Half-track, Sd.Kfz.11 (Late Version) detail set - for AFV Club

Parts included:

- 2 photo-etched sheets
- 1 brass rod
- 1 instrument panel film

AVAILABLE: September 2005



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Last updated 06 October, 2005

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