Dragon Military Models 1/35 IDF M3 Halftrack w/TCM20 Anti-Aircraft Gun Smart Kit
Dragon has already announced 1/35 scale kit of an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) version of the standard M3 half track, as well as one featuring Nord Aviation SS.11 wire-guided antitank guided missiles. A third one is now available, this time fitted with a TCM-20 antiaircraft gun. Similar to the American M16 half track with Maxson M45 quad mount, Israel replaced the four original .50-cal M2 machine guns with a pair of 20mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannons, which proved effective in combat operations. Most of these guns came from obsolete Israeli aircraft. They were used in a couple of major conflicts, and they even soldiered on in Israeli reservist formations until the 1980s. In the vehicle’s rear fighting compartment is a brand new rendition of the TCM-20 anti-aircraft weapon system, with the cannons and mount being intricately detailed. Additionally, there are a plethora of photo-etched parts for the kit to portray metal components, jerry cans rack, headlight guards and tool brackets. The half track looks authentic, playing well the role of a hybrid Israeli weapon system. This fascinating M3 half track is just bristling with devastating 20mm firepower suitable for either antiaircraft or ground duties.