Dragon Military Models 1/35 T28 Super Heavy Tank Smart Kit

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SKU: DML-6750

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This must surely be one of the most astonishing kits from Dragon! The excitement begins well before modelers open their box lids to reveal Dragon’s first ever T28 Super Heavy Tank! And when they do view the contents, their jaws are sure to drop! The T28 was designated a Super Heavy Tank, and this 95-ton monstrosity was designed to breach the defenses of the Siegfried Line during the latter part of WWII. The T28 featured a 105mm T5E1 gun fitted in a fixed casemate instead of a traditional turret. The frontal armor was up to 305mm thick, sufficient to withstand the famous and super-effective German 8.8cm cannon. To cope with the immense weight, the vehicle ran on four sets of tracks instead of the usual two. However, its 500hp engine was under powered to handle such bulk, meaning the T28 was slow (a 13km/h top speed) and cumbersome (military bridges of the day could not bear its weight). It was to operate with a four-man crew.

Befitting such an impressive subject, Dragon’s engineers have gone all out to create a stunning 1/35 scale kit of the American behemoth. Needless to say, most parts on this T28 Super Heavy Tank, except for the suspension, wheels and cupola, are newly tooled. New components include the lower and upper hulls that are created by slide molds so as to fit together precisely. The cast texture on the upper hull is realistically incorporated too.

The size of the model is simply overwhelming - more than 300mm long! The double track runs are made from brand new DS tracks, and the outer tracks can be detached just like the real ones should a modeler decide to opt for this configuration. The gun barrel is produced in aluminum. This was a monster of a tank, but Dragon has been careful to fill it out with sharp detail and easy-to-assemble components. The American T28 takes Dragon’s title as the new super heavy tank of its 1/35 kit range!
Features:

● Newly tooled slide-molded engine deck
● Newly designed 15cm Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz 33 rendered w/intricate details
● Newly produced 40cm DS tracks
● s.IG.33 cannon can be assembled in different elevations
● Realistic stowage boxes installed
● Gun travel lock reproduced
● One-piece slide-molded lower hull w/exquisite detail
● Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom
● Full detail on lower hull sides
● Superstructure produced by 3-directional slide mold
● Slide-molded engine deck
● Slide-molded cooling-air intake
● Photo-etched air intake grills
● Injection-molded fender and support for maximum realism
● Photo-etched deflector plus starter crank port cover can be assembled open/closed
● Fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
● Aluminum gun barrel designs for s.IG.33
● Slide-molded hydraulic shock absorbers are fully detailed
● Detailed suspension swing arms
● Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends
● Final-drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail
● Accurate drive sprockets
● Road wheels w/accurate detail
● Delicate idler wheels and track tension adjusters

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