M103A1 Heavy Tank
Barcode: 0 89195 83548 2
Case Pack: 12 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 9.6" x 15" x 3.5"
Turret possesses irregular shape w/appropriate cast texture as per original
Authentic .50-cal MG w/photo-etched detail
Brand new M103A1 Heavy Tank rendered
Mantlet accurately detailed and shaped
One-piece slide-molded gun barrel
Upper hull produced w/correct shape
Lower hull molded w/cast pattern
Newly designed gun travel lock present
Jerry cans included
Well-defined turret w/antenna mounts and crisply detailed handrails
M14 coincidence rangefinders mounted on turret sides
Fenders feature excellent detail
Glacis rendered w/correct profile and shape
Headlights w/subtle detail realistically produced
Engine deck and exhaust pipes produced w/highly intricate detail
Tow cable and photo-etched guard for tool storage
Cupola hatch can be assembled open/closed
Excellent detail on hull rear plate
Highly detailed suspension system, including accurate sprockets, idler wheels
and road wheels
Outlet pipes for crew compartment heater and bilge pump
Loader's hatch on turret is accurately depicted
Periscope is well represented
Intricately detailed OVM
Newly tooled one-piece DS tacks
First Black Label Release!!
What is Black Label? It’s a whole new line being marketed independently of
Dragon or Cyber-Hobby kits. The result will be reduced prices for big items
in this new line.
The first Black Label item is the 65-ton M103 Heavy Tank that served with the
US Army and US Marine Corps (USMC) during the height of the Cold War from 1957-1974.
Its whole design was predicated on the need to counter Soviet heavy tanks, and
thus it boasted a rifled 120mm M58 cannon for long-distance engagements. This
gun fired a separate-loading round, which required two loaders, thus giving
five men in the crew. The armor was up to 180mm thick on the front of the turret.
Some 300 T43E1 tanks were built, of which 219 were later converted to M103A1
standard, and 153 rebuilt into M103A2 s.
Dragon’s kit is a brand new item and practically every part in the cram-packed
box is a new tooling. The only exception is the wheels, which are derived from
a previous release. The irregular form of the turret is accurately shaped, and
it has just the right degree of a subtle cast texture. The cast texture on the
hull is also beautifully recreated. This tank has been produced with modeling
convenience in mind too, with such features as easy-fitting DS tracks. With
Dragon’s know how and technological skills from its WWII range being applied
to this more modern subject, this M103A1 Heavy Tank sets high standards. It’s
truly a heavyweight in modern armor kits!
Dragon’s 1/35 scale WWII plastic kits are legendary worldwide in terms of the
range’s scope, accuracy and technical quality. Utilizing that expertise and
experience, a brand new line called Black Label is going to offer some exciting
subjects to eager modelers. What is Black Label? It’s a whole new line being
marketed independently of Dragon or Cyber-Hobby kits. The result will be reduced
prices for big items in this new line.