Israeli Defense Force IDF M3 Halftrack Nord SS.11 Anti-Tank Missile Carrier model kit 1/35DML Dragon
The new kit features an M3 boasting Nord Aviation SS.11 wire-guided antitank guided missiles (ATGM), which was done to beef up the offensive capability of IDF halftracks. The SS.11 missile was steered to a line-of-sight target by the operator via thrust vectoring control. The 30kg missile had a maximum range of 3,000m. Associated modifications to the halftrack included fitting an armored roof, a full-width launch rail in the mid-section, and storage boxes in the rear for spare missiles.
Dragon’s recently released M3 halftrack has been suitably modified to create this 1/35 scale Israeli M3 antitank missile carrier. The most obvious difference is the bank of four SS.11 ATGMs mounted atop the vehicle. The fighting compartment has been modified to incorporate a firewall between the cab and rear compartment, and two large storage boxes are installed in the rear. A roof hatch can be depicted open or closed. There is also a plentiful supply of photo-etched parts in the kit to portray metal components and tool brackets. As part of Dragon’s growing Six-Day War collection, this is a tremendous-looking vehicle that takes the M3 halftrack to new and lethal places!