US, West German MBT 70 (KPz 70) Main Battle Tank model kit 1/35DML Dragon
Kit# 3550 ON SALE!! LIST PRICE: 84.95 USD
286 parts (277 in grey styrene, 5 clear styrene, 4 DS Plastic track runs)
first styrene kit of this tank in this scale; numerous options for open/closed hatches, viewers and 2 cm cannon mounting
At the end of the 1960s the US Army entered into a joint program with the Federal Republic of Germany to create a universal main battle tank for combat in Europe against the Soviets and the Warsaw Pact. It was felt that a quantum leap forward was needed over the tanks then in service (the M60 and Leopard 1 series tanks) as the Soviets were fielding newer and more powerful tanks such as the T-62 and the “M-1967” (which turned out to be the T-64 series tanks).