WWII German Panzerkampfwagon T34-747 (r) plastic tank model kit 1/35DML Dragon
Kit# 6449 ON SALE!!! Retail Price 71.50 USD
Dragon’s latest release of the T-34 is a little bit of a different take. This kit represents a Beutepanzer (captured tank in German service) T-34/76 STZ Model 1942. The Germans captured hundreds of Russian tanks but the actual number of T-34s in service appears to be very low. The Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two has this figure listed as 50 prior to May 31, 1943. Of the 50, only 17 were noted as serviceable.
This kit is largely based on Dragon/Cyber Hobby’s 6388 T-34/76 STZ Model 1942. It has the chiseled shaped mantle, angled turret cheeks, interlocked welded upper hull, and cast steel wheels. It also includes a PzIII turret stowage box.
The box is stuffed with sprues, two bags of Magic Track for the A&B sections of track, a small sheet of etched brass (though not as involved as the 6388 release), and a length of braided steel wire for the tow cable. The kit include numerous extras including two extra turrets, two extra front glacis, two extra barrels, multiple turret hatch options, bolted rear hatch and numerous smaller details not used in this kit. There are so many parts that look similar that it will be important to verify the part number before you clip the sprue. I learned the hard way a couple of times.