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15 Jul 2014
TEREX AC 100/4L Telescopic crane

L: 270 mm
Art. Nr.: 2107/0
axle 1+2 and 3+4 steerable, axle 2 and 3 pendular-mounted, main ballast and screw-on additional ballast, main boom with 5 telescopic booms infinitely height-adjustable, folding lattice jib is laterally deposited on main boom and can be flanged onto the boom


M103A1 Heavy Tank

Dragon's brand new Black Label line offers exciting military subjects for eager modelers. Black Label is a whole new line of kits marketed independently of Dragon or Cyber-Hobby, and this flexibility results in reduced prices for the big items in this exciting series. The second Black Label kit to see the light of day is a 1/35 scale model of the MBT-70 (Kpz.70). This 54-tonne tank is perhaps not well known because it never entered production, but it's the grandfather of both the M1 Abrams and the Leopard 2. The joint US-German MBT-70 main battle tank (MBT) program kicked off in the 1960s, and the new design was supposed to incorporate several futuristic features such as hydropneumatic 'kneeling' suspension. It housed all crewmembers in the turret, plus there was a 20mm autocannon fitted. The MBT-70 had a very low silhouette of just 1.8m. However, plagued by budget overruns, Germany withdrew from the project in 1969 before the USA packed it in too in 1971.
Fourteen MBT-70/Kpz.70 prototypes and test-beds were built, of which some survive today. Indeed, the prototype held at the Panzermuseum in Munster, Germany, formed the basis of Dragon's new kit. The designers took accurate measurements from all over the real tank, and the engineers converted these into accurate three-dimensional plastic components. As is to be expected from such an innovative prototypical tank design, every part in the cram-packed box is newly tooled. This tank has been produced with modeling convenience in mind too, with such features as easy-fitting DS tracks. As the original grandfather of the famous Leopard 2 and M1 Abrams tanks from Germany and the USA respectively, it's rather surprising that the MBT-70 (Kpz.70) subject has never been produced in 1/35 scale plastic before. This uniqueness adds to the attractiveness of this forward-thinking MBT design. And unlike the challenge faced by the original designers, Black Label ensures the kit comes with a realistic price tag!


MBT-70{Kpz.70}

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.






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