Dragon 1/35 German Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J 2 in 1 Kit
Model Number: 6394
The Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J 2 in 1 Kit is a plastic model kit in the Dragon WW2 Military Plastic Models range. The Panzer III helped form the backbone of Germany's vaunted Panzer divisions, especially in the earlier stages of WWII. To keep this medium tank competitive on the battlefield, it received a number of improvements in armour and armament throughout its life.
This Dragon military model requires paint and glue to complete. This is just one of many great kits from the Dragon plastic models range.
For this model we recommend using paints from the following ranges.
We also highly recommend the following ranges for tools and accessories.
The Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J, manufactured between March 1941 and July 1942, was the first model to feature 50mm thick basic frontal armour. The rear and engine deck were also redesigned since the hull was lengthened. The Early Ausf. J retained the 5cm KwK38 L/42 gun, while Late models received the longer 5cm KwK38 L/60. This Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J plastic model is a 2-in-1 Smart Kit that allows both Early and Late models with their different gun barrels to be produced.
The kit is another masterpiece from the experienced Japanese design team, and because its a Smart Kit, ease of assembly is assured. This kit is replete with a sizzling level of detail, and no effort has been spared in producing the world's best model of this Panzer III variant. A total of 1549 tanks of this mark were produced, ensuring that it was widely used on the Eastern Front and in North Africa. Its diverse use against T-34s and KV-1 tanks in Russia, or Grants and Valentines on North Africa's battlefields, provides modellers with even more opportunities in depicting this tank in different displays or dioramas.
This range of options is enhanced by a selection of high-quality decal markings. This Dragon 6394 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J plastic model kit is perfect for any WW2 military modeller, and compliments Dragons superb range of military models. Comes highly recommended.
Gun and Mantlet:
Brand new 5cm Kw.K L/42 gun with delicate detail
Newly tooled 5cm Kw.K L/60 gun with great detail is included as option for variant
Gun barrels are slide molded
Complete gun assembly with full detail
Slide-molded mantlet is newly tooled
3 directional slide-molded gun sleeve for greater detail
Optional add-on armour for gun mantlet
New top plate for spaced armour over mantlet
Photo-etched parts provided as option for mantlet add-on armour
Newly tooled turret made by 3-directional slide moulds
New slide-molded stowage bin with fine details can be assembled open/closed
Commander's hatch with interior detail
Clear parts for vision port glass
Direct sighting post can be made from supplied photo-etched part
Commander's cupola realistically recreates structural details
Cupola vision blocks can be assembled open/closed
Finely detailed vision block assembly with clear plastic parts
Side hatches can be assembled open/closed with interior details
Pistol ports can be shown open/closed
Turret side hooks especially designed with undercut details
Includes hollowed out undercut on turret bottom
Incorporates toothed ring in turret interior
Upper Hull & Engine Deck:
Newly tooled fender with pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
New injection-moulded tow cable
Newly tooled slide-molded engine deck for Pz.III Ausf.J
Notek headlight with exquisite detail
Optional brackets for extra armour on hull top
Optional extra armour on fighting compartment front plate
Complete MG with workable ball mount
Cooling air intakes are slide moulded
Photo-etched air intake grills
Air intake covers with mounts realistically reproduced
Toolbox with padlock produced by slide mould
Injection-moulded on-vehicle tools provided with clasps
Jack reproduced in multiple parts
Chassis & Suspension:
One-piece slide-moulded lower hull with exquisite detail is newly designed
Lower hull sides come with full detail
Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom
Slide-moulded torsion bars included
Exhaust pipes with hollow ends
Detailed track tension adjuster
Idler wheels with photo-etched parts
Accurate sprocket wheels and road wheels
Final drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail
Slide-moulded hydraulic shock absorbers extremely well detailed
Detailed suspension swing arms
40cm Magic Tracks
Cartograf Decals offers accurate markings
Model: 6394 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J 2 in 1 Kit
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