New Dragon 1/35 Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.J w/Schurzen

Released in these days, this kit should please all the fans of the German armors.

Here some infos from the Dragon website:


Dragon’s new 1/35 scale kit of the Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.J depicts a command tank fitted with a 5cm L/42 main armament. Whereas earlier Panzer III command tanks were fitted with dummy cannons, the Ausf.J retained its main cannon. This kit allows modelers to fill a gap in the Panzer III family tree, and it is produced to the very best engineering levels. Indeed, this is Dragon’s first Panzerbefehlswagen III built to the latest standards. While it does wisely utilize parts from recent Panzer III kits, it also features entirely unique components such as a rear-mounted star antenna and frontal armor without a bow MG fitted. Furthermore, true-to-scale Sch�rzen armor plates are installed on the hull sides. All in all, this kit forms an interesting and different Panzer III kit for modelers’ collections and dioramas.


Pistol port produced
Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.J w/star antenna accurately presented
Antenna mount w/realistic detail
Engine deck hatches can be assembled open/closed
Newly tooled antenna guard and mount
Side-skirt bracket accurately designed
Slide-molded engine deck for Pz.Bef.Wg.III Ausf.J
Engine hatches can be assembled open/close
Slide-molded mantlet is newly tooled
Gun barrels are slide molded
5cm Kw.K L/42 gun w/delicate detai
3-directional slide-molded gun sleeve for greater detail
Cooling air intakes are slide molded
Photo-etched air intake grills
Delicate top plate for spaced armor over mantlet
Photo-etched parts provided as option for mantlet add-on armor
Air intake covers w/mounts realistically reproduced
Turret side hooks especially designed w/undercut details
Newly tooled fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
Photo-etched mesh included
Air deflector accurately represented
Complete gun assembly w/full detail
Includes hollowed out undercut on turret bottom
Slide-molded stowage bin w/fine details can be assembled opened/closed
Side hatches can be assembled open/closed w/interior details
Intricate turret made by 3-directional slide-molds
Final drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail
Accurate sprocket wheels
Road wheels w/accurate detail
Slide-molded torsion bars included
Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends
Toolbox w/padlock produced by slide mold
Notek headlight w/exquisite detail
One-piece slide-molded lower hull w/exquisite detai
Lower hull sides come w/full detail
Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom
Idler wheels w/photo-etched parts
Detailed track tension adjuster
Slide-molded hydraulic shock absorbers well detailed
Detailed suspension swing arms
One piece DS tracks w/defined detail
Injection-molded on-vehicle tools provided w/clasps


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