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M103A2 Heavy Tank Black Label Series

This is the 1/35 Scale M103A2 Heavy Tank Plastic Model Kit from the Black Label Series by Dragon. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

DML M103A2 Heavy Tank Black Label Series Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #3549
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Parts: 200+
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"modestly improved M103"
wonderboy_693
The M103A2 was an upgraded verision with a diesel engine used exclusively by the marines. This is the second release of the M103 in the Black Label series. A number of flaws were noted in the previous release. Dragon has corrected the upper profile on the forward section of the top turret as well as providing a a few clear parts. The other dimensional and profile issues that exist with the hull and turret have not been corrected. The barrel that is too short and incorrectly styled sprockets were not corrected either. Aftermarket metal barrels are available. The engine deck is more accurate this time around but the mod B style engine grill will require correction. DEF models has a M48 grill that is fairly close to that on the A2. The A2 also had a different style of track than the A1. It is very unfortunate that Dragon did not do more to correct this kit. Expert modelers may be utterly disapointed but intermediate and novice builders will still find this to be a very enjoyable build. The completed kit does build up nicely. In spite of it's many flaws it still looks the part.

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray and tan.
  • Turret possesses irregular shape with appropriate cast texture.
  • Authentic .50-cal MG with photo-etched detail.
  • Brand new M103A2 Heavy Tank rendered.
  • New searchlight mounted on mantlet.
  • One-piece slide-molded 120mm gun barrel.
  • Upper hull produced with correct shape.
  • Lower hull molded with cast pattern.
  • Newly designed gun travel lock on rear hull.
  • New storage box on rear-right fender.
  • Well-defined turret with antenna mounts and crisply detaile handrails.
  • Cupola hatch can be assembled open or closed.
  • Fenders feature excellent detail.
  • Glacis rendered with correct profile and shape.
  • Headlights with subtle detail realistically produced.
  • Highly detailed suspension system, including accurate sprockets idler wheels and road wheels.
  • Loader's hatch on turret is accurately depicted.
  • Periscope is well represented.
  • Newly tooled one-piece DS tacks.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/35
  • Parts: 200+

Includes

One plastic model




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"Easy to build and looks like an M103A2"
rarem37
This kit has good detail without resorting to dozens of small parts. There are some issues with the front of the hull and gun length, but overall this looks like an M103A2. I thought it was an enjoyable build and not a tedious hope to finish someday build. The tracks are very well molded in Deformable Styrene (DS); this means you can glue them together with regular model cement.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions
  • 1) Unidentified Unit, Guantanamo, 1970 Code: 012
  • 2) Unidentified Unit, Guantanamo, 1970 Code: D24

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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