Dragon 1:35 - British SBS with Kayak, World's Elite Force Series - Plastic Figure Model Kit #3023
The SBS, or Special Boat Service is a special forces unit of the Royal Navy. The SBS recruits mainly from the ranks of Royal Marine Commandos. The main tasks of SBS soldiers include intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism operations, disruption of enemy infrastructure, reconnaissance and direct action in foreign territory.
The kit includes parts for the assembly of two SBS soldiers and a Klepper canoe with accessories. The soldiers carry equipment that matches 1980's to 1990's era operations (e.g. Northern Ireland, Gulf War) including a silenced M16A2 assault rifle with a starlight night vision scope and an L96 sniper rifle. This kit is good for customisation and the military Klepper canoe is the only of its kind in 1/35 scale that we know of.
Dragon 1:35 - German Nachtjager, Berlin 1945 - Plastic Figure Model Kit #6089
An active infrared device codenamed the Vampir (ZG 1229) was developed for the Wehrmacht for use on rifles and machine guns at night time. The Wehrmacht soldiers started to use Vampir gear at the final stages of WWII. Soldiers who carried the Vampir were known as Nachtjäger - night hunters. Along with the device, they also carried a 13.5 kilogram wooden cased battery for the light, and another battery inside a gas mask container to power the image converter. The sensor operated in the upper infrared spectrum and therefore was not sensitive to body heat.
The kit includes parts for the assembly of four German soldiers, three with night scope rifles (the Vampir mounted on the MP44) and one with an anti-aircraft shoulder fire weapon - the Fliegerfaust.
The Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad was originally designed as a light tractor for airborne troops, but it quickly gained widespread use amongst German troops. Designed and patented in 1939, the vehicle was first used during in the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. The Sd.Kfz.2 was also used in the North African theater and on the Western Front. The Kettenkrad was steered like a motorbike, but also had twin track runs at the rear. In total, over 8,000 examples of this vehicle were manufactured.
This is a detailed kit for creating an Early-Production Sd.Kfz.2 with interior. The kit also includes a driver and an infanteriekarren (‘infantry cart’).