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 - Commanders Conference, Kharkov 1943 - Plastic Model Kit #6144
On the 19th of February 1943, the II SS Panzer Corps and two panzer armies under the command of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein launched their counterstrike on the Eastern Front, aimed to recapture Kharkov and Belgorod. With extensive air support from Luftflotte 4, in two weeks the German Army defeated the Red Army south of Kharkov and was able to directly engage the city on the 11th of March. After four days of house-to-house fighting, Kharkov was recaptured by the 1st SS Panzer Division on March the 15th. This series of battles is known as the Third Battle of Kharkov, which cost the Red Army over 80,000 casualties. Bevin Alexander, a military historian, called the Third Battle of Kharkov "the last great victory of German arms in the Eastern Front".
This kit contains over 35 parts for the assembly of four figures of German officers in winter uniforms.
Dragon 1:35 - DAK Kubelwagen with Officers - Plastic Model Kit #6364
Kübelwagen was a WWII German light military vehicle used by both Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. It was produced by Volkswagen from February 1940 until the end of the war and came in a number of types and variants.
Kübelwagens were simple, reliable and showed good cross-country performances. They served on all fronts with the German Army until the end of WWII and after. The vehicles were not armoured or armed, and were used mostly as staff cars. For rainy weather Kübelwagens used a folding canvas roof. The vehicles withstood the hot climate of North Africa without problems.
This kit contains over 160 parts for the assembly of one Kübelwagen and four German officers in North Africa.
Dragon 1:35 - German Combat Unit, Waffen SS, Ardennes 1944-45 - Plastic Model Kit #6002
The last major German offensive on the Western Front of WWII, the Battle of the Bulge ('Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein' or the Ardennes Counteroffensive) was launched on the 16th of December 1944 through the dense forest of Ardennes in eastern Belgium. The German plan was to destroy the Allied armies and force them to negotiate a peace treaty in Germany's favour. Germany would then be able to fully concentrate their efforts on the Eastern Front.
The German Army planned this offensive with utmost secrecy, and on 16 December 1944 the surprise attack caught the Allies completely off guard. American forces incurred their highest casualties of any operation during WWII. However fierce resistance on the Elsenborn Ridge and around Bastogne impeded the German advance and allowed the Allies to reinforce their troops. Subsequent Allied air attacks led to the failure of the offensive. The Battle of the Bulge was the second bloodiest battle in American history.
This kit contains over 60 parts for the assembly of four figures of German soldiers.
Dragon 1:35 - German Gebirgsjager, Caucasus 1942 - Plastic Model Kit #6045
During WWII, Germany raised a number of mountain infantry units - Gebirgsjäger. These divisions usually carried fewer automatic weapons than their regular infantry counterparts, although the MG 34 or MG 42 machine gunners had more ammunition compared to regular infantry. Gebirgsjäger wore edelweiss insignia on their sleeves and caps.
German Mountain Divisions took part in many battles over the course of WWII. In 1942, they participated in the offensive in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front, named Operation Edelweiss. The German plan was to gain control over the Caucasus and to capture the oil fields in Azerbaijan. In August-September 1942, Wehrmacht took the cities of Stavropol, Maykop, Krasnodar, Mozdok and Novorossiysk. On the 21st of August, the 1st Mountain Division planted the flag of Nazi Germany on the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in the Caucasus Mountains and in Europe.
This kit contains 63 parts for the assembly of four figures.
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’).
Dragon 1:35 - German Snipers - Plastic Model Kit #6093
The kit contains 56 parts for the assembly of four German snipers. This includes two pairs of figures - a sniper and an observer in each pair, in winter and spring/autumn uniforms. Suitable for a wide range of WWII dioramas/locations.
Dragon 1:35 - German Sturmpioniere with Assault Raft (Kleiner Floßsack 34) - Plastic Model Kit #6076
During WWII, German Sturmpionier units performed a variety of tasks, primarily breaching enemy fortifications and building bridgeheads. They were usually armed with flame throwers, machine guns and heavy explosives. Sturmpioniere were trained in assault, demolition including destroying enemy bunkers, hand-to-hand combat, and using smoke candles, grenades and explosives.
Sturmpionier units played an important role in the success of the crossing of the Meuse river in May 1940, which enabled Germany to capture Sedan and effectively led to the defeat of France in June 1940.
The kit contains over 60 parts for the assembly of three figures and a Kleiner Floßsack 34 raft.
Dragon 1:35 - Italian Paratroopers, Anzio 1944 - Plastic Model Kit #6741
The Italian Paratroopers Division "Nembo" was officially formed in November 1942. Following the armistice of September 1943 which stipulated the surrender of Italy to the Allies, violent conflicts arose in the division with some units wishing to comply with the directives of the Italian Government and others refusing to accept the change of alliances. As a result some of the "Nembo" division units became part of the Italian Co-belligerent Army and fought alongside the Allies for the liberation of Italy, while others remained on the German side. The latter participated in the German counterattack at Anzio since February 1944. The Battle of Anzio was part of the Italian Campaign of WWII which started with Operation Shingle, the Allied amphibious landing on the 22nd of January 1944, and ended in June 1944 with the capture of Rome.
This kit contains over 60 parts for the assembly of four figures of Italian paratroopers. The paratroopers are wearing a mix of Italian and German uniforms - German Fallschirmjager smocks and Italian helmets and vests. Weapons and accessories are also a mix of Italian and German.
Dragon 1:35 - SEAL 'Nam' Series - Plastic Model Kit #3302
In 1961-1962 the US Army began to establish guerrilla and counter-guerrilla units from the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams. These units were able to operate from sea, air and land. The first two teams of US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land Teams) were formed in January 1962. They were trained in unconventional areas such as high-altitude parachuting, hand-to-hand combat, demolitions, and foreign languages. Their mission was to conduct clandestine operations and counter guerilla warfare in maritime and riverine environments.
The first SEALs were deployed to South Vietnam (in and around Da Nang) in 1962. Initially their purpose was to train the commandos of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in guerrilla/anti-guerrilla tactics, combat diving and demolitions. Later in the war, the SEALs were positioned in the Rung Sat Special Zone and the Mekong Delta, disrupting the enemy supply and troop movements and fulfilling riverine operations. Eventually there were 8 SEAL platoons in Vietnam on a continuing basis.
By 1970, the US began to remove its presence from the Vietnam War, returning the responsibility of defense back to South Vietnam. The last SEAL platoon left the country in 1971 and the last SEAL advisor left in 1973. In April 1975 South Vietnam fell to the communist forces.
This kit contains over 80 parts for the assembly of four figures of the US Navy SEALs in Vietnam.
Dragon 1:35 - Stalingrad Inferno - Plastic Model Kit #6343
The Battle of Stalingrad was the largest battle of WWII and the bloodiest confrontation in the history of warfare, with almost 2 million people killed, wounded or captured. From August 1942 until February 1943, Germany and its allies fought the Red Army for control of the city of Stalingrad. After over five months of heavy fighting, Axis forces exhausted their ammunition and food and the remaining units surrendered. After the Battle of Stalingrad, the Nazi government for the first time publicly acknowledged a failure in its war effort.
This kit contains over 50 parts for the assembly of four figures of German soldiers during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942-1943.