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Set 7415

American M-47 Dragon Anti-Tank Missile System

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2014
Contents 3 figures
Poses 3 poses
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Tan
Average Height 25 mm (= 1.8 m)


If you are depicting any army of around 1990 as Zvezda is here then you will need to include a weapon allowing infantry to combat armour, and for the Americans that was the M47 'Dragon'. Introduced in the mid 1970s, it served for a quarter of a century in all theatres, and in this set we find three figures associated with it.

The weapon itself is beautifully detailed, as is everything else in this set. The other two men carry extra tubes and their rifles, and everything has been done really well. True there is a slight loss of detail on the chest and back as the figures are moulded in profile, but nothing particularly noticeable, and with no flash these are very clean and neat sculptures. All three have been given their own base, but can also be grouped together on a single base, which is of no real value unless this is being used as a game piece.

The M47 has been modelled several times before in this hobby, notably by Esci, Preiser and Revell, so it is nothing new, but this is certainly the best representation so far, and a very nice mini collection for those with an interest in this era.

Further Reading
"American Web Equipment 1967-1991" - Crowood (Europa Militaria Series No.37) - C Monroe - 9781847973153
"Inside the US Army" - Osprey (Elite Series No.20) - Gordon Rottman - 9780850458558
"Modern American Soldier" - Weidenfeld (Uniforms Illustrated Series No.16) - Arnold Meisner - 9780853687627
"Modern Military Uniforms" - Silverdale - Chris McNab - 9781856055345
"US Army Combat Equipments 1910-1988" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.205) - Gordon Rottman - 9780850458428

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