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Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 02:39 PM UTC
The latest announcement from Dragon is an IDF 1/4-Ton 4x4 Truck mounting of two ex-German MG34 machine guns.
This 1/35 scale Truck inherits the features of Dragon’s Truck before. However, it has been suitably modified to represent a jeep used by Israel.

The model features a solid one-piece body tub that ensures accurate alignment.

There are many new parts to help create the IDF variant, including a stowage box on one side of the rear compartment and a radio and antenna on the other.

The most notable feature of this vehicle is the mounting of two ex-German MG34 machine guns, one in front of the co-driver and another in the rear.
The rear gunner is also provided with a bench seat.

This is an exciting modification of the famous 4x4 American vehicle, now available with an Israeli twist for the first time in Dragon’s range.

The specific features of this model are:
  • MG mounts are new
  • Detailed MG34 machine gun
  • New-tooled Box
  • New bench seat for MG gunner
  • New-tooled Radio & antenna
  • Wire - Cutter on front part
  • Spare wheel in new position
  • Photo-Etched parts included

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another piece of unresearched cr@p from DML the radios used were typically the UK No.19 set, which didn't use the modern antenna mount on the CAD image the gun mounts were not the same as the modern swivel mounts again illustrated on the CAD image. As previously stated most jeeps were CJ2 not GPW/MB never mid some gullible people will buy it (just like their to be released mortar 1/2 track....which is complete fiction)
SEP 02, 2017 - 10:08 PM
AFAIK that later style AFV type machine gun mount can only be found on a museum jeep at Latrun. Dragon have done their special kind of "research" again? Here's what the mounts should look like: From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson%27s_Foxes Cheers, /E
SEP 02, 2017 - 10:08 PM
even so treat that one at the collection houses with suspicion, it's been seriously fiddled with and didn't look like that when I first visited in 94, having said that the MG mounts on it appear to be the correct pattern for a 48 vehicle. the one at Latrun is definitely not original (neither is their White scout car or sandwich truck either)
SEP 02, 2017 - 10:10 PM
Both models in the same picture : H.P.
SEP 02, 2017 - 10:26 PM
You are correct of course. Always careful regarding museum vehicles, althought I thought these mounts looked pretty accurate. Anyway, here are two period photos that may be a better reference: Both photos from: http://gpophoto.gov.il
SEP 02, 2017 - 10:57 PM
The second photo is interesting. Judging from the front of the civilian car in the background, I would say it is early 1960s. It appears to be a CJ2A but the side filler cap has been plated over, presumably to allow more stowage on the vehicle side. 19 Set is visible, along with Variometer, control unit No 1 and antenna mount No 8 which are all attached to a standard Plate and Bracket Assembly No 1 which in turn is bolted to the top of the radio casing. The Blackout light on the front wing is also unusual and definitely non-standard.
SEP 02, 2017 - 11:37 PM
SEP 02, 2017 - 11:53 PM
LINK Google translate of a Hebrew page, contains a "larger" image which shows more of the front/hood of the jeep. The text is about the first settlement of Nahal Oz (soldiers in trucks go to the frontier and start digging in ..). / Robin
SEP 03, 2017 - 12:27 AM
You are correct of course. Always careful regarding museum vehicles, althought I thought these mounts looked pretty accurate. Anyway, here are two period photos that may be a better reference: Both photos from: http://gpophoto.gov.il [/quote] I think the jeep in the bottom picture is an early CJ2 that still had the gas filler under the seat, but most of the civilian changes.
SEP 03, 2017 - 09:00 AM
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