Ardelt-Rheinmetall 8.8cm Pak 43 Waffentrager Tank 1/35 Dragon

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The conceptual idea behind this weapon system was a self-propelled mount for the powerful but heavy 8.8cm anti-tank gun, as towed versions of this gun were too unwieldy for crews to move readily. Ardelt and Rheinmetall combined to build the first prototype and tests were conducted on this Ardelt I. The vehicle’s engine was fitted at the front of the hull, which permitted the main armament – an 8.8cm L/71 cannon – to be fitted on the rear. It utilized a 38(t) chassis with four road wheels per side. An improved prototype (Ardelt II) was later produced by Ardelt and Krupp, but the end of the war intervened before production got off the ground.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/35

Skill Level: 3

Series: ’39-‘45 SmartKit

Features: Molded in grey with photo-etched parts

- Newly tooled handrail and transmission

- Newly designed glacis plate, interior, and 8.8cm gun

- Realistic ammo mounted on the side of turret

- Hatch in rear of fighting compartment can be assembled open or closed

- Realistic radio power supplies included

- Realistic gunner’s seat

- Gun travel lock can be assembled in either travel or combat mode

- Slide-molded gun barrel , lower hull and suspension arms and springs

- Hollow muzzle brake

- Photo-etched gun armor skirt can be optionally assembled

- Intricate gun sight offers great detail definition

- Ventilation grill molded on hull front

- Fighting compartment produced in separate parts

- Individual tracks reproduced

- Detailed idler wheels, sprocket, road wheels and suspension system

- Includes decals

*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:

Flat White

Flat Black


Dark Yellow