Description

This newly released kit features the M1A1 Aim (Abrams Integrated Management) Main battle tank with with utmost accuracy. All parts have been meticulously researched with extensive slide-molding technology with the inclusion of numerous multimedia parts.

You can check out Armorama’s extensive review of Dragon Model’s 1/35 M1A1 AIM Abrams Main Battle Tank, kit No.3535, HERE

Main Features of Dragon Model’s 1/35 M1A1 AIM Abrams Main Battle Tank, kit No.3535:

Turret:
– Most accurately shaped cupola on the market
– MG and ammo cradles made from separate parts for maximum detail
– Cupola with interior details
– Two types of turret roof ammo compartment panels
– Two types of wind sensors
– Wind sensor can be modeled in active or stowed position
– Newly tooled oil pan
– Realistically modeled turret body with accurate details top and bottom
– One piece slide molded bustle rack rails
– Photo-etched mesh floor for bustle rack
– Photo-etched Bustle Rack Extension
– Accurately depicted catch for holding hatch in open position
– Delicately modeled periscope on loader’s hatch can rotate and includes a working cover
– Correctly modeled turret cable conduits
– First M1 kit ever to include accurate detail on the underside of the turret rack APU
– Accurat BFT system antenna
– Slide molded smoke discharger is realistically designed to point in six directions
– Smoke discharger storage box holds extra grenades and can open/close
– Two types of smoke grenades
– Realistic smoke discharger bracket
– Stowage boxes on both sides can be opened/closed
– GPS-LOS device with correctly patterned transparent parts to reveal electronics inside
– Cover for GPS-LOS device can be positioned open/ closed at an accurate angle

Gun & MG:
– Fully workable gun mount bracket is made from pre-formed metal parts
– Muzzle and turret sight are slide-molded
– Metal gun barrel w/ recoil action
– Barrel is made from fine multiple parts for greater detail
– Accurately modeled bolt details on underside of gun barrel
– Hinged protective cover for mantlet
– Gunbreech can be elevated to firing position
– Newly designed ammo belts for both M2 and M240 MGs
– MG feed cover can be opened to reveal interior slide molded details
– Photo-etched ammo bracket allows MG to be modeled without ammo box
– Separate ammo boxes with removable lid for MGs
– Two types of ammo cases

Upper Hull Armor Deck:
– Two types of driver’s hatches available
– Driver’s hatch can be assembled open/closed; with interior details
– Engine deck accurately designed for sequenced assembly, just like the real thing
– Photo-etched parts for engine deck grills
– Fuel caps can be assembled open/closed with fuel filler details
– Slide-molded emergency pull handle
– Photo-etched air intake grills are elevated for authentic look
– Slide-molded exhaust and air intake panels
– Exhaust and air intake grills are modeled as separate parts
– Newly designed exhaust deflector
– Taillight wiring assembly accurately modeled
– Two types of tow hooks
– Accurately designed NBC panels with superb details
– Accurately modeled heater air intake plug
– Headlight lenses have patterning on inside surface like the real thing
– Metal cables for front fender springs

Chassis:
– One-piece bottom hull uses a three-direction slide mold for ultimate detail
– New road wheels with accurate details on both sides
– Transparent oil gauge on wheels accurately modeled
– New suspension arms are the most accurate to date
– Newly designed sprocket with accurate details, complete with mud scraper
– New toothed suspension arm connections enable smaller increments when positioning wheels on uneven terrain
– Track tensioning rod is workable for accurate positioning of first suspension arms
– Newly designed suspension assembly
– Side skirt armor panels are scale thickness
– Movable side skirts work like the real thing
– Slide-molded skirt lifting hook with optional photo-etched part
– Workable tow bar assembly recreated in superb detail
– Tow bar assembly can be modeled in towing or stowed modes
– Accurately modeled rear tow ring
– Two types of hull air intakes with corresponding photo-etched grills
– Exhaust deflector can be made from photo-etched parts

BONUS parts:
– Photo-etched jerry can rack
– Photo-etched hinge cover plates for loader’s hatch
– Photo-etched cable mounts
– Optional cable heads w/o mounts
– Bonus slide-molded track connectors
– Bonus spare rubber pads for treads have detailed texture
– Bonus spare road wheel
– Photo-etched details for front fender hinges
– Optional replacement plate for mud scraper
– Optional round sprocket plate
– Photo-etched chains for fuel caps
– Bonus jerry cans (2 types)
– New Cartograf Decals