1/35 M727 Mim-23 Missile Carrier D3583 Dragon
Dragon has added yet another surprising sensation to its range of 1/35 scale modern vehicle plastic kits. The beneficiary this time is an M727 Tracked Guided Missile Carrier. This surface-to-air missile (SAM) system essentially mated an M754 guided missile launcher with an M548 tracked chassis to achieve high mobility. The MIM-23 missile is actually an acronym for Homing All-the-Way Killer. The US Army introduced the missile in 1959. The M727 gave the US Army its first mobile medium-range SAM, with up to three missiles mounted on a swiveling launcher on the rear of the vehicle. The Launch system can traverse through 360�, while the missiles can be elevated according to the modeler’s wish. Everything on the M727 is new-tooled, except the tracks, road wheels and lower hull are sourced from previous releases. Even though the M727 Tracked Guided Missile Carrier had a relatively short lifespan, it deserves to be recognized in this the world’s first 1/35 scale plastic kit!