Dragon's latest US half-track is the M3 75mm GMC which combined the French 75mm M1897 gun with the M3 half-track as a medium tank destroyer.
The kit closely resembles earlier Dragon half-track releases with some tweaks such as changing many of the rivet heads to screw heads and diminishing the bulge on the front tire. I was working off a test shot and I am not sure of the final details in the upcoming release.
The test shot had the jerrican rack molded in place as in previous half-track kits. I removed it and I recommended that DML change this but I don't know if they will have time to do so.
My test shot had no decals but I know they are planning two US tank destroyers and two British/Italian theater markings.
I didn't have instructions, but I found the kit went together fairly well without them.
I added a fair amount of stowage to the model including the tarp from a Blast resin half-track set and various tarps and ammo boxes. I also added the .50 cal machine gun and pintle and mine racks which seem to have been common on the vehicles of the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion in Tunisia which I decided to depict.
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by Steven J. Zaloga