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 360º, 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!