Building further on the success of its line-up of 1/35 scale kits of the famous M48 Patton medium tank, Dragon has produced the interesting M67 flamethrower used by the US military. Nicknamed the “Zippo”, it was originally based on an M48A1 tank hull, with the usual 90mm gun replaced with an M6 flame gun connected to an M7A1-6 fuel and pressure unit. The 48-ton M67 was disguised somewhat with its flame gun hidden inside a dummy gun tube. The first M67 was completed in 1955 and a total of 109 units were manufactured for US Marine Corps and US Army service. They were fielded until 1974, which meant they saw combat in Vietnam.
This 1/35 scale kit inherits excellent features of Dragon’s preceding M48-series models, but it has been modified to represent an M67 Flamethrower Tank. This includes brand new components such as the gun shield, dummy gun barrel and muzzle brake. Also new is the flame projector inside the muzzle brake. The mantlet cover is represented by DS to replicate the correct look of the material. Other appropriate changes are made – for example, the headlight brush guards were altered to clear the flame gun’s lower depression angle. This is a magnificent kit of the M67, and it’s expected to be red hot with modelers all over the world!