Dragon Models- Patriot Launcher with HEMTT!

A big Thank You goes out to Dragon USA for this kit and all of the other review samples we have looked at in the last few days.

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DRA-3558, 1/35 MIM-104B Patriot Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) System

This kit represents an early version of the Patriot SAM System. The M901 launching station contained four MIM-104B missiles. This kit comes with a HEMMTT tractor. We looked at DRA-3563 in July which featured the more modern launcher (MIM-104F) that contains 16 missiles but did not include a tractor. Aside from these differences, the two kits share a great many common parts.

This kit represents an early version of the Patriot SAM System. The M901 launching station contained four MIM-104B missiles. This kit comes with a HEMMTT tractor. We looked at DRA-3563 in July which featured the more modern launcher (MIM-104F) that contains 16 missiles but did not include a tractor. Aside from these differences, the two kits share a great many common parts.

We'll start off this Patriot Photoganza with some sprue shots from parts common to both kits:

Here are some shots of the parts for the HEMTT tractor:

Here are the missile and launcher parts for the MIM-104B:

Just to review, here's another look at the box and the different missile and launcher pod from the MIM-104F: