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Dragon IDF TCM-20 Half-track - wrong war?

August 21 2017 at 11:44 AM
Michael Baker  (Login Saransk93)
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Without going into some of the minutia of Dragon's errors on this model, what I wonder is whether it should really be considered as a 1967 veteran.

I'm certainly glad there is a plastic model of this variation, and all the variations Dragon is doing, warts and all, but I have never seen the TCM-20 in any of the various resources I have about the 6-Day war. Is this more of a marketing concept than reality?

The SS-11 version was still in use then (there appear to be parade photos of them in both 1967 and 1968), and the 120mm mortar version was used on all fronts, but I have never seen the TCM-20 in any pictures from that period. I've only seen photos from the Yom-Kippur War (1973) and later.

If you want to do that period, I think you would have to ignore the directions and use the "solid" radiator grill front. In fact, I've never seen a picture of the TCM-20 with the original louvered grill.

Too bad you can't get the guns separately. Nor do I think Dragon will release the TCM-20 as a kit. If they did, you could also do the TCM-20 mounted in the BTR-152 used by the IDF.


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  5. BTR-152 with TCM-20 - Peter Smith on Aug 22, 2017, 9:35 PM
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