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AAVR7A1 w/EAAK

AAVR7A1 w/EAAK
Publish Year: 2008
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: DRR60392
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

Description

The USMC relies heavily on their tracked 'tuna boats' for amphibious operations. The AAV7A1 is able to operate on both land and sea with equal ease, and it has seen extensive service in Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom kicked off in 2003. While the Personnel variant is the most common one, another version is a specialist recovery vehicle known as the AAVR7A1. Dragon now offers such a AAVR7A1 in the Dragon Armor range of fully built-up die-cast models.

The AAVR7A1 is designed to recover other AAV7s, and also to provide field support maintenance. To aid it in its mission, this special recovery vehicle has a 120V generator, an air compressor, a Miller Maxtron 300 welder, a 6000lb capacity crane and a 23,000lb capacity winch equipped with 85 feet of cable. Crewed by five men, its self-defense capability comes from a solitary M240G machine gun. Heavy-duty equipment like the crane and winch are accurately reproduced to scale in this miniature from Dragon Armor, and the crane can be posed as if in operation. The 1/72 scale model is finished in a standard three-color NATO camouflage scheme, and it has been weathered to lend it an air of realism. For example, the rubber rims of the road wheels and the track links have a well-worn effect. With its distinctive crane boom, the Recovery version of the AAV7A1 has a unique look that model has been captured beautifully in this model. Whether wading through the surf during an amphibious assault, or performing a recovery mission in dusty Iraq, this vehicle can do it all!

Features:

  • Open window display packaging
  • True to 1:72 scale
  • Fully accurate mold
  • Fully assembled
  • Historically accurate markings and insignia
  • Includes protective display case