WWII Allied Infantry Weapons
Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Dragon Models Limited

This is a good set of weapons that is impossible to find today, and was even hard to find when it came out in the mid-1990s. DML weapons were light years ahead of the old Tamiya arms so these sets got snarfed up pretty quickly. You get two identical sprues, and the plastic is a harder, more brittle type than that used with DML figures. The details are pretty crisp and there's minimal cleanup of seams.

For U.S. soldiers, you have the trusty M1 and M1D Garand; the M1903A4 Springfield sniper rifle; the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle; M1 Thompson (in actuality, an M1928A1 model) with the drum magazine and handle under the barrel, and the more common M1A1 Thompson with the straight magazine; the M1A1 carbine with the bayonet lug that you will want to remove for WWII usage; the Johnson Auto Rifle M1941, which saw use with the Marines in the earlier Pacific battles, including Guadalcanal; and the Johnson M1941 machine gun, which saw some use in Italy by the Mountain Division.

British arms are represented by three types of Enfield rifles, two marks of the Sten machine gun, and the Bren machine gun. Soviet weapons include the SG 40 machine gun with the platter-sized ammo drum; the PPSH 41, which was also commonly commandeered by the Germans; the PPS 43, which looks like a cross between a Sten and an MP40, and two rifles, the MAS 36 and the STV 40.




Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2007 Timothy S. Streeter