The kit's background
The 'Pz.Kpfw.VI (7.5cm) Ausf.B' model kit from Dragon builds a "paper panzer", i.e. a tank that was designed but did not exist as represented in the kit. This particular design was well along the road to completion, under the project name "VK 3601", when it was cancelled because of material shortages (its tapered-bore gun, the Waffe 0725, required tungsten ammunition). Dragon's kit #6868 represents how the vehicle might have looked in service, based on the prototype that was built.
This model kit was apparently designed and tooled by another company (called Revosys). Therefore, although much of the VK3601 ended up in the Tiger tank's design, this kit does not use any of Dragon's Tiger sprues. Its tracks are single-link.
The kit provides an interior for the crew compartments (driver, radio operator, turret). Since the tank did not enter production, much of this interior is speculative and cannot be called "accurate" or not; however we can measure it against other German designs and especially against the Tiger E which was derived from this vehicle.
My ongoing review and comments;
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