1/600 Scale WW2 German Army Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha Medium Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha Medium Tank
- 10x Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha Medium Tanks
From July to September 1942, MAN produced two prototypes, only one of which was fitted with a turret. (It is believed that this turret was taken from a Panzer IV with its 75mm KwK 40 L/43 gun. All future Panther tanks mounted at least the 75mm KwK 42 L/70 gun. This tank is the one listed above and is sometimes referred to as the V2.) These were extensively tested and proved prone to many technical problems. At the same time, a first order for 1,000 tanks was placed, with the first tank expected in early 1943. In late 1942, a small pre-production series of 20 tanks was ordered. This was the Null-Serie, or Zero Series. Those 20 tanks were designated Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausfuehrung A and were technically different from later Ausf A production models. All were lightly armored with 60mm frontal armor and armed with the early version of the 75mm KwK 42 L/70 gun. This gun had a single-chamber muzzle brake from the 75mm KwK 40 L/43 gun and was mounted in a turret that featured a drum cupola that bulged the turret on the left side.For further information on the development of the Panther, please read about the Panther
An early model Bergepanther fitted with a bolted on PzKpfw IV Ausf H’s turret (that could not be traversed), served as a command tank of Schwere Heeres Panzerjager Abteilung 653 on the Eastern Front in early-/mid-1944.
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