1/600 Scale WW2 German Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Neuer Art Light Tank x10. Highly detailed tank set.
Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Neuer Art Light Tank
- 10x German Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Neuer Art Light Tanks
The Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)
was originally a Czechoslovak
tank of pre-World War II
design. After Czechoslovakia was taken over by Germany
, it was adopted by the German Army, seeing service in the invasions of Poland, France and the USSR. Production ended in 1942, when its main armament was deemed inadequate. In all, over 1,400 Pz. 38(t)s were manufactured. The chassis of the Pz. 38(t) continued to be produced for the Marder III
(1942–1944) with some of its components used in the later Jagdpanzer 38
(1944–1945) tank destroyers and its derivative vehicles.
The (t) stands for tschechisch
, the German word for Czech; the Czechoslovak military designation was LT vz. 38
(Lehký tank vzor 38
, Light Tank model 38). Manufacturer's designations included TNH series
. The special vehicle designation for the tank in Germany was Sd. Kfz. 140
CKD Praga-Škoda proposed a new modernized version, the Pz.Kpfw.38(t) nA (or Neuer Art), but this version was rejected and instead the production of chassis turned to other, rather successful variants. They were also largely distributed to other Axis countries, including Hungary (102), Slovakia (69), Romania (50) and Bulgaria (10). All fought on the Russian front, until the very end of the war.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
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