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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.345

German Tank Panther Ausf.D
Item No: 35345
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Length: 254mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Where It All Began - The First Panther
The Ausf.D was the debut variant of the famed German WWII tank Panther. It offered a complete performance package, with firepower from the imposing L/70 7.5cm gun, excellent protection afforded by its sloped armor, and maneuverability thanks to a roaring 700hp gasoline engine. Around 840 Ausf.D Panthers were produced between January and September of 1943, and the first time it appeared on the battlefield was in the Battle of Kursk in July of that year. While it wasn't all smooth sailing, Panthers were still able to take out some 140 Soviet tanks from a range of 1,500 to 2,000 meters, all the while protected impeccably by their sloped plate. The Ausf.D was followed by improved Ausf.A and G variants, and while the Panther was unable to stop the tide from turning against Germany it nonetheless revolutionized German armored vehicle design, and remained on the front line until the end of hostilities.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Panther Ausf.D. ★Length: 254mm, width: 101mm. ★The model captures the Ausf.D variant of the Panther with superb accuracy thanks to intensive examination of the final surviving original Ausf.D. ★Unrivalled precision thanks to depictions of surface texture such as cast metal mantlet and steel armor plating. Intuitive design offers uncomplicated assembly without sacrificing detail. ★Ausf.D-specific features such as turret-side smoke dischargers are faithfully captured. ★Features realistic belt-type tracks.
★Comes with 2 figures - 1 depicting a crewman behind the turret, and a torso figure of the commander inside the turret. ★The 3 marking options depict tanks from the Battle of Kursk.

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★Uncompromising accuracy stems from extensive research of the surviving Ausf.D in Breda, the Netherlands. ★Turret sides are slide molded and feature Ausf.D smoke dischargers. Separate parts recreate hatches. ★The rear panel of the model accurately captures exhaust and jack positions unique to the Ausf.D variant.

★Commander torso figure and full-body crewman behind the turret further enhance the realism of the model. ★An uncomplicated rear part breakdown has integrated grilles. Radiators and fans underneath are separate parts. ★Wheels have built-in poly caps for realistic movement of the belt-type tracks after assembly is complete.

★Marvel at realistic surface textures. Opening hatches include the driver's port. The travel lock also moves. ★Finely molded tools and clamps for the tank sides are the icing on the cake, underscoring the awesome detail.


7th Company, 52nd Panzer Battalion, 39th Panzer Regiment, Kursk, July 1943
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★Tamiya Color Paints for Painting the German Tank Panther Ausf.D

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Red Brown TS-1 (85001)
XF-64 (81764)
XF-64 (80364)
Dark Green TS-2 (85002)
XF-61 (81761)
XF-61 (80361)
Dark Yellow TS-3 (85003)
XF-60 (81760)
XF-60 (80360)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301 XF-56 Metallic Gray 81756
80356
XF-2 Flat White 81702
80302 XF-65 Field Gray 81765
80365
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81515
80015 XF-84 Dark Iron 81784 80384
XF-19 Sky Gray 81719
80319 XF-85 Rubber Black 81785
80385
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Detail-Up Parts for the Panther Ausf.D
Related Item 1/35 Scale German Panther Ausf.D Metal Gun Barrel Set (Item 12664)
★Add even more detail to the stunning Panther Ausf.D with this set of parts! ★Includes a high-precision aluminum barrel, plus plastic parts to recreate the breech, etc. ★Co-axial machine gun also accurately rendered.

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Related Item 1/35 Scale German Panther Ausf.D Separate Track Link Set (Item 12665)
★Give your 1/35 scale Panther Ausf.D even more realistic tracks with this detail-up parts set!
★Highly realistic link-type tracks are composed of separate main and center guide parts which require cementing. ★Center guide parts feature concisely captured holes.

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Related Item 1/35 Scale German Panther Ausf.D Photo-Etched Grille Set (Item 12666)
★Add a further layer of detail to the already-stunning 1/35 Panther Ausf.D with this set of photo-etched parts. ★The set uses a soft type of metal to allow more precise recreation of the covers on the real tank.

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Related Item 1/35 German Tank Engine Maintenance Crew Set (Item 35180)
★This set includes parts to recreate 2 maintenance crewmen, plus the Maybach HL230 engine used in the Panther Ausf.D.

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Related Item 1/35 German Tank Ammo-Loading Crew (Item 35188)
★This set contains parts portraying 4 German soldiers in the process of loading ammunition, and comes with parts depicting wooden ammo cases and shells.

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Related Item 1/35 Panther Brass 75mm Projectiles (Item 35173)
★This set depicts an assortment of 75mm shells: 4 each of armor-piercing 39/42, tungsten-core armor-piercing 40/42 projectiles, and the 42 high-explosive shells. 5 empty shell cases are also included. Use them to further raise the realism of your Panther Ausf.D!


Capture German military vehicle anti-rust paint primer color
Item 87160 Fine Surface Primer L for Plastic & Metal (Oxide Red)

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73007 Display Case F

Information is correct as of July 14, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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