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Item No:35345

1/35 Military Miniature Series No.345


Length: 254 mm. Image shows painted and assembled 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.
  • ★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.

Information is current as of July 10, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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