Panther D/A


SKU: 280014

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Panther¾(designated as¾Sd.Kfz. 171) is the common name of a medium tank deployed by Nazi Germany in World War II from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945.¾ It was intended as a counter to the Soviet T-34, and as a replacement for the Panzer III and Panzer IV.¾ While never replacing the latter, it served alongside it and the heavier Tiger tanks until the end of the war.¾ The Pantherês excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nationsê late war and post-war tank designs, and it is regarded as one of the best tanks of World War II.
The Panther tank was a compromise of various requirements.¾ While having essentially the same engine as the Tiger I tank, it had better frontal armor (including the benefit of a sloped armor, increasing effective armor depth), better gun penetration, was lighter and thus faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tigers.¾ The tradeoff was weaker side armor.¾ The Panther proved to be deadly in open country and long range engagements, but vulnerable in close-quarters combat.¾ Over 6,000 Panther tanks were produced between January 1943 and April 1945.
This model kit depicts two early versions of the Panther tank.¾ About 3,000 were produced between January 1943 and June 1944.¾ With this kit, you can assemble the Panther to become either an Ausf D or Ausf A variant with 2 copula choices, and with or without side armour.

Product Code:¾280014
Number of Parts:¾53 pieces / 3 sprues

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