[A compilation of short-barreled Panzer IV tanks that supported Germany in the middle of the war]
――Of the Panzer IV tanks that supported the German army throughout the entire period of World War II, the last production type equipped with the short barrel 24 caliber 7.5 cm tank gun KwK37 is the F type.
――By redesigning the car body, it looks more sophisticated than the previous type (E type) and has improved defense.
――Since the A type, wide tracks have been introduced to cope with the increased vehicle weight by continuing to strengthen the armor.
--The F type, which produced 470 tanks from May 1941 to February 1942 as the culmination of the short-armed Panzer IV, was mainly dispatched to the Eastern Front and the African Campaign.
—— Demonstrated high operability to withstand harsh environments and gained the trust of soldiers.
――And he struggled against heavily armored Allied tanks such as the Soviet KV and the British Matilda, taking advantage of the best firepower of German tanks at the time.
--A 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit for Panzer IV F type.
--Overall length 168mm, overall width 82mm.
-Reproduce the fearless appearance with a short-barreled main gun on a flat body.
――We modeled the F-shaped features such as the welded pattern on the armor joints with enhanced protection and the wide tracks.
--The hatch on the engine deck can be selected with or without a louver for tropical areas.
-The track that reproduces the lightening hole of the center guide is a connection assembly type that promotes the integration of parts.
――We also prepared a jig to express the slack at the top.
――The commander looking forward from the cupola hatch and the full-body image of the gunner / loader leaning out from the side hatch create a sense of reality.
-Decals are a set of two types of vehicles introduced on the Eastern Front.
* The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )