Monday June 17, 2024

Pz.IV Ausf.F1-15.Pz.Div.- Libya 1942

Item number: 88001

Status: sold out!

Scale: 1/72

About the model:
* true to scale diecast model made from metal, smaller parts made from plastic
* fully assembled
* rotating wheels with flexible track (unique for 1/72 diecast models)
* rotating turret and elevatable gun
* historically accurate painted for 15.Pz.Div. in Libya
* including protective case for display
* package comes with open window display
* limited production!

About the original:

Around 470 Panzer IV F1 were produced from April 1941 to February 1942. It had the 8 wheel suspension like its predecessors and was still armed with the short barreled 7,5cm KwK37 L/24 and two MG34. The crew consisted of 5 soldiers.
The Panzer IV Ausf.F1 featured the new 50mm thick frontal armor and had the new 40cm wide tracks.
The engine was the 265HP Maybach HL120TRM which allowed a maximum speed of 42km/h on street. The Panzer IV Ausf.F1 was 5.92m long, 2.88m wide and 2.68m high. It weighted 22.3 tons.
The 15.Panzerdivision was raised in November 1940 and was sent to North-Africa in April 1941. It served there in many battles until their defeat and surrender in May 1943 in Tunisia.

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