Tuesday November 21, 2017

Pz.IV Ausf.F2-14.Pz.Div.- Russia 1944

Item number: 88003

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 and marked for 14.Pz.Div. in Russia
* including protective case for display
* package comes with open window display
* limited production!


About the original:
Around 200 Panzer IV F2 were produced and converted from F1 from March 1942 to July 1942. It had the 8 wheel suspension like its predecessors and was armed with the new long barreled 7,5cm KwK40 L/43 and two MG34. The crew consisted of 5 soldiers.
The Panzer IV Ausf.F2 is distuguishable from the new and unique single baffle muzzle brake and the L/43 gun instead of the longer L/48 seen in later versions.
The engine was the 265HP Maybach HL120TRM which allowed a maximum speed of 42km/h on street. The Panzer IV Ausf.F2 was 6.62m long, 2.88m wide and 2.68m high. It weighted 23 tons.
The 14.Panzerdivision was initially raised in August 1940 and was destroyed in January 1943 in Stalingrad. It was then raised again in march 1943 in France. It fought then again on the Eastern Front at Cherkassy, Ceterini and Kurland.It surrendered to russian troops in April 1945.

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