Friday June 14, 2024

Pz.IV Ausf.G - LAH Kharkov 1943

Item number: 88006

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 1.SS-Pz.Div. LAH in Kharkov
* including protective case for display
* package comes with open window display
* limited production!


About the original:
Nearly 1700 Panzer IV Ausf.G were produced by Krupp, Vomag and Nibelungenwerke from May 1942 to June 1943. It had the 8 wheel suspension like its predecessors and was initially armed with the long barreled 7,5cm KwK40 L/43 and two MG34. From March 1943 the longer 7,5cm KwK L/48 was installed. The crew consisted of 5 soldiers.
The Panzer IV Ausf.G is distuguishable from the Ausf.F2 by the new double baffle muzzle break.
The engine was the 265HP Maybach HL120TRM which allowed a maximum speed of 40km/h on street. The Panzer IV Ausf.G was 6.62m long, 2.88m wide and 2.68m high. It weighted 23.5 tons.
The 1.SS-Pz.Div. "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" was originally founded in 1933 but was raised as division only from 1939. It became a Panzergrenadierdivision in September 1942 and a Panzerdivision in October 1943. It fought on the Balkans, Russia, France, Kharkov, Kursk, Italy, Normandy, Ardennes, Hungary, Austria and Berlin. The last units surrendered in May 1945 in Austria.

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