German WWII Panther Ambush Camo loaded on a 4 axle DRB flat car
Model: G-Panzer Military Models are professionally built, hand-painted, and highly unique. Every model is painted in authentic camouflage patterns, and each model starts as a kit and many are actually scratch-built. Models are all airbrushed and super detailed. You'll find such features as carefully weathered and painted tank tracks, and painted deck boards which include wooded chalks, chains, and more.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Our artist is a professional model builder from Germany, his work can be found in private collections all over the globe. He was a career soldier and later commanded a German Leopard tank unit. His paint and weathering skills are incredible and the models he creates are unique and extraordinary. Add a handmade model to your collection today.
Panther History: The Panzerkampfwagen V or Panther was the best all-around tank design of the Second World War. It was designed as a direct response to the Soviet T-34 tank which had proved the better of the Panzer III and IV. Produced by the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (or MAN) beginning in December 1942, the Panther was only slightly more expensive than the up-gunned Panzer IV and less than half the price of the Tiger heavy tank. It was well-protected in the front: 60 mm of armor on the hull front and 80 mm on the turret front. It was armed with a high velocity 7.5 cm KwK 42 (L/70) gun which could penetrate 89 mm of armor sloped at 30° from 2,000 m. It was powered by a 690 hp Maybach V12 engine that gave it a top road speed of 34 mph. The Panther’s shortcomings were that it was mechanically complex (resulting in frequent breakdowns due to the increasingly poor quality of materials due to Allied bombing raids) and its side armor was relatively weak; only 45 mm of armor on the turret sides and 40 mm on the hull. Panther crews constantly had to be aware of enemy flanking fire. From the front, however, the Panther was invincible to most Allied medium tanks at medium-to-long range. The Panther bested the T-34 and subsequent T-34/85 and its only equal in the West was the Sherman Firefly. It was the second most-produced German tank of the war (over 6,700) after the Panzer IV but ultimately this proved not to be enough to stem the tide on two fronts. This Panther has Hinterhalt-Tarnung or Ambush Camouflage – a base coat of Dunkelgelb with Rotbraun and Olivegrün stripes with the addition of opposite color dots. This camouflage was supposed to simulate the effect of sunlight shining through brush and forest. It is covered with Zimmerit anti-magnetic mine coating. Zimmerit was a paste, hardened with blowtorches, applied to German armored vehicles between December 1943 and September 1944 to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to armored hulls.
PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes everyone unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.
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