[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 one equipped with a short-barreled 24-caliber 7.5 cm tank gun KwK37. The production type of is F type. By redesigning the car body, it has become more sophisticated than the previous type (E type), and the defense power has also improved. In addition, 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. Then, 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.
[Model outline] Panzer IV F type 1/35 scale, plastic model assembly kit. ★ Overall length 168 mm, overall width 82 mm. ★ Reproduce the fearless appearance with a short-barreled main gun on a flat body. ★ F-shaped features such as welded patterns and wide tracks on the armor joints with enhanced protection have been modeled. ★ 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 in the upper part. ★ 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.