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  German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank with Zimmerit - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank with Zimmerit - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944

Dragon German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank with Zimmerit - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944




 
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Dragon DRA60125 German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank with Zimmerit - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 (1:72 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

In many respects, the Panther tank was viewed as the finest armored fighting vehicle of the Second World War. Based in large part upon the Soviet's highly successful T-34 medium tank, the PzKpfw V Ausfuhrung G was built by several manufacturers including MAN, Daimler-Benz and MNH. Mounting a fearsome 7.5cm KwK42 L/70 cannon and two 7.92mm MG34 machineguns, the Panther Ausf. G represented the third and certainly the most impressive installment in the Panther series.

The weight of the production model was increased to 43 tons from the original plans for a 35 ton tank. Hitler had personally reviewed the final designs and insisted on an increase in the thickness of the frontal armor - the front glacis plate was increased from 60mm to 80mm and the turret front plate was increased from 80mm to 100mm.

Once the problems caused by the vulnerability of the engine and the transmission were solved, it proved to be a very effective fighting vehicle. The crew was made up of five members: driver, radio operator (who also fired the bow machine gun), gunner, loader, and commander.

This particular 1:72 scale replica is painted in a summer camouflage scheme. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-3/4 inches
Width: 2 inches

Release Date: May 2006

Original Issue Price: $19.99

Historical Account: "Normandiefront" - The Battle for Normandy was fought in 1944 between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allied forces as part of the larger conflict of World War II. Sixty years later, the Normandy invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied France.

Twelve Allied nations provided units that participated in the invasion: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight paratrooper and glider landings, massive air and naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious assault on June 6, "D-Day". The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to establish, expand, and eventually break out of the Allied beachheads. It concluded with the liberation of Paris and the fall of the Chambois pocket.

Features
  • Includes to-scale zimmerit coating
  • True to 1:72 scale
  • Fully accurate Panther G
  • Detailed markings
  • Three colored painted camouflage scheme
  • Fully assembled
  • Highly collectible
  • Historically accurate

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