The Luchs (Lynx) was developed as a fully-tracked armored reconnaissance vehicle. The development order was issued on April 15th, 1939, with production to begin in August 1942. MAN developed the chassis and Daimler-Benz, the superstructure and turret, with the first trial vehicle was completed in April 1942. The initial order was for 800 Luchs, the first 100 equipped with the 2cm KwK38 gun and the remainder with the 5cm KwK39/1/L/60 (designated Leopard). That said, the 5cm KwK39/1/L/60 was never produced, because an order issued in January 1943 decreed that production cease after the first 100 Luchs had been completed. Pictured here is a German Sd. Kfz. 141. Pz. II Ausf. L Luchs light tank painted in a striking summer camouflage scheme. Sold Out!
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches