Just one month prior to the commencement of "Operation Typhoon" (the German assault on Moscow) the Waffenamt was scheduled to begin installing the long-barreled 7.5cm KwK gun on its new Mark IV Ausf G tanks. However, when the Wehrmacht encountered the superior Russian KV-1 and T-34 tanks during the summer campaigning season, a decision was made to mount the 7.5cm KwK40 L/43 gun onto as many existing Mark IVs as possible. Since the new gun fired larger rounds than the short-barreled gun mounted on the F1 tanks, ammunition storage capacity had to be increased and the crew compartment had to be re-arranged to accommodate the modifications.
The German PzKpfw IV medium tank series consists of six vehicles in differing paint schemes. Sold Out!
Set consists of the following vehicles:
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. D medium tank
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. F1 medium tank
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. F2 medium tank
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. G medium tank
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. H medium tank
- PzKpfw IV Ausf. J medium tank
Length: 1-1/2 inches
Width: 1 inch