You are here: Home > Combat Command Center > Proving Grounds
 
Proving Grounds

Proving Grounds

A proving ground is the US name for a military installation or reservation where weapons or other military technology are experimented or tested, or where military tactics are tested. The usual British term is training area.

While these types of facilities are generally referred to as military or government establishments, there are examples of civilian industry that have their own proving grounds to test their prototypes and new technologies.

Sort By:
1 2 3
German Early Production RW61 Sturmtiger Rocket Assault Mortar with Loading Crane - Prototype Presentation, Ehrenfriedhof Arys Proving Grounds, East Prussia, October 20th, 1943 [Model Kit] German Early Production RW61 Sturmtiger Rocket Assault Mortar with Loading Crane - Prototype Presentation, Ehrenfriedhof Arys Proving Grounds, East Prussia, October 20th, 1943 [Model Kit] (1:32 Scale)

On August 5th, 1943, a self-propelled vehicle was proposed by senior Army officials based on the Tiger I chassis but mounting a 38cm mortar. Alkett was placed in charge of the design. The Company managed to complete a prototype by October 20th, which was run through a series of field tests for approval.

Pre-Order
Pre-order! Ship Date: 2023
German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret and Zimmerit - 3./schwere Panzerabteilung 501, Ohrdruf Proving Ground, Germany, 1944 German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret and Zimmerit - 3./schwere Panzerabteilung 501, Ohrdruf Proving Ground, Germany, 1944 (1:72 Scale)

In January 1943, a new Tiger tank was ordered by the Waffenant, this time with a turret large enough to mount the fearsome 8.8cm L/71 gun. Besides improving its tank killing capabilities, the new Tiger was also intended to be more survivable on the battlefield.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $16.99 Sold Out!
You save $3.00!
You'll earn: 17 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
German PzKpfw VIII Super Heavy Tank Maus with Testbed at Boblingen - Ready to Test German PzKpfw VIII Super Heavy Tank Maus with Testbed at Boblingen - 'Ready to Test' (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehicle had to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $21.99
Sale Price: $16.99
You save $8.00!
You'll earn: 17 points
In Stock
German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank with Mock-Up Turret - Soviet Livery German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank with Mock-Up Turret - Soviet Livery (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehiclehad to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $22.99
Our Price: $19.99 Sold Out!
You save $3.00!
You'll earn: 20 points
(Out of Stock)
German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank with Mock-Up Turret, Boblingen, 1944 German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank with Mock-Up Turret, Boblingen, 1944 (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehicle had to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $23.99
Our Price: $22.49 Sold Out!
You save $1.50!
You'll earn: 13 points
(Out of Stock)
Limited Edition German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank - Experimenting with the Maus, Kummersdorf, Germany, Summer 1944 Limited Edition German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank - "Experimenting with the Power of Maus", Kummersdorf, Germany, Summer 1944 (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehicle had to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $49.99
Our Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $24.99
You save $25.00!
You'll earn: 25 points
In Stock
British Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank - British Army Training Unit, Suffield, Canada British Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank - British Army Training Unit, Suffield, Canada (1:72 Scale)

The Challenger 2 is the current main battle tank of the British Army. The hull is similar to that of the Challenger I, as is the powerpack, but the turret has been redesigned to fit updated armament, and the tank is in many ways a coompletely new tank.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: $29.99
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 30 points
In Stock
USMC M1A1H1A Abrams Main Battle Tank with Mine Plough - 1st Platoon, B Company, USMC Tank Battalion, Mojave Desert, 1996 USMC M1A1H1A Abrams Main Battle Tank with Mine Plough - 1st Platoon, B Company, USMC Tank Battalion, Mojave Desert, 1996 (1:72 Scale)

The M1 Abrams was the next stage in American tank development after the M60 series. Chrysler completed the prototype in 1978 and the first production vehicles appeared in 1980 with 30 tanks a month being built in the years that followed by General Dynamics, then a division of Chrysler Motors. Its advanced Chobham armour makes the M1 the best protected US main battle tank yet devised.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: $29.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 30 points
(Out of Stock)
German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VIKing Tiger Ausf. A Heavy Tank with Porsche Turret and Zimmerit - schwere Panzerabteilung 503, Ohrdruf Training Area, June 1944 German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. A Heavy Tank with Porsche Turret and Zimmerit - schwere Panzerabteilung 503, Ohrdruf Training Area, June 1944 (1:72 Scale)

In January 1943, a new Tiger tank was ordered by the Waffenant, this time with a turret large enough to mount the fearsome 8.8cm L/71 gun. Besides improving its tank killing capabilities, the new Tiger was also intended to be more survivable on the battlefield.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: $29.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 30 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
German E-100 Waffentrager (Weapon Carrier) with Rheintochter 1 Surface-to-Air Missile - 1946 German E-100 Waffentrager (Weapon Carrier) with Rheintochter 1 Surface-to-Air Missile - 1946 (1:72 Scale)

The Waffentrager concept was conceived to combine German artillery tractors and SPGs into one vehicle type that would salvage precious resources, like field guns, from the battlefield in the later stages of the war.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: $29.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 30 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
Imperial Japanese Army Type 95 "Ha-Go" Light Tank - Koushurei Tank School, North China, 1941 Imperial Japanese Army Type 95 "Ha-Go" Light Tank - Koushurei Tank School, North China, 1941 (1:72 Scale)

The Japanese tankettes were in reality auxiliary vehicles, designed and adapted for a variety of support tasks. The true battle tanks were grouped into two different categories, light and medium. The most numerous light tank in December 1941, and in fact throughout most of the war, was the Type 95 or "Ha-Go."

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $34.99
Our Price: $31.99 Sold Out!
You save $3.00!
You'll earn: 32 points
(Out of Stock)
(2)
German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

The German Flakpanzer Coelian was a prototype for an anti-aircraft tank built by the Rheinmetall company. It was intended to be armed principally with two 3.7 cm FlaK 43 gun in a fully enclosed, rotating turret on the hull of a Panther medium tank.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $36.99
Our Price: $34.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 35 points
(Out of Stock)
Soviet Kliment Voroshilov KV-3 Heavy Tank - Winter Camouflage Soviet Kliment Voroshilov KV-3 Heavy Tank - Winter Camouflage (1:72 Scale)

Design on the KV-1 heavy tank began in 1938, with the intention that it should be the successor to the T-35 heavy tank. The first models of the KV-1 were field-tested during the Red Army's disastrous 1940 campaign in Finland.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $39.99
Our Price: $34.99
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 35 points
In Stock
Soviet Kliment Voroshilov KV-3 Heavy Tank - Summer Camouflage Soviet Kliment Voroshilov KV-3 Heavy Tank - Summer Camouflage (1:72 Scale)

Design on the KV-1 heavy tank began in 1938, with the intention that it should be the successor to the T-35 heavy tank. The first models of the KV-1 were field-tested during the Red Army's disastrous 1940 campaign in Finland.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $39.99
Our Price: $34.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 35 points
(Out of Stock)
US T26E4 Super Pershing Heavy Tank - Office, Chief of Ordnance, Detroit US T26E4 Super Pershing Heavy Tank - Office, Chief of Ordnance, Detroit (1:72 Scale)

Early in June 1944, Army commanders expressed a need for a new breed of tank that could mount either a 90mm or 105mm main gun. This request was approved by the Army Staff soon thereafter even though trials of the new T26E1 had already begun back at Fort Knox earlier that year.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

The German Flakpanzer Coelian was a prototype for an anti-aircraft tank built by the Rheinmetall company. It was intended to be armed principally with two 3.7 cm FlaK 43 gun in a fully enclosed, rotating turret on the hull of a Panther medium tank.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
(3)
German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

The German Flakpanzer Coelian was a prototype for an anti-aircraft tank built by the Rheinmetall company. It was intended to be armed principally with two 3.7 cm FlaK 43 gun in a fully enclosed, rotating turret on the hull of a Panther medium tank.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
In Stock
German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer Coelian Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

The German Flakpanzer Coelian was a prototype for an anti-aircraft tank built by the Rheinmetall company. It was intended to be armed principally with two 3.7 cm FlaK 43 gun in a fully enclosed, rotating turret on the hull of a Panther medium tank.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German Flakpanzer 341 Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer 341 Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

During 1944, design work on a 3.7cm Flakzwilling turret was assigned to Vereinigte Apparatebau AG, a subsidiary or Rheinmetall Borsig. In a series of detailed drawings dated May 1944, they outlined their proposals for Flakpanzer 341

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
(2)
German Flakpanzer 341 Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German Flakpanzer 341 Anti-Aircraft Vehicle with Side Skirts - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

During 1944, design work on a 3.7cm Flakzwilling turret was assigned to Vereinigte Apparatebau AG, a subsidiary or Rheinmetall Borsig. In a series of detailed drawings dated May 1944, they outlined their proposals for Flakpanzer 341

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German VK 45.02 (P)V Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German VK 45.02 (P)V Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

Development of this vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
In Stock
German VK 45.02 (P)H Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 German VK 45.02 (P)H Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

Development of this vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
German VK 45.02 (P)V Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1945 German VK 45.02 (P)V Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

Development of this vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German VK 45.02 (P)H Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1945 German VK 45.02 (P)H Ausf. A Heavy Tank - Unidentified Unit, Eastern Front, 1945 (1:72 Scale)

Development of this vehicle started in April 1942. The Krupp company received an order for construction of turrets. However, the prototype was never manufactured. The turrets were mounted on the first Tiger IIs.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $41.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $2.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German E-50 Standardpanzer Flakpanzer Anti-Aircraft Vehicle German E-50 Standardpanzer Flakpanzer Anti-Aircraft Vehicle (1:72 Scale)

The E-50 Standardpanzer was intended as a standard medium tank, replacing the Panther and Tiger I and the conversions based on these tanks. The E-50 hull was to be longer than the Panther, in fact it was practically identical to the Konigstiger (Tiger II) in overall dimensions except for the glacis plate layout.

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $39.99
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
In Stock
German E-50 Standardpanzer Medium Tank with 88mm Gun German E-50 Standardpanzer Medium Tank with 88mm Gun (1:72 Scale)

The E-50 Standardpanzer was intended as a standard medium tank, replacing the Panther and Tiger I and the conversions based on these tanks. The E-50 hull was to be longer than the Panther, in fact it was practically identical to the Konigstiger (Tiger II) in overall dimensions except for the glacis plate layout.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German E-75 Standardpanzer Heavy Tank with 88mm Gun German E-75 Standardpanzer Heavy Tank with 88mm Gun (1:72 Scale)

The Entwicklung series, more commonly known as the E-series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardised series of tank designs.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
German E-75 Standardpanzer Flakpanzer Anti-Aircraft Vehicle German E-75 Standardpanzer Flakpanzer Anti-Aircraft Vehicle (1:72 Scale)

The Entwicklung series, more commonly known as the E-series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardised series of tank designs.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
Limited Edition German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Tank - The Fall of the Reich, Kummersdorf, Germany, Summer 1946 Limited Edition German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank - "The Fall of the Reich", Kummersdorf, Germany, Summer 1946 (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehicle had to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $49.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $10.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
(1)
German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank [V2] - Version 2 German PzKpfw VIII Maus Super Heavy Tank [V2] - Version 2 (1:72 Scale)

In June 1942, Porsche of Stuttgart was ordered by Hitler to start designing a super heavy tank, mounting a 12.8cm gun, and having maximum possible armor. Trials were to commence in May 1943, however, many difficulties arose. For example, the air-cooled motor never materialized, and the V1 vehicle had to be fitted with a modified MB509 aircraft engine, the V2 with a MB517 diesel.

Currently Unavailable
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $39.99 Sold Out!
You save $5.00!
You'll earn: 40 points
(Out of Stock)
   
 
1 2 3