Das Werk plastic model kit for the construction of a German tank Panther Ausf.A Early/Mid Version of WW II, in 1/35 scale.
Das Werk plastic model kit for the construction of a German tank Panther Ausf.A Early/Mid Version of WW II, in 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, metallic parts, P.E. parts and decals.
The Panther is a German medium tank deployed during WW II on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1943 to the war's end in 1945. It had the ordnance inventory designation of Sd.Kfz. 171. It was designated as the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther. The Panther was intended to counter the Soviet T-34 and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV. Nevertheless, it served alongside the Panzer IV and the heavier Tiger I until the end of the war. It is considered one of the best tanks of WW II for its excellent firepower and protection, although its reliability was less impressive. he Panther was a compromise. While having essentially the same Maybach V12 petrol (690 hp) engine as the Tiger I, it had more effective frontal hull armour, better gun penetration, was lighter and faster, and could traverse rough terrain better than the Tiger I. The trade-off was weaker side armour, which made it vulnerable to flanking fire. The Panther proved to be effective in open country and long range engagements, but did not provide enough high explosive firepower against infantry