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Dragon 6463 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J "initial production"

Réf. article: Dragon 6463
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Description

'39-'45 Serie

The Panzer III was Germany’s main battle tank for the first couple of years of WWII, with earlier Panzer IV variants serving primarily as close-support weapons. However, after Pz.Kpfw.III tanks began encountering more heavily armored T-34 and KV-1 tanks during the invasion of Russia, existing Panzer III models were found to be inadequate for the task. One solution was to up-gun the tank with a longer and more powerful 5cm KwK 38 L/42 cannon, and to add more armor to the vehicle. Thus the Panzer III Ausf.J was born. It featured 50mm-thick solid armor plates on the front and rear of the hull, an increase from the previous 30mm-thick armor plates. Among other modifications, the new armor resulted in a ball-mount MG being fitted on the front superstructure and a redesigned driver’s visor. A total of 482 of these initial version tanks were produced starting in March and ending in December 1941.

Drie uitvoeringen mogelijk;

  • 2nd Panzer Division, Russia 1941.
  • 2nd Panzer Division, Russia 1941.
  • 11th Panzer Division, Eastern Front 1941.

Aantal onderdelen; 690.

Features:

  • Newly tooled slide-molded engine deck for Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J Intitial Production
  • Engine hatches can be assembled open or closed
  • 5cm Kw.K L/42 gun w/delicate detail
  • Complete gun assembley reproduced w/full detail
  • Gun barrel and mantlet are slide molded
  • 3-direction slide-molded gun sleeve for greater detail
  • new injection-molded tow cable for engine deck w/cable mount include
  • Hollowed-out undercut on turret bottom included
  • Gearbox acces hatch finely designed
  • Photo-etched mesh included
  • Air deflector accurately represented
  • Slide-molded cooling air intake
  • Photo-etched air-intake grills
  • Side hatches can be assembled open or closed w/interior details
  • Idler wheels w/photo-etched parts
  • Detailed track tension adjuster
  • Slide-molded stowage bin w/fine details can be assembled open or closed
  • Fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surface
  • Turret realistically made by 3-directional slide molds
  • One piece slide-molded lower hull w/exquisite detail
  • Lowe hull sides come w/full detail
  • Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom
  • Slide-molded torsion bars include
  • Slide-molded hydraulic shock absorbers are well detailed
  • Detailed suspension swing arms
  • 40cm Magic Tracks
  • Final-drive housing covers are separate parts for maxium detail
  • Accurate sprocket wheels
  • Road wheels w/accurate detail
  • Injection molded on-vehicle tools have clasp detail
  • Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends
  • Notek headlight w/exquisite detail
  • Toolbox w/padlaock produced by slide model 
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