We recently received our latest delivery of Takom items which is formed of a trio of German Panther tanks in early, mid-early and late stages. These kits are currently being dispatched from our warehouse and will start appearing on retailers shelves imminently. All of the mentioned plastic model kits come in a 1:35 scale and require paint and glue. The arrival includes:
SdKfz 171 Panther A (early, with interior), PKTAK02097
SdKfz 171 Panther A (mid-early, with interior), PKTAK02098
SdKfz 171/267 Panther A (late, with interior, 2 in 1), PKTAK02099
All the above Panther tanks come complete with a full interior kit, with an option of fitting the hatch door open or closed. They also include link & length tracks and an assembly jig.
Above: SdKfz 171 Panther A Early, PKTAK02097
The medium sized tanks were first introduced to the German army across Europe during 1943 whilst in the midst of World War 2. Considered one of the best tanks of the war, they utilised the same engine as the heavier Tiger I tank, but they had more efficient frontal hull armour, better gun penetration and were lighter and faster.
Above: (left) SdKfz 171 Panther A Mid-Early, PKTAK02098 and (right) SdKfz 171/267 Panther A Late, PKTAK02099
Originally named the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther and assigned the ordnance inventory designation of SdKfz 171, the name was changed by Hitler on 27 February 1944 with him ordering the Roman numeral “V” to be removed. Over 6000 of the popular Panther tanks were built by the Germans along with a further nine tanks being built by the British Army between 1945-46, proving the quality of these momentous machines. Please visit our Stockist page to find your nearest Bachmann retailer.