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German Skoda 38T Tank

 

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The Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) was originally a Czech tank produced by Skoda of pre WW2 design. After Czechoslovakia was invaded by Germany, it was adopted by the German Army, seeing service in the invasions of Poland, France and Russia. Production ended in 1942, when its armament was deemed inadequate. In all, over 1400 were manufactured. The chassis continued to be produced for the Marder III (1942-1944) and Hetzer (1944-1945) tank destroyers, the Grille assault gun and Flakpanzer 38T.

The Panzer 38(t) performed well during the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the Battle of France in 1940 as it was better armed than the German's own Panzer I and Panzer II tanks. It was on a par with most light tank designs of the era, although it was unable to effectively engage the frontal armour of medium, heavy and infantry tank designs.

It was also used in the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 (constituting approximately 33% of the total number of German tanks), but was quickly outclassed by the new T-34 and KV-1 tanks and was eventually withdrawn from German service.

 

This model is built, airbrushed and weathered to an exceptional standard, to represent a vehicle serving with the 20th Panzer Division during the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. It comes complete with a tank commander figure and stowage.

Please note the diorama base shown in the photos is for illustrative purposes only & is not included.

 

MODEL DETAILS

Manufacturer Trumpeter
Material Plastic
Spacial Features Tank commander figure & stowage
Scale 1/35
Length 13 cms
Width 6 cms
Height  8 cms
Price £149.99 including postage & packing
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