German VK 4501 (P) (Italeri)

This is the Italeri 6565 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German VK 4501 (P).

German VK 4501 (P)

History

The German Army, during the Second World War, expressed the specific need to have available a heavy tank, characterized by an high protective armor and armed with a high velocity gun able to defeat every kind of enemy tank.

Ferdinand Porsche, to meet the request, developed the heavy tank VK 4501 (P) prototype. The tank introduced several innovative solutions for the time but not enough reliable. In fact, during the testing, the tank highlighted some weaknesses in the driving system and in the engine that didn’t permit to go ahead with the mass production.

The German Army preferred the Henschel prototype, the VK 4501 (H), which became the development base for the famous and lethal Tiger I. However, from the first production batch of the VK 4501 (P) Porsche released other versions as the new heavy Jagdpanzer “Ferdinand“ that mounted the longer 88mm. gun.

Source: Italeri website

Manufacturer

Wheel, German (Friulmodel)

Aside

Friulmodel

Aftermarket metal wheels for my German vehicles, in 1/35 scale.

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Panser III

Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.A
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.B
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.E AW-01/A AW-06
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.F AW-01/A AW-06
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.G AW-01/A AW-06
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.H AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.J, Initial AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.J AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.K AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.L AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.M AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.N

Panzer IV

Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.A AW-03
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.B AW-03
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.C AW-03
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.D AW-03
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.E AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.F AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.F2 AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.G AW-04 AW-05
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.H AW-05
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.J AW-05
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Bergepanzer AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Brückenleger AW-03
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Möbelwagen AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ostwind AW-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Wirbelwind AW-04 AW-05

Heavy

Tiger I, Initial
Tiger I, Early
Tiger I, Middle
Tiger I, Late

Destroyer

Elefant
Nashorn AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02

Assault

StuG III, Ausf.A AW-01/A AW-06
StuG III, Ausf.B AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.C/D AW-01/B AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.D AW-01/B AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.E AW-01/B AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.F AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.F/8 AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.G AW-02
StuG III, Ausf.G – L/48 AW-02
StuG IV AW-05
StuG IV, Sd.Kfz.167 AW-05
StuG IV – L/48 AW-05
StuG IV, Sd.Kfz.1 AW-05
Sturmtiger

Artillery

Hummel AW-01/A AW-01/B AW-02

Half-track

Sd.Kfz.7 AW-18
Sd.Kfz.8
Sd.Kfz.9, Famo

Source: Friulmodel

Track, German (Friulmodel)

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Friulmodel

Aftermarket working metal track links for my German vehicles, in 1/35 scale.

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Panser I

Pz.Kpfw.I ATL-20
Pz.Kpfw.I, Ausf.C (VK 601) ATL-118
Pz.Kpfw.I, Ausf.F ATL-64
Pz.Kpfw.I, s.IG.33 ATL-20

Panser II

Pz.Kpfw.II ATL-30
Pz.Kpfw.II, Ausf.D ATL-52 ATL-53
Pz.Kpfw.II, Ausf.J ATL-64
Pz.Kpfw.II, Ausf.L (Luchs) ATL-36
Pz.Kpfw.II (Flamethrower) ATL-52 ATL-53

Panser III

Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.A ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.B ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.E ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.F ATL-02 ATL-03
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.G ATL-02 ATL-03 ATL-04
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.H ATL-03 ATL-04
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.J, Initial ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.J ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.K ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.L ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.M ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.III, Ausf.N ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19

Panzer IV

Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.A ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.B ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.C ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.D ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.E ATL-02 ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.F ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.F2 ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-117
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.G ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-83
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.H ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-28 ATL-83 ATL-117
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ausf.J ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-83 ATL-117
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Bergepanzer ATL-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Brückenleger ATL-02
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Möbelwagen ATL-05 ATL-27 ATL-117
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Ostwind ATL-04
Pz.Kpfw.IV, Wirbelwind ATL-27 ATL-28 ATL-117

Heavy

Tiger I, Initial ATL-26 ATL-116
Tiger I, Early ATL-25 ATL-26
Tiger I, Middle ATL-06 ATL-26
Tiger I, Late ATL-06 ATL-26

Destroyer

Elefant ATL-23
Nashorn ATL-04 ATL-05

Assault

StuG III, Ausf.A ATL-02 ATL-03
StuG III, Ausf.B ATL-03 ATL-04
StuG III, Ausf.C/D ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
StuG III, Ausf.D ATL-03 ATL-04 ATL-19
StuG III, Ausf.E ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
StuG III, Ausf.F ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-27 ATL-117
StuG III, Ausf.F/8 ATL-04
StuG III, Ausf.G ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-83 ATL-117
StuG III, Ausf.G – L/48 ATL-04 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-117
StuG IV ATL-04 ATL-05
StuG IV, Sd.Kfz.167 ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-83 ATL-117
StuG IV – L/48 ATL-04 ATL-05 ATL-19
StuG IV, Sd.Kfz.1 ATL-05 ATL-19 ATL-27 ATL-28 ATL-83 ATL-117
Sturmtiger ATL-06 ATL-25 ATL-26
Waffenträger, Krupp 1 ATL-121
Waffenträger, Krupp Steyr ATL-123

Artillery

Bison I/II ATL-122

Half-track

Sd.Kfz.7 ATL-24
Sd.Kfz.8 ATL-169
Sd.Kfz.9, Famo ATL-57 ATL-58
Sd.Kfz.11 ATL-76

Source: Friulmodel

Track, Russian (Friulmodel)

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Friulmodel

Aftermarket working metal track links for my Russian vehicles, in 1/35 scale.

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Light/Medium

BT-7 ATL-74
T-34/76 ATL-38 ATL-124
T-26 ATL-45
T-28 ATL-91
T-54 ATL-01
T-55 ATL-01
T-62 ATL-01

Heavy

KV-1 ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-2 ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-8 ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-8S ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-85 ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-122 ATL-10 ATL-51
KV-1S ATL-10 ATL-51
JS-1 ATL-14 ATL-34 ATL-54
JS-2 ATL-14 ATL-34 ATL-54
JS-3 ATL-14 ATL-34 ATL-54
T-10 ATL-170

Self-propelled

SU-76/76M/76R ATL-96
SU-85 ATL-09
SU-85M ATL-09
SU-100 ATL-09
SU-122 ATL-09
SU-152 ATL-10 ATL-51
JSU-122 ATL-14 ATL-54
JSU-152 ATL-14 ATL-54

Source: Friulmodel

JGSDF Type 90 Tank w/ammo-loading crew (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 260-4400 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘JGSDF Type 90 Tank w/ammo-loading crew’.

JGSDF Type 90 Tank w/ammo-loading crew

History

The Type 90 tank is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). It is built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and was designed as a replacement for all deployed Type 61s and a portion of their Type 74 tanks, and entered service in 1990. It is slated to be complemented by the Type 10.

The Type 90 mounts a licensed copy of the German Rheinmetall L44 120mm smoothbore cannon product by Japan Steel Works Limited. This is the same gun that is mounted on the German Leopard 2, American Abrams, and the South Korean K1A1 tanks. The gun is armed and loaded through a mechanical bustle autoloader (conveyor-belt type), developed by Mitsubishi of Japan.

The Type 90 tank is the first western tank to achieve manpower savings by reducing the crew to three through the development of the turret bustle autoloader (with the exception of the turretless Strv 103). This design allows the tank crew to operate without a loader, which allows the use of a smaller turret.

Source: Wikipedia

Manufacturer

Where I got it

German Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf. N (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 290-3600 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf. N’.

German Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf. N

History

During the middles stages of WWII, most German military vehicles had trouble providing adequate support to troops, therefore the N type tank was built to help solve this problem. The N type tank replaced its Marder III main battery with a 7.5cm gun which could fire high-performance high-explosive bursting projectile shells.

From June 1942 through to August 1943, existing J, L, & M models also received these upgrades and 663 tanks were fitted, and another 37 were also upgraded later in 1944. In the summer of 1942 these tanks appeared on the battlefield with their highly explosive shells, and they proved to be highly efficient in their role of reinforcing the ground troops.

They were deployed into newly organized heavy tank battalions, to make up for the lack of Tiger I tanks. As a support tank, the N type was easy to manage and very reliable, and in the latter half of WWII it fought at many fronts.

Source: Tamiya website

Manufacturer

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Russian BT-7, Model 1937 (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35327-3800 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian BT-7, Model 1937’.

Russian BT-7, Model 1937

History

An Important Step in Russian Tank Evolution – The BT-7 was a highly-maneuverable tank with a powerful 45mm main gun in addition to sloped front armor, which made it the pillar of the Russian tank divisions.

The 1937 model was a defensive upgrade to its predecessors, featuring as it did sloped armor all around the body in place of the previous flat version.

This design proved to be successful enough for use in its successor, the T-34.

Source: Tamiya website

Manufacturer

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