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)

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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

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

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German Jerry Can Set (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 315 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Jerry Can set (Early type)’.

German Jerry Can set (Early type)

History

Essential Equipment for Early WWII German Vehicles – Jerry cans used by the German army featured a functional design. Early-type cans featured simple cross-shaped indentations for structural reinforcement while later types had more complex indentation patterns.

Early-type cans were seen from the Polish campaign to North Africa and the beginning of the Russian campaign, and some were continuously used until the latter half of the war.

Source: Tamiya website

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German DAK 15cm s.IG.33 auf Pz.Kpfw.III (Dragon)

This is the Dragon 6904 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German DAK 15cm s-IG.33 aud Pz.Kpfw.III’.

German DAK 15cm s.IG.33 auf Pz.Kpfw.III

History

Germany created a wide number of self-propelled howitzers (SPH) during WWII, these typically being converted from existing tank chassis.
It represents a 15cm s.IG.33 auf Fahrgestell Pz.III which, as its name suggests, mated a 15cm field howitzer with a Panzer III chassis.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was seeking heavy artillery mounted on tracked chassis because horse-drawn or truck-drawn howitzers were impractical in the desert.

This SPH was used by the Deutsches Afrika Korps, specifically the 90 leichte Infanterie-Division, in North Africa. It first saw action in September 1942.

Source: Dragon website

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German Wittmann’s Command Tiger I, Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E (Dragon)

This is the Dragon 6730 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Wittmann’s Command Tiger I, Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E’.

German Wittmann's Command Tiger I, Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E

History

Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann was one of Germany’s highest-scoring tank aces of WWII, with the credited destruction of 138 tanks and 132 anti-tank guns.

He cut his teeth on the Eastern Front with a StuG.III, and later he took command of a Tiger I in time for combat during Operation Citadel at Kursk in July 1943.

Source: Dragon website

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German Bergepanzer IV, Recovery Vehicle (Trumpeter)

This is the Trumpeter 00389 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Bergepanzer IV, Recovery Vehicle’.

German Bergepanzer IV, Recovery Vehicle

History

The Panzer IV was the workhorse of the German tank corps, being produced and used in all theatres of combat throughout the war. The design was upgraded repeatedly to deal with the increasing threats from enemy forces.

Bergepanzer IV : A recovery vehicle, essentially a turretless Panzer IV chassis fitted with a crane. In May 1944 Bergepanzer 36 stared being built.

Source: Trumpeter website

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German Panserkampfwagen IV, Ausf. E (Zvezda)

This is the Zvezda 3641 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Panserkampfwagen IV, Ausf. E’.

German Panserkampfwagen IV, Ausf. E

History

The Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV), commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a German medium tank developed in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. Its ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 161.

The Panzer IV was the most widely manufactured German tank and the second-most widely manufactured German armored fighting vehicle of the Second World War, with some 8,500 built.

The Panzer IV chassis was used as the base for many other fighting vehicles, including the Sturmgeschütz IV assault gun, Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer, the Wirbelwind self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, and the Brummbär self-propelled gun.

Source: Wikipedia

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