by Das Werk
This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
The small tank known as the Schwerer Kleiner Panzerkampfwagen is a German tank planned during World War II. Argus was given a development contract for the E-25, a 25-30t-class medium-sized destroyer of the E (Entwicklungstypen = development type) plan ion Germany during World War II, but Porsche also designed it independently. The 18t reconnaissance tank Typ 245/1 equipped with the 55mm Mk112 machine gun was proposed, as was the 27t Typ 255 10.5cm grenade-equipped heavy and small tank with a Typ 245/2 assault gun. Small, heavy tanks had slanted armor made by welding rolled plates, carried four crewmembers, and had an air-cooled V10 engine. Initially, it was planned to be equipped with a 10.5cm grenade gun, but later, in response to a request from the military to make it a destroyer tank, the design was changed to a 10cm PAW anti-tank sliding cavity gun from Klupp. In addition, based on the idea that all tanks should be equipped with anti-aircraft guns, it was planned to equip the upper part of the hull with a linemetal-designed all-around turret mounted with a 30mm MK108 machine gun. This small, heavy tank was an innovative design compared to the E-25 proposed by Argus, but in the latter half of the war Germany could not afford to make a prototype of this vehicle, so it was never made.
This model kit from Das Werk includes two types of guns: 10.5cm leFH43 and 10cm PAW. A night-vision device is also included, and the tracks are link-and-length. Decals for six fictitious markings from 1945 to 1946 are included, as are photo-etched parts. Order yours today!