THIS IS A BRAND NEW, NEVER DISPLAYED, AND LONG SOLD OUT ARMOUR COLLECTION RELEASE OF THE 1:72ND SCALE GERMAN PANZER MK IV H/J TANK. 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 saw service in all combat theaters involving Germany and was the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war. It received various upgrades and design modifications, intended to counter new threats, extending its service life. Generally, these involved increasing the Panzer IV's armor protection or upgrading its weapons, although during the last months of the war, with Germany's pressing need for rapid replacement of losses, design changes also included simplifications to speed up the manufacturing process.The next versions, the Ausf. H and the later J, began production in June 1943 and received the designation Sd. Kfz. 161/2. The integrity of the glacis armor was improved by manufacturing it as a single 80-millimetre (3.15 in) plate. A reinforced final drive with higher gear ratios was introduced. The turret roof was reinforced from 10-millimetre (0.39 in) to 16-millimetre (0.63 in) and 25-millimetre (0.98 in) segments. The vehicle's side and turret were further protected by the addition of 5-millimetre (0.20 in) hull skirts and 8-millimetre (0.31 in) turret skirts. This resulted in the elimination of the vision ports located on the hull side, as the skirts obstructed their view. During the Ausf. H's production run, its rubber-tired return rollers were replaced with cast steel, a lighter cast front sprocket and rear idler wheel gradually replaced the previous components, the hull was fitted with triangular supports for the easily damaged side skirts, the Nebelwurfgeraet was discontinued, and a mount in the turret roof, designed for the Nahverteidigungswaffe, was plugged by a circular armored plate due to initial production shortages of this weapon. THIS MODEL IS ALL DIECAST METAL AND IS EXTREMELY DETAILED WITH AN ELEVATING MAIN GUN, ROTATING TURRET, MACHINE GUN, RADIO, AERIAL, EXTRA TRAC SECTION AND WHEELS AND MUCH MORE DETAIL. IT INCLUDES A CLEAR PLASTIC DISPLAY CASE AND IS 4 INCHES LONG. AS ALWAYS YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. PLEASE VISIT MY EBAY STORE FOR MORE RARE AND DISCONTINUED MODELS.
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