The Sd.Kfz. 171 Panzer V Panther was Germany’s answer to the Russian T-34 on which it was inspired. Considered by many to be the best German tank of World War II, it was a medium tank although quite heavy (almost 45 tons), highly manoeuvrable and wide tracks, very well armoured, and best armed with a powerful 7.5 cm L/70 KwK 42 gun. The first version was the Ausf.D which made its debut during the Battle of Kursk, although this release was rather problematic with continuous traction and engine problems. But they were withdrawn from the front and upgraded with the new Ausf.A version. About 850 units were built between January and September 1943.
Zvezda 1/72 scale model kit, 12,5 cm long approx with 97 pieces to snap fit assemble, no glue required. With soft plastic tracks. Decals for Pz.Abt. 51 during the Operation Citadel, Kursk 1943. Not suitable for children under 14.