Jagdpanzer IV L/70(V) Aug 1944 w/Zimmerit
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Newly tooled superstructure molded w/Zimmerit
- Newly tooled fenders w/Zimmerit
- Newly tooled rear plate w/spare tracks and detailed exhaust pipe
- Gun mantlet w/Zimmerit made from 4-directional slide-molded
- Gun barrel w/hollow muzzle
- Travel lock and access hatches reproduced
- Gun sight hand wheels and gun breech w/well-defined detail
- Commander's hatch can be assembled open or closed
- Close-in defense weapon port on superstructure
- Spare-wheel brackets w/spare wheels
- Extendable jack w/separate parts
- Intricate OVM arrangement
- Hatches on engine deck can be assembled open or closed
- Periscope made from clear part
- Sight rail provided as separate parts
- Side-skirt armor produced for scale thickness
- Realistic return-rollers included
- Road wheels and suspension w/multiple components exhibit crisp detail
- Sprockets and idler wheels w/delicate detail
- Accurate detailed idler adjuster mountings
- Convoy light on rear fender made from clear part
- Magic Tracks delicately produced
The Jagdpanzer IV (Sd.Kfz.162/1) armed with a 7.5cm PaK42 L/70 gun entered production in August 1944. The (V) added to its name signified a variant manufactured by the company Vomag. Production up till April 1945 eventually reached some 930 Jagdpanzer IV L/70(V) vehicles, making it the most common member of the family. The vehicle was based on the chassis and drive train of the Panzer IV tank, while the 7.5cm gun without a muzzle brake was mounted in a fixed superstructure. The 25.8-tonne vehicle was popular with its crews thanks to its potent armament, good mobility and low profile, especially in the defensive fighting that characterized the latter part of WWII. The Jagdpanzer IV L/70 saw combat on the Western and Eastern Fronts, with the greatest concentration of vehicles occurring in the Ardennes Offensive.
Dragon has launched a 1/35 scale model of the Jagdpanzer IV L/70(V). Logically it's based on the fantastic earlier kit (Item No.6397). What's special about this kit is the integral Zimmerit coating that was present on vehicles produced in the August 1944 timeframe. To correctly depict this anti-magnetic mine coating, entirely new parts have been created by the designers. Examples include the fenders, fighting compartment, mantlet, glacis, lower hull and rear plate. Not only is the molded Zimmerit a great time-saving solution for model-makers, but it's also rendered with the touch of a master modeler. Indeed, its progenitors say it's one of the best Zimmerit coatings they've ever produced on a model! Their craftsmanship means modelers can forget about the tedious job of applying Zimmerit themselves. This was a distinctive German armored vehicle of WWII, and Dragon has just made it stand out all the more!