Barcode: 0 89195 60549 8
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 6.1" x 3.1" x 2.8"
The first prototype of the Jagdpanzer IV was presented to the German Fuehrer in October 1943, with production of an eventual 769 pieces commencing in January 1944 by Vomag. Based on the chassis, running gear and drive train of the Panzer IV, this specialist “tank hunter” was low-slung and had well-sloped armor. The vertical glacis of the Pz.Kpfw. IV was replaced by two angled plates that provided a sharp nose. The 24-ton Early-Production model mounted a 7.5cm PaK39 L/48 gun in a fixed superstructure.
All these distinctive features are evident in Dragon Armor’s newest 1/72 scale fully built-up model of a Jagdpanzer IV from the Panzer-Division Hermann Go"ring, which served in East Prussia in 1945. In late 1944 this elite division had been transferred to East Prussia-Kurland to halt the Russian juggernaut, and the division subsequently fought against the Vistula-Oder Offensive and in Silesia. This Early-Production Jagdpanzer IV L/48 model is exquisitely finished in a distinctive three-color camouflage scheme, with white tactical numbers prominently painted on the superstructure sides. Another interesting aspect of this detailed model is the armored side skirts affixed to the hull sides.