- Ground Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Highly detailed, moveable turret and gun
- Acrylic case and display stand included.
- Measures approximately 2.5” L x 1.25” W x 1.4” H.
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
In 1934 there were delays in design and production for what would be the Panzer III and IV tanks. The temporary solution was the Panzer II or Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfw). It was a larger version of the Panzer I but with a 20 mm anti-tank gun. The Panzer II was in production from 1937 to 1943 and remained in service until 1945. The Ausf. C was the most produced variant of the Panzer II. The Panzer II chassis was used to produce several other types of tanks.
Beginning July 4, 1943 the German forces launched an offensive known as Operation Zitadelle(Citadel) against Soviet forces in the region of Kursk. The Germans anticipated a Soviet offensive and hoped Zitadelle would encircle large numbers of Soviet troops and equipment weakening their enemy enough to shift the balance of power in their favor. Instead of a great German success Operation Zitadelle started what became the Battle of Kursk with heavy German losses they couldn’t afford. The Soviets had received prior information about the attack and were prepared. That was the last German offensive in Eastern Europe.
This Hobby Master 1/72 scale model is a replica of a Panzer II #811 from the 6th Panzer Division, Operation Zitadelle (Citadel) Kursk 1943.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or armor collection.