- Plastic model kit, paint and glue required (not included).
- Skill Level 4
- 124 Parts
- Dimensions: Approximate Length 4.8””
- Box Dimensions: 9.5” L x 6.2” W x 1.4” H
- Recommend for 10 years and above.
The Panther is a German medium tank deployed during World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1943 to the war's end in 1945. It had the ordnance inventory designation of Sd.Kfz. 171.
The G version was the variant of the Pzkpfw V „Panther“ battle tank produced in greatest numbers and it superseded the A version from 1944 onwards. The chassis was of a better design and further improvements were continually incorporated in production. The final version of the tank had an altered engine deck and the shape of the cylindrical mount mantlet was different. With its 7,5 cm 42 L/70 cannon and missile deflecting shape the Panther proved to be a dangerous opponent. The V 12 cylinder Maybach HL 230P30 petrol engine with a maximum capacity of 700 HP gave the 44,800 kg heavy. Panther G a maximum speed of 55 km/h. It had a crew of five.
The Panther was intended to counter the Soviet T-34 and to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV. Nevertheless, it served alongside the Panzer IV and the heavier Tiger I until the end of the war. It is considered one of the best tanks of World War II for its excellent firepower and protection, although its reliability was less impressive
The Revell Germany 1/72 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G kit features fine surface details, movable turret, injection molded track, detailed running gear, parts for an early and late version and decals for three versions.