- Plastic Model Kit, Assembly & Paint Required
- Glue And Paint Not Included
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
- Box Dimensions: 13.0" L x 9.75" W x 2.5" H
- Kit Contains:
German Army Schwerer Plattformwagen (Platform Trailer) SSYMS Type 80 x 2
German Army Schwerer Plattformwagen (Platform Trailer) SSYS Type x 2
German army E-75 heavy tank w / 128 mm cannon
German Army E-50 Medium Tank w / 105mm Artillery
During WWII, the Schwerer Plattformwagens used the vast railroads in Europe and Russia to carry military items closer to the front. In the case of tanks, this got them closer to the battlefield faster than if they had been driven there under their own power. It also left the tank crews fresher for battle.
The Entwicklung series (from German Entwicklung, "development"), more commonly known as the E-Series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardized series of tank designs. There were to be standard designs in five different weight classes (E-10, E-25, E-50, E-75 and E-100) from which several specialized variants were to be developed. This intended to reverse the trend of extremely complex tank designs that had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability.
The E-50 Standardpanzer was intended as a standard medium tank, replacing the Panther and Tiger I and the conversions based on these tanks. The E-50 hull was to be longer than the Panther, in fact it was practically identical to the Königstiger (Tiger II) in overall dimensions except for the upper and lower glacis plate layout. Compared to these earlier designs however, the amount of drilling and machining involved in producing these Standardpanzer was reduced drastically, which would have made them quicker, easier and cheaper to produce, as would the proposed conical spring system, replacing their predecessors' torsion bar system which required a special steel alloy.
The E-75 Standardpanzer was intended to be the standard heavy tank to be used as a replacement of the Tiger II and Jagdtiger. The E-75 would have been built on the same production lines as the E-50 for ease of manufacture, and the two vehicles were to share many components, including the same Maybach HL 234 engine. As its name indicates, the resulting vehicle would have weighed in at over 75 tonnes, reducing its speed to around 40 km/h. To offset the increased weight, the bogies were spaced differently from on the E-50, with an extra pair added on each side, giving the E-75 a slightly improved track to ground contact length.
This Modelcollect 1/72 scale German Train Transport With E-75 and E-50 Tanks features::
- Detailed plastic parts molded in gray and attached to sprues.
- Decal sheet
- Etched details
- Assembly and painting instructions (AMMO by Mig paint key)
A great addition to your armor collection.