Panther G w/Zimmerit, 9.Pz.Div. "Hohenstaufen", Normandy 1944
To counter the ascendancy of the Russian T-34 tank, the German Panther first appeared on the battlefield in July 1943 at the Battle of Kursk. The Panther offered a fine combination of mobility, protection and firepower, and by the war’s end it was Germany’s third most produced German armored fighting vehicle. The most common (and final) variant produced was the Ausf.G, which featured thicker armor and a redesigned hull.
Dragon Armor’s newest large-scale release is a Late Production variant of the Panther G dressed in markings of 9. Panzerdivision “Hohenstaufen”. The unit name Hohenstaufen referred to a famous line of German rulers in the 12th and 13th centuries. This division was based in France at the time of the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944. After arriving in the area in late June after suffering repeated air attacks, it was engaged in fierce battles around Caen. After a fighting withdrawal, it was able to escape the Falaise pocket, and it proceeded to retreat through France and Belgium. This new 1/35 scale tank is the first Dragon Armor Panther G bearing a coating of Zimmerit, a feature that has been accurately replicated in miniature. Painted in a three-color camouflage scheme, the model also wears large tactical numbers on the turret sides. This fine fully assembled model features an accompanying of a pre-painted 1/35 Geman figure. Taken from a pool of available figures, the figure varies from model to model in random selection.
61015 Panther G w/Zimmerit, 9.Pz.Div.
- Item Number: 61015
Release Date: August 2008
- Fully assembled
- True to 1/35 scale
- Fully accurate mold
- Open window display packaging
- Highly popular and collectible item
- Includes protective display case