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Bergepanther (Sd.Kfz. 179)

Part No: RV03238

Price: 19.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 21.79 / US Dollars: US$24.39

After the introduction of the PzKpfw (Armoured Fighting Vehicle) V "Panther" it was quickly realized that previous recovery vehicles did not have sufficient power to recover heavy battle tanks from the battlefield. As a short-term emergency measure, a dozen model D "Panthers" from the current production line were converted to function as recovery vehicles. To this end the turret bearing ring was covered with wood and a strengthened towing assembly and an auxiliary crane were mounted on the rear end. This combination proved to be so successful that by 1945 a total of 339 "Bergepanther" been built.

- Early version of the Bergepanther
- Finely detailed and engraved surfaces
- Tracks consisting of single links
- Authentic Interleaved Track Suspension
- Auxiliary Crane
- Towing Mechanism
- Finely Detailed Tool Kit
- Machine Gun

- Authentic Decal Set for two Germany "Wehrmacht" Versions:
- Bergepanther der s.PzAbt 505, Russland 1944
- Bergepanther der s.Pz. Jäg. Abt 654, Ruhr Kessel 1945

Model details
Scale 1:35
Release date 10/2013
No. of parts 419
Length 198 mm

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