Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
Paper Panzer Productions' recent releases adds new items to its growing list of what-if conversion kits.
Paper Panzer Productions cautions that the following products are what-ifs. These are not based on either factual or historical documentation.
PPP 35028 Jagd E-50 E-75 Eber
The Jagd E-50/E-75 follows the idea of the Jagdpanzer and Sturmtiger, where a standard chassis could be taken of the production chain and have the superstructure bolted on. A heavily armored frontplate with additional protection where hull and superstructure meet provide a hard to penetrate front. Combined with the deadly 8.8cm gun and state-of-the-art optics the Jagd E-50/E-75 ‘Eber’ would have been a tough nut to crack.
The conversion kit may be used on the Trumpeter E-50 / E-75 chassis without further modification. A metal barrel and antenna is included.
PPP 35029 Beobachtungspanzer Panther F cast turret
The Beobachtungspanzer Panther F could have been the continuation of the work that had started on developing a dedicated and powerful artillery observation vehicle. A well-protected observer, equiped with state-of-the-art observation and range finding devices would have been a serious asset to the German artillery corps. This turret combines a cast turret shell with a welded, strong front plate and a dummy gun.
The conversion kit provides four versions of the observation device. Included with the turret is a metal antenna.
PPP 35030 Cast Panther F hull
When he saw the first completed Panther tank Heinz Guderian wanted a complete stop in Panzer III and IV production to concentrate solely on the Panther. The war situation however did not permit a radical stop and switch. The Wehrmacht needed plenty of replacement panzers for the battles on the Eastern Front. Although production in Germany was in full swing the required numbers were never reached. Some of the conquered countries however also had industries that contributed. Both the French and the Czech had a good capability of casting larger objects. PPP’s cast Panther hull fits the whatif scenario where production was outsourced to these industries
The conversion kit applies to either Dragon or Tamiya Panther kits. Some modification is required to fit.
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