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Panzer IV/70 (A) (GE110)

Panzer IV/70 (A) (GE110)

The Panzer IV/70 tank was derived from the Jagdpanzer IV tank-hunter. The Jagdpanzer IV was designed as a replacement for the StuG G and StuG IV. It became known as Guderian’s Duck after General Heinz Guderian objected to its introduction. He felt that the StuG assault guns were more than adequate and production resources were better spent on Panzer IV tanks.

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Early in the design process it was decided to arm the new vehicle with the 7.5cm PaK 42 L/70 gun as found in the excellent Panther tank. These new models began production in August 1944.

Two versions saw use in Hungary, the interim Panzer IV/70 (A), which mounted the superstructure on a Panzer IV tank hull, and the Panzer IV/70 (V), which used the specially designed Jagdpanzer IV hull and superstructure. Both had the same thickness of front armour, but the Panzer IV/70 (V) was lower and had a better integrated hull and superstructure with well-sloped armour. However, both versions’ armour and long gun made them nose heavy and slow moving.

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Panzer IV/70 (A) (GE110)
Panzer IV/70 (A) (GE110) The Panzer IV/70 (A) in Flames Of War

The Panzer IV/70 (A) tank combined the excellent gun of the Panther tank with the tested hull of the Panzer IV tank. With additional armour this made for a formidable fighting vehicle.

Mobility: Fully-tracked
Front 8; Side 3; Top 1
Range: 32"/80cm
ROF 2; Anti-tank 14; Firepower 3+

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Equipment and Notes
Hull MG, Overloaded, Schürzen, Slow tank, Hull mounted.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

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Panzer IV/70 (A) (GE110)
Jeff Brooks Demonstrations How To Paint The Panzer IV/70

Jeff Brooks has been busy putting together video demonstrations on how to paint various Flames Of War models, in this example he shows us how to paint the Panzer IV/70 (V). But many of the techinques and tips can be used on the Panzer IV/70 (A).

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Last Updated On Friday, February 22, 2019