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Panther Tank Platoon (GBX126)

Panther Tank Platoon (GBX126)
includes two resin and plastic Panther tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue and three Unit cards.

Operation Citadel was delayed to allow time for the Panther tank to make its way to the front Though a high priority was put on the new tank production was delayed due to a lack of specialized machine tools needed for the hull. The first tanks came off the production line in December 1942. The long 7.5cm gun and 100mm of frontal armour on the Panther easily outperformed Allied or Soviet tanks on the field, giving the German crews a sense of invulnerability. The Panther was the most formidable of the German medium tanks and packed one hell of a punch. It was armed with the 7.5cm Rheinmetall KwK42 (L/70). It carried 79 rounds in the tank. 

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While the KwK42 didn’t quite have the same reputation as the 88 it was, nonetheless, one of the most powerful tank guns of the war. It had a large propellant charge and the long barrel gave it a very high muzzle velocity and excellent armour-penetration.

Ghost Panzers
As the ground hardened after the muddy Russian Spring, the German army prepared to launch their Summer offensive, codenamed Operation Citadel. The target was Kursk, a city in the centre of a huge bulge in the front line, where several Soviet armies could be cut off and destroyed.To ensure success, new weapons were rushed to the front, including Ferdinand heavy tank-hunters and Panther medium tanks. These were combined with several panzer and panzergrenadier divisions, totalling an impressive 2450 tanks and assault guns. Over 3600 Soviet tanks were waiting for them, setting the scene for the largest tank battle on the Eastern Front...

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Panther Tank Track Sprue (x2)
Panther Tank Platoon (GBX126)
Plastic Tank Crew (x1) Panther Tank Contents
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Unit Cards  
Ghost Panzers Formations and Movement Orders (x1) Panther Tank Company HQ  (x1)
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Panther Tank Platoon (x1)
Panther Tank Platoon (GBX126)
Panther Tank Platoon (GBX126)


Last Updated On Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront