Cyber-Hobby 1/35 Panther II
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
|NOTES:||Includes figure set|
The Panther was a tank fielded by Germany in World War II that served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. It was intended as a counter to the T-34, and to replace the Panzer III and IV, though it served along with them and the heavy tanks until the end of the war. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs and it is frequently regarded (along with the Soviet T-34) as the best tank design of World War II.
Apparently the Panther II was to be an uparmored version of the standard Panther tank. I've not been able to find any information on whether this tank actually saw production. The lone surviving example of this vehicle is at the Patton Museum and sports the turret of the Panther G.
I have noticed that these kits are selling briskly at the local hobby shop. And well they should as they provide good value for the money. This one is no exception.
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