Plastic model kit. Requires paint and cement for assembly (not included)
The 45-tonne Panther was one of the most important tanks used by Germany during WWII, and a number of Ausf. A and Ausf.G vehicles – 329, in fact – were converted into command tanks from May 1943 to February 1945. These were known in German as Panzerbefehlswagen, and they were used as battalion and regimental command vehicles, as well as for ground-to-air liaison.
As the kit title indicates, this command tank is based on a Panther Ausf.G hull. It has all the additions needed by a Befehls Panther – for example, there is a pair of star antennas on the engine deck, and the correct mantlet for a command Panther is also present. The most notable aspect of this kit is 3D-printed parts to give the necessary scale appearance. The reinforced mantlet, star antenna, antenna rods and bases are all manufactured this way. This 1/72 scale Befehls Panther kit will command a lot of respect thanks to its accurate and easy-to-build features.