Jagdpanther SdKfz 173 Tank Destroyer & Display Case - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
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1:72 Scale Diecast Model – Jagdpanther Sd.Kfz. 173 Tank Destroyer - Length: 5.75" (from back to tip of gun), Width: 2”
This tank model is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. The tracks are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately. The weathering effect that these tanks have, such as smoke and oil staining makes them look very realistic. Depending on the particular type of tank, some will have machine guns and antennas that look very accurate
These models come attached to a base by two screws, an acrylic plastic cover that serves as a display case is included. The base of the display case measures 7 inches by 3 inches. The acrylic cover measures 7 inches by 3 inches by 2.75 inches high.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).
The Jagdpanther (German: "hunting Panther"), Sd.Kfz. 173, was a tank destroyer (Jagdpanzer, a self-propelled anti-tank gun) built by Germany during World War II. The Jagdpanther combined the 8.8 cm Pak 43 anti-tank gun, similar to the main gun of the Tiger II, and the armor and suspension of the Panther chassis.
It entered service in 1944 and served on the Eastern and Western Fronts. During the last stages of the war, limited German production resulted in small production numbers, shortage of spare parts, and shortened crew training periods of younger operators.