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17 Jan 2020 6:28 a.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse16 Jan 2020 10:32 p.m. PST

""Luft46" & "What-if" appears to be a polarising subject for some modellers, with its fair share of haters and lovers, although as a subject matter, it does appear to have branched off into two distinct sub-genres. The first leaning more towards sci-fi side with walking robots and fantastical tanks, and then on the other side, we have subjects based on drawing board projects towards the end of the Third Reich.

Sitting atop the Panther II chassis we have already seen from Amusing Hobby, the Rheintochter was a German surface-to-air missile developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig during World War II. The missile was a multi-stage solid fuelled rocket. Developed as part of the Third Reich's rocketry program the Rheintocher was envisaged as a cheap anti-aircraft rocket to help supplement the Luftwaffe FlaK and Aircraft interceptor units. The name comes from the mythical Rheintöchter (Rhine maidens) of Richard Wagner's opera series Der Ring des Nibelungen…"

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Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2020 11:38 p.m. PST

Shouldn't this have been posted in the WH40k forum?

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 4:36 a.m. PST

It is a magnificently detailed bit of modelling and superbly finished. The plain wood fins are very effective. the whole thing seems great fun and highly imaginative.

Seems an excessive way to knock down one B17 or maybe a B29 by then. Tank hulls would have been quite a precious commodity at that late stage and might have found more "aggressive" uses.

But a great posting thanks.

emckinney17 Jan 2020 9:17 a.m. PST

The gumshields seems bizarrely excessive and useless at the same time. It's not like the crew is out there directly firing the thing (well, not more than once). But the rocket filled with highly-explosive fuel stick well past it!

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2020 11:13 p.m. PST

It's a mash up between a Panther II and an 88mm ATG.

They did that 88mm ATG platform and rockets a couple times in real life.

I always thought a Panther hull would be better served as a Panther tank or as an ARV rather than rocket carrier.

Put the rocket carrier on a trailer and tow it with a halftrack.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse18 Jan 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my good friend!. (smile)

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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

Fire and Forget…Panther and crew!

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