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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2021 4:21 p.m. PST

Guys,

My buddy Dave H. has been up to something, and maybe with sinister intentions, but you tell me……

Dave writes: The subjects of this batch, the Panzer IV/70 (A) was born from earlier German attempts to place the 7.5 cm L/70 into a Panzer IV turret. The design simply reused a modified Vomag Panzer IV/70 (V) superstructure (armed with the 7.5 cm L/70 gun) and placed it on a standard Panzer IV tank chassis. The result was a much taller and heavier vehicle than the Panzer IV/70 (V) version. In theory, this would have sped up the whole production process, but in reality, only a small number were built by the end of the war.

Zeelow23 Apr 2021 4:33 p.m. PST

Nice.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2021 4:47 p.m. PST

That's some great painting.

Captain Pete23 Apr 2021 7:52 p.m. PST

Hi FlyXwire!

Another excellent vignette by your friend, Dave H.! Some very nice details on both the vehicles and the background scene in what looks to be a cemetery.

I painted the Jagdpanzer IV/70A for the GHQ catalog a few years back and have some of my own that I need to paint. My German Tank Encyclopedia says that Alkett produced 278 vehicles from August 1944 until March 1945. This is a pretty low production number compared to the Vomag versions.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

Pete, thanks for clearing up my thread title.

Dave's "A" models here, as he describes, are of the Alkett produced variant.

I can't recall seeing his graveyard base in a game before, but he's always got lots of eye candy to take in!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2021 5:31 a.m. PST

Great minis, great terrain!

Valderian24 Apr 2021 12:29 p.m. PST

I do not know of what to be amazed by in the first place: the tanks or the graves? Very good diorama!

Col Piron25 Apr 2021 4:56 p.m. PST

Flat Panzers are us . thumbs up

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