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WH047. “JagdPanzer Pz.Kpfw. IV L/70” by King and Country

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WH047           JagdPanzer Pz.Kpfw. IV L/70”

 

 

That’s quite a mouthful ... but no less deadly for it! This was a  Tank Destroyer”  based on the highly successful Panzer IV chassis and built in three main variants.

 

As one of the casemate-style turretless Jagdpanzer tank destroyers it was developed contrary to the express wishes of General Heinz Guderian, Germany’s most famous armoured leader.

 

He believed that the already existing Sturmgeschutz III and IV models were more than adequate for the Army’s needs and this new development simply diverted valuable resources away from Panzer IV tank production!

 

Hitler and Speer over-ruled Guderian and the Jagdpanzer IV was put into production.  The first production vehicles saw action in Normandy and later during the Battle of the Bulge. Many were also used on the Russian Front.

 

After the war small numbers of surviving L70’s served with the Romanian Army and even a few (6) fought with the Syrian Army against the Israelis during the “6-DAY WAR” OF 1967!

 

The K & C model comes complete with detachable “metal mesh” protective side skirts and a vehicle commander in the open top turret hatch.

 

Camouflage is in the muted 3-colour scheme adopted by many German vehicles from the mid war onwards.

 

 


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Operation Market Garden Arnhem Ambush (03:38)
Sunday afternoon, 17 September 1944… on the road to Arnhem. Since just after midday men of the British 1st. Airborne Division have been landing by parachute and glider on the outskirts of this Dutch town. Their mission is to capture three bridges across the lower Rhine at Arnhem and hold them for two or three days until relieved by the British XXX Corps advancing up a corridor secured by the American 101st. and 82nd. Airborne Divisions. As news arrived of the British landings Arnhem Garrison Commander General Friedrich Kussin drove to the area to assess for himself the situation. Fatally for him and his companions in his staff car he drove directly into an advancing platoon of British paratroopers led by Lieut. “Jimmy” Cleminson of 3 Para. A concentrated barrage of rifle and machine gun fire soon ended the General’s inspection tour… More about Operation Market Garden: http://www.kingandcountry.com/operation-market-garden-c-79_49.html
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Release Date:
June 2016
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