Saturday, January 21, 2012

1/144 PAK-43 (Panzerabwehrkanone 43)
The History
At the time Rheinmetall was developing the Flak 41, the Krupp's company  was also competing for production orders with their 8.8 cm Gerät 42 proposal. The Krupps design was not accepted for production as an anti-aircraft gun, however development continued and resulted in the dreaded 8.8 cm PaK 43 anti-tank gun and 8.8 cm KwK 43 tank guns.
Pak 43 (abbreviation of Panzerabwehrkanone 43) used a new single axle mount with the gun much closer to the ground, making it far easier to hide and also harder to hit. It was had a much stronger and more angled armour shield to provide better protection for gunners.
All versions this design were able to penetrate about 200 mm of armour at 1,000m,  allowing it to defeat the armour of any contemporary tank.
The standard armament of the Tiger II, the KwK 43 tank gun, was essentially the PaK 43 externally modified to fit into a turret.

Total production: 2,098 (from 1943 to 1945)

This miniature has a range of interesting and unique features
1.    All new design
2.    Detailed PAK43
3.    Canon can traverse to the left and right
4.    Articulated support legs
5.    Compatible with KG144 & CGD towing hook systems
6.    Digitally mastered and produced using state of the art 3D printing
7.    Made with strong and flexible nylon material, extremely durable
8.    Individually hand painted and weathered
Figures and vehicles not included!.

Available: January 2012
Exclusively through:KG144@CGD

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