The Panzer IV was the work-horse of the German armored forces during World War II, saw action all fronts, and was continually upgraded throughout the war. Responding to developments in Allied armor, the Panzer IV ausf G was the first variant to be serially produced with the long-barrel KwK 40 L/43 75mm cannon. This new gun fired a high velocity shell capable of penetrating the armor Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks encountered in Russia. Before production of the series ended, an even longer and more powerful KwK 40 L/48 gun was introduced. This gun remained the standard main armament on all subsequent models of the Panzer IV (Ausf G through J) and this configuration would have seen action in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Russia, and the Western Fronts.
This model is a remake of Dan's Panzer IV Ausf G kit originally released in 2009. The main improvements include a new hull, track geometry and turret, which have all redesigned to give more accurate scale representation. Other minor improvements were made to take advantage of the release of newer elements from LEGO and BrickArms. The Panzer IV was the most produced Axis tank during World War II and this long-gunnned version is ideal for all mid-later war dioramas.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The Panzer IV ausf G kit has the following features:
- Two rows of fully articulated Lego chain link treads
- Turret has a full 360° rotation and elevating main gun
- Turret has three opening crew hatches
- Includes custom printed Panzer Commander minifugre
- Includes BrickArms MG34 machine gun
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
- Includes 694 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks and BrickArms elements
- Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
- Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatable weapons by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.