In 1938 a project to replace the Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks led to the development of the Panther Tank.
The very first Ausf. A was created by mounting an improved turret on the Ausf. D Chassis. Hitler was insistent on upgrading the armor, particularly the front glacis. Production of the Ausfuehrung A started in July 1943 and as well as the improved front glacis a whole array of modifications were undertaken. Externally, the main difference was the adoption of a new commander cupola, cast, hemispheric and fitted with an AA ring and the shape of the cast turret front behind the gun mantlet was very distinctive.
In May 1944, the production of the Ausf.A ceased. 2,200 had been built by MAN, Daimler-Benz, Demag and Henschel.
The Armortek Panther kit is based on the Demag built example, currently in the Wheatcroft collection. We would like to thank Kevin Wheatcroft for his considerable assistance and allowing us access to his collection in order to assist us with our research and design of this model.
The Panther tank is always high on our customers wish list. To allow for customers to plan for this latest Armortek kit we are allowing a longer than normal lead time with a planned delivery of date a Early 2017. Reserve you kit now with a deposit via our shop or you can place your order by telephone or e-mail.
Quality British Engineering
This 1/6th scale high quality engineered model kit, has been designed by Armortek and is constructed primarily from aluminium and steel, complemented with other cast alloys and materials. Armortek kits are not only 1/6th in overall scale they also feature scale thickness parts, adding to the realism and performance of these impressive kits. Located in Devon in the UK, Armortek have invested heavily in state of the art CNC equipment, with the vast majority of components manufactured in house guaranteeing quality parts and timely deliveries.