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The Panzer II tanks were produced from 1935 till 1943 and played an important role in the early years of WWII. By 1940-41 they were supplanted by the Panzer III's and Panzer IV's. The Pz.Kpfw.II was used during the Polish and French campaigns, in North Africa against the British, and on the Eastern Front against the Red Army.

The Panzer II Ausf. D, Ausf. E, Ausf. F and Ausf. L were designed as reconnaissance tanks. Continued development of the reconnaissance tank concept led to the much up-armored Ausf. J, which used the same concept as the Pz. Kpfw.I Ausf. F of the same period and had an experimental designation VK1601. This version had heavier armour, with protection brought up to 80mm on the front and 50mm on the sides and rear. With 25mm roof and floor plates, the Pz. Kpfw. II Ausf. J had a total weight of 18 tons. It was equipped with the same Maybach HL45P as the Pz. Kpfw.I Ausf. F, and its top speed was reduced to 31 km/h. Primary armament was the 2cm KwK38 L/55 gun.

22 of these tanks were produced between April and December 1942, and seven were issued to the 12th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front.

Item No: 83803
Item Name: German Pz. Kpfw. II Ausf. J (VK16.01)
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimensions: Length 124.6mm, Width 82.5mm
Total parts: 300+
Total Sprues: 10 sprues, upper hull and lower hull
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2013-05

- The kit consists of over 300 parts
- Multi-directional slide molded lower hull w/fine detail
- Photo-etched parts included

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