Rubicon Models

Panzer II Ausf A-B-C-F 280112 1/56

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Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

Product Description
The Rubicon Models 1/56 scale Panzer II Ausf. A/B/C/F model kit provides an accurate and detailed representation of one of the key German light tanks used during World War II. This kit allows modelers to build various configurations of the Panzer II, showcasing its evolution and versatility throughout the war.

Historical Significance: The Panzer II, officially designated Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfw II), played a crucial role in the early stages of World War II. Initially designed as a stopgap while more advanced tanks were developed, the Panzer II became the most numerous tank in German Panzer divisions during the Polish and French campaigns. It was also deployed in North Africa and on the Eastern Front. Although it was eventually supplanted by the Panzer III and IV medium tanks, the Panzer II continued to serve in training roles and on secondary fronts. Its chassis was also repurposed for self-propelled artillery and tank destroyers.

Production and Deployment: A total of 1,856 Panzer II tanks were produced between 1934 and January 1944, excluding conversions. By the end of 1942, the Panzer II had largely been removed from front line service, but its chassis remained in use for other military vehicles. Despite being replaced by more advanced tanks, the Panzer II continued to see limited use until the end of the war.

Kit Features
Versatile Build Options: This model kit allows for the construction of four different variants of the Panzer II:

Ausf. A
Ausf. B
Ausf. C
Ausf. F
Detailed Components: The kit includes options for early and late production turrets for most variants, ensuring historical accuracy and detail.

Frame Antenna: The model features a frame antenna for the Beobachtungswagen variant, providing an additional layer of authenticity.

Customization Options:

The turret hatch can be assembled in either an open or closed position.
The kit includes a tank commander figure, adding a dynamic element to the finished model.
Construction Materials: This plastic model kit requires ABS cement for assembly, ensuring a sturdy and durable build.

Educational and Display Value
The Panzer II Ausf. A/B/C/F model kit is ideal for historical modelers, military enthusiasts, and wargamers. Its detailed design and multiple build options provide a comprehensive look at the versatility and significance of the Panzer II in World War II. This kit offers a valuable educational experience, showcasing the development and deployment of early German armored vehicles.

Postage & Returns

Orders made before 2PM Mon-Fri will be posted same day. Orders made outside of those times will be posted next working day.

Returns accepted up to 30 days after date of purchase.

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