That’s quite a mouthful ... but no less deadly for it! This was a “Tank Destroyer” based on the highly successful Panzer IV chassis and built in three main variants. As one of the casemate-style turretless Jagdpanzer tank destroyers it was developed contrary to the express wishes of General Heinz Guderian, Germany’s most famous armoured leader. He believed that the already existing Sturmgeschutz III and IV models were more than adequate for the Army’s needs and this new development simply diverted valuable resources away from Panzer IV tank production! Hitler and Speer over-ruled Guderian and the Jagdpanzer IV was put into production. The first production vehicles saw action in Normandy and later during the Battle of the Bulge. Many were also used on the Russian Front. After the war small numbers of surviving L70’s served with the Romanian Army and even a few (6) fought with the Syrian Army against the Israelis during the “6-DAY WAR” OF 1967! The K & C model comes complete with detachable “metal mesh” protective side skirts and a vehicle commander in the open top turret hatch. Camouflage is in the muted 3-colour scheme adopted by many German vehicles from the mid war onwards.
It’s been quite a while since we featured this little vehicle in our inventory but here it is...the “Kettenkrad”, together with its trailer. These vehicles appeared everywhere German forces fought...
Another Medic and a fellow soldier pull another seriously wounded comrade out of harm’s way.
The second version of this great ambulance model. This particular two-coloured Opel Blitz can be utilized in a wide variety of “combat theatres” — North Africa...Italy...Normandy...even the Eastern Front and...
This young German nurse brings a basin of water to allow the doctor to “wash-up” before he moves on to the next casualty.