Ultimate Soldier Panzer Mk IV Ausf D

The Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV), commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a German medium tank developed in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. Its ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 161. The Panzer IV was not originally intended to engage enemy armor--that role being allocated to the Panzer III. However, with the inadequacy of the Panzer III becoming apparent and in the face of Soviet T-34 tanks, the Panzer IV soon assumed the original role of its increasingly vulnerable cousin. The most widely manufactured and deployed, fully turreted German tank of the Second World War (not including Germany's main assault gun) at some 8,500 examples, the Panzer IV was used as the base for many other fighting vehicles, including the Sturmgeschütz IV assault gun, Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer, the Wirbelwind self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, and the Brummbär self-propelled gun. ***************************************************** These Die Cast Models were purchased in 2007 for a Veterans Display during a holiday. These models were used in a World War II diorama in the lobby for five days. All the Die Cast Models we are listing are either new or were displayed briefly during a Veterans Day Week in 2007. The models without boxes were the ones used in the diorama and the boxes were stored in a basement that was ... read more