The improved lethality of the long-barreled 7.5cm KwK40 gun of the Pz.IV Ausf.F2 and G were greatly welcomed by German tankers during WWII. The Panzer IV G was supposed to be the first tank installed with the 7.5cm KwK40 L/43 gun in 1942. However, the Wehrmacht needed to urgently counteract the thicker armor of Russian T-34 and KV-1 tanks, so this gun was also fitted to some Ausf.F tanks (where it was known as the F2). A total of 175 F2 tanks were produced from March to July 1942.
The latest offering from Dragon represents a stunning 1/72 scale kit of such a Panzer IV Ausf.F2. This kit has brand new one-piece upper hull, new turret and gun. For easy assembly, the road wheels and track run are made as one piece!. Dragon 1/72 Panzer IV family has just gained even more firepower with this fine rendering of Ausf.F2
Pz.Rgt.5, 21.Pz.Div., Libya 1942
13.Pz.Div., Northern Caucasus 1942