Equipped with a long, powerful L/70 7.5cm anti-tank gun that could outrange opposing Allied tank weapons, the Jagdpanzer IV /70(V) Lang proved a formidable foe following its introduction late in WWII. The "Lang" (German for "long") in its name was added to distinguish it from its predecessor with a shorter L/48 7.5cm gun; the design featuring a wedge-shaped glacis plate and utilizing the Panzer IV chassis was largely shared by the L/48 and L/70 varieties. 930 Jadgpanzer IV /70(V) Langs were produced between August 1944 and March 1945, and fought bravely in last-gasp actions such as along the Ardennes front from December 1944, their exceptional range and power troubling Allied forces until the last.
About the Model.-
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Jagdpanzer IV /70 (V) Lang. Length: 244mm, width: 91mm. ★The model captures the low, menacing silhouette with aplomb. ★Features a 1-piece gun barrel section. ★Boasts realistic surface textures such as the cast-iron "Saukopf" mantlet, and hull weld lines. ★Two front steel-rimmed wheels on either side are accurately depicted. ★Model depicts lightweight final production tracks in belt form. ★Comes with commander and loader torso figures in realistic pose. ★3 marking options include both Western and Eastern front units.
- Reviewed by Brett Green.- Tamiya's new 1:35 scale Jagdpanzer IV /70(V) is another instant classic - high level of detail, perfect fit, and a very fast build. In fact, for me, construction took place in a period of less than seven hours. The Gun Barrel Detail-Up Set is a worthwhile addition too. If you’re not a fan of full-length flexible tracks, individual links are available from after market companies including Model Kasten and Friul Model. I do hope that we’ll see other versions of the Jagdpanzer IV from Tamiya in the future, or perhaps even scaled down to 1:48. Advantages: Accurate shapes; fast and easy build; good level of detail; includes two crew figures. Disadvantages: Some would have preferred link and length tracks. Highly Recommended… (see more at: http://www.missing-lynx.com/)
- Reviewed by Jim Starkweather.- Highs: Casting details are very precise and realistic looking. Production quality is very high.Lows: No photo-etch or metal barrel included (but barrel available separately).Verdict: When you don't want them to leave the office... Well that says a lot... (see more at: http://www.armorama.com/)
- Reviewed by Rick Cooper.- Like almost all of the recent vintage of Tamiya kits this one was a true joy to build. Fit like a glove, looks great, easy to build with lots of nice detail. I don’t know how you could go wrong with picking up one of these and getting out the hobby knife, a couple of files, and some glue. Highs: Easy assembly, great detail, all new molding. Figures are very nice and fit perfectly into open hatches. Very well done tool detail. With extra detail parts gun is completely positionable.Lows: One piece tracks for some. No side skirts despite skirt hangers.Verdict: Very well done kit that I could easily recommend to either a beginner or an experienced builder. Highly recommended... (see more at: http://armorama.kitmaker.net/)