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Academy 1/35 German Command Tank Pz.bef.wg 35(t) ACA13313
The Panzerkampfwagen 35(t), commonly shortened to Panzer 35(t) or abbreviated as Pz.Kpfw. 35(t), was a Czechoslovak-designed light tank used mainly by Nazi Germany during World War II. The letter (t) stood for tschechisch (German: "Czech"). In Czechoslovak service, it had the formal designation Lehky tank vzor 35 (Light Tank Model 35), but was commonly referred to as the LT vz. 35 or LT-35. Four hundred and thirty-four were built; of these, the Germans seized two hundred and forty-four when they occupied Bohemia-Moravia in March 1939 and the Slovaks acquired fifty-two when they declared independence from Czechoslovakia at the same time. Others were exported to Bulgaria and Romania. In German service, it saw combat during the early years of World War II, notably the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France, and the invasion of the Soviet Union, before being retired or sold off in 1942.
The kit has 8 sprues, 6 of them being molded in light gray plastic, and the track links in black. There is also 1 piece of rope for the tow cable, and one photoetched fret containing the front mud flaps.
The marking options are as followed:
- German 1st Light Tank Division, Poland, September 1939
- German 6th Panzer Division, France, May 1940