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Dragon Armor
This line features static pre-assembled, pre-painted models made of both diecast and plastic. Each item is fully detailed and historically accurate.
1/72 VK.45.02(P)V, Eastern Front 1945 - Ultimate Armor
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ITEM NO: DRR 60587
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195605870
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 4/26/2013
ARRIVED ON: 6/12/2013
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Barcode: 0 89195 60587 0
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 7.2" x 3.1" x 3.7"

Dr. Porsche was an important figure in terms of German armored fighting vehicle development during WWII. Unfortunately, not all his ideas met with success, with the VK4501(P) being a prime example. After its failure, he nevertheless designed an updated version known as the VK.45.02(P). He actually proposed five different versions, with four different types of engine and both forward- and rear-mounted turrets. The heavy tank turret was designed by Krupp to mount an 8.8cm KwK43 L/71 gun, and it featured a rounded front for better ballistic qualities. Production of the VK.45.02(P) was authorized in April 1942 and 200 vehicles were to be produced. Again, however, Dr. Porsche was stymied by a too ambitious automotive design, as the tank’s 10-cylinder engine was unproven and complicated. In November 1942 the whole contract was rescinded and the 57-ton VK.45.02(P) was consigned to the fate of being just another ‘paper panzer’!