Pzkpfw 38 T

Unit Card:

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Set - Rarity - Number

Eastern Front - Rare - 52/60

Historical Background:

The CKD (Praga) Lt Vz.38 design was straithforward and only based on well-proven solutions. The most distinctive character was its two-pairs of cold sprung bogies with massive roadwheels. The size of these was seen as a benefit for protection, ease of maintenance, and cost, compared to the over-complicated wheeltrain and suspensions system of the Vz.35. A direct inspiration for the German designers of the Panzer II, which used however a torsion arm system instead. The hull was mostly riveted, compartimented with the engine at the rear, and a transmission tunnel running to the front drive sprockets. The THN late export versions had three return rollers, but the Vz.38 has two intead, the rear one being dropped and the relatively narrow tracks, lighlty tightened. Armament comprised the fast-firing Skoda A7 37mm with 90 rounds, both HE and AP. It was flanked by an independent ball-mounted compact Skoda Vz.38 machine gun, a second one beeing mounted in the bow. Total provision was around 3000 rounds. As such, the TNHPS, or LT Vz.38 were poised to enter service with the Czech army. On july, 1, 1938, 150 were ordered but failed to be delivered in time because of the German invasion. Many Vz.38s of the first original batch were later given to the Slovakian army. Slovakia got 69 Panzer 38(t)

Reviews:

Akela152
Well… I would say that I normally like the Panzer 38(t) (like here). But with an introduction year of 1941, the little tank is just completely obsolete when you think that it will have to fight T-34 and KV-1.

Plastic Figure Notes:

Good paint job. the sculpt has a lot of detail. Same sculpt as the Hungarian Panzer 38(t)

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