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Eaglemoss 1:43 Military Vehicles EM0036
Krupp Sd.Kfz.101 Panzer I Diecast Model
German Army 5th Light Div DAK, #1, Al Agheila, Libya, 1941

1:43 Scale   Length   Width
Krupp Sd.Kfz.101 Panzer I   3.75"   2"

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The Panzer I was a light tank produced in Germany in the 1930s. The name is short for the German Panzerkampfwagen I ("armored fighting vehicle mark I"), abbreviated PzKpfw I. The tank's official German ordnance inventory designation was SdKfz 101 ("special purpose vehicle 101"). Design of the Panzer I began in 1932 and mass production began in 1934. Intended only as a training tank to introduce the concept of armored warfare to the German Army, the Panzer I saw combat in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, in Poland, France, the Soviet Union and North Africa during the Second World War, and in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Experiences with the Panzer I during the Spanish Civil War helped shape the German Panzerwaffes' invasion of Poland in 1939 and France in 1940. By 1941, the Panzer I chassis design was used as the basis of tank destroyers and assault guns. There were attempts to upgrade the Panzer I throughout its service history, including by foreign nations, to extend the design's lifespan. It continued to serve in the Spanish Armed Forces until 1954.

Krupp Sd.Kfz.101 Panzer I

The Sd.Kfz Panzer I originally designed as a training tank for the German army was used in many theaters in WWII and the Spanish Civil War. Design for Panzer I began in 1932 and went into mass production in 1934. On Hitlerís birthday there was a demonstration of the Panzer Is. Hitler was amazed by the show and ordered them into mass production. The Panzer I was armed with twin MG-34 machine guns as the main armament and had extremely thin armour. The Panzer I saw service in the Spanish Civil War and the begining years of WWII. It was not very effective due to its thin armour and light armament, although was used with success as a training tank. There were other variants of the Panzer I, these variants included, a tank destroyer and a command tank. The Tank destroyer was called the PanzerJeager I and was armed with a more potent 40mm anti-tank gun but had no turret. The second variant was called the Kleiner Panzerbefehlswagen ("small armoured command vehicle") 200 of these were manufactured. Production of the Panzer I ceased in 1937.

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Eaglemoss 1:43 Military Vehicles

The Eaglemoss Collections "1:43 Military Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:43 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Eaglemoss Collections "1:43 Military Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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