Pz.KV-4 TKT(r). Season 1 episode 2 “Good Times with Weapons” . For my disappointment the 128 mm gun can’t fit in that tank, even the 105 mm barely fit and if the “what if” was “when” using 150 mm shell in the 107 mm gun was more like….you will ask how they are going to use 105mm shells in 107 mm gun? Well on rifled guns they way caliber is measured differ in different countries, some measure it over the grooves, some between, German did it the “wrong way”, so it is possible. But from modeling point of view the model will look better if we change the gun:) So it will be 105 mm, I will see how far forward I can place it so there will be room behind for the loaders. I also check the Pz.IV turret, first it look ridiculous, then there is no space for it, may be in phase II if the engine is replaced as unit and I change the place of the radiator then the turret ring can go back on their place, then there will be enough place. But since this turret’s main purpose it to give the commander better place to work, and secondary as weapon station I play with the idea to use something lithe the turret from Pz.I F, it is small enough, well armored and the armament is perfect for defense. Or VK.1602, also good candidate, it must be good for observation, but lack armor. the third roll of bins do not affect the gun arc, so it will stay there, as the tool 15t jack will fit better the timeline, but may be I will put 20t, after all this vehicle is very heavy. BTW it appear that another KV-4 is even better candidate for this treatment, for now I play with the idea (and available parts), but If Pz.Kv-4 TKT(r) is successful, we will do another one.

Next new item is our 1/72 Turret for Kubelblitz Now available separately

Keep in mind that it is designed to fit the actual turrets and hull, so the turret ring is 1900 mm (well divided by 72). I say this so you can plan you model in advance, It will not for the standard turret ring of Pz.IV…that why on the actual tank the roof was reworked and hatches relocated.

News time:) But first some talking (writing actually but “talking” “sound” better). when we announce our “V72073 German Medium Tank Pz.IV Ausf.H, original 9./B.W. configuration”

I told you that we plan to offer several “what if” version of that “paper panzer”, our vision of it possible development. And our plans was for up to 4 modifications, each explained from technical point of view, not just “lest do weird drug induced vision of panzer46”, most of which are (softly said) idiotic. so far so good, the problem with all this is that we plan to do them in chronological order and the first of the ausf.J is kind of boring, because it looks almost the same (but it is not) as ausf.H with new (but very similar) turret. And as being “boring” I do not expect that much sales, so I put the project aside. The entire line (expect the last one) is designed and prototyped, but put aside. But during the pandemic a customer remind me about that project, we talk a little, I explain to him that he can just put new turret on ausf. H but it is not going to be realistic….in short we decide to restart the projects:) I mention several time that it is not just ausf.J turrets, but we will the list of changes with it:
– new turret from Pz.IV ausf. J, it allow for early (if the vision port at the front plate are retained) or late (with remover vision port) “production.
– new idler wheel used on actual ausf.J
– new simplified hull with rumored cut that the rear end of the hull, as on actual ausf.J
– ausf. J type exhaust pipes
– late type road wheels
– late type light weight tracks.
We kept the 4 return roller per side, because it is much easier to remove one and make it later sample that to add it. So that is it. Next time when we have free production slot (or indication from the market) we will proceed with ausf. K