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ModelCollect Armour Gold Edition AS72022
E-50 Standard Flakpanzer Diecast Model
German Army, #514, Germany, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
E-50 Standard Flakpanzer   4"   2"

The Entwicklung series, more commonly known as the E-series, was a late-World War II attempt by Germany to produce a standardised series of tank designs. There were to be standard designs in six different weight classes, from which several specialised variants were to be developed. This intended to reverse the trend of extremely complex tank designs that had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability.

The E-50 Standardpanzer was intended as a standard medium tank, replacing the Panther and Tiger I and the conversions based on these tanks. The E-50 hull was to be longer than the Panther, in fact it was practically identical to the Königstiger (Tiger II) in overall dimensions except for the glacis plate layout. Compared to these earlier designs however, the amount of drilling and machining involved in producing these Standardpanzer was reduced drastically, which would have made them quicker, easier and cheaper to produce, as would the proposed conical spring system, replacing their predecessors' torsion bar system which required a special steel alloy. Other sources show that a variant of the narrow-mantlet 'Schmalturm' turret designed for the Panther Ausf. F would have been used, coupled with a variant of the 88 mm L/71 gun. As indicated by its name, the weight of the E-50 would fall between 50 and 75 tonnes. The engine was an improved Maybach HL234 which had 900 hp. Maximum speed was supposed to be 60 km/h.

E-50 Standard Flakpanzer

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ModelCollect Armour Gold Edition

The ModelCollect "Armour Gold Edition" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These models arrive pre-assembled and professionally hand-painted with a high degree of accuracy and realism. The overall quality and finish is comparable to similar models from Dragon Models and Hobby Master.

ModelCollect diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal lower-hull with plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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