Paper model of the tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H

Paper model of the tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H- modification of the tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H, has become the most widespread.

Materials and tools:

  1. scissors, paper knife, drawing ruler
  2. tweezers;
  3. glue brushes and paint;
  4. watercolors (or pencils), toothpicks;
  5. clear acrylic glue ("Moment", etc.);
  6. to print the model matte photo paper with a density of 170-180 g / m2; for small parts - 70-80 g / m2.

Build Tips:

  1. Before you assemble the part, read the drawings and instructions. Determine the place of each part and imagine its assembly;
  2. Make holes in details before cutting out the part;
  3. Cut only the part (s) you need right now. Unpacked items in a box, and unused sheets in a closed folder (as an option). Throwing out trash after work, carefully inspect the scrap paper;
  4. To better fold the part, it is necessary to hold the ruler along the fold line, pressing lightly with the blunt side of the knife or a toothpick so as not to damage the paper surface.Better to do it from the wrong side of the part;
  5. Keep your fingers clean and be sure to use wipes to wipe your hands, because hands may get dirty in the process;
  6. wind up cylindrical parts before gluing onto a round object of a suitable diameter, this will give them shape;
  7. Before gluing it is necessary to paint the ends of the part. White crop lines spoil the overall look of the model. To paint the ends, use watercolors or gouache paints. After selecting the desired color, apply them in a thin layer, then allow the paint to dry. About markers better to forget;
  8. Take your time with gluing. First, cut out the part, paint it from the end, wait for the paint to dry, assemble the part. Attach it to the place where it should be to make sure everything is done correctly. And only then stick. Do not forget to let the glue dry.

A bit of history

The German tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H

Modification of the tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.H, has become the most widespread. The first tanks under this designation, descended from the conveyor in April 1943, differed from the last Ausf.G only by thickening the front sheet of the tower’s roof to 16 mm and the rear — up to 25 mmas well as enhanced onboard gears with cast drive wheels, but the first 30 Ausf.H tanks, due to delays in the supply of new components, received only a thickened roof. Since the summer of the same year, solid-rolled 80-mm plates were introduced to simplify production instead of an additional 30-mm body reservation. In addition, hinged protivokumulyatnye screens of 5 mm sheets, installed on most Ausf.H. In this regard, viewing devices in the sides of the hull and tower were eliminated as unnecessary. Since September, the tanks received a vertical reservation with zimmerit to protect against magnetic min.

Tanks Ausf.H later releases received a turret mount for the MG-42 machine gun at the hatch commander's turret, as well as a vertical feed plate instead of an inclined, the former on all previous modifications of tanks. During production, various changes were also introduced to reduce the cost and simplify production, such as the introduction of non-rubber support rollers and the elimination of the driver’s periscope viewing device. From December 1943, the front plates of the hull began to connect with the side connections "in the spike", to enhance stamina in slug hits. Production of Ausf.H continued until July 1944.Data on the number of tanks released this modification, given in various sources, are somewhat different, from 3,935 chassis, of which 3,774 were completed as tanks, and 3,960 chassis and 3,839 tanks.

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