The Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV), commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a German medium tank developed in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. The Panzer IV was the most numerous German tank and the second-most numerous German armored fighting vehicle of the Second World War, with some 8,500 built. The Panzer IV chassis was used as the base for many other fighting vehicles, including assault guns, tank destroyers, self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, and self-propelled guns. The Panzer IV saw service in all combat theaters involving Germany and was the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war. It received various upgrades and design modifications, intended to counter new threats, extending its service life. Such upgrades involved increasing the Panzer IV’s armor protection and weapons.
Border Model’s first 1/35 scale Panzer consists of 10 grey plastic sprues. The kit features fine, crisp details, bolts and weld lines on the slide moulded lower hull and turret. The fenders feature details on both sides with a finely cast non slip pattern and bolt details. 2 main barrels are included in the kit as a single part, while the L43 is included as a turned aluminum part. The smoke dischargers are included as brass parts. The kit includes 4 PE frets for the side skirts (Shurzten), tools’ brackets, and various parts for the kit. 2 types of additional armor are included with a track holder for additional armor, along side spare T-34 spare tracks for more armor. All hatches can be built in the open or closed position, with the ability to open the stand off side armor for crew access. The kit also features a finely detailed leaf spring suspension system assembly, with cast marks on the road wheels. The link and length tracks in the kit feature fine details with a realistic sag effect.