Dragon 6360 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)

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Dragon 6360 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)

Joined: July 27th, 2011, 3:57 pm

February 15th, 2012, 11:38 am #1

further to my 'Panzer IV question' posts below, i read review of this kit on PMMS where Terry says it is "...easily the best Panzer IV Dragon have released so far...". i think that Dragon has released further Pz.IV variants since this kit/review, but have they improved upon/updated this particular variant/kit moulds in a subsequent release? what is the difference between this and kit 6363?
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Joined: October 18th, 2004, 6:49 pm

February 15th, 2012, 1:04 pm #2

Greg,

There was no need to update the kit in subsequent releases and it's the same kit as it was when originally released. It represents the first long barrelled Panzer IV, essentially the Panzer IV Ausf.F with a longer gun. The Kharkov Ausf.G 6363 represents a bit later variant with a double baffle muzzle brake and some external stowage differences.

Regards,

Tom

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Joined: July 27th, 2011, 3:57 pm

February 15th, 2012, 1:25 pm #3

so distinct versions (just learning about the Pz.IV) but do you get 'more kit' with 6363 or are they equals as kits? just looking for a 'long-barrelled' Pz.IV for my collection really, no particular Ausf
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Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

February 15th, 2012, 5:50 pm #4

Greg

The F2(G) and the G Kharkov have different major details such as the turret, stowage and fenders, specific to different production dates. Neither is really superior or 'more kit' than the other, though the G Kharkov possibly has more potential as regards markings as its production period was longer, and comes with alternative front plates for instance. So which you decide to build depends on the actual vehicle you have in mind.

Ron
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Joined: July 27th, 2011, 3:57 pm

February 15th, 2012, 9:14 pm #5

thanks Ron, thats what I wanted to know :) n/t
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 7:30 pm

February 15th, 2012, 9:24 pm #6

Greg

The F2(G) and the G Kharkov have different major details such as the turret, stowage and fenders, specific to different production dates. Neither is really superior or 'more kit' than the other, though the G Kharkov possibly has more potential as regards markings as its production period was longer, and comes with alternative front plates for instance. So which you decide to build depends on the actual vehicle you have in mind.

Ron
I personally prefer the vehicle options the F2(G) kit supplies. With a bit of internet research the units stowage can be found. It is about more varied than the G which saw this standardised to a certain extent.

I think the "unknown unit" was PzGrt 201

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February 16th, 2012, 2:03 pm #7

thanks Ron, thats what I wanted to know :) n/t
Sent you a PM Greg n/t
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February 17th, 2012, 8:40 am #8

I personally prefer the vehicle options the F2(G) kit supplies. With a bit of internet research the units stowage can be found. It is about more varied than the G which saw this standardised to a certain extent.

I think the "unknown unit" was PzGrt 201

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Hi Craig

I too think the F2 a more interesting prospect, or one of the very early 'G propers' still with the notek light. I was talking about quantity rather than qualititive interest or personal preference. The F2(G) can be built as an April-May 42 tank OOB according to Jentz/Doyle. Whereas the G Kharkov can be made as anything from a Sep-42 to Mar-43 vehicle OOB, so there's just more of them to choose from.

Ron
Last edited by ronrunningman on February 17th, 2012, 8:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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