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Vorpanzer into a DAK panzer 4 D?
TopSmith
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 01:50 PM UTC
I have Cyber Hobbies kit # 6512 , the Pzkfw D Vorpanzer. My question is can this be made into a DAK Panzer 4 with the parts in the kit or are their pieces I need to aquire?
AgentG
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 02:28 PM UTC
Since it appears to contain the tropen engine grills, yes it can be used as a DAK Pz IV D. Leave off the "Vorpanzer" parts as well. I've looked at a ton of photos over the years and it appears that extra armor made it's appearance in Africa with the Pz IV Ausf E used by Panzer Regiment 8. No photos of any Pz IV show the added turret armor in N. Africa.

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TopSmith
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 02:58 PM UTC
Thanks. I will get the DAK Pzkfw D Star decals ordered and we are off to the races.