The Panzer 38(t) was a light tank designed and built in Czechoslovakia. When the Germans occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, the tanks were instead produced and delivered to the German Army which was short of tanks and needed them for it's future plans. The Pz 38(t) had similar armour and firepower to the larger Panzer III, so the Germans used it in the medium tank role and from 1939-1941 it was their main tank. It saw action in Poland, France, the Low countries and Russia. It proved to be an effective and reliable early war tank but there wasn't any potential to upgrade it as a 'gun' tank due to it's small size. It was obsolete by 1941/42, when bigger and better allied tanks, such as the Sherman, Grant and T-34 were introduced. It was replaced as the main German tank at first by 50mm gun armed Panzer III's and then the Panzer IV's with the long barrel 75mm guns.
This is a highly detailed plastic kit with photo etch metal parts. The tracks are moulded in sections instead of the old style vinyl one piece tracks. This boxing of the kit comes with a complete interior.
There are markings for several different tanks.