German Bruckenleger IV b
Panzerkampfwagen IV also became a base for special purpose vehicles. From February to May of 1940, 20 Ausf C/Ds were converted by Krupp to bridge layers - BrÜckenleger IVb. 16 vehicles were mounted with bridging equipment by Magirus and 4 by Krupp. Nine-meter bridge had a 28-ton capacity. They saw service in Belgium and France in 1940 with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 10th Panzer Division. The vehicle was found to be too heavy for the suspension and the design was canceled in 1941. In late 1940, most were converted back to regular battle tanks. In January of 1941, Krupp completed 4 newer Bruckenleger IVc bridge layers. They saw service in 1941 in Russia with 3rd Panzer Division.
Item No 00390
Item Name German Bruckenleger IV b
Bar Code 9580208003900
Item Type Static Armor
Model Brief Length:307.6mm Width: 113.8mm Height:98mm
Total Parts 778pcs
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts 5pcs
Film Parts n/a
Total Sprues 21pcs, hull, track
Paint Schemes German army
Released Date n/a
More Features The bridge layers are movable can be built as in the transit model or bridging mode.