You're looking at one of the great Condor Legion sets by John Jenkins Designs. It is a Panzerkampfwagen 1A #424 or (PzKpfw 1A) - John Jenkins #COND-01 (424). The Condor Legion was the expeditionary force of soldiers and airmen sent by Hitler to aid Francos Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. The Germans used the war as an opportunity to develop equipment and tactics, and their force included not only instructors, but also combat units of artillery, aircraft, and tanks.
These units tested guns, planes and tanks, and perfected techniques that were used in the 1940 Blitzkreig. Many of the officers prominent in the early campaigns of WW2 won their first successes in Spain. In October 1936, 2 German ships arrived in Spain loaded with a Panzer 1 Company, and all the services and personnel to establish Francos armys first armoured unit. The so called PANZER-GRUPPE DROHNE.
The design was pioneered by Krupp in the early 1930s. The PzKpfw 1 A had a two man crew, and was armed with two 7.92mm MG13s. Battle experience in the SCW indicated that the Pzkpfw had several weaknesses. Its 0.5inch armour offered little protection against even the smallest anti-tank guns possessed by the Republicans.
Its weapons were also far to lightweight to take on enemy tanks and the vehicle lacked the endurance to participate in prolonged action, often leaving the 2 man crew working in its cramped condition quickly exhausted. These invaluable practical lessons added impetus to new tank designs, although the Pzkpfw 1 itself continued to see service in Poland and France during 1939 and 1940.
If you're not familiar with John Jenkins Designs, he makes some of the best made toy soldiers in the industry. It is hand painted in matte toy soldier style, molded from lead-free metal and is 1:32 scale. Packaged in a closed box.
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Britains, Collectors Showcase and Build-A-Rama. The item "Panzerkampfwagen 1A #424 John Jenkins COND-01 Condor Legion Spanish Civil War" is in sale since Thursday, August 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Toy Soldiers\1970-Now". The seller is "2ndkidhood" and is located in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
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