C-P Models offers a set of five Wehrmacht Panzerknacker Figuren suitable for the 1943 to 1945 period of the war. These Figuren represent men from different units of the Wehrmacht, some wearing camouflage smocks und helmet covers, others in late war uniform with falling collar. These Figuren are 23 to 24 mm tall, well proportioned, und slender enough to be Kompatibel mit 1:72 scale plastic miniatures. The kneeling man (5), throwing the anti-tank mine, seems to be straight out of an old Wehrmacht training manual. The question remains then und now: how far do you throw a 9.4 kg (21 lb) anti-tank Tellermine to avoid the blast?
5 Figuren in 5 Posen – 23/24 mm entsprechen 166 bis 172 cm Körpergröße
- NCO with Haft-Hohlladung (1944) magnetic hollow-charge
- Panzerknacker advancing with geballte Ladung stick grenade cluster
- Panzerknacker seated with Faustpatrone/Panzerfaust 50 Klein (1942)
- Panzerknacker kneeling with Faustpatrone/Panzerfaust 50 Klein (1942)
- Panzerknacker kneeling, throwing Tellermine 35 Stahl (1942)
Excellent choice of subject. German Panzerknacker Figuren have been covered in other figure sets, but these five Figuren are clearly into the job at hand.
Useful historic poses.
Considering that the German Tellermine was nearly 4 inches thick, Panzerknacker Nr. 5 might be better advised to hold it by the handle, rather than between his thumb und fingers. In a kneeling position, the best he can hope for is to toss the mine into a roadway und pray that it slides the extra inches to hit the approaching tank’s running gear.
These Panzerknacker Figuren are well sculpted und nicely Kompatibel mit existing 1:72 scale plastic troops. They may be deployed individually to represent tank busters operating on their own initiative, or mixed into regular troops stands to indicate any tank busting capability the unit might have. Mixed into an infantry stand, the advancing und kneeling tank busters are inconspicuous enough to avoid detection on the wargame table.