It was a very successful design but difficult and expensive to produce and saw action in limited numbers.
A more versatile solution was pressed into action much later in the closing stages of the war: The Aufklärungspanzer 38 (t). It was a very obvious thing to do: A new, bolted superstructure was mated to the obsolete Czech built 38 type tank, which was available in large numbers and extensively used for different conversions and derivative vehicles allready. An open top turret with a 20mm caliber machine cannon was added to this and voilà: You have a very small, agile and maneuverable reccon tank.
Since it's an exotic subject, I never imagined that a kit in plastic of this rare tank would ever emerge, let alone in such a great quality! Images speak a 1000 words, so let's make it short. The model is from Dragon and two or three things were corrected, but otherwise the kit is "shake it and bake it". I'm also adding some WIP shots of the painting and weathering phases, for the first time! May I have an "Amen" !?
|fully painted and weathered interior. Unfortunately none of it is actually visble...|
|3 tone camo is added|
|first weathering on the exterior|
|The final result in all its (smallsized) glory|