New Release: Panzer II Ausf L – Luchs
About the Panzer II Ausf L – Luchs:
Also known as the Panzerspahwagen II, the Panzer II “Luchs” (Lynx) was the last variant in the Panzer II series of light tanks. Originally conceived in the early days of the Reich, the Panzers I and II were designed as a stopgap measure until the Panzers III and IV could be fully implemented. The Panzer II’s combat history is limited to the early war (1939–1941) where it saw action in Poland, Norway, and France.
Nearly 2,000 Panzer IIs were produced during the war, among these only 100 were the Luchs variant. Most Panzer IIs were used for training purposes, although the Luchs was designed and used exclusively as a tracked reconnaissance vehicle for the Eastern Front. A few were transferred to the Western Front after D-Day to help shore up German resistance, but they were largely ineffective in combat.
The Luchs is likely one of the last light tanks to be produced in history. After World War II, most tanks were either Soviet holdovers from the war or newly-produced main battle tanks. Helicopter technology in the future would provide a better reconnaissance tool for commanders with lower maintenance costs.
- Crew: 4
- Armament: 2cm KwK 38 auto-cannon, MG34 coaxial machine gun
- Speed: 37 mph (60 km/h)
- Range: 161 mi (260 km)
- Production: 100–120
- Engine: Maybach HL 66 P water-cooled gasoline
- Brickmania Track Links™
- High-quality camouflage sticker sheet
- BrickArms Monopod
- Rotating turret
- Elevating gun
- Swiveling top hatch
- 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania models
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.