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PzH 2000
155mm Self Propelled Howitzer

German Flag
German Army
PanzerArtillerieLehr Battalion 95
Münster Germany, March, 2000



Revell Germany

This model added to kgwings.com on December 23, 2009

Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("Armored howitzer 2000") is a 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall for the German Army. The first production vehicle was handed over to the German Army on July 1st, 1998.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
The PzH 2000 is one of the most up-to-date and powerful self-propelled artillery system in the world today. The 155mm L 52 gun has an automatic loader with a 60 round magazine. It's normal firing range is 30,000m, but it can reach up to 40,000m with special extended range munitions.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
The PzH 2000 automatic systems allow it to be ready for action within approx. 30 seconds of coming to a halt. It has a typical firing rate of 8 rounds per minute, with the capability to fire the first 3-round burst in 9 seconds. It can also be prepared to change positions in 30 seconds which means it can be on the move before it can be traced by enemy artillery.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
One of the latest developments in artillery is MRSI (Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact). The PzH 2000 can automatically alter the trajectory and charge of five consecutive rounds so that all five rounds impact the target area at the same time.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
This is another fine kit from Revell of Germany. The molding is top notch, clean and crisp. Fit is excellent everywhere.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000

I did not measure for accuracy but the kit compares very well to photos of the actual vehicle. I didn't spot any major inaccuracies.

Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
I chose to apply a healthy coat of road dust overall as this beast would surely stir up a cloud any where it went.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
The turret traverses and the gun elevates fully allowing for all kinds of fun poses.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
My PzH is nearly right of the box. I only added aerials, a few tie-downs, and vision block "lenses". I'm really not sure what else could be added.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
I'm pretty pleased with my german camouflage. It seems like my green could be a bit off so I might make an adjustment on the next german kit, but it'll have to do this time around.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
This gives a much better perspective of the length of this kit. I can only imagine what hell it would be to drive one of these around in an urban setting.
Revell Panzerhaubitze PzH 2000
I really enjoyed building this model. There were no snags at all and not many items I would improve upon. Great kit overall.



Revell Germany Panzerhaubitze 2000 - 03121
Revell Germany
Kit: Revell/Germany # 03121
1/72 Scale
Scale: 1/72
Value:

This kit was a gift from Antony Morgan - Thank You Tony! It retails for $16.00 (US) which is a relatively good deal among today's inflating models prices.

Assembly:

The kit consists of 129 parts molded in medium green, one decal sheet and a 12 page black and white instruction sheet.

Assembly is straightforward and all parts were free of flash and crisply molded.

The tracks are molded in separate-links which are a bit tedious to assemble but look good.

The driver's hatch is positionable, all other hatches are molded shut. Turret traverses and main gun elevates.

All parts fit really well, I didn't have to fill any joints at all.

Decals:

Decals are provided for PanzerArtillerie Battalion 405 (Dabel, 2000) and PanzerArtillerieLehr Battalion 95 (Munster, 2000).
Customizations:

Stretched sprue was used for aerials. Sequin strips used for vision blocks and optics. Strips of masking tape used for straps in the bussle rack.
Recommendation:

This was an easy build. Fit is excellent, details are good, the price is reasonable. I recommend this kit for any and all small scale armor modelers.

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