Panzerfabrik News

Early Post War German Field Kitchen *** WWII Style *** Reenactment *** Display

Gulaschkanone! Late WWII style, early post-war, German field kitchen.  Date of manufacture is unknown so assume that its Post War.  Works great for WWII Reenactment or displays.   Brought to the USA in approximately 2005.

LUCHS! We have a LUCHS!

OKAY! Here is the NEW baby. Panzerfabrik's copy of the Panzer II "Luchs" (Lynx)... This Panzerfabrik "Luchs", numbered 4122, is the shadow of surviving 4121 that sits on display in Bovington, England. Only 18 months of construction plus 6 months of pre-planning, a whole lot of sweat, a boatload of cash....... and voila!

It's coming together!

We got the major pieces fastened back together so that some interior features could be built. Finally, there's something to look at. It almost looks like a Panzer II Luchs. Most all of the exterior detail pieces are built, in primer, and waiting to be reassembled and then painted. This primer looks redder in the photos than it actually is. In real life, it looks the correct color red oxide.

Cast Steel Scoop

Cast steel scoop. The pattern took from the Bovington pzkpfw II Luchs. Modeled and cast by our friends at panzer-farm.pl. Check them out www.facebook.com/panzerfarm give them alike and if you are really feeling energetic, send them a message thanking them for this contribution. They put a lot of work into the scoop. Without it, it's not a Luchs.

Luchs Main Gun!

OK, all you followers....we know many of you are chomping at the bit to see a main gun in the Luchs. Without further delay... Presto!

Simulated oxygen propane cannon for the Luchs

Simulated oxygen propane cannon for the Luchs. It's a hybrid m2hb / 2, cm - oxygen propane simulator. The barrel is an exact copy of the correct 20-millimeter Flak barrel taken from an original. A modified Ma deuce barrel will slide inside it. The ultimate in versatility. In time we will make an accurate simulated 20-millimeter fake receiver to house the oxygen propane guts. But for now, the Browning look will have to do temporarily.

Fenders and details

Fenders... finished and a lot of the accessories mounted. Then it has to come back apart.

Fenders!

FENDERS…. found 16 gauge pre-made fenders. The radius of the bend was correct. So now they are getting modified a little and added to the creation.

Luchs like a Luchs!

PzKpfw II Ausf. L “Luchs” Build Update. Since we put the turret together and mounted it on the chassis we have been stuck detailing it. It takes as long to make a hinge as it does to assemble the big plates of the turret itself.

Turret!

Slowly making the turret look more like a turret! We had to make our own bearings to accommodate the gun mantle...round stock and D.O.M. pipe fo the pieces and kept a .002" tolerance! Swivels like a champ! Added the gunner's side vision port and two of the four lifting hooks.