The concept of utilising tank turrets in fixed fortified positions had become standard practice within the German Army. Initially the turrets used for these purposes were either from captured enemy tanks or obsolete designs.
Around Berlin a number of Panzerturm (turret bunkers) were installed on key street corners and covering approaches to important locations. A number of Panther and Panzer IV turrets were installed on purpose-built underground concrete shelters, while others were whole tanks dug in to the ground by simply moving the tank into a pit to provide a hull-down position, and then back-filling around the tank with soil or rubble.
Pack contains: * one Panzer IV Turret * resin scenic turret base.