A very interesting model from the “What if?” serie – German Entwicklungsfahrzeug E 10 in 1/35 scale. Model manufacturer: Trumpeter.
The Entwicklung series (from German Entwicklung, “development”), more commonly known as the E-Series, was a late-World War II attempt by Nazi Germany to produce a standardised series of tank designs. There were to be standard designs in five different weight classes (E-10, E-25, E-50, E-75 and E-100) from which several specialised variants were to be developed. This intended to reverse the trend of extremely complex tank designs that had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability.
Said to have been designed by the Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz Magirus AG firm in Ulm, the E-10 project was developed as a replacement of the Jagdpanzer 38(t).
The intention was to create several new light tank destroyers as a replacement for the Jagdpanzer 38(t), as well as a new family of Waffenträger armed with heavy anti-tank guns. However, the design was soon abandoned in favour of a redesigned and enlarged Jagdpanzer 38(t).
© Model author: Yuri Karabutov (not-TOYS.com team, Ukraine)