The build preview is sort of an in-box review as well as a glimpse at the upcoming project. You can see the detail of the kit and I'll tell you what I plan on doing with it. Enjoy!
Developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann - the same manufacturer of such vehicles as the Leopard I and II as well as the aforementioned Fennek - and Rheinmetall, this howitzer is capable of firing three rounds in nine seconds, and ten rounds in fifty-six. The PzH 2000 is also capable of landing up to five rounds on target at the same time in whats known as Multiple Rounds Simultaneous Impact.
Though built for the German Army, this 155 mm L52 artillery gun is also employed by Italy, the Netherlands, and Greece and is likely to be picked up by several other NATO countries to replace the older M109s. Since 2006, it has been used quite frequently in Afghanistan where it first saw combat with the Dutch Army against the Taliban in Kandahar Province.
More on the Panzerhaubitze 2000
For being the most powerful conventional artillery system deployed within the last several years, its somewhat surprising the PzH 2000 is not better represented in scale. To my knowledge, it has only been manufactured in kit form by Revell and Ace, albeit in the ever popular 1/72 and 1/35 scales. Revell also provides a three piece combo set in 1/72 scale that includes the PzH 2000, an SLT50-3 to transport it, and a Fennek scout car. A virtual diorama in a box which by all means is more interesting than the lone model that I will be working on here.