Pz. Kpfw 1A "Condor Legion" Light Tank marked 424

Price: $160.00



This is a Consignment item we are offering. It comes in its original box and is in very good condition.
The hinge is broken on one side of the hatch. It can still open and close, but you can see the metal showing.

John Jenkins Designs COND-01(424) Pz. Kpfw 1A "Condor Legion" Light Tank marked 424

Two versions of the Panzerkampfwagen 1 were shipped to Spain, the A and B. The design was pioneered by Krupp in the early 1930’s. The Pz. Kpfw 1A had a two man crew, and was armed with two 7.92mm MG13s.

Battle experience in the Spanish Civil War (SCW) indicated that the Pz. Kpfw had several weaknesses. Its 0.5” armor offered little protection against even the smallest anti-tank guns possessed by the Republicans. Its weapons were also far too lightweight to take on enemy tanks and the vehicle lacked the endurance to participate in prolonged action, often leaving the 2 man crew working in its cramped condition quickly exhausted.

These invaluable practical lessons added impetus to new tank designs, although the Pz. Kpfw 1 itself continued to see service in Poland and France during 1939 and 1940.