An all-new Panzer II, from Tasca! And in big 1/24 scale! Here's some info from Tasca's website:
After WWI, Germany was prohibited from pursuing tank development by the Treaty of Versailles. Tanks were an urgent necessity for Germany when they started re-armament, and the result during this time was the Panzer II, which was not sufficient for battle but was good enough for training. The Panzer II was considered too light and had a crew of only three. It was planned that the Panzer III and IV would comprise the main armored force, but there were insufficient numbers at the opening of hostilities of WWII. Thus, it was decided that the Panzer II would join the Blitzkrieg.
When the German Invasion of Russia started in 1941, the main tanks of the German Army were the Panzer III and IV, as the Panzer II was considered too small. Its armament was sufficient for soft targets, however, and it was valued at the front for communications and reconnaissance. Production of the Panzer II ended in 1940, but due to a chronic tank shortage, production was resumed in 1941 with the Ausf. F., an improved version of the Ausf. C. The Ausf. F had strengthened armor on the front and a simpler silhouette than the Ausf. C. Production of the Ausf. F ended in December 1942 after the construction of 524 tanks. It came to be valued on the front lines during the middle portion of the war.
Tasca 1/24 scale Panzer II features:
Following this release, more German products in the same scale are being developed.
One of the photos below shows the 1/24 Tasca Panzer II next to a 1/35 Tasca Sherman for size comparison...of course, the Sherman kit is not included with the Panzer II kit!