Germany fielded the first jet fighter in the world, the ME-262. Much less known is the fact that German engineers were also looking into the possibility of installing gas turbines in panzers. In the summer of 1944 Dr. Alfred M√ľller began his work on these projects in earnst. The final results of his work, and that of his assistant Dipl.-Ing. Kolb, were the designs GT-101, GT-102 and GT-103. Of the first two sketches for the installation in the Panther exist. Of the GT-103 only a cross-section sketch exists. This power unit was a GT-102 unit with a regenerative heat exchanger added to reduce the fuel consumption. Paper Panzer Productions presents with this conversion its interpretation of the GT-103 power unit. The kit comes with photo-etch grilles for the dual turbine exhausts and two backplates: one for the Trumpeter E-50 and E-75 kits and one for the Dragon King Tiger kits. You are only require to sand the engine deck a bit to make it fit the Dragon kit.
PPP35017: GT-103 gas turbine for Trumpeter E-50, E-75 and Dragon King Tiger is available at 18‚ā¨ (TAV included, shipping not included). A shop will be added to Paperpanzer.com in the future. In the meantime contact us for more information and purchases.