Above is a Matchbox Panzer IIIM - the skirt armour is from an Esci kit, suitably cut to size.
Like all of my Megablitz divisions 5PD lives in it's own labelled box file.
The full division in parade order.
Div HQ and staff - and Esci Panzer III and Roco Unimog - the latter is 'postwar but plausible.'
While 1941+ PDs tended only to have 2 Panzer battalions, three
are available so I can use 5PD from 1943 to 1945.
The two PanzerGrenadier Regts travel in a variety of trucks and halftracks.
Several variants of Esci's Sdkfz251 are in evidence, including the
251/16 engineer track and the 251/17 with a 20mm AA gun.
The Aufklarungs Abt. (Recce battalion) with a Pz IIL 'Luchs' and another couple of conversions
- a Sdkfz 251/9 and Sdkfz 234/1
The Artillery Regt has an Esci Wespe and a 'defrocked' version serving as an ammo carrier.
The transport column. I bodged up these Roco Faun lorries using Airfix
track units to loosely resemble the Mercedes L4500R halftrack.
To create the Sdkfz 234/1 I used a Matchbox 234/2 'Puma' hull and the turret from an
Airfix Sdkfz 222. It's not accurate but it gives the right impression.
The Luchs is a metal (RAFM I think) kit. Despite being a light
tank it is by far the heaviest model in the division!
Finally, the PzJag Abt uses this splendid Fujimi Stug III,
complete with improvised additional frontal armour.
Let me know if you'd like a closer look at any of these toys - and which division you'd like to see next!