Okay, it’s a clickbait title. I confess. But still, it’s pretty funny. As Yuri Pasholok informed – basically, Trumpeter (a well-known kit-making company) said their E-100 kit wouldn’t be a copy of a WoT model….
Oooooooooops. The 150mm muzzle brake gun is not on the original drawings, it was added by Wargaming.
This, of course, is nothing new. Wargaming had a tremendous influence on kit makers for years – especially when it comes to vehicles that are both very attractive and require a large portion of “creativity” at the same time. In other words, various German wunderwaffe paper panzers. And so stuff like Jagdpanzer E-100 and even the infamous fake Waffenträger E-100 were copied by kit makers.
I am not super interested in kits, to be quite honest. However, Trumpeter is a well-known brand and the fact they rely on Wargaming’s modelers instead of their own research is a bit disappointing.