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Tamiya: 1/35 Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G (Early Ver.) - Model Kit

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Description

Tamiya: 1/35 Sturmgeschutz III Ausf G (Early Ver.) – Model Kit

Originally intended for infantry support duties, Germany's Stur­mgeschutz (assault gun) and abbreviated “StuG” III first appeared in combat during 1940. It had the durable Panzer III chassis with a completely new superstructure. To keep the vehicles profile as low as possible, the revolving turret was eliminated and the short barreled 75mm L/24 gun was mounted directly onto the hull. As it was mainly intended for close fire support for the Wehrmacht, it was used as self-propelled artillery against the opposing enemy's strategic points. However, when the German forces encountered the Russian KV and T-34 tanks on the Eastern front, the situation abruptly changed.

To cope with this Russian tank threat, the Germans were forced to upgrade their existing weapons systems. The G-type StuG III built from late 1942 onwards, used a more powerful, long barrel 75mm L/48 gun. The early G-type had a square shaped gun mantlet. The superstructure was redesigned and an MG42 machine gun with shield, commander's vision cupola and smoke dischargers were added. The thin steel plates, known as Schurzen (skirts) were attached to the sides of the hull beginning in the spring of 1943. The type-42 assault gun mounted a 105mm howitzer on the StugG III chassis and was developed to fulfill the StuG III's original role of infantry support. Incorporating several minor changes, about 7,800 G-type StuG III's were produced.

Features:

  • During WWII, the German army used self-propelled guns in large quantities with one such gun being the German Sturmgeschutz III.
  • This plastic assembly model kit realistically reproduces the form of the Ausf.G early version which was manufactured from December 1942.
  • The distinctive low silhouette of the StuG III, with the fighting compartment mounted onto the Panzer III's hull, features great scale realism.
  • The kit also includes parts to allow you to depict the StuG III with either a 7.5cm anti-tank howitzer or the 10.5cm gun used to support the infantry units.
  • Parts to depict schurzen armour as well as two figures in relaxed poses feeding and holding a puppy are also included.

Specifications:

  • Scale: 1:35
  • Skill Level: 2
  • Model Length: 195mm
  • Model Width: 93.5mm
  • Model Height: –

Requires glue & paint for assembly (Modelling equipment sold separately)

Release date Australia
June 1st, 2016
Manufacturer code:
35197
Brand
Manufacturer
Scale
1/35
Box Dimensions (mm)
205x355x65
UPC
4950344992768
Product ID
25693873

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