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Item No:35281

1/35 Military Miniature Series No.281


Length: 157 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

With its low silhouette, short-barreled main gun, and distinctive superstructure with sloped armor, the Sturmgesch?tz III Ausf.B is a popular subject for military modellers. Tamiya now releases this accurately reproduced early variant of the widely produced assault gun as the latest addition to our signature 1/35 scale Military Miniature Series.

About the Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.B
At the beginning of WWII, as the German army was on their rapid offensive, the need arose for a highly mobile infantry support vehicle that could provide heavy firepower to help infantry breakthrough defenses. The Sturmgeschütz III was designed to meet this requirement, with the Ausf.B being the first mass produced variant. Featuring a well armored crew compartment with 50mm front and 30mm side armor and armed with a 75mm StuK 37 L/24 gun, these vehicles were used during the invasion of the Balkans as well as in Operation Barbarossa. As the war went on, the StuG III found itself evolving into a tank destroyer in addition to its assault gun role, and were often used as replacements for actual battle tanks.

  • The complex STuG form is captured with aplomb.
  • With hatches open, a world of detail is on display: fighting compartment floors, gun breech, radio equipment, seats, ammo racks and more!

  • The 7.5cm gun is recreated by an aluminum component complete with interior rifling detail.
  • Realistic suspension is fully moveable, allowing the tracks to conform to any surface undulation for added realism in your diorama.
  • Photo-etched parts recreate hull rear air intakes and headlight covers.

Information is current as of December 22, 2005. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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