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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.281
Item 35281




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

The Highly-Anticipated 1/35 Scale StuG III Ausf.B
With its low silhouette, short-barreled main gun, and distinctive superstructure with sloped armor, the Sturmgeschütz 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 Sturmgeschutz 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.


Main color: TS-4 German Gray



Photo-etched parts for added detail

Photo-etched parts such as rear air intake mesh and headlight covers provide an extra level of realism.



Aluminum gun barrel and moving suspension

Precision-made aluminum barrel for the short 75mm main gun, complete with inner barrel rifling, is included with this kit. Realistic suspension is fully moveable, allowing the tracks to conform to any surface undulation for added diorama possibilites.



Parts depict select interior details

Hatches may be modelled in the open position to reveal crew compartment details and engine room. 4 types of high-quality markings included, along with a full color painting guide.




How to Work with Photo-Etched Parts
1AUse dedicated scissors to remove the parts from the sprue.
2ARemove unwanted stubs with a file designed for use with photo-etched parts.
3AUse the convenient photo-etched parts bender when reshaping parts.
4. Finally, use special CA cement (ITEM 87062) to attach the metal parts to your model kit.

The information on this page is current as of December 22, 2005. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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