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Dragon Euro Expo '07 Exclusive: German Sturmgeschutz Platoon Leader (Leutnant), Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 177, Eastern Front, 1944 "Georg Bose" (1:6 Scale)
Dragon Euro Expo 07 Exclusive: German Sturmgeschutz Platoon Leader (Leutnant), Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 177, Eastern Front, 1944 Georg Bose

Dragon Euro Expo '07 Exclusive: German Sturmgeschutz Platoon Leader (Leutnant), Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 177, Eastern Front, 1944 'Georg Bose'




 
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Dragon DRF70590 Dragon Euro Expo '07 Exclusive: German Sturmgeschutz Platoon Leader (Leutnant), Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 177, Eastern Front, 1944 "Georg Bose" (1:6 Scale) "The German soldier is to be tough as leather, fleet as a greyhound, and hard as Krupp steel."
- Adolf Hitler discussing the creation of the new German soldat

The Sturmgeschutz (assault gun) units of the Wehrmacht were, contrary to popular opinion, manned by men of, and controlled by, the artillery branch, not the panzerwaffe. This is not to say that StuGs weren't used by the panzerwaffe, as they were in Panzer-Sturmgeschutz units, usually assigned to the panzergrenadier divisions, falling under the control of the artillery. This had a number of effects on their structure and employment.

Initially StuG batteries had only six vehicles, roughly comparable in manpower to an artillery battery. By comparison, panzer companies had up to 22 tanks. At war's end the battery size had increased to 14 StuGs and the panzer company had decreased to around the same number, depending on the unit.

Much like an artillery battalion, a Sturmgeschutz Abteilung (assault gun battalion) had 3 batteries. Late in the war, a fourth (Begleit or escort) battery of infantry was added to some units. This was intended to consist of a company-sized element of panzergrenadiers on halftracks, but shortages prevented the halftracks from being assigned and many units were lucky to get trucks. Some units had to ride on the StuGs themselves.

There seems to be a rough correlation between the redesignation of some Sturmgeschutz units as Sturmartillerie (assault artillery) and the addition of a Begleit Batterie. Parallel to this was the redesignation of most all the Abteilungen to brigades in early 1944. This reflected the expansion of the Batterie to 10, and later 14 vehicles. Including headquarters vehicles, a late-war brigade would consist of 31 or 45 StuGs.

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Features
  • Highly flexible 1/6 (12") body
  • Authentic uniform featuring fully detailed decorations
  • Life-like head with character
  • Triple jointed arms and legs allow the figure to perform difficult poses
  • Each piece of equipment is accurately reproduced in 1/6 scale

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