The 8-cm schwere Granatwerfer 34 or 8-cm sGrW 34 (heavy grenade-launcher model 1934) earned a reputation in line with the fearsome 88 anti-aircraft gun and the Tiger Tank. Among allied front-line soldiers this mortar was dreaded for its accuracy and rate of fire. Captured 34s were eagerly employed against the Germans.
The design was straight forward. Its designer and manufacture Rheinmetall-Borsig produced a high-quality weapon. Yet the mortar's reputation had little to do with innovation. Its high status was primarily the result of through training of German mortar crews . They were experts at their craft. German mortar crews always seemed to possess the ability to engage in and out of action rapidly. They paid careful attention to pre-registration and other fire control aids. The enterprising German mortar crews were able to bring fire down rapidly on their adversary.
Pictured here is a 1:32 sclae German 8cm Mortar Pit with three crewmen. Sold Out!
Release Date: November 2006