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German Dicker Max 105mm Tank Destroyer - Panzerjager Abteilung 521, Stalingrad, Russia, 1942 (1:72 Scale)
German Dicker Max 105mm Tank Destroyer - Panzerjager Abteilung 521, Stalingrad, Russia, 1942

Altaya German Dicker Max 105mm Tank Destroyer - Panzerjager Abteilung 521, Stalingrad, Russia, 1942




 
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Altaya ALT95919 German Dicker Max 105mm Tank Destroyer - Panzerjager Abteilung 521, Stalingrad, Russia, 1942 (1:72 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

The 10.5 cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette ("10.5 gun on armored self-propelled mount") was a prototype self-propelled gun used by Nazi Germany during World War II. Although it was originally designed as a Schartenbrecher ("bunker buster") for use against the French Maginot Line defenses following the defeat of France it was used as a tank destroyer on the Eastern Front.

It was intended to be used against bunkers at ranges beyond which the bunker could return fire. Development by Krupp began in 1939. With the conquest of France complete the design was without a purpose so it was suggested that it be used as a heavy tank destroyer. Two prototypes were ordered, completed in January 1941 and demonstrated in front of Hitler on 31 March 1941. If troop trials were successful it was estimated that series production could begin in the Spring of 1942.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Dicker Max 105mm Tank Destroyer. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-inches
Width: 1-inch

Release Date: February 2014

Historical Account: "Panzerjager" - Panzerjager (German "armour-hunters" or "tank-hunters", abbreviated to Pz.Jg. in German) was a branch of service of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. It was an anti-tank arm-of-service that operated anti-tank artillery, and made exclusive use of the tank destroyers, which were also named Panzerjager. Personnel wore ordinary field-gray uniforms rather than the black of the Panzer troops; however, those Panzerjager troops who crewed the tank-destroyers wore the Panzer jacket in field gray.

Panzerjager units were either assigned as the 14th companies in infantry regiments, or as a whole Abteilung (battalion) within Panzer and Panzergrenadier divisions, in both the SS and the Heer (regular army). Independent battalions and regiments were used by corps to protect the most likely avenues of tank attacks, while divisions would often position their Panzerjager on the flanks, or use them to support infantry advances against an enemy using tanks. When used with tanks, despite intense inter-branch rivalry, Panzerjager would work in teams, with the tank crews enticing enemy tanks to fire, disclosing their position, and Panzerjager engaging the enemy from a defilade. Panzerjager were often called upon to provide direct high explosive supporting fire to infantry by destroying machinegun and artillery positions, particularly in urban fighting.

Features
  • Diecast and plastic construction
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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