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German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Stummel Half-Track with 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun - 20.Panzer Division, East Prussia, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Stummel Half-Track with 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun - 20.Panzer Division, East Prussia, 1944

Altaya German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Stummel Half-Track with 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun - 20.Panzer Division, East Prussia, 1944




 
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Altaya ALT95913 German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Stummel Half-Track with 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun - 20.Panzer Division, East Prussia, 1944 "We must do everything we can to promote anti-tank defense, and work just as hard to guarantee successful counter-attacks through the instrument of powerful tank forces of our own."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

On March 31st, 1942, Bussing-Nag was ordered to develop an armored superstructure capable of mounting the 7.5cm KwK gun. In June 1942, two prototypes were sent to Russia for field tests and as a result, an order was placed for 150 units that same month. In 1944, a new mounting design was introduced which could be fitted on a number of vehicles without major modification. The 7.5cm was redesignated K51(Sf) when fitted in the new mounting.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Stummel half-track. Sold Out!




Dimensions:
Length: 3-inches
Width: 1-inch

Release Date: February 2014

Historical Account: "The East is Red" - The East Prussian Offensive was a strategic offensive by the Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front (World War II). It lasted from January 13th to April 25th, 1945, though some German units did not surrender until May 9th. The Battle of Knigsberg was a major part of the offensive, which ended in victory for the Red Army.

The East Prussian Offensive is known to German historians as the Second East Prussian Offensive. The First East Prussian Offensive (also known as the Gumbinnen Operation), took place from October 16th-27th, 1944, and was carried out by the 3rd Belorussian Front under General I.D. Chernyakhovsky as part of the Memel Offensive of the 1st Baltic Front. The Soviet forces took heavy casualties while penetrating 3060 km (1937 mi) into East Prussia and Poland, and the offensive was postponed until greater reserves could be gathered.

The main thrust of the offensive was to be conducted by the 3rd Belorussian Front under Ivan Chernyakhovsky. His forces were tasked with driving westwards towards Knigsberg, against the defensive positions of the 3rd Panzer Army and 4th Army, the northern armies of General Georg-Hans Reinhardt's Army Group Centre.

From the north, on Chernyakhovsky's right flank, General Hovhannes Bagramyan's 1st Baltic Front would attack the positions of the 3rd Panzer Army on the Neman, as well as crushing its small bridgehead at Memel. Chernyakhovsky's left flank would be supported by the 2nd Belorussian Front of Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, which was initially ordered to push north-west to the Vistula, through the lines of the 2nd Army, thereby sealing off the whole of East Prussia.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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