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  3rd Issue: German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 904, Eastern Front, 1943 (1:32 Scale)
German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 904, Eastern Front, 1943

Unimax Forces of Valor German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 904, Eastern Front, 1943




 
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Forces of Valor 81306 German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 904, Eastern Front, 1943 (1:32 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

The German Sturmgeschutz was one of the most successful armored fighting vehicles of the Second World War. It arose from an original concept of the pre-war panzer divisions, whereby a special vehicle for infantry support work was planned. During the war years, the Sturmgeschutz was rapidly developed and upgunned, and was used both in its original role as an assault gun and also as a tank destroyer.

Pictured here is a 1:32 scale diecast replica of a Sturmgeschutz III (StuG III) Ausfuhrung G assault gun, which was used extensively by the Wehrmacht throughout the latter stages of WWII. This particular StuG was attached to Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 904 then serving on the eastern front in 1943. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 8.5 inches
Width: 4.13 inches
Height: 3.25 inches

Release Date: September 2005

Historical Account: "Sturmgeschutz Vor" - 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.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Working vinyl tracks
  • Elevating gun
  • Figures included
  • Comes with assorted gear and other accessories

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