Collectors Showcase CS00302 German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. G Assault Gun with Schurzen Side Skirts and Zimmerit - 10.SS Panzer Division "Frundsberg", Nijmegen, Holland, 1944 (1:30 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 1:30 scale replica of a Sturmgeschutz III (StuG III) Ausfuhrung G assault gun with removable shurzen side skirts. The top superstructure can be removed to reveal a fully detailed interior. Vehicles sports the smooth Saukopf mantlet. Comes with two figures. Only 200 pieces produced. One set left in stock!
Length: 10 inches
Width: 4.5 inches
Height: 3 inches
Release Date: December 2008
Historical Account: "Charlemagne" - The 10.SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg was a German Waffen SS panzer division that saw action on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during World War II.
Originally, the name Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne) was used for some time in 1943, but French volunteers in the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS used Charlemagne (33.Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French)), so the honor title Frundsberg was chosen, which refers to 16th Century German landsknecht commander Georg von Frundsberg.
It, and its "twin" Division, the 9.SS Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, played an important part in holding the British Forces back in Normandy, particularly during Operation Epsom. Later, the Division was instrumental in stemming the Allied onslaught during Operation Market Garden at Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, at which time it, along with the 9.SS Panzer, constituted the II SS Panzer Corps.
In August 2006, German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass admitted to having been an assistant tank gunner with the division after having been conscripted into the Waffen-SS at the age of 17 in November 1944. As Grass had always been an outspoken critic of Germany's treatment of its Nazi past, his surprise admission caused a great stir in the press.