Join Our Mailing List
Email:








  Home > World War II: War on the Eastern Front > The Invasion of Russia (June 1941 - December 1941) >

  German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202, Eastern Front, 1941 (1:48 Scale)
German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202, Eastern Front, 1941

Tamiya Masterworks German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202, Eastern Front, 1941




 
List Price: $74.99
Our Price: $64.99 Sold Out!
You save $10.00!
You'll earn: 65 points

Stock Status: (Out of Stock)

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: TAM26507

Description Extended Information
 
Tamiya TAM26507 German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B Assault Gun - Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202, Eastern Front, 1941 (1:48 Scale) "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!"

Five prototype assault guns were built in 1937, mounting the same short-barreled 75mm L/24 howitzer fitted to the PzKpfw IV in a limited traverse mounting on the modified chassis of the PzKpfw III Ausf. B. Constructed of soft steel, these vehicles of the "O" series were unsuitable for combat but helped towards the development of the initial production version, the StuG III Ausf. A. The nomenclature adopted was a blend of the parent tank and the gun which was mounted (e.g. StuG III mit 7.5cm Kanone, implying a modified PzKpfw III chassis with a 75mm gun). The chassis nose plates, gun mantlet and frontal armor of the superstructure were 50mm thick, which was sufficient protection against the antitank guns of that time. The gunner's sight required a small opening in the front plate, and the fan-shaped cutout in front of the opening had bullet deflectors to deflect bullets and fragments. Production started in 1940 and 30 vehicles were made before the campaign in the west in 1940. They performed successfully in Holland and France, destroying pill-boxes, machinegun nests and antitank guns.

In the autumn of 1940 an improved chassis with replaced transmission and engine resulted in the Ausf. B. During production of the Ausf. B the 36cm wide track was replaced by a 40cm wide track, making it necessary to fit new drive sprockets and rear idlers. Early 1941 the Ausf. C was introduced, later followed by the Ausf. D which had some internal changes. The Ausf. C and D had an altered superstructure with a single or binocular gunner's sight now mounted in the roof, eliminating the weak point in the frontal armor. The front, side and driver's roof plates were improved to a more effective shape.

This particular 1:48 scale StuG is painted in a winter camouflage scheme. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches

Features
  • Fully finished 1:48 scale Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B with paint and markings pre-applied.
  • High quality replica accurately captures the StuG's low profile and fixed gun mount.
  • Features a die-cast lower hull for added weight and realism.
  • Painted in a winter camouflage scheme that feature ultra-realistic weathering effect.
  • Bears the markings of Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202.
  • Includes special display base with nameplate.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

World War II: War on the Eastern Front > The Invasion of Russia (June 1941 - December 1941)