Description

Originally intended for infantry support duties, Germanys Sturmgeschutz (assault gun) and abbreviated StuG III first appeared in combat during 1940. It had the durable Panzer III chassis with a completely new superstructure. To keep the vehicles profile as low as possible, the revolving turret was eliminated and the short barreled 75mm L/24 gun was mounted directly onto the hull. As it was mainly intended for close fire support for the Wehrmacht, it was used as self-propelled artillery against the opposing enemys strategic points. However, when the German forces encountered the Russian KV and T-34 tanks on the Eastern front, the situation abruptly changed. To cope with this Russian tank threat, the Germans were forced to upgrade their existing weapons systems. The G-type StuG III built from late 1942 onwards, used a more powerful, long barrel 75mm L/48 gun. The early G-type had a square shaped gun mantlet. The superstructure was redesigned and an MG42 machine gun with shield, commanders vision cupola and smoke dischargers were added. The thin steel plates, known as Schurzen (skirts) were attached to the sides of the hull beginning in the spring of 1943. The type-42 assault gun mounted a 105mm howitzer on the StugG III chassis and was developed to fulfill the StuG IIIs original role of infantry support. Incorporating several minor changes, about 7,800 G-type StuG IIIs were produced.


Recommended paints for this kit:

  • X-10..- 10ml Gun Metal
  • X-11..- 10ml Chrome Silver
  • X-18..- 10ml Semi Gloss Black
  • XF-1..- 10ml Flat Black
  • XF-15..- 10ml Flat Flesh
  • XF-49..- 10ml Khaki
  • XF-56..- 10ml Metallic Grey
  • XF-59..- 10ml Desert Yellow
  • XF-60..- 10ml Dark Yellow
  • XF-63..- 10ml German Grey
  • XF-64..- 10ml Red Brown
  • XF-65..- 10ml Field Grey


(T35197)

SKU T35197
Barcode # DOESNOTAPPLY
Brand Tamiya
Shipping Weight 0.3800kg
Scale 1/35
Material Plastic
Nationality German

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