In September of 1939, Krupp received a design proposal from for a purpose-built self-propelled howitzer. Unlike earlier motorized artillery, this was not an adapted or converted vehicle, but rather expressly designed for this role. A 10.5cm le.F.H.18/1 was mounted in an open-topped turret. The light field howitzer could be rotated in this turret through a 70-degree arc. The sides of the turret were tapered downward toward the rear, allowing excellent side visibility. The new vehicle, initially known as Pz.Sfl.IV b, was later designated Geschützwagen IV b für 10.5cm le.F.H. 18/1(Sf) (Sd.Kfz 165/1). Two vehicles were ordered for testing, which were delivered in January 1942. Even before that, during Fall 1941, a series of 10 of the new vehicles were ordered for troop trials.:
Item No : 00374
Item Name : German Geschützwagen IVb für 10.5cm leFH 18/1(Sf) (Sd.Kfz 165/1)
Bar Code : 9580208003740
Scale : 1:35
Item Type : Static Armor
Model Brief : Length: 162mm Width: 83mm Height:73mm
Total Parts : 590 plastic parts
Metal Parts : n/a
Photo Etched Parts : 1pcs
Film Parts : n/a
Resin Parts : n/a
Total Sprues : 16 sprues plus :one-piece slide-molded lower hul, slide-molded upper hull, slide-molded turret and vinyl tracks
Paint Schemes : With the vehicle being a prototype, so give a small decal sheet containing just four small Balkancreuz, to represent the vehicle in field gray
Released Date : 2008-04
More Features ": The kit consists of :588 parts in light grey plastic ,2 of full length vinyl tracks, 1 fret of PE.:
Chassis
-New tooled one-piece slide-molded l"

(TR00374)

SKU TR00374
Barcode # 9580208003740
Brand Trumpeter
Shipping Weight 0.5600kg
Scale 1/35
Material Plastic
Nationality German

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