Germany (West Germany, 1945-1990)
World War II
In production
2007, October
The Sturmgeschütz III was a German series of assault guns and tank destroyers produced to equip Sturmartillerie units. Sturmartillerie was a concept proposed by Colonel Erich von Manstein in 1935 to accompany infantry in the attack, and the low-profile StuG III was easier, cheaper and quicker to assemble than the equivalent Panzer III turreted tank. Large numbers were manufactured, with the Ausf. G being the final version to leave factory floors. Interestingly, four StuG III Ausf. Gs could be produced for the cost of a single King Tiger. The Ausf. G entered production in December 1942 and it was manufactured until almost the end of WWII, with 7893 examples completed. Features: - One-piece slide-molded lower hull w/exemplary detail - One-piece slide-molded hull frontal armor - One-piece slide-molded gun can be elevated up and down - Multi-directional slide-molded superstructure w/bolt detail - Slide-molded engine deck finely reproduced - Two types of cooling air intakes are provided w/ and w/o air-intake grills - Air deflector authentically represented w/photo-etched mesh - Slide molded periscope gun sight is made from clear part - Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends - Newly tooled road wheels and sprockets - Final drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail - Slide molded hydraulic shock absorbers are crisply molded - One-piece DS tracks for ease of assembly - New Cartograf Decal offers accurate markings Text is copyright by Dragon.
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