HobbyBoss 1:35 - 5cm Pak (t) Pz. Kpfw. 35R 731 (f)

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HobbyBoss 1:35 - 5cm Pak (t) Sfl. auf Fgst. Pz. Kpfw. 35R 731 (f) - Plastic model kit #83808

The Renault R35 was a French light infantry tank produced from 1936 until 1940. The R35 became one of the most numerous French tanks captured by the Germans. Germany captured a total of 843 R35's, over a hundred of which were designated Panzerkampfwagen 35R 731 (f) and used by panzer units mainly for security duties or driver training. Most of the captured tanks were later converted into artillery tractors and ammunition carriers after the turret was removed.

Germans decided that R35's would be more useful on the battlefield if they were converted into self-propelled guns. Using the R35 chassis they built a 4.7 cm Pak(t) (Sfl) auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.35 R 731(f). This proved to be rather difficult because the chassis was even smaller than that of Panzer I Ausf.B, and the tank designed for two Frenchmen was now supposed to carry three German soldiers and a fairly large gun with ammunition. This new vehicle was not very successful in service especially in winter conditions, so a decision was made to improve it by changing the gun for a 5cm PaK 38. However this plan never came into action because of technical limitations, and the project was cancelled.

Item No: 83808
Item Name: 5cm Pak (t) Sfl. auf Fgst. Pz. Kpfw. 35R 731 (f)
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimensions: Length 141.5mm, Width 55.3mm
Total Plastic Parts: 500+
Total Sprues: 14 sprues and hull
Photo-Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2015-03

Additional:
- The kit consists of over 500 parts
- Multi-directional slide molded turret w/fine detail
- Photo-etched parts included


Collections: All, Axis Forces (WWII), German, WWII

Category: HobbyBoss Tanks

Type: Tanks




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