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HobbyBoss 1:35 - Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 Late


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The Marder III ("Marder" means "marten" in English, named after the weasel like animal) was a family of German tank destroyers deployed from 1942 to 1945 on all fronts of the Second World War. It was based on the Panzer 38(t) featuring its chassis and a roofless fighting compartment. The main armament consisted of either Soviet 76-mm divisional field gun M1936, or German 75-mm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

The Sd.Kfz.138 Ausf.M was the latest variant of the series armed with the Pak 40. Unlike the earlier models, it featured sloped armour and an improved fighting compartment which was closed in the rear ensuring better protection of the crew. The rear-mounted engine of the vehicle was replaced with an engine installed between the driver and the crew. That gave the crew more room in the fighting compartment decreasing their visibility and exposure to enemy fire. However, the compartment remained open-topped.

The crew of the Ausf.M included the commander, gunner, loader and driver. About 1,000 units of the Ausf.M were built between 1943 and 1944.

Item No: 80168
Item Name: Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Late
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 148.2mm Width 61mm
Total Plastic Parts: 500+
Total Sprues: 10 sprues and lower hull
Metal Parts: gun barrel
Photo-Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2017-04

- The kit consists of over 500 parts
- Refined details
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
- Individual tracks
- Photo-etched parts included

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

Category: HobbyBoss Tanks

Type: Tanks

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