Tamiya Marder III Brass Shells 7.5cm Model Kit Accessory 35258 Scale 1:35
- Brand: Tamiya
- MPN: 35258
- Scale: 1/35
- Type: Tank Accessory
- Material: Plastic
- Model: Marder III Brass Projectiles Add On Accessory
- AGE: 12+
- Colour: Brass
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Product Features: Not Painted
- Product Length: 7.5 cm
- Sub Type: Kit
- Product Theme: Militaria
- Year Released: 2022
- Weight: 0.016 Kg
When Germany invaded France, they discovered that their 37mm anti-tank gun was useless against heavy enemy armor.
Thus, orders were given for an upgrade to a more powerful 50mm on the German Armys main anti-tank weapon, the Marder. When Germany invaded Russia in 1941, they encountered and were rendered nearly helpless by unexpectedly powerful enemies. The names of two of these enemies were the T34 and KV tanks. To counter these tanks, the German Army upgraded the 50mm anti-tank gun to a 75mm gun (the Pak40/L46 7.5cm Anti-tank gun) and mounted it on a Czechoslovakian 38t chassis to make the gun capable of independent movement.
This self-propelled gun employing a 75mm anti-tank weapon entered mass-production in 1943 as the Marder III. With a crew of 4, a standard payload of 27 rounds, and 20mm thick armor protecting the turret, the Marder III would become Germanys main anti-tank weapon until the appearance of the Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer tank destroyer. 942 Marder III M self-propelled artillery units were produced in all by the end of the war.
Kit features two types of rounds- Pzgr.40 Armor Piercing and Gr.38 Hl/B High Explosive rounds.
Included are a total of 22 replicate rounds as follows:
- 14 partially cut rounds (7 of each type) made to fit on ammunition rack of Tamiya Model Kit Number 35255
- 4 whole rounds (2 of each type)
- 4 empty (fired) shells (2 of each type)
This accessory is specifically compatible with a Tamiya Marder III Model Kit, listed below:
- 35255 - Tamiya German Tank Destroyer Marder III M Model Set Scale 1:35
- Does NOT Include Model, Paints, Adhesive or Brushes.
- These are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:10cm Height:15cm Width:0.5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model Making should always be done under adult supervision.
About the Brand Tamiya
Tamiya are a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits and remote control vehicles. Specialising in 1/35 Military and Scaled Figures, Aircraft, Helicopters, Ships, Cars and Motorbikes. We stock the complete range of Hobby Kits, Paints, Tools and Accessories for both beginner and experienced Modellers.
New Products in Tanks Pre 1945
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