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TAMIYA Military Miniature Collection No.3

Versatile and Formidable Assault Gun
Germany's versatile StuG III was originally designed as an assault weapon, however also came to be used as a weapon of defense as the war progressed. Based on the durable Panzer III hull, the StuG III featured a monoblock structure with an L24 75mm gun mounted directly to the hull, eliminating the revolving turret and reducing overall height.

The Ausf. B was the first truly mass produced StuG III with 250 produced from June 1940. Featuring wide tracks and powered by a 230hp Maybach HL 120 TRM engine the Ausf. B boasted a top speed of 40km/h. The Ausf. B saw action during the Balkans campaign in April 1941 and Operation Barbarossa in June, 1941. The simple construction leading to low costs and easy mass production made the StuG III one of Germany's most produced armored vehicles with over 10,000 produced during WWII.

About the Model
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Fully assembled 1/48 scale Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. B, professionally painted with all markings pre-applied.
*Includes intricate detailing for high quality accurate model.
*All Base German Grey color scheme and markings feature ultra-realistic weathering effect.
*Die-cast metal lower hull for extra weight and realism.
*Set includes display base with name plate.
*Markings depict Vehicle No.33, StuG.Abt203, Eastern Front, 1941.
*Overall length: 115mm