Tamiya 1/35 Marder II SDKFZ 131 German Tank Destroyer

Manufacturer: Tamiya Product Code: 35060


1/35 Marder II SDKFZ 131 German Tank Destroyer

Specifications

Scale: 1/35

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$44.00
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This model kit recreates the German Tank Destroyer Marder II. During the early stages of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the anti-tank self-propelled gun Marder II countered overpowering Russian tanks T-34 and KV-2. In 1941 it had become clear that not only Panzerkampfwagen III and IV but also the 5cm Pak 38 did not have enough power, and the 7.5cm Pak 40 was developed; it could penetrate 130mm armor plate from 1,000m away, and at a rate of up to 14 shots per minute. The Marder II equipped the 7.5cm Pak 40 with the open-top fighting compartment based upon the Panzerkampfwagen II. Production started in the middle of 1942.

• 1/35 scale plastic assembly model. Length: 175mm.
• The open-top form with a 7.5cm Pak 40 is authentically captured and features a realistic rendering of barrel base.
• Includes interior details of open-top fighting compartment such as bulletproof plate inside face, radio rack and ammunition box.
• Includes components to depict wooden box, shells, and empty cartridges.
• Gun travel locks and ammunition boxes can be assembled for a vehicle in combat or on the move.
• Two full body figures are included.