Wednesday August 23, 2017

7,5cm StuK auf Panzer I - Endkampf Berlin 1945

Item number: 89004

Status: Available

Scale: 1/72

About the model:
* new EXCLUSIVE series from Panzerstahl
* true to scale model made from resin for highest detail
* fully assembled
* accurate painted and marked
* collectors card included
* including socket
* packaged in metal box
* only 1000pcs. limited production!

The 7.5cm StuK seems to be a unique specimen. Only one photo is known showing this odd conversion in the final days of fightings in Berlin 1945.
The base is a Panzer I Ausf.B chassis without turret. The Panzer I Ausf.B was built from 1935 on and had one more roadwheel than the previous Panzer I Ausf.A.
It has 100hp engine and weighted 6t including the turret with two MG13.
The 7.5cm StuK was the main armament of the StuG III Ausf.F/8 and G. It could penetrate over 100mm armorplate at 100m using the PzGrPtr.39.
This gus was possibly removed from a knocked out StuG and put on the obsolete and turretless chassis of a Panzer I. A new gunshield was added to give the crew a mimimum protection and also a new gun travel lock for the big gun was added. It is unclear who did the conversion and used it. The gun surely overloaded the little chassis.

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