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Rubicon - StuG III Ausf G (SdKfz 142/1) (Plastic)

  • Brand: Rubicon Models
  • Product Code: RU-280017
  • Reward Points: 18
  • Availability: 1 in stock, 1 available 1-3 working days
  • Price in reward points: 1800
£20.00
£18.00

Description

The StuG III was designed to fill an infantry close support combat role, early models were fitted with a low-velocity 75 mm StuK 37 L/24 gun to destroy soft-skin targets and fortifications. After the Germans encountered the Soviet KV-1 and T-34 tanks, the StuG III was first equipped with a high-velocity 75 mm StuK 40 L/43 main gun (Spring 1942) and in Autumn 1942 with the slightly longer 75 mm StuK 40 L/48 gun. These versions were known as the Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F, Ausf. F/8 and Ausf. G. 

When the StuG IV entered production in late 1943 and early 1944, the “III” was added to the name to separate it from the Panzer IV-based assault guns. All previous and following models were thereafter known as Sturmgeschütz III. 

Beginning with the StuG III Ausf. G, a 7.92 mm MG34 could be mounted on a shield on top of the superstructure for added anti-infantry protection from December 1942. Some of the F/8 models were retrofitted with a shield as well. Many of the later StuG III Ausf. G models were equipped with an additional coaxial 7.92 mm MG34. By the end of the war, around 11,300 StuG IIIs and StuH 42s had been built. 

StuG III Ausf G (SdKfz 142/1) was produced between December 1942 and April 1945, around 8,423 were produced. The StuG III Ausf G is the final and by far the most common of the StuG series. 

Notable features of this plastic kit include: 

- Choice of Early / Mid / Late production 
- Option to assemble vehicle as a StuH 42 with 105mm Howitzer 
- Choice of original trapezoid-shape mantlet or the Topfblende pot mantlet (often called Saukopf “Pig’s head”) gun mantlet with or without coaxial mount 
- Detachable Schürzen (side armour) 
- Optional rear stowage rack 
- Optional spare road wheels 
- Optional periscope 

1 plastic model per pack. 28mm sized, needs assembling with glue, supplied unpainted.