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.