DRAGON 1/35 S.IG.33 AUF FGST.PZ.KPFW.III(SFL) (SMART KIT) DR6713

  • $92.99


Features:

Newly tooled superstructure produced by 3-directional slide mold
Newly tooled slide-molded engine deck
Brand new Sturminfanteriegeschu"tz 33 realistically produced
Newly produced lower hull w/detail on sides
Gun can be adjusted up/down
Recoil system rendered w/realistic details
Realistic tool box installed
Superstructure hatches can be assembled open/closed
Injection-nolded tow cables for engine deck w/cable brackets included
Armor plates feature realistic weld seams
Aluminum gun barrel designed for s.I.G.33
s.I.G.33 gun mount accurately represents the real thing
Recoil system rendered realistic bolt detail
Aluminum gun barrel w/rifling finely reproduced
Fenders w/pattern detail on both top and bottom surfaces
Injection-molded fender and photo-etched support for maximum realism
Slide-molded cooling air intake
Photo-etched air-intake grills
One-piece slide-molded lower hull w/exquisite detail
Fully detailed weld seams on hull bottom
Delicate idler wheels and track tension adjusters
Final-drive housing covers are separate parts for maximum detail
Accurate drive sprockets
Road wheels w/accurate detail
Slide-molded hydraulic shock adborbers are fully detailed
Detailed suspension swing arms
Exhaust pipes w/hollow ends
Details DS track provided
The sIG33 auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.III(Sfl.) was a heavy infantry gun mounted on a StuG.III chassis. It?s also the subject of Dragon?s newest 1/35 scale kit release. Fortunately, modelers will find this kit much easier to assemble than it is to say or spell its name! The Sturm-Infanteriegeschu"tz 33B featured a 15cm sIG33/1 gun in its boxy superstructure. Just 24 of these 21-tonne weapons were produced by Alkett from December 1941 onwards. They utilized a StuG.III Ausf.E or F/8 chassis. Five crewmen operated this self-propelled gun that was used exclusively on the Eastern Front. Half fought in the bloody Battle of Stalingrad from October 1942 onwards, where their heavy guns could effectively demolish buildings in the bitter urban combat. The remaining vehicles didn?t reach Stalingrad because the German 6th Army was encircled by that time, so instead they deployed with the 23rd Panzer Division.

Dragon?s 1/35 scale new model of the s.I.G.33 auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.III(Sfl.) bears no relation or comparison to the old Sturm-Infanteriegeschu"tz 33B kit released many years ago. The lower hull is brand new, as is the slide-molded fighting compartment superstructure. Even internal details such as the mount for the sIG33 gun are all new, as are the large stowage boxes on the rear deck. The running gear and Magic Tracks have been borrowed from Dragon?s newest Panzer III kits, meaning they?re of the highest and latest quality. The old kit used to be very popular with modelers, and now Dragon has delivered a fantastic new model that will satisfy the highest demands of contemporary modelers.

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