About the StuG III Ausf. B - German Assault Gun:
The StuG III Ausf. B was an armored, self-propelled gun. During Operation Barbarossa it was primarily used to deal with machine gun nests, pillboxes, and fortifications. Superior optics allowed it to acquire and engage targets accurately faster and at longer ranges than the Panzer IV. Built on the chassis of the Panzer III, the gun sacrificed an all-round traverse to maintain its low silhouette. To change the direction of fire, the entire vehicle had to be moved left or right using its tracks. The low height of the StuG III Ausf. B made it a smaller target for enemy gunners and easier to camouflage. Once the Wehrmacht were on the back foot, defensively, the gun was used [often in ambushes] as a tank destroyer.
Range: 100 miles (160km)
Speed: 25mph (40km/h)
Engine: Maybach HL120TRM
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
The StuG III Ausf. B kit's custom printing includes front viewports for your crew members to look through, as well as a Balkenkreuz on the sides. Two of the top hatches open, and the antenna also lifts up and down. Rolling tracks and an elevating gun complete the play features.
Designed by Umar Akmurzajev
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality printed sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level