This is the Trumpeter 00378 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Geschützwagen Tiger für 17cm’.
In 1942 Krupp started development on a heavy SP gun-carrier for the 17 cm Kanone or 21 cm Mörser by using Tiger automotive components like engine, transmission, steel road wheels and tracks.
Complete weight with an 8 men crew was about 60 tons, armor thickness was 30mm at the front and 16mm on the sides, a top speed of 45km/h on roads was possible.
The partly assembled prototype was found in 1945 by allied troops in Haustenbeck near Paderborn.
This is the Trumpeter 01509 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Geschützwagen’.
For the armored train units of Type BP42, the artillery was increased, following Russian and Polish examples, to four guns, which were not, though, mounted two to a car as in the latter types, but one per separately built ten-sided rotating turret, in order to avoid too-great losses from a direct hit.
The two halves of the train, before and behind the locomotive were identical and consisted of one artillery car with one 10cm le.F.H 14/19(p) gun, one command and infantry car and one artillery and anti-aircraft car with one 7.62cm F.K.295/l(r) and one 2cm anti-aircraft quadruple unit.
This is the Trumpeter 00353 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Geschützwagen, 39H 10,5 cm LeFHI8’.
During the invasion of France, hundreds of French Tanks were captured including the Hotchkiss H-39 Tanks. These vehicles were converted to Anti-tank and Self-propelled artillery vehicles. Between 1942 and 1943, 48 Hotchkiss H-39 tanks were converted to artillery platforms.
These vehicles mounted 10.5cm howitzers. Most of these conversions used the leFH 18 howitzer, but a few were converted using the leFH 16 howitzers.The only known surviving vehicle is located at the Saumur Museum in France.
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