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1:6 Marder III German Tank Destroyer, German Grey<BR>FREE SHIPPING<br>PRE-ORDER: ETA Q4 2021
1:6 Marder III German Tank Destroyer, German Grey
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1:6 Marder III German Tank Destroyer, German Grey

Brand: Zai Jugongchang
Part Number:GIZJ-800012G
Availability: PRE-ORDER: ETA Q4 2021
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A $1450.00 Non refundable deposit is required at the time that you pre order this item

This item will ship in two separate boxes, Box A is the Gunshield, 40 X 21 X 23 box B is the Vehicle, 40 X 23 X 12. Free shipping in the continental US.  International orders will receive a discounted shipping rate.

In the early stages of Operation Barbarossa, the Wehrmacht felt the need for a more mobile and more powerful anti-tank solution than the existing towed anti-tank guns, such as the 3.7 cm Pak 36, or self-propelled tank destroyers such as the Panzerjäger I (mounting the 4.7 cm PaK (t)). This need became urgent in 1942, when anti-tank shells fired from said anti-tank guns failed to penetrate the armor of new Soviet tanks such as the T-34 and KV-1.

As an interim solution, it was decided to use captured French vehicles, such as the Lorraine (Marder I), obsolete tanks in surplus, such as the German Panzer II (Marder II), and Czech-supplied Panzer 38(t) (Marder III) as the base for the production of makeshift tank destroyers. The result was the Marder series, which were armed with either captured Soviet 76.2mm F-22 Model 1936 divisional field guns, or German 7.5 cm PaK 40 anti-tank guns mounted in later versions. Due to weight, space and time constraints, the Marder series had relatively thin armor when compared to other armored vehicles of the era. This thin upper armor formed a gunshield, only protecting the crew from shrapnel and small arms fire on the front and sides. All Marder series had open tops although some were issued with canvas tops to protect the crew from the elements. In this regard, the Marder was more of a gun carriage than a proper Panzerjäger that could exchange fire with enemy tanks.

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