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Amercom Combat Vehicles ACBG58
Hotchkiss 10.5cm leFH 18 auf 39H Diecast Model
German Army 21.PzDiv, Normandy, France, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Hotchkiss 10.5cm leFH 18 auf 39H   3"   1"

Improvised self-propelled artillery guns were developed to enable fast moving attacks to have artillery support that could keep up with the speed of advancing Panzer Divisions. They were not designed to be in the front line or engage in combat with tanks. They were motorized artillery guns that could fire high explosive shells over the heads of friendly troops. They were cheaper and faster to build than a new vehicle. They used the chassis of an obsolete captured French tank and an existing artillery howitzer. Putting the 10.5cm leFH 18 howitzer on top of a Hotchkiss tank chassis was a more efficient use of manpower from the traditional form of German artillery battery transportation. Even in WW2, horse power was still widely used although tracked vehicles were also used when available.

Hotchkiss 10.5cm leFH 18 auf 39H

The German Army captured numerous French H39s and adapted them for their own purposes, designating them Panzerkampfwagen 39H. One such adaptation involved mounting a leFH 18 Field Howitzer to the chassis, creating a mechanized artillery piece known as the 10.5cm leFH 18(Sf) auf Geschutzwagen 39H(f). These vehicles were used exclusively in France.

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Amercom Combat Vehicles

The Amercom "Combat Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of light military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Combat Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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