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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG4109
BMM Sd.Kfz.139 Marder III Diecast Model
German Army 2.PzDiv, Stalingrad, USSR, 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
BMM Sd.Kfz.139 Marder III   2.5"   1.25"

After some German units reported being close enough to Moscow they could see the Kremlin, the winter of 1941 1942 halted the German advance and the great Soviet winter offensive was able to push German forces back to the west where the Germans set up a defensive front in the area of Karmanowo. The 2nd Panzer Division fought many battles including at Klin, Karmanowo, Bjeloje and the Rzhev Salient where they suffered severe losses. The German forces managed to remain in the area throughout 1942 but they paid a heavy price.

BMM Sd.Kfz.139 Marder III

Designed to meet a German need for an anti-tank weapon that was more powerful and more mobile than towed anti-tank guns like the Pak 36, the Marder III served from 1942 to 1945. This makeshift tank destroyer was based on obsolete German tanks and captured French vehicles, and was built on a Panzer 38(t) chassis. Armed with captured Soviet 76.2mm guns, early Marder IIIs had open tops and only weak armor on the front and sides. Later models employed 7.5cm PaK 40 anti-tank guns and provided marginally better protection for the crew, but by 1944 the Marder III was phased out of production in favor of fully armored vehicles.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Marder III is constructed with an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic components, with the lower portion of the hull made from diecast metal and the upper portion in plastic. Fine details can be seen on the cannon breach system, operator seats and scale rivets on the top of the armor plating. The rotating turret has a pivoting metal cannon and can slide back and forward on its cradle. The open top turret design allows for easy viewing of the gun sight, dial controls and ammo storage details. Battlefield equipment includes side mounted hatchets, lever bar and jack and separately applied spare track.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • 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.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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