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Legion Models 12023LB
BMM Sd.Kfz.139 Marder III Diecast Model
German Army

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
BMM Sd.Kfz.139 Marder III   3.25"   1.25"

In June 1941 when Germany invaded the Soviet Union it wasn't long before they realized the T-34 and KV-1 were formidable weapons against their panzers. The Wehrmacht needed many anti-tank weapons and one solution was the creation of the Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III anti-tank gun using captured Soviet 7.62 cm guns mounted on older Czech-built 38(t) tank chassis. The Marder III didn't offer much protection for the 4-man crew but it was a mobile anti-tank weapon that was much needed in 1942 and 1943. There were 363 Marder IIIs produced.

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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Legion Models

The Legion Model range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:72 scale.

Legion Models 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.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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