Dragon Models - '39 to '45 Series - Germany 1:35

StuG. III Ausf. F8 - Early Production (Smart Kit) New

The Sturmgesch ¼tz III (StuG. III) has the distinction of being Germanyâ s most widely produced AFV of WWII, with 10,619 eventually manufactured. Based on the chassis of the Panzer III, it was cheaper and faster to build since it did not have a rotating turret. Once German troops began encountering heavily armored Russian tanks, the StuG III Ausf.F was fitted with a longer 7.5cm gun. This marked its first true emergence as a tank destroyer rather than as an infantryd with a longer 7.5cm gun. This marked its first true emergence as a tank destroyer rather than as an infantry support vehicle. The further modified Ausf.F/8 was produced from September-December 1942, with 250 vehicles built. It was based on an improved hull from the Panzer III J/L, and so it had thicker rear armor. It featured a 7.5cm StuK L/48 main gun. The â 8â designation came about because it was the eighth update to the Panzer III hull. Models are supplied unpainted and assembly is required. read more