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1/35 Marder III Ausf.H ~ Smart Kit
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ITEM NO: DRA 6331
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195863317
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 1/2/2007
ARRIVED ON: 2/1/2007
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Barcode: 0 89195 86331 7
Packaging: 20 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 9.6"x15"x2.8"
Category: WWII German Military Vehicle

1/35 Marder III Ausf.H ~ Smart Kit

This comprehensive new kit employs widespread use of slide molds to give the modeler full and accurate detail. This kit includes a one-piece lower hull, complex rear basket using preformed metal components, and highly detailed fighting compartment and gun. The gun can also traverse and elevate realistically.

Main Features

Turret & Gun
- New gun shield and recoil guard for PaK 40/3 gun that traverses and elevates (New)
- New lower gun carriage mount for PaK 40/3 (New)
- Muzzle brakes are reproduced from slide mold
- Workable breech
- Gun sight cover plate can be positioned open or closed

Upper Hull
- Front armor with interior details
- Side armor shields with overhang detail are reproduced by slide molds
- Periscope and vision blocks made from clear parts
- Movable hull MG with hollow muzzle
- Front gun lock is finely reproduced with crisp details
- Handrail is accurately reproduced
- New radio and rack (New)
- Rear basket frame is finely reproduced - grill made from preformed metal part
- Perforated lateral sheets for rear basket made by slide molds
- Roof of fighting compartment comes with different bolt details
- Perforated storage box is well produced by separated parts

Engine Deck
- Engine deck is newly tooled (New Tooling)
- Movable rear gun lock
- Rear and lateral basket supports made from photo-etched parts
- Side opening access doors with slide bolt details

Interior
- Full interior detail for fighting compartment
- Box for flares included
- Shell racks are finely made
- New seats included for gunner and radio operator (New)
- Transmission system is finely detailed

Chassis
- New one-piece lower hull made by slide molds (New)
- lower hull bottom with accurate details
- New side fenders can be realistically modeled bent like on the real vehicle (New)
- Drive housing in fine detail
- New tail light rack is finely reproduced (New)
- Muffler and exhaust pipe are new
- Rear panel has crisp details
- Sprocket wheel and idler wheel are accurately reproduced
- Two kinds of sprocket wheels are available
- Road wheel and suspension with crisp details

Other
- Magic tracks; serial number detail etched on track link
- Bonus aluminum gun barrel (Bonus)
- Cartograf decals


About the Marder II Ausf. H:
When Germany occupied Czechoslovakia in March 1939, only ten of the new LTvz. 38 tanks had been built for the Czech Army. Germany was quick to appreciate the outstanding design features of the tank, and ordered production of the Panzer 38(t) to continue. The chassis was subsequently used for the Marder III tank destroyer, which featured a captured Soviet 7.62cm PaK 36(r) gun. When supplies of these Russian weapons began to run short, the vehicle was modified to accept the German 7.5cm PaK 40/3 L/46 gun. The resulting vehicle was produced from November 1942 to April 1943 on the Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. H chassis.