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Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Late 80168

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The proportional model:1:35
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      The last Marder III variant was based on the Geschützwagen 38(t) Ausf. M, a purpose-designed vehicle for self-propelled gun use, again armed with the 75 mm PaK 40 anti-tank gun. Ausf. M was the final variant of the Marder series and was a significant improvement over previous models, with its lower silhouette, sloped armor and much more functional fighting compartment. In this variant, the engine was moved from the rear to the middle between driver and the rest of the crew. Because there was no engine in the rear, the gun and the crew did not have to sit on top of the engine deck as in previous models. The fighting compartment could be lowered down to the bottom floor level where the engine used to be, which decreased crew exposure, as well as visibility. Unlike the previous two Marder IIIs, the fighting compartment was closed at the rear, protecting the crew up to their midsection. It stayed open-topped. It could carry only 27 rounds of ammunition. The machinegun port at the front was eliminated in the Ausf. M in favor of an MG 34 or MG 42 carried by the crew.


Item No     80168
Item Name     Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Late
Bar Code     6939319201683
Scale     1:35
Item Type     Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Dimension     Length: 148.2mm   Width: 61mm 
Total Plastic Parts     500+
Total Sprues     10 sprues and lower hull
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Film Accessory     n/a
Released Date     2017-04
More Features     The kit consists of over 500 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded lower hull , turret
>individual tracks
>photo etched parts included