1/35 injection plastic kit with decals and photo etch
The Pak 43 was the most effective mass produced anti-tank gun fielded by the Germans in WWII. Designed by Krupp and featuring a long L/71 88mm barrel it was fitted to several self-propelled tank destroyers including the Nashorn and Elefant. The Pak 43 was also used as a towed anti-tank gun with several variants produced.
One late war variant gun was the PaK 43/3 mit Behelfslafette. The Pak43/3 was the version of the gun designed to be fitted to the Jagdpanther. The Behelfslafette was a simplified gun mount also used on the 88mm Flak 37 that was designed to reduce production costs.
This combination of the Jadgpanther’s Pak 43/3 and a cruciform mount, offered a 360 degree traverse and due to the lower saddle (from not being designed to engage aircraft) a lower profile than the Flak 36/37. The PaK 43/3 mit Behelfslafette did not have a shield to protect the gun crew but rather retained the Jagdpanther’s mantlet.
This kit includes a pair of limbers giving the option of modeling the PaK in draught. This new release would be a good match to Dragon’s recent late production Sd.Kfz 7 half-track.
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