Marder III Ausf M Self Propelled 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun

Marder III was the name for a series of WWII German tank destroyers. The III series had a more refined purpose-driven look with a stable chassis, mounting four road wheels to a side. They were mounted with either a Soviet 76mm F-22 Model 1936 divisional field gun, or a German 7.5cm PaK 40, on top of the Panzer 38(t) chassis. The Marder III offered little protection to the crew, but added significant firepower compared to contemporary German tanks. Production of the Marder III ran from 1942 to 1944 and served on all fronts until the end of the war.

This Marder III variant was based on the Geschützwagen 38(t) Ausf. M, a vehicle for self-propelled gun use. The Ausf. M offered significant improvements over previous models with its lower silhouette, sloped armor and much more functional fighting compartment. It was adequate in the ambush role, fixed defensive role or calibrated offensive artillery role from a distance. The fighting compartment could be lowered down to the bottom of the floor level, which decreased crew exposure, as well as visibility. Combat effectiveness was increased since the vehicle commander was freed from manning the gun.

Specifications:

Weight: 23,523 lbs
Crew: 4
Armor: 10-50 mm
Main armament: 7.62 cm PaK 36(r) or 7.5 cm PaK 40
Secondary Armament: 7.92 mm MG 37(t), MG 34 or MG 42
Engine: Praga Typ TNHPS/II water-cooled, 6-cylinder gasoline
Suspension: Leaf spring
Operational range: 190-210 km
Speed: 35-42 km/h

The Marder III Ausf M kit comes with the following features:

Posable main gun with a realistic degree of elevation and traverse
Fully articulated Brickmania Track Links™
Late-war "ambush camouflage" coloration
Accessible compartment for driver with opening hatch
Shell racks for up to six BrickArms artillery shells (sold separately)
Includes one fully printed "Dot 44" camouflage minifigure
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
Designed by Daniel Siskind
Includes 391 genuine new-condition LEGO®, Brickmania™ and BrickArms® elements
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

S$315.00

Marder III Ausf M Self Propelled 7.5cm Anti-Tank Gun