- For Ages: 14+
- Released: Sep 2011
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $19.32
Item DescriptionNeed a house demolished? Look no further than the German Sturmtiger! There’s nothing gentle about this vehicle also known as the 38cm RW61 auf Sturmmo"rser Tiger, for its huge 38cm mortar mounted on a robust Tiger I chassis was designed to destroy buildings and strong-points. Interestingly, the mortar fired rocket-assisted ammunition, with vents in the wall of the gun tube designed to exhaust the gases forward. The 38cm weapon had a creditable maximum range of 4,600m. The turret was replaced with a fixed casemate, and the whole vehicle weighed 65 tons.
Only 18 such Sturmtiger vehicles were converted by Alkett at its Berlin-Spandau plant from August to December 1944. They were mainly used in the defense of Germany, and this is the case with the subject of Dragon Armor’s latest release. It’s been some time since Dragon Armor released a 1/72 scale Sturmtiger, and they’ve all well and truly disappeared from shop shelves…But now they’re back! This Sturmtiger model is from an unidentified unit fighting in the Fatherland in 1945, and it has an all-new camouflage scheme of mottled green over a sand-yellow base. The expertly painted and weathered model is fully detailed, and with its large-caliber gun, it’s bound to score a big hit with collectors!
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