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Waffentrager (8.8cm)


SKU: BFGBX88

In-Stock: 9

Price: $35.50AUD inc. GST


Waffenträger Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX88) includes three resin and metal Waffenträger (8.8cm) models, including nine crew figures.

The 8.8cm PaK43 auf Waffenträger (88mm PaK43 Weapons Carrier) was part of a German program to design light self-propelled mounts for a variety of artillery and anti-tank guns. A design by Ardeltwerke in Eberwalde was settled on in 1944 to carry the 8.8 cm PaK43 gun.

The Waffenträger (8.8cm) tank-hunter was loosely based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis, but was wider, with the engine repositioned to the front of the vehicle. The details of the Waffenträger's actual service history are sketchy. Parts to complete 21 were expected in December to be ready by 15 January 1945. No records confirm how many saw action, but some prototypes are supposed to have seen action, most likely in Berlin's western suburbs. At least two are known to have been destroyed in and around Berlin in April and May 1945. A number also saw service with the Twelfth Army’s Ulrich von Hutten Division.

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