MAQ-3544 1/35 Marder III German WW2 Self-propelled Gun model kit
During the Barbarosa operation against the USSR, Wehrmacht command determined that German antitank guns could not destroy new Russian tanks. The German counter-measures tor tne improvement of their antitank defenses were used captured soviet 7,62 cm divisional guns F-22 in the antitank role, because the industry or the Reich could not quickly design and product new, effective antitank system. The Wehrmacht thus accepted the guns 7,62 cm PaK 36(r). In winter 1942 designers of the Czech BMM (Praga) and Shkoda plants developed seif-propelled guns on the base of Pz.38(t) light tank armed PaK 36(r). The Wehrmacht add to one's armoury new self-propelled guns under the designation Panzerselbst-tahrlatette 2 fur 7,62 cm PaK 36(r) SdKfz 139. In 1944 this SPA class was nicknamed Marder III ("Marder" means Ferret).
Maquette 1/35 Marder III German WW2 Self-propelled Gun model kit. Pic.1
346 SdKfz 139 were built. Marder III used by Panzerwaffe during the Barbarosa campaign and in the North Africa.
Combat weight - 11,3 t
Armour:front - 50 mm, sides - 15 mm
Armament: 76,2 mm PaK36(r) gun 7,92-mm MG 37(t) machine gun
Radius of action, road - 210 km
Max speed, road - 42 km/h
Engine - Praga EPA/2 rated 125 h.p.
Crew - 4 ps