|Kicking Up a Sturm
This rather rare WWII German AFV featured a fearsome 38cm rocket launcher mounted upon the proven Tiger I chassis, and was developed for use against heavily fortified enemy positions, against which it would fire 1.5m long, 350kg rocket-powered projectiles. In terms of survivability, too, the Sturmtiger's fighting compartment was well-equipped, with 15cm of frontal armor and 8cm on the sides. All told, a mere 18 examples were produced, between August and December 1944; they were deployed in occupied Poland, and even on German home soil as the conflict ground to its conclusion.
|About the Model
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Sturmtiger. Length: 133mm, width: 78mm. ★The powerful form of the vehicle is accurately captured using an intuitive parts breakdown. ★Rifling detail has been molded into the barrel of the stubby main gun. ★Fighting compartment armor plate parts breakdown was based upon the weld lines of the actual vehicle. ★Main gun offers traverse, elevation and depression. ★Assembly-type tracks feature 1-piece straight sections. ★Comes with a full body figure depicting a soldier standing outside the vehicle. ★Weights are included for installation in the hull, giving a realistically heavy feel.