The German Sd.Kfz 138 Marder III Ausf. H was one incarnation of the Marder tank destroyer, this version being built on the Czechoslovakian-designed Panzer 38(t) chassis but with the engine located in the rear (the "H" stands for "Heckmotor," meaning "rear engine") and the 75mm Pak 40/3 gun mounted mid-chassis. Marders were produced from 1942 and served on all fronts during WWII.
Dragon's latest Marder variation is also its latest Smart Kit. Smart Kits are Dragon's series of kits designed to give modelers the most detail with the least hassle. As the box says, it's "Ready for instant assembly!" Even so, this box is packed with over 600 parts, including a nice fret of photo-etch, a bonus aluminum main gun barrel, and Dragon's easy-to-assemble Magic Track indy-link tracks (with casting numbers etched on each and every link!). Fear not, the links are fairly well cleaned up and ready to assemble. Indy links couldn't be easier! A variety of optional parts are also provided. Slide-mold technology ensures the greatest amount of detail with the least number of parts (but as mentioned before, it's still over 600 parts! Must be those indy links...). The open fighting compartment is fully detailed, as is the gun mechanism, which also features a workable breech. Driver's station and other internal details are included. Markings are for five vehicles. Expand your Marder collection (or start it!) with this great kit from Dragon!