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This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
The Hummel self-propelled artillery was built by the German Army during World War II by mounting a 15cm howitzer on the III/IV chassis. The chassis used the same transmission as the Panzer III on the body of the Panzer IV F. The engine was mounted in the center of the vehicle. An open-top fighting compartment was built and equipped with an sFH18 heavy howitzer. Completed in 1943, this vehicle was active on each front until the end of the war, starting with the Battle of Kursk. This 30-caliber 15cm heavy howitzer boasted a maximum range of 13,000 meters. Since the ammunition used a method in which the charge was separated from the ammunition itself, it required a crew of six -- one more than usual -- and the ammunition carrier was used with the same chassis because the amount of ammunition mounted was as little as 18 rounds. There are early-production and late-production types of the vehicle; the design of the front part of the hull and the compass for the driver and radio operator were different. By the end of the war, more than 700 were produced, and they fought on various frontlines.
Dragon's 1/35-scale model kit of the Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel gun is a convertible kit that can be assembled as either the early or late production type. In order to reproduce the difference, both the early and late model parts are set for the upper part of the hull and the sprocket wheel. The lower part of the hull is integrally molded with a slide mold. The details of the underside are accurately reproduced, and the undercarriage enhances the appearance with realistic expression of the rolling wheels and mobile wheels. The crawler track is a Magic Track for a realistic finish. The battle room built on top has a mechanical finish, centering on the main 15cm howitzer; the gun cradle mount and the details of its closure are reproduced. Aluminum parts for the gun barrel are included. Order yours today!