8.8cm of Destructive Power The
self-propelled heavy anti-tank gun Nashorn packed a formidable punch
courtesy of a mammoth 71-caliber 8.8cm Pak43/1 gun which was one of the
largest on the battlefield in WWII. The vehicle was developed in all
possible haste after the German Army had the unexpected surprise of
meeting such overpowering opponents as the T34 and KV-1 upon its
invasion of the Soviet Union. The recently-developed III/IV vehicle was
used as a base for the Pak43/1 gun, which was capable of destroying
enemy tanks from great distance. Top road speed was 42km/h thanks to its
relatively light weight of 24 tons. While deployment started in July
1943 under the moniker of Hornisse, it was given the new Nashorn
designation from January of the next year, reportedly at the command of
Hitler. 439 units were produced up to March 1945, and they served on
both the Eastern and Western Fronts, providing heavy firepower for
German forces. About the Model ★This
is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 241mm, Width: 84mm.
★Extensive research and study of actual vehicles led to this accurate
recreation of the imposing form of the Nashorn with long 8.8cm main gun.
★Features of post-May 1943 vehicles such as late production gun travel
lock, muffler-less exhaust pipes and more are faithfully depicted.
★Metal parts are used to allow realistic elevation and depression of the
main gun. ★Belt-type tracks. ★4 figures in winter uniform are included,
and can be placed in the large fighting compartment to add a further
air of authenticity to the model. ★Comes with 3 marking options,
including Eastern Front vehicle markings.