Tamiya 35248 1/35 German Sd Kfz 139 Marder III Tank Destroyer

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In the summer of 1941, Germany's invasion of Russia was unfolding favorably for the Wehrmacht. However, German authorities began to notice the inferiority of their tanks and anti-tank weaponry to those of the Soviet army, such as the T34. To cope with this disparity they decided to: improve the Pz.Kpfw.III and Pz.Kpfw.IV tanks; develop new tanks; and increase production of the 7.5cm anti-tank cannon. Finally, as an interim solution, it was decided to improve captured Russian 7.62cm anti-tank cannons and deploy them for Wehrmacht use. These fearsome cannons could penetrate 83mm armor plating at a range of 1000m, but after improvement, could penetrate up to 122mm, and were renamed the 7.62cm Pak36(r) gun. Until the new tanks were ready for deployment, 7.62cm Pak36(r) guns were to be mounted on the chassis of obsolete Pz.Kpfw.II and Pz.Kpfw.38(t) tanks for the creation of a stopgap tank hunter. 


  • 1/35 scale plastic assembly model kit based on the German Tank Destroyer Marder III.
  • Overall length: 174mm
  • Each detail of this fascinating fighting machine has been accurately reproduced for total modeling satisfaction.
  • All the details of the fighting compartment (main gun plate, gun supports, ammunition rack, etc.) have been precisely recreated.
  • Protective armor and sighting equipment moves with raising and lowering of main gun.
  • Crew seats and large clamp for main gun can be modeled in the fighting or moving positions.
  • Two crew figures are included in set. Five kinds of battlefield markings are included.