Following the release of the Sturmgeshutz III Ausf.B, Tamiya now adds this later variation of one
of the most successful tank destroyers in WWII to our 1/48 Military Miniature Collection.
The most numerous version of the StuG III, over 7800 type G guns were produced between
December 1942 and April 1945. The early G-type had a welded-type gun mantlet, while an
80mm thick cast Saukopf gun mantlet was added in February 1944. The superstructure was
redesigned and an MG42 machine gun with shield, commander"s vision cupola and smoke
dischargers were also added. Armed with a more powerful, long barreled 75mm L/48 gun, the
Ausf.G was assigned the role of a tank destroyer rather than that of an assault gun. This model
depicts a StuG III that served with the 5th Pz. Abt., 25th Panzer-Grenadier Division, which was
almost destroyed in an encirclement near Minsk but was later reformed to continue the defense
of the Western Front.
- Professionally finished model of the Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G.
- Die-cast lower hull for extra weight and enhanced realism.
- Accurately pre-painted and decals pre-applied with realistic weathering effects.
- Includes an individually-numbered display stand with nameplate.