Assembly plastic kit of a StuG.III Ausf.G, July 1944, Late Production with Zimmerit. This is a Dragon model with the Zimmerit coating on the hull and turret mouldings. Includes photoetched parts.|
The StuG.III (Sd.Kfz.142) was based on the widely used Panzer III family of tanks, and it evolved into a very capable German tank destroyer during WWII. In fact, the StuG.III was Germany’s most widely manufactured armored fighting vehicle of the war. As enemy tanks improved their protection and armament, Germany responded by fitting the effective 7.5cm StuK 40 L/48 gun inside the vehicle’s casemate. This variant was known as the Ausf.G, of which 7,720 were produced from December 1942 through till April 1945. This made the Ausf.G the most common German tank destroyer variant by far. Dragon’s newest 1/35 scale StuG.III Smart Kit depicts an Ausf.G model from the Late-Production type.