Pz.Gren.Division "LAH" ~ Kursk 1943
The Battle of Kursk, given the codename Operation Citadel by Germany, remains the largest tank battle in history. Beginning on July 5 1943, massed German armored forces sought a breakthrough of Russian lines in the vicinity of the city of Kursk. The LSSAH Division, an elite German unit, was part of 4.Panzer-Armee tasked with breaching the southern part of the Russian salient. The Leibstandarte division managed to advance against an elaborate system of antitank guns and defenses before it was eventually stalled on 12 July when confronted by no less than two Russian tank corps.
It is an Sd.Kfz. 251/10 halftrack, this particular Ausf.C variant coming from the first major production series, though it was more complex to build compared to the subsequent Ausf.D. The 251/10 was issued to platoon commanders, and featured a 3.7cm PaK 36 cannon useful for giving a light antitank capability. In this fine new model, the fully detailed antitank gun is carefully fitted with its low-profile shield onto the halftrack. The open-topped model has a full interior, while its exterior has received an interesting two-color camouflage scheme of yellow sand applied over its original gray. This pattern is ideal for concealment in the grassy steppes of the Kursk area as it carries forward its complement of panzergrenadiers pressing home their attack.
- Open window display packaging
- Highly popular and collectible item
- True to 1/72 scale
- Fully accurate mold
- Fully assembled
- Historically accurate markings and insignia
- Includes protective display case
|Series: Dragon Armor - Sd.Kfz.251