Tamiya 35358 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe "Italian Front"
Tamiya 35358 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe "Italian Front"
Tamiya 35358 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe "Italian Front"
Tamiya 35358 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe "Italian Front"

Tamiya 35358 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe "Italian Front"

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This model faithfully recreates the German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe. It is a classic model from within the Tamiya catalogue, but this version includes updated parts and new marking options for vehicles that fought on the Italian front. 

Originally designed as a stopgap, with a production run of 676, this Pz.Kpfw.II chassis-based howitzer exceeded German expectations. Intended mainly for infantry support, the Pz.Kpfw.II’s moving turret was replaced with a boxy stationary superstructure equipped with the Type 18/2 10.5cm L/28 howitzer. While the crew of 5 were not blessed with overwhelming protection, their vehicle was a mobile threat to Allied forces nonetheless. 

• 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 143mm. 
• Includes new parts recreating stowed MG34 machine gun and ammo case, flare case, communications equipment, first aid box and more. 
• Features assembly-type tracks allowing depiction of sag. 
• Open-top fighting compartment allows inspection of interior details. 
• 10.5cm howitzer offers traverse and elevation/depression. 
• Comes with 4 figures in action pose – gunner, 2 loaders and commander. 
• 2 marking options recreate Wespe vehicles deployed in the Battle of Anzio, the Allies’ amphibious assault that led to the eventual taking of Rome. 
• Marking Option 1: 26th Panzer Division; Marking Option 2: 29th Panzer-Grenadier Division.