TAMIYA GERMAN BUNDESWEHR SP HOWITZER 1/35
An Updated Classic
Since its establishment in 1955 the Bundeswehr has extensively deployed U.S. hardware. One example was the M109G self-propelled gun, a version of the base U.S. M109 received from 1964 onwards, and which the Bundeswehr modified with new tracks, fire control system, muzzle brake and breech. The long-serving M109G had a major upgrade between 1986 and 1990 - denoted M109A3G, converted vehicles had a Rheinmetall L/39 155mm FH70 gun with a 24.7km range. At the same time, the fire control system was overhauled, a bulletproof cover added to the panoramic sight, and shell capacity increased from 28 to 34. Replaced by the cutting-edge PzH 2000 in 2007, the Bundeswehr's very own M109 gave over 40 years of service in its different guises.
About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Bundeswehr M109A3G. Length: 250mm, Width: 90mm. ★The popular Italeri M109 kit is packaged with parts to accurately depict M109A3G components such as the long-barrelled gun, Bundeswehr tracks, cupola, MG3 machine gun and cradle, smoke dischargers, plus turret rear storage boxes. ★A wide range of parts are on hand to recreate accessories such as tools, rear view mirrors and so on.
★Parts recreating the turret-top panoramic sight and drive sprocket center caps have been freshly molded for a more precise finish. ★Paintable and cementable belt parts are used to realistically render the tracks. ★Comes with 2 torso figures depicting commander and driver, plus 2 Bundeswehr unit marking options. ★Parts depicting signs are included for an out-of-the-box diorama option.
Tamiya Color paints for painting the German Bundeswehr Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A3G