Marder III Ausf. M Sd. Kfz. 138 12. SS Pz.Div. “Hitlerjuegen” Normadie (France) – 1944
1 Pak 40/3 L/46 de 75mm.
1 MG 334 – 7.92mm
Range: 185 Km on road , 140 Km off road
Marder series very quicly developed after 1941 encounter with soviet’s T-34 & KV-1 tanks. All Marder series recicles a chasis form previous vehicles. III serie was mounted on a Pz. 38(t) chassis. M version was the latest, manufactured between 1943 and 1944, and was the largest produced. The engine was moved to center, it allows to decrease the top siloute. Rear was closed and frontal MG was removed.
It was in service until the end of the war, present in all fronts, even late Africa campaing at early version.
Altaya’s model this time have a better look, although still a lot of things are improvable.The gun’s detail is poor, and some extra separation between upper plate and chasis plate. Also a some detailed interior will be appreciable. Even this, model have good looking average, some work to do and could be very useful. First thing to do a decente crew. !