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Modelling the Sturmgesch�tz III

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ISBN-10: 1841769495

ISBN-13: 9781841769493

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gary Edmundson

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The concept of the Sturmgeschutz III started well before the war when the German army announced the need for a self-propelled 75mm gun to be used for infantry support. By 1938, several '0-Serie' prototype vehicles were produced on earlier style Panzer IIIB chassis by Daimler-Benz. The manufacture of the first 30 production vehicles (StuG III Ausf. A) that went into combat in the invasion of France were made at the Alkett factory in Berlin. As the war progressed, the StuG III was continuously improved with variants A through E, and then given a longer, more powerful gun starting with the Ausf. F. The role of the AFV became more diverse, and duties as a tank hunter increased. Some StuG III…    
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 9/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 7.19" wide x 9.93" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Gary Edmundson was born in Sunderland in 1956. At the age of ten he emigrated with his family to Canada. He is currently settled in Fort Saskatchewan, working in the chemical industry as an analyzer technician. An interest in military aviation led to building military models for a hobby and Gary is now a regular contributor to military modeling magazines. Steven van Beveren has had a lifelong interest in all things military that has led him to serve as a reservist in the Calgary Highlanders for a number of years. This interest in the military also led him to start building military models at an early age. Over the years, he has been a member of several different model clubs, participated in…    

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Lower hull and running gear
Gun, mantlet and support
Upper hull
Fighting compartment
Painting and decals
Painting tracks
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Lower hull
Running gear and tracks
Interior detail
Soldering brass fenders
Upper hull detail
Details on the fenders
Upper fighting compartment
Painting and markings
Sturmgeschutz IIIG early version (December 1942 production)
Tamiya's Sturmgeschutz IIIG Fruhe version
Interior painting
Converting the upper hull
Running gear and tracks
The 'stepped' fender
Exterior detailing
Painting the exterior
Sturmgeschutz IIIG late (May 1944 production) and vignette
Lower hull and running gear
Zimmerit application
Concrete armour
Upper hull construction
Fighting compartment and main gun
Painting and markings
Vignette base
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Sturmgeschutz III Ausfuhrung F
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