ACC PACK 049A Normandy Brummbar ‘540’
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The Sturmpanzer (also known as Sturmpanzer 43 or Sd.Kfz. 166) was a German armoured infantry support gun based on the Panzer IV chassis used in the Second World War. It was used at the Battles of Kursk, Anzio, Normandy and was deployed in the Warsaw uprising. It was known by the nickname Brummbär, German soldiers nicknamed it the “Stupa“, a contraction of the term Sturmpanzer. Just over 300 vehicles were built and they were assigned to four independent battalions.
The Sturmpanzer used a Panzer IV chassis with the upper hull and turret replaced by a new casemate-style armoured superstructure housing a new gun, the 15-centimetre (5.9 in) Sturmhaubitze (StuH) 43 L/12 developed by Skoda. It fired the same shells as the 15 cm sIG 33 heavy infantry gun. Thirty-eight rounds, with separate propellant cartridges could be carried internally.
Our tank comes in a European three tone camouflage paint scheme and this particular A version of the Brummbar has the tactical number ‘540’ on the side. The commander figure with binoculars is the standard figure for all variants of our Brummbar.
The side skirts were quite a difficult task for our factory and each pair of retaining loops had to be individually soldered to each and every side skirt. For those of you doing the math that is 1200 very tricky soldering jobs!
Every model comes with a total of 4 side skirts which can be hung in a variety of ways to create an individual look should you decide to buy 2 or 3 Brummbars. As you can see from the picture below the Panzer 4 commander figure will also fit in the Brummbar.