1/72 37mm PaK 36L (3 Figure Set)

by MAC Models
$19.27 USD $24.08 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic field gun model kit.

Parts molded in brown plastic. Resin parts and figured included.

From the manufacturer's website:

The PaK 36 (Panzerabwehrkanone 36) was a German anti-tank gun that fired a 3.7cm calibre shell. It was developed in 1936 by Rheinmetall and first appeared in combat that year during the Spanish Civil War. It formed the basis for many other nations' anti-tank guns during the first years of World War II.

The PaK 36, being a small-calibre weapon, was outdated by the May 1940 Western Campaign, and crews found them all but useless against heavy allied tanks like the British Mk.ll Matilda and the French Char B1 and Somua S-35. The poor performance against heavy enemy armour resulted in the PaK 36 being dubbed the "Door Knocker". The PaK 36 began to be replaced by the new 5cm PaK 38 in mid 1940.

The addition of tungsten cored shells added slightly to the armour penetration of the PaK 36. When the German troops engaged the Soviet T-34 for the first time, the PaK 36 was proven totally obsolete. Despite this, it remained the standard anti-tank weapon for many units until 1942. 

As the PaK 36's were gradually replaced, many were removed from the ir carriages and added to Halftracks to be used as light anti-armour support. A number of PaK 36s were also supplied to Germany's allies. The PaK 36 served with the armies of Finland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. In 1943, the introduction of the Stielgranate 41 shaped charge meant that the PaK 36 could now penetrate any armour, but only at a range of less than 300 meters. The PaK 36s, together with the new shaped charges, were issued to Fallschirmjager and other light troops. The gun's light weight meant that it could be easily moved by hand, and this mobility made it ideal for their purpose.

Details

Code: MAC72112
Release Date: Sep 2014
Item Size/Weight: 24.4cm x 15.4cm x 3.5cm / 70g
Manufacturer: MAC Models

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