Panzerstahl Exclusive 1/72 7.5cm Stuk Auf Panzer I – Endkampf Berlin April 1945 89004
About the model:* EXCLUSIVE series from Panzerstahl
* true to scale model made from resin for highest detail
* fully assembled
* accurate painted and marked
* collectors card included
* including socket
* packaged in metal box
The 7.5cm StuK seems to be a unique specimen. Only one photo is known showing this odd conversion in the final days of fightings in Berlin 1945.
The base is a Panzer I Ausf.B chassis without turret. The Panzer I Ausf.B was built from 1935 on and had one more roadwheel than the previous Panzer I Ausf.A.
It has 100hp engine and weighted 6t including the turret with two MG13.
The 7.5cm StuK was the main armament of the StuG III Ausf.F/8 and G. It could penetrate over 100mm armorplate at 100m using the PzGrPtr.39.
This gus was possibly removed from a knocked out StuG and put on the obsolete and turretless chassis of a Panzer I. A new gunshield was added to give the crew a mimimum protection and also a new gun travel lock for the big gun was added. It is unclear who did the conversion and used it. The gun surely overloaded the little chassis.