Posted 3 years ago
Sorry about the dusty shelf but I was having trouble finding WWI/II German item for German WWI/II day.
This is a 1/35 scale model by Tamiya. I prefer their models as the parts seem to go together the best and have good detail.
As to the actual vehicle upon which the model is based it is not a tank. This is because tank enthusiasts take great pleasure in saying something is not a tank when it does not meet the narrow definition of what can actually be called a tank. In this case it is an assault gun. It has an armored superstructure with 100mm thick frontal armor and a low velocity 150 mm gun. It was for taking out fortifications such as pillboxes. In reality it pretty much had to do the same thing as a tank which is why the specialized vehicles like this are no longer made. Anyway feel free to call it a tank.
PS for those of you in various online groups whenever the host goes off topic there are howls of protest. "That isn't a tank it is a tank destroyer! You are a (insert insult here)."