- Premiere Range (1/76)
- Battlefield Series (1/76)
- Accessories & Conversions (1/76)
- Figure Sets (1/76-1/72)
- Landing Craft (1/76-1/72)
- Transfers (1/76-1/72)
- Diorama Bases
- Other Stuff...
A total of fifty RSOs were converted to this SP role in late 1943 and were used only on the Eastern Front. Our model is very complete kit consisting of 28 parts and can be built allowing full traverse of the 75mm Pak40 gun or with the sides folded up and the gun held by the travel lock.
We recommend our Waffen SS Anti-Tank Crew Figure Set as crew for this model. See Related Products below for details.
In 1941, Porsche and Henschel submitted competing designs for a 45-ton Heavy Tank mounting an 88mm gun based upon the highly successful Flak 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun.
Porsche's design, the VK 45.01 (P), known as Tiger (P) or Porsche Tiger, lost out in trials to the Henschel design which was produced as the Tiger I.
The Tiger (P) was not selected for mass production and most of the already produced chassis were rebuilt as Ferdinand and then Elefant tank destroyers.
n 1943, three Tiger(P) hulls were converted into recovery vehicles and designated Bergepanzer Tiger (P). They saw service with Schwere Panzerabteilung 501 on the Eastern Front.
A total of 21 of these vehicles were converted between October 1944 and March 1945.
Our model depicts the pressed steel cab version of this fully tracked lorry and was used extensively on the Eastern Front but also used in the West.
The Brueckenleger IV b was a bridge-layer mounted on the hull of the Panzer IV Ausf. D. A total of twenty were built, with four each being supplied to BL Zug (Bridging Platoon) of the 1st., 2nd., 3rd., 5th. and 10th. Panzer Divisions seeing service in France and the Low Countries before being withdrawn in mid 1941.
This model is of the final production model of the Bergepanther Ausf. A which is most easily recognised from the earlier versions by the larger, rediesigned earth spade and the improved stowage on the hull. It faithfully reproduces this superb ARV and has full internal detail, including Winch Motor, Gearbox, Jibs, 2cm KWK38 Gun, 2x MG34 with AA mounts, Earth Spade, Brass fret chain, Copper Hawser Cables. Tools, etc.
A total of 150 Panzer Mk.III's were converted throughout 1944 for use with Panzer IV or StuG units in the Armoured Recovery role. Fitted with the same Derrick Crane as the Bergepanthers, it was however a much less sofisticated design than the Panther conversions, but still proved to be perfectly adequate as a fairly rudimentary ARV.