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1:100 StuG III – Plastic Soldier Company WW2v15005

The StuG III was the most produced German armored fighting vehicle of WW2. It was built on the chassis of the Panzer III and switched from an infantry assault gun to a tank destroyer in 1941-1942 when it was clear there was nothing in the German arsenal that could face the T-34 and the KV-1. Armed with the long 75mm gun it proved to be quite a match when employed in defensive operations.

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1:100 Panzer III – Plastic Soldier Company WW2v15009

The Panzer III was designed to be the primary anti-tank vehicle of the German army however limitations of the chassis saw it transformed into an infantry support tank by 1943 and after that it was completely phased out of production. Its chassis proved to be reliable however for the continuous production of the StuG III series, which were quite successful.

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1:100 Sd.Kfz. 251 C – Plastic Soldier Company WW2v15003

The Sd.Kfz. 251 was an armored fighting vehicle designed to carry the German panzergrenadiers into battle. It was the most widely produced German half-track of the war and its adaptability led to around 20 versions to be developed for various uses: standard personnel carrier, command vehicle, observation vehicle, assault engineer vehicle and even ambulance.

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1:100 M4A1 – Plastic Soldier Company WW2v15004

The M4 was the primary tank used by the Western Allies in Second World War. It was cheap to produce and mechanically reliable despite being outmatched by the heavier German tanks. It was the 2nd most produced tank of WW2 (after the T-34) and it was also constantly upgraded until the end of the war.

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1:100 Panzer IV – Plastic Soldier Company WW2v15002

The Panzer IV was the main workhorse medium tank for the German Army during WW2. Starting the war with an infantry support gun it ended it completely transformed into a tank hunting machine with a long 75mm gun. Although eclipsed by the Panther and the Tiger it was nevertheless more than a match for the Soviet T-34 hordes.

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1:100 BM-13 “Katyusha” – Zvezda 6128

“Stalin’s Organ” was a terrifying weapon that the Russians used to great effect during the War. The major advantage that the truck mounted rocket launcher had was that it could deliver its payload fast and move away avoiding counter-battery fires. It is said that at the battle of Stalingrad the Russian trucks would back out of dug shelters, launch their payload and then simply advance a few yards back to safety.“Orga lui Stalin” a fost o arma terifianta folosita de armata Sovietica in cel de-Al Doilea Razboi Mondial. Marele avantaj al lansatorului de rachete montat pe camion era ca putea sa isi lanseze armamentul rapid si apoi sa se relocheze evitand focul de contrabaterie. In batalia de la Stalingrad camioanele rusesti ieseau cu spatele din adaposturile blindate sapate in pamant, isi lansau rachetele si apoi avansau cativa metri inapoi in siguranta.

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1:100 Zis-5 – Zvezda 6124

Although not as glamorous as tanks, assault guns or tank hunters the trucks of any army are the true heroes of the war. The Russian Zis-5 proved to serve any role needed on the battlefield carrying ammunition, gasoline, troops, Katyusha batteries, food and basically everything else to the front line.Desi nu sunt la fel de celebre ca tancurile, tunurile de asalt sau vanatorii de tancuri, camioanele unei armate sunt adevaratii eroi ai unui razboi. Camionul rusesc Zis-5 s-a dovedit a fi util in orice rol necesar pe campul de lupta, carand munitie, benzina, trupe, baterii Katyusha si in principiu cam orice era nevoie pe front.

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1:100 Panzer IV D – Zvezda 6151

As an infantry support tank the Panzer IV D proved to be fitted for the job. Sporting decent armor (by 1940 standards) and a short 75mm gun it gave good results when used to blast holes in the enemy defense. The reliability of its chassis was also superb, as it allowed new variants (with better anti-tank capabilities) to be developed.

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1:100 T-34 – Zvezda 6101

The T-34 was way ahead of its time when the German army encountered it in 1941. Sloped armor, wide tracks and a superior gun made this a tank to be feared well into the ending stages of the war which saw it being upgraded time and time again.

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1:100 StuG III B – Zvezda 6155

The StuG III was Germany’s most produced armored vehicle during World War 2. It was designed as a light mobile artillery gun to be used in support of the infantry and it proved to be quite effective at this during the early stages of the war.

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