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PostPosted: Sun 21 Nov 2010 22:06 pm 
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This was an attempt by Alkett to create a low profile tracked platform for the 15cm Infantry Gun. The Panzer II chassis was lengthened and widened to accomodate the gun - the result being a vehicle too heavy for it's engine. The 12 produced were sent to North Africa where they were mostly lost to breakdowns due to overheating and a lack of spares. At least one of the guns and shields were transplanted in Africa onto a Panzer III chassis, which is probably what should have been done in the first place.

So not a successful vehicle, but an interesting design.

The Revell kit has been cut up so much there isn't much left - the lower chassis, suspension and tracks. Build details are here if you want them.

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Nice one Ben, done to your customary excellence :thumb:


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Excellent as usual!

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Cheers guys, glad you like this little oddity. :)

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Very nice.

Interesting for me to see one other than rendered on a computer screen (they appear in the "World of Tanks" online game currently under development where they appear as Sturmpanzer II)

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I trust the computer game version breaks down all the time Graeme! I think about half of them were captured in workshops while being repaired.
Sounds as though the game is trying to be quite comprehensive though to include this variant.

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I trust the computer game version breaks down all the time Graeme! I think about half of them were captured in workshops while being repaired.
Sounds as though the game is trying to be quite comprehensive though to include this variant.


As it stands, it includes just about everything under the sun, including the VK series of vehicles and the E-series.

You can see the German "tank tree" here http://game.worldoftanks.com/gallery/perm/art/2. It has made me interested in the more obscure German AFVs.

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