Developed during WWII, the Wespe was based upon the Pz.Kpfw.II chassis and employed the lFH18 10.5cm howitzer, which could propel 14kg rounds over distances of up to 10.6km. Some 676 Wespes were manufactured between February 1943 and July 1944, and they saw extensive use in both infantry support and anti-tank roles, from the Eastern Front across to Normandy and Italy in the West. In January 1944, Allied forces attempted to decisively swing the balance in Italy with landings at Anzio; Wespe self-propelled howitzers were an integral part of the 26th Panzer and 29th Panzer Grenadier Divisions as the Germans responded.
This is the 1/35 Scale German Self-Propelled Howitzer - Wespe "Italian Front" Plastic Model Kit from Military Miniature Series by Tamiya. Suitable for Age 14 & Older. FEATURES: Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in tan Compact open top wespe form accurately captured Detailed interior has parts for rack, radio, ammo and flare cases and more Assembly type tracks feature 1-piece straight sections 4 realistic figures Waterslide decals Illustrated instructions MARKING OPTIONS: One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions: 1) 26th Panzer Division, Cisterna di Latina, near Anzio, Italy, 1944 2) 29th Panzer Grenadier Division, near Anzio, Italy, 1944 INCLUDES: One plastic model REQUIRES: Assembly Hobby knife (TESR1300) Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Sprue cutters (TESR5328) Paint (Dark Green, Dark Yellow, Gunmetal, Chrome Silver, Gold Leaf, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Red, Flat Flesh, RLM Gray, Metallic Gray, Buff, Olive Green, Red Brown, Field Gray, Dark Iron, Rubber Black) SPECS: Scale: 1/35 COMMENTS: Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger tlc 6/29/18 updated tlc 7/6/18