Thursday, May 11, 2017

A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale


A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale has been made by my brother following the built of 4 towed 105 mm ie FH 18/2.


I decided to make more gun barrels to equip 4 Wespe. Here some historical facts about that tank quoted from Wikipedia:

"In 1940, during the Battle of France, it was apparent that the intermediate tank of the German forces, the Panzer II, was unsuitable as a main battle tank. Though mechanically sound, it was both under-gunned and under-armoured. The chassis, however, proved servicable for providing mobility to the 10.5 cm field howitzer


The design for the Wespe was produced by Alkett, and was based on the Panzer II Ausf. F chassis (...) Amongst other modifications to the Panzer II, the engine was moved forward and the chassis was slightly lengthened to gain sufficient space for the rear-mounted 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer. The superstructure was lightly armored, with 10 mm armor plate (enough to stop small arms fire) and was open at the top and to the rear. The vehicles were produced by FAMO's Ursus plant in Warsaw.

The Wespe was in production from February 1943 until June 1944, when Soviet forces approached the frontier. By that time, 676 had been produced. An additional 159 were modified to serve as mobile artillery ammunition carriers.[1] "



A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale
A good view of the Panzer II suspensions




A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale
The 105 mm leFH 18 gun with muzzle break




A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale
Two different camo colors



A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale
Ready to fire Sir!




A SdKfz 124 Wespe at 1-32 scale
A pretty cramp interior

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