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38cm R61 Auf Sturmtiger, 1001st Sturmmörser Kompanie - Bonn Area 1945

Condition: MINT/New
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38cm R61 Auf Sturmtiger, 1001st Sturmmörser Kompanie - Bonn Area 1945
Publish Year: 2011
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148294017
Mfg. part #: DRR60459
Type: Miniatures Pack

Description

There’s nothing gentle about the vehicle known officially as the “38cm RW61 auf Sturmmörser Tiger”, a vehicle designed specifically to destroy buildings and strong-points. An enormous 38cm mortar was mounted in a fixed casemate atop a Tiger I chassis, instead of the usual turret-mounted 8.8cm gun. Interestingly, the massive mortar fired rocket-assisted ammunition, with vents in the wall of the gun tube designed to exhaust the gases forward. The 38cm weapon had a creditable maximum range of 4,600m and the complete Sturmtiger vehicle weighed a staggering 65 tons.

Only 18 such Sturmtigers were converted by Alkett at its Berlin-Spandau plant from August to December 1944. They were mainly used in the defense of Germany.