Speeding into the thickest of the action from the armoured confines of their late war version of the Sd.Kfz 251/1 Hanomag half-tracks, the Panzergrenadiers are the Third Reich’s fire brigade – plugging gaps in the German defences or taking full advantage of weak spots in the enemy battle lines. Combining mobility and protection with the suppressive firepower of their machine guns, each squad of panzergrenadiers can lay down a withering hail of small arms fire.
This boxed set contains 3 of our superb new plastic Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf D half-tracks and 30 multi-pose plastic German panzergrenadiers – a great core for taking on the Ivans, Tommies or Amis!
Few vehicles are as instantly identifiable as the Sd.Kfz 251, or Hanomag as it was also known. Combining speed, protection and firepower, it ensured the infantry would break through to take and hold enemy positions. Its cross-country performance was much better than any truck and enabled infantry to stay with the leading Panzers for mutual support. The Germans produced over 10,000 of these excellent machines and they served on most fronts from 1943 to the last days in Berlin. The factories of the Third Reich could never make enough, so most panzergrenadier divisions generally only carried one third of their men in such luxury; the rest were in a motley assortment of trucks.
This 1/56th scale plastic kit is designed with the wargamer in mind – relatively few parts allows you to get it on the tabletop quickly but not at the expense of accuracy or detail. There are several optional extras (such as MG42 machine guns, crew, stowage, etc) in the kit meaning your Hanomags will look different every time. In addition, each Hanomag comes with a sheet of full colour waterslide decals to finish it off perfectly.
The Ausf D variant of the Hanomag began to see service in 1943 seeing action in France, Italy, the Low Countries, and the Russian Front. It would see service with all branches of the German army.
Of course, the halftracks will need their cargo of Panzergrenadiers so this set includes 30 multi-pose plastic German Grenadier infantry too! With stacks of options for posing and equipping, these will give you hours of fun from the modelling alone – even before you get to smite the enemies of the Third Reich!
Pack contains 3 plastic Sd.Kfz 251/1D Hanomags and 30 plastic German Grenadier figures.