15cm sFH18 Howitzer (PBR)
This kit is the first large-scale styrene howitzer released by Trumpeter in recent memory, and it's an impressive one.
World War II saw the introduction of the 15cm sFH 18 Howitzer, or Immergrun as it was affectionately known. Produced by Krupp and Rheinmetall, this heavy gun replaced the earlier 15cm sFH 13 design from First World War era.
In 1926-1930, the first prototypes of the sFH 18 were designed. Compared to its predecessor, this model boasted higher muzzle velocity, greater range and an upgraded carriage that extended firing traverse by twelvefold.
Though this howitzer proved successful, it could not match the Russian 152mm ML-20 for range or rocket-assisted ammunition that enabled it to reach 18,200 metres (19,900 yards). After the war ended, several countries continued using 15cm sFH 18 weapons; including Poland, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Portugal.
The sFH 18 was intended for horse towing, but was also utilized in the self-propelled howitzer schwere Panzerhaubitze 18/1 (known as Hummel). Primarily employed for reconnaissance, it could fire various shell types with an initial velocity of 520 metres per second that allowed it to penetrate many tanks at a relatively low rate of fire. Operation required 12 men working efficiently and produced four shots per minute.
GameReady 3d-model for any projects.
File type: MAX, FBX, OBJ
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