German Panzergrenadier platoon (3x halftracks and 30 infantry)
German Panzergrenadier platoon (3x halftracks and 30 infantry) Item Number: WGB-WM-501
Period: World War II
Speeding into the thickest of the action from the armoured confines of their Hanomaghalftracks, 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 battlelines. Combining mobility and protection with the suppressive firepower of their halftracks machine guns, each squad of panzergrenadiers can lay down a withering hail of small arms fire!
This boxes set contains 3 of our superb new plastic Sd.Kfz 251/1 ausf C half-tracks and 30 multi-pose plastic German infantry - a great core for taking on the Ivans, Tommies or Amis!
The Panzergrenadier boxed set sees the debut of the first in a series of hard plastic WWII vehicles for our Bolt Action range - the Sd.Kfz 251/1 ausf C half-track. More commonly known as 'Hanomag' this is the very epitome of Hitler's mechanised forces.
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 many thousands of these excellent machines and they served on most fronts from the fall of France to the last days in Berlin. The factories of the Third Reich could never make enough, so most panzergrenadier divisions 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 MG34 or MG42 machine guns, 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 C variant of the Hanomag began to see service in 1940 seeing action in France., the Low Countries and the Russian Front as well as in the North African campaign. Whilst superceded by the Ausf D, the C variant would continue to see service throughout the war be it with the Heer, Waffen-SS, Deutsche AfrikaKorps or Fallschirmjager.
Of course, the halftracks will need their cargo of panzergrenadiers so this set includes 30 multi-pose plastic German Army 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 hanomags and 30 plastic foot figures