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Mar 31 14 1:12 PM

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Airfix 1/76 Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G
16th Panzer Division, Salerno, Italy, 1943
 The 16th Panzer division was destroyed at Stalingrad but was rebuilt in 1943 and deployed to Salerno Italy to repel the imminent allied invasion there. When the allies landed the 16th immediately attacked and nearly broke through the allied lines to seal off the beach head. Poor coordination with other units and heavy losses prevented the Germans from gaining the initiative and the allies eventually forced the Germans back. The stubborn initial resistance by 16th Panzer Division and the Germans ability to reinforce by land more quickly than the Allies by sea or air had almost tipped the battle.

This is an old Airfix kit (it has a date of 1962 on it) which has been re-issued many times. The latest re-issue in the red box allows you to build one generic Stug III. I added some missing handles, bolts and lifting lugs. I also re-purposed the spare track racks and placed them in alternate locations. I painted my Stug with a 3 color camo (with Tamiya paints) and then found some 16th Panzer division Insignia. This puts my Stug as part of the German force trying to repel the allied invasion of Italy. 

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Thanks for looking,

PaulThe 16th Panzer division was destroyed at Stalingrad but was rebuilt in 1943 and deployed to Salerno Italy to repel the imminent allied invasion there. When the allies landed the 16th immediately attacked and nearly broke through the allied lines to seal off the beach head. Poor coordination with other units and heavy losses prevented the Germans from gaining the initiative and the allies eventually forced the Germans back. The stubborn initial resistance by 16th Panzer Division and the Germans ability to reinforce by land more quickly than the Allies by sea or air had almost tipped the battle. This is an old Airfix kit (it has a date of 1962 on it) which has been re-issued many times. The latest re-issue in the red box allows you to build one generic Stug III. I added some missing handles, bolts and lifting lugs. I also re-purposed the spare track racks and placed them in alternate locations. I painted my Stug with a 3 color camo (with Tamiya paints) and then found some 16th Panzer division Insignia. This puts my Stug as part of the German force trying to repel the allied invasion of Italy.