This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.
Since its establishment in 1955 the Bundeswehr has extensively deployed U.S. hardware. One example was the M109G self-propelled gun, a version of the base U.S. M109 received from 1964 onwards, and which the Bundeswehr modified with new tracks, fire control system, muzzle brake and breech. The long-serving M109G had a major upgrade between 1986 and 1990 - denoted M109A3G, converted vehicles had a Rheinmetall L/39 155mm FH70 gun with a 24.7km range. At the same time, the fire control system was overhauled, a bulletproof cover added to the panoramic sight, and shell capacity increased from 28 to 34. Replaced by the cutting-edge PzH 2000 in 2007, the Bundeswehr's very own M109 gave over 40 years of service in its different guises.
Product Specifications: - Scale: 1/35 - Construction type: Assembly kit - Photo-etched parts: Not included - Decals: Included - Special feature 1: Vehicle parts are a product of Italeri. - Special feature 2: Using the original M109 kit as a base, this model accurately captures M109A3G-specific features such as the cupola, smoke dischargers, storage boxes and FH70 gun. - Special feature 3: Moldings have been sharpened up to depict previously missing or unclear features such as the panoramic telescope, and to give a better parts fit. - Special feature 4: Drive sprocket centre caps are now captured by new, separate parts. - Special feature 5: Tracks accurately depict Bundeswehr parts and now use cement- and paintable material. - Special feature 6: Tamiya commander and gunner figures are included, with new base from Italeri. - Special feature 7: 2 Tamiya marking options and a new Tamiya instruction manual are included.