Sturmtiger Tank models 1/72 scale WW2


Sturmtiger Tank models at 1/72 scale WW2

 

Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger abandoned by crew photographed on 14. April 1945

Sturmpanzer VI Sturm Tiger abandoned by crew photographed on 14. April 1945

 

 

Several variants of the famous Tiger I were quickly designed to satisfy several tactical purposes. The Sturmtiger, with official name Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61, was built on a Tiger I chassis but the gun made a notorious difference because it was a 380 mm rocket-propelled round instead of a turret with a 88 mm high speed gun. The main tactical task was to provide heavy fire support for infantry units fighting in urban areas, which means offensive operations. However, then the tank arrived to the front Germany was fighting defensive battles. Some units participated in the fought in the Warsaw Uprising, the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of the Reichswald and together with the 6th SS Panzer Corps in the Remagen bridge battle

Technical specifications:

Produced. October 1943 – January 1945
Number built 19(1 prototype and 18 production)

 

A total of three Panzer companies were organised to operate the new Sturmtiger:  These companies were Panzer Sturmmörser Kompanien (PzStuMrKp) (“Armored Assault Mortar Company”) 1000, 1001 and 1002. although each company was supposed to be equipped with fourteen vehicles, the numbers were reduced to four each, divided into two platoons.

 

Demolition of the Remagen bridge by SS Sturmmörser Kompanien

 

Two Panzer Sturmmörser Kompanien (PzStuMrKp) were mobilised (numbers 1000 and 1001) by the 6th SS Panzer Armee with a total of 7 tanks. The purpose was to make a defensive line against the US forces and use their howitzers to literally demolish the bridge. However, the result was quite disappointing since the lack of accuracy in the bombing led to make little effect on the bridge superstructure.

The Remagen Bridge captured by American forces. Few days later,  however, the structure collapsed.

The Remagen Bridge captured by American forces. Few days later, however, the structure collapsed.

 

Weight 68 tonnes (75 short tons; 67 long tons)
Length 6.28 m (20 ft 7 in)
Width 3.57 m (11 ft 9 in)
Height 2.85 m (9 ft 4 in)
Crew 5
driver
machine gunner / radio operator
loader
2nd loader
commander / gunner

 

This tank is very appreciate by the model builders and many companies have built molds and issued model kit versions for it. Here we show some of the currently available model kits for the Sturmtiger at 1/72 scale. There are also many of them for the 1/35 scale.

Dragon Model 1/72 38cm R61 Auf Sturmtiger Germany 1945

 

Need a house demolished? Look no further than the German Sturmtiger. There’s nothing gentle about this vehicle also known as the 38cm RW61 auf Sturmmörser Tiger, for its huge 38cm mortar mounted on a robust Tiger I chassis was designed to destroy buildings and strong-points. Interestingly, the mortar fired rocket-assisted ammunition, with vents in the wall of the gun tube designed to exhaust the gases forward. The 38cm weapon had a creditable maximum range of 4,600m. The turret was replaced with a fixed casemate, and the whole vehicle weighed 65 tons. Only 18 such Sturmtiger vehicles were converted by Alkett at its Berlin-Spandau plant from August to December 1944. They were mainly used in the defense of Germany, and this is the case with the subject of Dragon Armor’s latest release. It’s been some time since Dragon Armor released a 1/72 scale Sturmtiger, and they’ve all well and truly disappeared from shop shelves…But now they’re back. This Sturmtiger model is from an unidentified unit fighting in the Fatherland in 1945, and it has an all-new camouflage scheme of mottled green over a sand-yellow base. The expertly painted and weathered model is fully detailed, and with its large-caliber gun, it’s bound to score a big hit with collectors.

 

 

Sturmtiger 1002 in Three-Color Scheme Model Kit

 

The Sturmtiger based on Tiger I was armed with a short-barreled 38cm Raketenwerfer 61 L/5.4, breech-loading rocket launcher/mortar. The RW 61 launcher fired short-range (4,600 to 6,000 meters). Sturmtigers equipped three Panzer Sturm-Mörser-Kompanie (PzStuMrKp)-1000, 1001, and 1002 that served mainly on the Western Front.

1/72 Sturmtiger Assault Mortar Early Version

 

The Sturmtiger based on the Tiger I was armed with a short-barreled 38cm Raketenwerfer 61 L/5.4, breech-loading rocket launcher/mortar. The RW 61 launcher fired short-range (4,600 to 6,000meters). Sturmtigers equipped three Panzer Sturm-Mörser-Kompanie (PzStuMrKp)-1000, 1001 and 1002 that served mainly on the Western Front. Only 18 Sturmtigers were produced, and they did not have any effect on the out-come of the war. In their limited use, Sturmtigers proved to be excellent defensive weapons but were slow and mechanically unreliable.

 German SturmTiger (note this scale is smaller than 1/72)

 

1:72 Sturmtiger 38cm RW61 AUF Winter 1944/45 (diecast)

1001 Sand Grey Brown Camo 1:72 – Sturmtiger Pzstumrkp

 

1/72 38cm R61 Auf Sturmtiger, 1001st Sturmmörser Kompanie, Bonn Area 1945

 

Collector’s Showcase Sturmtiger Loader Set

 


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