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StuG A (GE120)
includes one StuG A Assault Gun & one Tank Commander figure.
The concept of the Sturmgeschütz (StuG), or assault gun, began in 1936 after a request for an armoured vehicle for the artillery that could provide support for the infantry through direct fire against machine-gun nests and bunkers.
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The first five assault gun batteries (each of six
StuG) were available for the battles in France: 640. Sturmbatterie with
Infanterieregiment Grossdeutschland, 659. Sturmbatterie with XIII
Armeekorps, 660. Sturmbatterie with 3. Infanteriedivision, 665.
Sturmbatterie operating against the Maginot Line, and an
SS-Sturmbatterie with SS-Standarte LSSAH.
Some of Germany's most famous Tank Aces saw action in the the StuG A including Michael Wittmann. While his first command was in an Sd Kfz 222 armoured car in Poland, he soon came to command a StuG III A after the campaign in France and went into action with the rest of the battery in Greece.
By the Battle of Kursk, Wittmann had upgraded to the Tiger I E; a vehicle that was to become as famous if not more famous than himself in the annals of history.
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown & Jeremy Painter