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Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)

Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
includes two resin and metal Hornisse Tank-hunters and one Unit card.

The Hornisse (Hornet) was another brand new vehicle rushed to the front to take part in Operation Citadel. The vehicle was armed with the new and powerful 8.8cm PaK43 gun, the same found in the Ferdinand heavy tank-hunters.

Built on the Panzer IV hull, the Hornisse was easy to maintain, and devastated Soviet armour wherever they were stationed. It had 30mm of hull front armour, but only 10mm on its superstructure. It had a crew of four and an additional machine gun for local and anti-aircraft defence.

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The first 100 were to be completed ready for the summer offensive on the eastern front. They served with the 655th schwere Panzerjägerabteilung during the Kursk offensive.

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As the ground hardened after the muddy Russian Spring, the German army prepared to launch their Summer offensive, codenamed Operation Citadel. The target was Kursk, a city in the centre of a huge bulge in the front line, where several Soviet armies could be cut off and destroyed.To ensure success, new weapons were rushed to the front, including Ferdinand heavy tank-hunters and Panther medium tanks. These were combined with several panzer and panzergrenadier divisions, totalling an impressive 2450 tanks and assault guns. Over 3600 Soviet tanks were waiting for them, setting the scene for the largest tank battle on the Eastern Front...

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Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130) Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130) Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130) Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130) Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130) Hornisse Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX130)
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Last Updated On Friday, January 18, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront