7.5cm PaK 97/38 Anti-Tank Gun 1/6 Dragon

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Despite the output of Germany’s massive armaments industry, the thirst for more weapons throughout WWII proved insatiable. One solution was to employ captured weapons, and this is exactly what the Wehrmacht did with the French Canon de 75 mode’le 1897 field gun. Hundreds of these cannons were captured during the Polish and French campaigns in 1939-40, and were subsequently pressed into German service as howitzers. However, faced with well-armored Soviet tanks in 1941, there was a desperate need for more powerful anti-tank weapons. Until more 7.5cm PaK 40 cannons could be produced, an expedient solution was to place gun barrels from the French Canon de 75 mode`le 1897 onto the carriage of a PaK 38. Fitted with a muzzle brake, the resulting weapon was called the 7.5cm PaK 97/38. This hybrid weapon could be used in the anti-tank role because it primarily fired HEAT rounds, which didn’t rely on velocity. A total of 3700+ PaK 97/38 cannons were produced in 1942-43, and many soldiered on until late in the war.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/6

Skill Level: 3

Series: 1/6 Military

Features: Figures not included

- Hollow gun muzzle

- Gun can elevate to any angle

- Gun cradle with hand wheels

- Gun shield true to scale

- Bottom armored flap of gun shield is movable

- Finely detailed wheels

- Movable gun recoils like the real one

- Movable gun breech can be displayed open or closed

- Movable gun trails can be positioned in combat or travel modes

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