SdKfz 165 Hummel-Wespe Tank with 10.5cm Howitzer Gun 1/35 Dragon

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‘Bumble Bee’ might seem an unusual nickname for a self-propelled howitzer, but that is what the Germans initially called their 15cm sFH 18 L/30 howitzer mounted on a Panzer IV chassis. The Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel, of which 714 were produced from late 1942 onwards, was created because of an urgent need for artillery that could keep pace with Germany’s panzers during WWII. Interestingly, the prototype of the Hummel was originally fitted with a 10.5cm leFH18 gun, the weapon that eventually found its way onto the Wespe that was based on the Panzer II chassis. Dragon’s newest 1/35 scale kit shows this “Hummel-Wespe” le Pz. Haub auf Hummel Fahrgestell armed with the 10.5cm howitzer.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/35

Skill Level: 3

Series: ’39-’45

Parts: 450+

Features:  Molded in grey with clear and photo-etched parts

- Visor, ammo box, and fighting compartment rear door can be assembled open or closed

- Slide-molded glacis plate, hollow-ended gun barrel and exhaust pipes, lower hull, warm air vent and fighting compartment rear plate

- Tooled storage box for propellant charges fenders with tread pattern on upper and lower surfaces

- Newly tooled extra-thin DS Tracks, gun shield and front armor

- Accurate driver’s housing

- Includes 10.5cm artillery shells

- Realistic sprocket bolts, suspension, road wheels and return rollers

- Driver’s vision port features interior detail

- New soft plastic air hose

- Fully detailed 10.5cm leFH18/40 gun, gun breech, muzzle brake and breechblock

- Side ventilation louvers have correctly positioned slats

- Detailed triangular supports and fighting compartment interior

*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*


Paint Guide:


Flat Black


Red Brown

Clear Red

Dark Yellow