Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 04:23 PM UTC
The latest addition to the Bolddivision catalog is a 30mm Maschinenkanone 103 mounted in a turret.
Designed and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig, the 30 mm MK 103 was intended for dual use as anti-tank and in air-to-air combat roles. It was of much lighter construction and had a faster rate of fire than the 30 mm MK 101. The MK 103ís lighter construction however was nowhere near as robust as the 30mm MK 101, thus its ammunition had less propellant amount to reduce the strain on weapon. There was also a ground variant, which was used in the Flakpanzer IV (Kugelblitz).

3cm MK 103 mit Turm / with Turret (35008). The kit contains 14 resin parts and a metal gun barrel. Whilst suggested for use with either the Trumpeter E-100 StuG (01596) or Amusing Hobby E-100 Jagdpanzer (35A017), the kit may also apply to other conversion projects.

Background information sourced from wehrmacht-history.com.
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Something different if you wanted to try scratch-building something. Useful there. Can't recall ever seeing anything on this turret set-up though, so I wonder if we've strayed into "Paper Panzer" territory here.
DEC 20, 2017 - 05:02 AM
They're up to their eyes in paper
DEC 20, 2017 - 12:59 PM
Next, Panzers with TOW Guided Missiles. And multiple target range finders. In Civil War reenacting (yep, I'm politically incorrect) they would call this FARB. "They would have used them if they had 'em!"
DEC 21, 2017 - 06:42 AM

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