4 Jun 2019

12mm 15cm sIG 33 B from Butlers Printed Models

One German 15cm sIG 33 B (Sfl) self-propelled infantry gun. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The 15 cm sIG 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf B built in time for the Invasion of France in 1940 had proven to be too heavy for their chassis as well as enormously tall.

The same gun was mated to the Panzerkampfwagen II chassis in an attempt to drastically lower its height while using a stronger chassis. The prototype used a standard Panzer II Ausf. B chassis when it was built in February 1941, but this was too cramped for use. The chassis was lengthened by 60 centimetres, which required adding a sixth roadwheel, and widened by 32 centimetres to better accommodate the gun while preserving its low silhouette. 15 millimetres plates formed the front and sides of the open-topped fighting compartment, which was also open at the rear. Its sides were notably lower than the front, which made the crew vulnerable to small arms fire and shell fragments. Large hatches were added to the rear deck to better cool the engine.

The 15cm sIG 33 gun mounted on a modified panzer II chassis.

15cm sIG 33 B

15cm sIG 33 B picture 1

15cm sIG 33 B picture 2

15cm sIG 33 B picture 3

15cm sIG 33 B picture 4

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

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