COBI Sturmpanzer II Tank Set (2528)
The COBI Sturmpanzer II (2528) set features 465 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI PANZER II Ausf. E Set parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The COBI PANZER II Ausf. E Tank Set (2523) includes 1 figures and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both adults and military brick collectors of all ages will get hours of enjoyment from this
Also consider the COBI PANZER AUF. F Set
Sturmpanzer II Tank History:
The 15 cm sIG 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf B that had participated in the Invasion of France in 1940 had proven to be too heavy for its chassis as well as being 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 (24 in), which required adding a sixth roadwheel, and widened by 32 centimetres (13 in) to better accommodate the gun while preserving its low silhouette. 15-millimetre (0.59 in) 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 15-centimetre (5.9 in) sIG 33 gun was used to act as close support artillery and infantry support, for which 30 rounds were carried, could traverse a total of 5° left and right and used a Rblf36 sight.
Learn more about the real vehicle that inspired the COBI Sturmpanzer II Tank Set here at Wikipedia
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