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FOA022CARRIER 1/6 Sd.Kfz.165 (Sf) Hummel Ammunition Carrier Metal Kit (No Gun)

$539.00
SKU:
FOA022CARRIER
Weight:
50.00 LBS
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Expected release date is Oct 1st 2019

Product Description

Laser cut 20 gauge metal sheets to be assembled. Plastic Molded tracks and pins included! R/C compatible (see video at bottom of page)

Includes updated parts from Frontline Hobbies for the Panzer IV hull. New suspension system, double road wheels, return rollers, and more! Cast texture and serial numbers added. The sprocket of the Hummel is from the Panzer III.

   
   

Hummel Ammunition Carrier History

The self-propelled artillery units that operated Hummels needed to be supplied with ammunition regularly. As each vehicle could only carry 18 rounds, they soon depleted their stock of shells.

The artillery regiments of the Wehrmacht used standard production Hummels, that did not have a gun and were fitted with a 10 mm (0.39 in) armor plate over the gun mount, to carry ammunition. These were called Munitionsträger Hummel. 157 armoured ammunition carriers based on the Hummel Geschützwagen III/IV hybrid tank chassis were constructed.

A flat 9.5mm (3/8th inch) armor plate was bolted to the fighting compartment front to replace the normal gun shield. The cargo space inside the armored compartment was 15 cubic meters (530 cubic feet).

Ammunition was delivered to the working Hummel battery in wicker tube shaped shipping containers, each containing one 42.9-kilogram (94.6-pound) high explosive projectiles. Artillerymen referred to the containers as a Koffer (suitcase). The separate charge cartridges arrived in wooden boxes.


 

Sd.Kfz.165 Hummel Ammunition Carrier Kit

The Hummel is based on one of FOA's best seller: The Nashorn! This kit is made of laser-cut mild steel, bendable into the accurate shape of the vehicle and attached with pop-rivets (or bolts).

 

 

       
       
 
       
 

Below is a video of FOA standard TTMS-HP motorization installed on a Panzer IV Hull

 

 

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