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Marder III Tank Destroyer (Schematic!)

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avatar bobsajit
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Engineer
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I recently saw that Mcholypotato uploaded a giant tank. After seeing this I was inspired to make a tank of my own. Then I thought: "wouldn't it be better to make a tank destroyer?" So I did just that.

It's also been awhile since I've built anything, so be easy on me. XD

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Even in the early stages of Operation Barbarossa, the Wehrmacht already felt the need for a more mobile and more powerful anti-tank solution than the existing towed anti-tank guns such as Pak 36 or tank destroyers like thePanzerjäger I. This need became urgent in June 1941, when anti-tank shells failed to penetrate the armour of new Soviet tanks like the T-34 andKV-1.

As an interim solution, it was decided to use captured French vehicles like the Lorraine (Marder I), obsolete tanks such as German Panzer II (MarderII), and Czech-supplied 38(t) (Marder III) as the base for makeshift tank destroyers. The result was the Marder series, which were armed with either captured Soviet 76.2mm F-22 Model 1936 divisional field guns, or 75 mmPaK 40 anti-tank guns for later versions. Due to weight and space constraints of these small chassis, Marder series were not fully armored. Weak armor protection was provided only for the front and sides. All Marderseries had open tops. Some were issued with canvas tops to protect the crew from the elements.
CreditNotch, vorske, Gazamo
Progress100% complete
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06/04/2012 1:03 am
Level 35 : Artisan Lego Builder
g4llis
I love it!!! I Think thats the best job Ever
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10/13/2011 5:12 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Toast
Conquer
love it!
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09/28/2011 8:01 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Bobbyjkk
This is amazing! Nice job!
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09/12/2011 9:53 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Taco
Echo44
I pooped my pants in excitement.
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