Tamiya 1/35 38cm Assault Mortar Sturmtiger

SKU: TAM35177

A very rare variant of the much feared Tiger I heavy tank, was the Sturmtiger assault weapon that mounted a gigantic 38cm caliber mortar on the tank chassis. Development was initiated in August 1943 and was intended for uses against heavily fortified areas. Th short barreled L5.4, type RW61 mortar was originally developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig, for the German navy's land-based protection against an enemy submarine attack. In order to withstand the heavy recoil of up to 40 tons, the Tiger I sturdy chassis was selected.