Jagdpanzer Marder I
Tamiya 1/35 scale for mounting and painting
The Marder I was one of the early German efforts to update a military that – despite crushing early successes against Poland and the Allied early in WWII – was in sore need of mechanization.
Based upon the French Lorraine supply tractor, it was one of a number of commandeered vehicles pressed into German service.
Around 170 were produced from May 1942, and their 7.5cm Pak40 anti-tank gun was a threat to Allied AFVs in France post-Normandy landings, and also on the Eastern Front and even North Africa.