Sturmgeschütz III E Sd.Kfz.142/1 (Eastern Front 1942)

The prolific and highly successful StuG III family of assault guns were all built on the equally successful Panzer III chassis. Continually updated a modified throughout its busy wartime career, one of Bronco Models New Year releases is this Ausf. E Sd.Kfz.142/1 variant, which served on the Eastern Front during 1942.

This kit is a rebox of CB35118 which only came out in 2016. This comprehensive kit’s 400 plus parts are contained on 16 sprues plus the main hull, turret, two piece metal barrel, copper wire and two small sheets of PE. The nicely produced 16-page A4 instruction booklet replicates the simple, yet effective profile box artwork of the StuG on its front cover. The build is spread over 17 detailed sections and ends with two finish options; a StuG.Abt.190 serving on the Eastern Front circa 1941/42 or a StuG.Abt. of Grossdeutschland also serving on the Eastern Front at the same time. Internal details include crew seats and the machine’s 7.5cm cannon. For those who like to expose the internal organs, Bronco have made all of the vehicles ten access hatches as separate pieces, so no need to start hacking with the hobby knife.  

All in all a very nicely produced kit of a popular subject. Thanks to Bronco Models for our example.    


Product: Construction kit

Ref: CB35119

Scale: 1/35

Parts: approx 410

Price: approx £40

Manufacturer: Bronco