Plastic model kit of the company BRONCO, for the manufacture of German anti-tank weapon German 2.8cm s.Pz.B41 Anti-Tank Gun of WW II, in 1/35 scale.
Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of a German 2.8cm s.Pz.B41 Anti-Tank Gun Set of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts.
The 2.8 cm Schwere Panzerbüchse 41 is based on the 20mm Solothurn S.18/100 anti-tank gun. Since the warhead used by this gun is sandwiched with soft metal, the warhead can be gradually narrowed from 28 mm to 20 mm when fired. The advantage of the tapering is that it produces a very high muzzle velocity, which can increase the armor penetration ability by about 300% compared with the original 20 mm anti-tank gun. Despite its superior armor penetration capability, the 2.8 cm sPzB 41 became obsolete when the Allied forces replaced their fragile light tanks with better protective medium tanks in 1942. The sPzB 41 was discontinued in 1943, and the surviving s.PzB 41 anti-tank gun was handed over to the Italian forces still fighting in North Africa. The German army began to squeeze the 2.8cm sPzB41 on the modified Sd.Kfz 221 armored vehicle turret from 1942, thus extending the service life of this armored vehicle until the end of WW II.