The Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn, German for rhinoceros, was a German tank hunter of World War II. Developed as an interim solution in 1942, the Nashorn was the result of equipping a Panzer IV chassis with the 8.8 cm Pak 43 anti-tank gun, in an open top armoured compartment. Although lightly armoured with a high profile, its 8.8 cm Pak gun could easily penetrate the front armour of any Allied tanks at long range negating the disadvantage of its light armour.
The Nashorn’s relatively low cost and superior mobility to heavier vehicles, combined with its excellent combat service thanks to its combination of excellent gunsights, optics, and accuracy ensured it remained in production from its debut during the Battle of Kursk in 1943, until the war’s end.
Border Model‘s 1/35 German WW2 Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn, item No: BT-024 , features:
- Highly detailed kit featuring weld lines and bolts on the upper hull.
- Complete rear fighting compartment with 88mm gun, ammo stowage boxes, and equipment.
- Highly detailed link & length tracks.
- Fine inscriptions on the wheel’s rubber rims.
- 2 types for the sprocket wheels.
- 2 types for the rear exhaust.
- Clear parts for headlights and periscopes.
- 1 PE fret.
- 3 marking options.
- Aluminium gun barrel, brass shells, and figures included in 1st edition release only.