Rare Goebel Hummel Ceramic WWII German Sturmgeshutz Tank ID Model approximately 1/100 scale. There is a slight chip and repair near the gun and the gun is loose from the body, otherwise in good condition. Marked on bottom. The tanks were manufactured by the German porcelain company, W.Goebel Porzellanfabrik. In 1879, the Goebel's started manufacturing porcelain. By the late 30's, they started creating the now famous of figurines based on the artwork of Sister M.I.Hummel. When World War II began, although a small number of figurines were made for export, the German government required Goebel to make dinnerware for the military, communications insulators, and other "useful" items. Additionally, Goebel was instructed to created "sand table" models. The models were placed on a large table representing the field of battle, and were used to visualize the tactical distribution of various military units.