nº16 – Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” (Sd.Kfz.138/2)

Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” (Sd.Kfz.138/2) Pz.Jg.Abt.744 Moravia (Czechoslovakia) – 1945

Technical Details

4 Crew

1 Pak 39 L/48 (75mm)

MG 34 (7.92mm)

178 Km range

Another example of chassis re-utilization from Panzer 38(t), this were a very useful and little antitank weapon from late war. About 2584 units were produced since April 1944 until the end of the war, one of the common weapons on all fronts for this period.
It was cheapest to manufacture than other series like JagdPanther or JagdTiger, was very little, with a lower side, easy to ambush, capable to fate any allied vehicle in a short range, under 100m, and was better armoured than Marder and Nashorn series. Its main failings were the cramped working condition of the crew, the very limited gun traverse, and poor visibility from the commander’s station

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Altaya’s model has one more time a poor finishing. The vehicle itself is a good weapon for wargaming, with not a big calibre, that was present in all fronts for late war.

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