JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer Early Version (A1355)

JagdPanzer 38 tonne Hetzer Early Version (A1355)

The Jagdpanzer 38 (Sd.Kfz. 138/2), later known as Hetzer (baiter”), was a German light tank destroyer of the Second World War based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t) chassis. The project was inspired by the Romanian “Mareºal” tank destroyer. The Jagdpanzer 38 was intended to be more cost-effective than the much more ambitious Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger designs of the same period. Using a proven chassis, it avoided the mechanical problems of the larger armoured vehicles. It was built on the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)s widened and lengthened chassis with modified suspension (larger road-wheels from Praga TNH n.A prototype reconnaissance tank) and up-rated engine. The new engine was 160 PS Praga AC/2 6-cylinder engine controlled by Praga-Wilson gearbox (5 forward and 1 reverse gear). Chassis was modified in order to accommodate larger gun and thicker armour than regular Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) tank. Its combat weight was 16 metric tons (versus 9.8-tonnes for the Pz 38(t) and it could travel at maximum speed of some 42 km/h.”

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Description

Tech Specs

Item Length – Without Packaging (cm)
24.3
Item Height – Without Packaging (cm)
6.2
Item Width – Without Packaging (cm)
9.1
Item Scale
1:35 Scale
Contents (what’s in the box) sets
Sprues & decals
Finish
Plastic
Number of Scheme options
2
Skill Level
3
Flying Hours
3
Wingspan (mm)
91