1:35 Jagpanzer 38(t) Hetzer “Early Version” Airfix Model Kit: A1355 £34.99

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1:35 Jagpanzer 38(t) Hetzer “Early Version” Airfix Model Kit: A1355

£34.99
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Description

Scale: 1:35

Dimensions(mm): Length 243  x  Width 91

Skill Level: 3

Flying Hours: 3

Humbrol Paint Required: 

      Version a & B: 21, 33, 53, 61, 93, 160, 241, 243, 252

Additional Info

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 "Mare┼čal" 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.