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Jagdpanzer 38

Description

The Jagdpanzer 38, based on the Pz Kpfw 38 (t) was originally developed as an interim replacement for the Sturmgeschütz III, after the Alkett factory was bombed by the Allies.

Re-designated as a tank destroyer, it was a deadly threat to Allied tanks, thanks to its small size. It was, however, very cramped, and was thinly armoured on its sides and rear.

Technical Details

Jagdpanzer 38
Crew
Crew 4
Physical Characteristics
Weight 15.75 t
Length 6.38 m
Width 2.63 m
Height 2.17 m
Armour
Armour (max) 60 mm
Performance
Speed (max) 42 km/h
Armament
Primary weapon 7,5 cm Pak 39 (L/48) (1)
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm MG 34 (1)

Images

Drawing of a Jagdpanzer 38
Frontal view
Top view
Recovery version of the Jagdpanzer 38
Right side

Further Reading

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Tom, DOYLE, Hilary & BADROCKE, Mike. Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer", 1944-1945. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2001. 48 p. ISBN: 1-84176-135-4.