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Tanker’s Tuesday: JAGDPANZER IV

Posted on August 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

A new generation of tank hunters

The long development of tank hunters, at first based on whatever chassis were available, Panzer-I, II, Panzer 38(t), then STUG-III and IVs, ended with a significant battlefield experience in 1943. But at that time, this experience led to devise yet another generation of tank hunters, purpose-built, well armored, with a very low profile. This last generation encompassed the Jagdpanther, the Hetzer, and the Jagpanzer-IV. At first, the new tank destroyer was named «neu Sturmgeschutz» («new assault gun”), still for the ordnance a self-propelled (AT) gun. By mid-1943 Vomag AG has proposed a new tank destroyer based on the chassis of a medium tank Pz.Kpfw. IV. The only version to emerge for production was the Jagdpanzer IV Ausf F, Sd.Kfz. 162 for the ordnance, with a 7.5 cm Pak 39 L/48 main gun. The decision to not built a tank hunter on the Panzer III chassis was dictated by practical considerations. The latter was not tough enough to carry more longer guns and massive armour, whereas the former was then well-produced and thanks to Albert Speer’s production management, simplified and cheaper.
JAGDPANZER IV

A running Jagdpanzer IV

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Artillery

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Artillery: Hello All Welcome to the third Team Yankee model preview. This week it’s the turn of the artillery. The artillery is broadly fitte…

Tanker’s Tuesday: Ausf L "Luchs

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The VK 13.03 prototype was a Panzerspahwagen, studied by MAN and built afterwards by MAN and Henschel under the name of Panzerspahwagen II Ausf. L “Luchs” (Lynx) from September 1943 to January 1944 (104 units). The Sd.Kfz.123 was the final version of t…

panzer II ausf L "Luchs" (Lynx)

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Air Support

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Air Support: Hello All Welcome to the second update looking at the models coming out for Team Yankee. This week we are going to look at airpower. …

Attack of the Cavalry Brigade! Sword and the Flame Battle in the Sudan.

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Attack Of The Cavalry

Tanker’s Tuesday: M36 Tank Destroyer

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The M36 tank destroyer, formally 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American tank destroyer used during World War II. The M36 was essentially an up-gunned M10 tank destroyer, replacing the former’s 3 inch (76.2mm) M7 gun with a powerful 90 mm g…

M36 Jackson tank destroyer

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Infantry and Transports

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Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview – Infantry and Transports: Hello All A few weeks ago we posted up the name of the new Flames of War period, Team Yankee, but we haven’t finished with showing som…

Helicopters Invasion! 101st Airborne Soldiers Disembarking From Black Ha…

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Endkampf um Deutschland

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1944 Massive German Counterattack at Anzio!

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‘The Four Feathers’~ Full Movie

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Sean Bean On Waterloo 2of2 (2015)

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Sean Bean On Waterloo 2of2 (2015)

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Sean Bean On Waterloo 2of2 (2015)

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Sean Bean On Waterloo 1of2 (2015)

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Sean Bean On Waterloo 1of2 (2015)

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Tanker’s Tuesday: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

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The Jagdpanzer Hetzer was one of the more successful conversions of the Czech LT vz 38 light tank chassishttp://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=240

Jagdpanzer 38 (t) HETZER German WWII tank destroyer Sd.Kfz.138/2 ( ST-I )

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Apocalypse Now (or in about 90 seconds)

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G.I. No | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim

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M551 Sheridan tank

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M551 Sheridan Light Tank (documentary)

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