45.5-tonne tank destroyer Sd.Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Ausf.G in its initial version. Based on the chassis of a Panther Ausf.G. tank, it was armed with a fearsome 8.8-cm-PaK 43/3 L/71 monobloc gun, the same as the Tiger II Königstiger with Porsche turret, mounted with a narrow mantlet welded to the hull. Another feature of this variant was the double vision opening for the driver. The Jagdpanther were organised in independent heavy tank destroyer battalions -schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilungen- and thanks to their powerful guns had a very high destruction rate capable of destroying any type of Allied tank. Production began in January 1944 and 415 were produced before the end of the war.
Zvezda 1/72 scale model kit, 13,3 cm long approx with 97 pieces to snap fit assemble, no glue required. With soft plastic tracks. Decals for an unidentified unit. Not suitable for children under 14.
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