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Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

The Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer was by far the best in a series of tank hunters based on the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) and was a totally redesigned version of the vehicle that carried a powerful 7.5cm tank gun that was carried in the superstructure of the vehicle, just as in the more famous StuG family.

The first tank hunters based on the Panzer 38(t) were the three variants of the Marder III. These all had the same basic layout, with a 7.62cm or 7.5cm gun mounted in a new fighting position on top of the existing superstructure. They thus had a high profile and limited armour protection for the crews. The Panzerjager 38(t) fur 7.62cm PAK 36(r) SdKfz 139 had a Soviet gun. The Panzerjager 38(t) fur 7.5cm PAK 40 ausf H (SdKfz 138) carried a German 7.5cm gun carried in a central mounting. Finally the Panzerjager 38(t) fur 7.5cm PAK 50 asuf M (SdKfz 138) used a modified chassis that allowed the gun to be carried at the rear.

All three of these designs suffered from the same problems of a high profile and vulnerability to enemy fire. The Germans already had an answer to this problem in the form of the StuG, which carried a heavy anti tank gun mounted low in the fuselage. The loss of the turret reduced the flexibility of these vehicles, but their low profile and thicker armour made them very effective defensive anti-tank weapons.

On 26 November 1943 an Allied bombing raid on Berlin damaged the Alkett factory (where the StuG was produced). A team was sent to BMM to see if was possible to built the StuG in the Czech factory, but on 6 December 1943 they reported that the factory wasn't equipped to cope with a 25 ton vehicle.

Work then switched to a redesigned version of the Panzer 38(t) that would use the same principles as the StuG, with a heavy gun carried in the fuselage. The new vehicle was originally designated leichtes Sturmgeschutz 38(t) (light assault gun on Panzer 38(t) chassis), but the name was soon changed to Panzerjager 38(t). The Hetzer nickname came later in unclear circumstances.

The first design for the Hetzer was produced remarkably quickly, by 17 December. It used components from the existing Panzer 38(t) and from the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) neuer Art reconnaissance tank. The first wooden model was completed by 24 January 1944

The Hetzer retained the suspension, gearbox, steering and final drive of the Panzer 38(t), although the drive was moved from right to left to allow the gun to be mounted on the right-hand side of the fuselage.

The Hetzer had excellent sloped armour. The lower front plate sloped back at 40 degrees, the upper front plate sloped back at 70 degrees. The lower side armour sloped in at 15 degrees, the upper side armour at 40 degrees. The front armour was 60mm thick, but the side armour was only 20mm thick. The side armour extended over the top of the tracks. The front armour was considered by the Germans to be impervious to fire from the main Allied tanks that the Hetzer would face (although not the Sherman Firefly), but the side armour was vulnerable to all enemy tank guns at just about any range.

The Hetzer was armed with the 75mm L/48 Pak 39 anti-tank gun, a variant on the gun used on the later versions of the Panzer IV. It also carried a remotely controlled machine gun mounted on the roof.

Originally the Germans had hoped to use a rigidly mounted gun (removing the normal recoil mechanism and allowing the vehicle to absorb the recoil) on the Hetzer, either a 7.5cm PAK 39 (L/48) or a 10.5cm StuH 42 (L/28). This would have allowed them to move the gun nearer to the centre of the vehicle, and generally improved the design, but problems with the sights and the gun control were never overcome and the Jagdpanzer 38(t) STARR never got beyond the prototype stage. Instead the production Hetzer used a standard gun mount.

It was powered by an enlarged Praga six-cylinder water cooled engine that provided 158hp, which gave it a top speed of 38km/hr on roads (23.5mph).

The Hetzer wasn't without its flaws. The side armour was only 20mm thick, and the limited traverse of the gun (5 degrees to the left and 11 degrees to the right) meant that the sides were often exposed as the entire vehicle had to turn to hit a target. The commander's position was fairly terrible. He was seated directly behind the gun in a recess built into the engine compartment, level with the start of the sloped rear armour. His forward visibility was poor most of the time, and almost disappeared if the vehicle had to climb any slope (he had a binocular type telescope mounted in his position, but if the tank was climbing the front of the vehicle would obscure his view). He was physically separated from the rest of the crew, who were positioned in a line running along the left-hand side of the vehicle, and his position quickly filled with smoke in combat.

The wooden mock-up of the Hetzer was ready in January 1944 and production was soon underway. Twenty three were completed in April 1944 and it soon replaced all other work at BMM's factory. The Hetzer was also produced by Skoda from September 1944. A total of 2,584 were built (2,800 in some sources), with 2,496 reaching the army. This was an impressive total, but it was rather lower than the original German requirement, which would have seen over 5,000 produced by the end of March 1945 and production peaking at 1,000 per month from then onwards. During this production run a fairly large series of relatively minor changes were introduced to improve the vehicle but the basic design remained the same.

Combat

Most of the Hetzers served with the Pz.Jag.Abteilungen or Pz.Jag.Kompanien, part of the infantry divisions although some operated independently. The Hetzer formed a major part of the German tank hunter forces in the last part of the war, and fought on the Western and Eastern fronts.

The first Hetzers were used by various testing and training units. In July 1944 Heeres Panzer Jäger Abteilung 731 became the first combat unit to receive the new vehicle when it received 45. The new unit joined Army Group North on the Eastern Front. Three more Heeres Panzer Jäger Abteilungen received the Hetzer. The 741st received it in September 1944, and was split in half with one part being sent east and the other half to Arnhem. The 561st received the Hetzer in February 1945 and the 744th in March.

Most of the Hetzers went to the infantry divisions where they were used to give them a built-in mobile anti-tank capability. At first 14 vehicles were given to each of the Panzer Jäger Kompanien, but from February 1945 that number was reduced to 10.

The Hetzer was also used to substitute for other vehicles. The 16th SS Panzer Grenadier Division received it instead of the Jagdpanzer IV. Panzer Jager Abteilungen Juterbog and Schlesien received it instead of the Panzer IV/70(V). Finally Sturmgeschutz Brigade 236 received it in place of the StuG III.

The Hetzer was also part of the equipment of Panzer Jagd Brigade 104, a new unit formed in January 1945. This unit had a mix of StuG IVs and Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzers. The new unit was sent to the Eastern Front where it was soon scattered along the vast front and its strength dissipated.

By late December 1944 eighteen Panzer Jager companies had reached the Western Front, and with the half of Abteilung 731 a total of 295 were reported on the inventory. By 30 December Army Group B still had 131 operational out of 190 although Army Group G had been reduced to 38 out of 67.

The Eastern Front received the most Hetzers. On 15 March 1945 there were 51 Panzer Jager companies on the Eastern Front, with 359 operational Jagdpanzer 38(t)s out of a total of 529. At the same time the Western Front had 26 companies with 137 operation Hetzers from a total of 236 and the Italian front had four companies with 49 out of 56 Hetzers operational. Despite the approaching end of the war the number of operational Hetzers at the front had increased by 10 April when there were 489 on the Eastern Front, 79 on the Western Front and 64 on the Italian Front.

The few surviving German combat reports were generally positive. The Hetzer was reported to be an effective anti-tank weapon and well armoured against frontal attack. It was vulnerable to artillery and not good in swampy terrain as this limited its ability to turn to face its opponents. It wasn't fast enough to support motorised units or to act as a reconnaissance vehicle. The limited visibility and tendency of smoke to block the commander's view meant that the reports recommended that the Hetzer act in pairs, with one firing and one correcting the aim. The Hetzer needed to be used carefully - on the western front several companies lost all of their vehicles after being trapped in unsuitable positions, either where enemy infantry could attack successfully or where the vulnerable side armour was exposed.

Hungary received 75-100 Hetzers during the war. After the war the Hetzer remained in service in Czechoslovakia and in Switzerland (as the G-13, with Swiss engine and a commander's cupola) until the 1960s.

Stats
Production: 2,584
Hull Length: 6.38m/ 20.9ft
Hull Width: 2.63m/ 8.62ft
Height: 2.17m/ 7.12ft (including machine gun mount)
Height: 1.845m (excluding machine gun mount)
Crew: 4
Weight: 15.75 tons
Engine: 150hp Praga AC/2
Max Speed: 42km/ hr/ 26 miles
Max Range: 177 miles/ 110 miles
Armament: 7.5cm PaK39 L/48 and 7.92mm MG34 or MG42

Armour

Armour

Front

Side

Rear

Top/ Bottom

Superstructure

60mm

20mm

8mm

8mm

Hull

60mm

20mm

20mm

10mm

Gun mantlet

60mm


Jagdpanzer 38(t) in Foreign Service

the Jagdpanzer 38(t), (incorrectly) known as the “Hetzer”, was one of the few late-war vehicles, supplied to Germany’s allies. However, due to its late introduction, this tank destroyer was actually officially supplied to only one foreign ally of Germany: Hungary. The reason for Germans allowing the export was that Hungarian industry was unable to produce this type of vehicles (a tank destroyer) in sufficient numbers, although there were attemtps to arm the Honvéd (Hungarian army) with an indigenous version of the Sturmgeschütz (Zrínyi self-propelled guns).

First 10 Jagdpanzer 38(t)’s were shipped to Hungary in August 1944 and they were assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Lovashadosztály), that was recovering and was being reorganized after staggering defeat in the east near Warsaw. Here, it took part (attached to the IV. SS Panzerkorps) in the suppression of the Warsaw uprising (successfully). 50 more vehicles were supplied in December 1944 (25 on 9.12.1944, 25 more on 12.12.1944) and – finally – last 25 on 13.1.1945 (85 Jagdpanzer 38(t)’s altogether). They were assigned to 3 units (16., 20. and 25. mechanized divisions – rohamtüzér osztály), with the 20th being attached to the 25th Infantry Division (led by col.Kalko – the designation of these vehicles started with K) and the 25th being attached to 20th Infantry Division (led by major-general Tilger – the designation of these vehicles started with T). Both these units participated in the last great offensive (codename “Frühlingserwachen” – spring awakening) in March 1945. These vehicles carried the numbers T-01 to T-040 and K-041 to K-075. Several vehicles were also attached to the elite Szent László division. On 8.3., the 20th Eger group reported to have 15 Jagdpanzer 38(t)’s in its ranks.

Here, we can see the Jagdpanzer 38(t) from the 25th Mechanized Division. Notice the camo pattern, that is very similiar to the pre-war and wartime Czechoslovak vehicle pattern and was most likely applied by the producer of these vehicles (Škoda).

Here, we can see the Jagdpanzer 38(t) from the same unit apparently. Note the “Marika” nickname on the front hull, the praxis of assigning female names to vehicles was not uncommon in the Hungarian army.

Second “official” wartime user was the Russian 1st Division of RLA (Russian Liberation Army – a unit composed of Russian ex-soldiers and POW’s, fighting against Soviet Union in German service), also known as 600th Infanterie-Division, or “Vlasov’s Army”. In late March and early April 1945, the unit recieved 10 Jagdpanzers and 1 Bergepanzer 38(t). In the beginning of May 1945, this unit found itself near Prague in Czechoslovakia with its main objective to drive west and to surrender to American troops (they knew full-well that Soviets would have them executed as traitors). At that point, the RLA communication basically broke down and without the knowledge of its high command, the 1st Division effectively joined the Czechoslovak rebels in fighting the SS troops (although there were incidents where the RLA fought the Czechoslovak rebels as well). The Jagdpanzers did take part in the fighting (for example during the clash near Ruzyně airfield). Their fate however was not an easy one. In mid-May, they managed to get to the American side, but the Americans (despite the undeniable RLA contribution to the liberation of Prague) refused to accept their surrender (contrary to preliminary agreements). Those men, who were captured by the Americans, were turned over to the Soviets. The rest of the unit was later captured by the Soviets as well and most of them were either executed, or sent to gulag.

The following picture shows one of the Hetzers, that participated in the Prague fighting on German side on 9.5.1945. It belonged to the combat group Milovice (Kampfgruppe Milowitz) and on 9.5.1945 in the morning hours, it was abandoned by its crew on the Francouzská street. Note the different mantlet shape from serial vehicles – this was one of the first three Jagdpanzer 38(t)’s built. It was used on Milovice proving grounds for training tank destroyer crews. It was abandoned, because when it tried to scale a barricade, one of its roadwheels fell off, probably due to wear and tear from constant use. Notice the German-pattern camouflage.

After the war, Škoda continued to produce the 38(t), first as the ST-I (and ST-III trainer, ST-II was the Czech designation for Marder III), then it got redesignated to Sh PTK 75 mm vz. 39/44 and finally, in 1951, it got redesignated to SD-75/39-44 (ST means “stíhač tanků” – tank destroyer, Sh PTK means “samohybný protitankový kanon” – self-propelled AT gun and SD means “samohybné dělo” – self-propelled gun) and it remained in Czech service for a while (there were several subtypes – due to the lack of the original armament (75mm PaK 39), most post-war vehicles were produced with the 75mm StuK 40, you can recognize those by their muzzle brake, some vehicles even used the Starr mount, but those were converted to the regular mount quite soon). Some of the “newly-produced” 38(t)’s were simply refitted wartime vehicles, others were really made from scratch. These vehicles served in the Czechoslovak army until early 60′s and remained in reserves even longer. All in all, 150 of them were made post-war (not including the refitted vehicles).

There were two larger 38(t) post-war exports by Škoda. The first and best-known one is the G13 version for Switzerland. It was equipped with the 75mm StuK 40 and the engine was switched for Saurer-Arbon, otherwise it had only a few minor modifications. Between 1946 and 1950, 158 vehicles were exported and remained in Swiss service until the 70′s, when they were declared obsolete. Many G13 tank destroyers found their way in private hands and were converted back to look like the German “Hetzers”. Practically all “Hetzers” in existence today are post-war G13 conversions (usually the muzzle brake gets removed to get the “PaK look”).

The second export batch went to Africa – Guinea, to be exact. 3 vehicles were given as a gift to the Guineans in 1959 and 8 more were sold in 1961, along with spare parts and repair kits.

Sources:
www.valka.cz
I.Pejčoch – Obrněná technika
Francev – Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer


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World War Photos

Soldier inspecting destroyed Jagdpanzer 38 German crew and their Hetzer Camouflaged Hetzer, Czechoslovakia May 1945 Knocked-out Hetzer, Germany March 1945
Light tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(t), Sd.Kfz. 138/2 Jagdpanzer 38 – Praha May 1945 Light recovery vehicle Bergepanzerwagen 38, 1945 Recovery vehicle Bergepanzer 38
Top view of Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” 29th Infantry Division (United States) soldier by knocked-out Hetzer 1944 Captured Hetzer 1945 Destroyed Hetzer, Eastern Front 1945
Light tank destroyer Hetzer, Yugoslavia 1944 Hetzers production line in BMM, June 1944 Captured Hetzer Halloville France 1944 Hetzer Panzerjager 38(t) Found at Skoda Works Factory Pilsen Czechoslovakia
Hetzer and Panzer IV with Flak 88 Hetzer tank destroyer SdKfz 138 2 Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(t) Burning Hetzer tank destroyer
Hetzer during official presentation before Adolf Hitler – color photo Jagdpanzer 38 t Hetzer Hetzer tank destroyer, Prague May 1945 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
Hetzer tank destroyers 1945 2 Hetzer tank destroyers destroyed Jagdpanzer Hetzer Hetzer tank destroyer rear view
Hetzer tank destroyers 1945 Captured Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer 1945 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer 2 Hetzer tank destroyer
Hetzer Prototype

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  • Horst Scheibert: Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(t) and G-13, Schiffer Military History Vol. 27
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  • Hilary Doyle, Tom Jentz: Jagdpanzer 38 “Hetzer” 1944-1945, Osprey New Vanguard 36
  • Mariusz Motyka, Hubert Michalski: Panzerjäger 38 (t): Hetzer & G13, Kagero Photosniper 3D
  • Hans-Heiri Stapfer: Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Squadron/Signal Walk Around 67027
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Jadpanzer 38 (t) Hetzer

Post by Linlu » 20 Jan 2003, 04:33

After browsing through 10 pages of topics in this forum, I couldn't find anything on the Hetzer so I decided to make this topic (the search option, btw, isn't linked anymore for some reason). If there is another topic about Hetzer, my apologies.

Anyway, after I went to the Vimy House and saw the Jagdpanzer IV, I've had this fascination with Panzerjagers ever since, especially the Jagdpanzer 38 (t). Thats why I decided to ask a few questions to make some unclear facts a little clearer and to extend my knowledge of this weapon, hope you guys can help me:
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The name issue. According to panzerworld.net, the name "Hetzer" isn't the real name for the Jagdpanzer 38(t) but for a E series prototype. But according to other sources (such as the Achtung Panzer! website which stated ". the new Panzerjager was designated Jadpanzer 38 (t) Hetzer. ) it seems like Hetzer is the actual designation. I'm confused.

The Sd.Kfz. number. Not sure which one, is it 138 or 138/2 or is it something else?

Which company actually designed the Hetzer? which factories (where and owned by which company) produced the Hetzer?

This is probably hard to answer, but, does anyone know which units the Hetzer served in?

This is also probably quite hard to answer: when did they start producing the Hetzer's with the vertical muffler? Or, does anyone have a list of when or what the changes were incorporated into the Hetzer during the years of production?

Also, is the Jadpanzer 38(t) Starr actually more effective than the normal version or is it just for production ease?

If anyone has seen the picture (from the Achtung Panzer website) of the Bergepanzer 38(t), why is the plow on the back of the vehicle? Aren't plows supposed to be in the front? or is that just for transportation when not in use?
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It is often said that the Hetzer is the best panzerjager of world war II. In my opinion, the Jagdpanther was the best, but of course the Hetzer was cheap and easily produced and seen the most action of the panzerjagers late in the war. Hetzers are good for ambushing and defense, but if they actually went on the offensive (I don't know if they have or not -- I mean large scale actions), will they get hopelessly slaughtered like the panzerjager RSO and the panzerjager Elefant?


Hetzer - Jagdpanzer 38 (t): The most cost-effective German tank hunter

The Hetzer is over a foot narrower than the Stug and because of the tapered crew compartment its lower and maybe a third narrower in the roof. It also has a flat and angled front plate unlike the Stug which has too many shot traps.

The Stug is probably a better vehicle overall because of placement of the sights and better commanders visibility unless your using the scissor periscope.

But that thing is tiny, well armoured from the front and has a great gun (even if it is a pig to reload) so its great ambush weapon. Its just not something youd want to be driving round in, the side armour is like a tin can.

Deaf tuner

(sorry, didn't found a front view at same scale comparation)

Nemowork

since i couldn't get them lined up last time i was tank hunting i'll have to drag out my house pets.

Sherman Firefly seems to have lost a headlight in the last dusting and the Hetzer needs a bit of work on the splinter pattern.

If you include the remote control MG on the Hetzer and the commanders cupola on theStug 3 theyre the same height but the difference in width and mass is very noticeable.
Then again if you ever get a chance to look inside one the space inside the Stug 3 is a lot better. You might get a better ambush in a 38t but youd be better fighting in a Stug 3

Marathag

Aggienation

What that doesnt show is the silhouette from the front.

The Hetzer is over a foot narrower than the Stug and because of the tapered crew compartment its lower and maybe a third narrower in the roof. It also has a flat and angled front plate unlike the Stug which has too many shot traps.

The Stug is probably a better vehicle overall because of placement of the sights and better commanders visibility unless your using the scissor periscope.

But that thing is tiny, well armoured from the front and has a great gun (even if it is a pig to reload) so its great ambush weapon. Its just not something youd want to be driving round in, the side armour is like a tin can.

Nemowork

That late in the war it might simply have been easier for production to cut single slabs of steel? The only hatches and access are on the rear hull to allow access to the engine and the hull roof to allow for crew hatches and the sights. Its about the simplest structure known to mankind.

If you look at a Panzer 3/Stug 3 hull theres a lower front plate to the nose, the semi-vertical nose plate, the sloped upper plate of the nose then the upper deck of the nose with access points for the transmission and gears, then the vertical front plate with the drivers visor. Thats at least five plates that need cutting, welding, fitting, hinges, fitting hatchways into access points, locks etc before you move back behind the drive sprocket..

So the Stug has better armour but im wondering how quicker it is to produce the Hetzer?

Or it might simply be that theyd heard about the T34 myth?

Last time i managed to get a look inside a Stug 3 and Panzer 3, although i might have done some rust damamge to the floor by drooling too much and the Stug still had its original zimmerit so you werent allowed to be too active climning on it. the Hetzer was a static display and sealed up, no playing around, so i've looked inside the Stug, im clueless about the inside of the Hetzer except for photos and poking round the outside.


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Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer - History

In March 1943, Col. Gen. Heinz Guderian demanded a light tank destroyer to replace all existing "interim solutions" (e.g. Marders ) and towed anti-tank artillery (e.g. 75mm PaK 40 guns). The result of this was the Panzerjäger program or G-13. The new vehicle resulting from it was to equip tank destroyer units of infantry divisions. The Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) chassis was chosen as a base for this new Panzerjäger. It was first known as "Leichtes Sturmgeschutz 38(t)", then "Jagdpanzer 38(t) für 7.5cm Pak 39 L/48", and finally "Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer". It appears that the name Hetzer was not an official name but used by troops and then used in post-war publications. On December 17, 1943, designs were ready and, on January 24, 1944, a wooden mock-up was finished. In March 1944, the first three proto-types were produced by BMM (Boehmish-Mährische Maschinenfabrik) and it was decided to start production. From March to April of 1944, prototypes were extensively tested, while preparations for production were made at BMM (Praga/CKD-Ceskomoravska Kolben Danek) in Prague and then at Skoda Works at Pilsen.

Service history
In service
1944�

Production history
Manufacturer
Böhmisch-Mährische Maschinenfabrik, Skoda

Produced
March 1944–May 1945

Specifications
Weight
15.75 tonnes (34,722 lbs)
Length
6.38 m (21 ft)
Width
2.63 m (8.62 ft)
Height
2.17 m (7.11 ft)

Primary armament
1x 7.5 cm PaK 39 L/48
41 rounds
Secondary armament
1? 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
1,200 rounds
Engine
petrol R6, 7.8 liters
160 hp (120 kW) at 2800 rpm
Power/weight
10 hp/tonne
Suspension
leaf spring
Operational range
177 km (110 mi)
Speed
42 km/h (26 mph)


Sources

German Infantry Weapons – US Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 14, May 25, 1943. U.S. War Department
Allied Expeditionary Force German Guns – Brief Notes and Range Tables for Allied Gunners – SHAEF/16527/2A/GCT July 1944
Osprey New Vanguard: The Jagdpanzer 38(t) (Doyle/Jentz/Badrocke)
Panzer Tracts 7-3, Panzerjägers (Doyle/Jentz)
Panzer-35t/38t – Spielberger
The Hetzer on Wikipedia


The prototype 15 cm Schweres Infanteriegeschütz 33/2 Selbstfahrlafette auf Jagdpanzer 38(t)

Fictional white washed livery of a 15 cm s.I.G 33/2 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t), ready for winter active service on the Eastern Front in early 1945

Fictional livery of a 15 cm s.I.G 33/2 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t) ready for spring deployment on the Eastern Front in 1945

Gallery


15 cm s.I.G 33/2 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t) with the gun trough resting on the front armored hatch. The same hatch design was later used on the Grille.

Top view of the open fighting compartment if the 15 cm s.I.G 33/2 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t)

Front view of the 15 cm s.I.G 33/2 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t)


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