Plastic model kit for a late production tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer
- Scale 1:35
- without interior, without figure
- all hatches can be shown open or closed
- Link and Length style tracks
- Clear and photo-etched parts included
- Four decal options
- unbuilt / unpainted
- Paint and glue not included
With the incorporation of Czechoslovakia into the German Reich, the CKD factory was also taken over, which manufactured the LT vz 38 tank developed for the Czechoslovak Army, which was introduced into the Wehrmacht as the Panzer 38(t). After the bombing of the Alkett factory, BMM (formerly CKD) was supposed to produce Sturmgegeschütz III, but since the machines were not suitable for this, it was decided to produce a light tank destroyer based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis, which, like the Jagdpanzer IV, had a 7.5 cm Pak 39 was equipped. The advantages of this tank destroyer were its sloped armor, its small size, which made it ideal for ambushes, and its comparatively powerful cannon. Its disadvantages were its small size, which limited the crew's ability to move, the small range of rotation of the cannon and poor visibility, especially to the right side.
The main task was mobile anti-tank defense, for example to clean up intrusions by enemy tanks. Over 2,600 vehicles were produced, mainly divided into early, medium and late versions. They were used on the Eastern and Western Fronts as well as in Italy.
The Jagdpanzer 38 was successful in that it was used with modifications by the Swiss Army as the G-13 until 1970.