【 The Stealthy Hunter 】 In 1943 the German high command ordered development of a new light tank destroyer to replace vehicles like the StuG III and Marder. Prototypes of the Hetzer, which shared many components of the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), were ready by 1944 and mass production began in April of the same year, with 2,584 vehicles produced by May, 1945. Manned by a crew of 4, it featured a 75mm Pak 39 L/48 gun in fixed mounting, and sloped armor covering the entire hull. The Hetzer was continually modified during production, which accounts for the many differences between early, mid and later production models. The Hetzer was Germany's main tank destroyer in the latter period of the war, and made an important contribution on both the Eastern and Western fronts.
【 About the Model 】 ●Highly-detailed, professionally finished 1/48 scale model of the mid production Jagdpanther 38(t) Hetzer. ●Detailing includes slanted armor, leaf-spring suspension, as well as MG34 machine gun. ●3-tone camouflage scheme incorporates dark yellow, dark green and red brown. ●Markings depict vehicle belonging to Panzerjager-Abteilung 744 (Nove-Mesto). ●Features a die-cast lower hull for added weight and realism. ●Length: 131mm ●Includes special display base with nameplate.