German Hetzer tank

Meet the Hetzer, officially known as Jagdpanzer 38 (Sd.Kfz 138/2), designed and manufactured by Škoda. It was in production from 1944-45, with about 2900 built units. The main gun was a Pak 39 (shooting similar ammunition as the Pak 40) for tank hunting and a (remote controlled) MG 34.

Due to the high production number, several Hetzer tanks survived. If you live near Hamburg, Germany, you can see one at the Tank Museum Munster.

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To add a bit of color variety, I decided to add an aerial recognition flag. It’s folded up because I don’t like Swastikas on my models (and it’s a bit of a problem in Germany anyway). The flag and jerrycan are from a vehicle accessory kit I purchased years ago from Old Crow. The tank commander comes with the model (from Warlord Games), the antenna is a simple wire bent to shape. Decals are from Tamiya.

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