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German Jagpdanzer IV

  • Brand: Battlefront Miniatures
  • Product Code: GE108
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£8.00
£7.20

Description

Conceived in 1942 as a replacement for the StuG assault gun the Jagdpanzer IV was a tank-hunter/assault gun based on the Panzer IV chassis. The main aim of the design was to improve both the armour and hitting power of the Sturmgeschutz vehicles, with requirements for a vehicle with a frontal armour of 100mm and armed with the excellent 7.5 cm L/70 gun as found on the Panther. The pilot production of the first vehicles began at the end of 1943 and immediately ran into several problems. Vormag (the factory manufacturing the vehicle) had substantial problems integrating the L/70 gun into a diagonally angled hull front and the delays forced the development of the temporary solution of arming the first production models with the shorter 7.5 cm StuK40 L/48 gun and having a front armour of only 60mm, although it was well sloped at 45 degree. This model would be known as Jagdpanzer IV SdKfz 162 with production of the Jagdpanzer IV/70 armed with the 7.5cm PaK42 L/70 gun not starting until August 1944. contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Jagpdanzer IV