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Academy 1:35 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
Late Production Version Plastic Model Kit
This is an Academy 1:35 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Late Production Version Plastic Model Kit. The Jagdpanzer 38(t) (Sd.Kfz. 138/2), later known as Hetzer ("baiter"), was a German light tank destroyer of the Second World War based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t) chassis. The project was inspired by the Romanian "Maresal" tank destroyer.
The name Hetzer was at the time not commonly used for this vehicle. It was the designation for a related prototype, the E-10. The Škoda factory for a very short period confused the two names in its documentation and the very first unit equipped with the vehicle thus for a few weeks applied the incorrect name until matters were cleared. However, there exists a memorandum from Heinz Guderian to Hitler claiming that an unofficial name, Hetzer, had spontaneously been coined by the troops. Post-war historians basing themselves on this statement made the name popular in their works, the vehicle was never named as such in official documents.
• 1:35 Scale
• Accurately Reproduced Late Production Version
• Includes Photo-Etched Parts and Two Figures
• Includes Camouflage Pattern Masking Tape
• Waterslide Decals
*This is a plastic model kit that requires painting and assembly. Paint and supplies required and are available separately.