In early December 1944, 20 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzers were converted into flamethrower infantry support vehicles. Powered by a Praga AC/2 six cylinder engine, this diminutive 15.5 ton vehicle was capable of reaching a top speed of 42 km/h and a range of 170km. Protected by 60mm of steel, its four-man crew operated a 14mm flamethrower Mod. 41 gun that spat out a 700 liter mixture of fuel and oil with a range of 60 meters. It also sported a Rheinmetall 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun with 1,200 rounds for close-support protection.
The Flammpanzer 38(t) Hetzer experienced its baptism of fire on Saturday, December 16th, 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. All twenty conversion vehicles were split between the 352nd and 353rd armored flamethrower companies of Army Group G. Sold Out!