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German Jagdpanther Climbers - Ambush Camouflage

The Collectors Showcase German Jagdpanther Climbers - Ambush Camouflage

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Product Code: CS00582

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Collectors Showcase CS00582 German Jagdpanther Climbers - Ambush Camouflage (1:30 Scale) "We must do everything we can to promote anti-tank defense, and work just as hard to guarantee successful counter-attacks through the instrument of powerful tank forces of our own."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

In the fall of 1942, the German Waffenant issued an order to develop a heavy assault gun to combat the growing menace posed by Russian armored forces all along the "ostfrontier" or eastern front. What resulted was the Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther tank destroyer, arguably the best long-range tank destroyer of the war. The Jagdpanther mounted a powerful 8.8cm Pak L/71 cannon within a fixed turret, which was situated atop a standard Panther V chassis. Although production of the tank was begun at MIAG in January 1944, it took another ten months before the larger NMH plant could expand the production run in time for the "Wacht am Rhein" counteroffensive. By war's end only 392 vehicles had entered service with the Wehrmacht, but these had a telling effect on the prosecution of the war.

Pictured here is a set of 1:30 scale German climbers wearing an autumn ambush camouflage pattern uniform. Sold Out!

Height: 2-1/2 inches

Release Date: November 2011

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