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  German Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer - Turret No. "121", 1944 (1:48 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer - Turret No. 121, 1944

Tamiya Masterworks German Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer - Turret No. '121', 1944




 
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Tamiya TAM26516 German Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer - Turret No. "121", 1944 (1:48 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 Waffenamt 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. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 6 inches
Width: 2 inches

Release Date: July 2006

Features
  • Fully assembled 1:48 scale late version German Jagdpanther tank destroyer.
  • Die-cast lower hull adds weight and realism.
  • Realistic markings depict a late 1944 unit.
  • Use of weathering effect gives the Jagdpanther ultra-realistic appearance.

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