Manufactured in Czechoslovakia at the Skoda Munitions Works, the Hetzer was designed to be a low-cost light tank destroyer that could stand up to the rigors of battle on any front. Entering service in July 1944, the Hetzer used a wide range of existing components from the outclassed PzKpfw 38(t) tank. Although the Hetzer employed a wider hull and sloped armor, its cramped fighting compartment and limited angle of fire presented many problems to its crew. The Hetzer also featured a roof-mounted remote-controlled machine gun for close combat support.
This particular 1:72 scale replica of a German Hetzer was attached to Stug. Abteilung 1708 then deployed to France during October 1944.
Length: 3-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches
Release Date: March 2012
Historical Account: "When Forever Ends" - StuG Abt.1708 belonged to the Volksgrenadierdivision 708 which fought on the Western Front. In October 1944, they received 14 Hetzers and were renamed Pz.Jg.Abt.1708.