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German Sd. Kfz. 138/2 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Flammhetzer Flame Tank - 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Gotz v. Berlichingen", Operation Nordwind, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 138/2 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Flammhetzer Flame Tank - 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Gotz v. Berlichingen, Operation Nordwind, Germany, 1945

Panzerstahl German Sd. Kfz. 138/2 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Flammhetzer Flame Tank - 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Gotz v. Berlichingen', Operation Nordwind, Germany, 1945




 
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Panzerstahl PS88038 German Sd. Kfz. 138/2 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Flammhetzer Flame Tank - 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Gotz v. Berlichingen", Operation Nordwind, Germany, 1945 (1:72 Scale) "This attack has a very clear objective, namely the destruction of the enemy forces. There is not a matter of prestige involved here. It is a matter of destroying and exterminating the enemy forces wherever we find them. The question of liberating all of Alsace at this time is not involved either. That would be very nice, the impression on the German people would be immeasurable, the impression on the world decisive, terrific psychologically, the impression on the French people would be depressing. But that is not important. It is more important, as I said before, to destroy his manpower."
- Adolf Hitler, in a briefing to his division commanders, December 28th, 1944

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 Flammhetzer was attached to the 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Gotz v. Berlichingen' during early 1945. Sold Out!


Dimensions:
Length: 3-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches

Release Date: March 2012

Historical Account: "Last Gasp" - Operation North Wind (Unternehmen Nordwind) was the last major German offensive of the Second World War on the Western Front. It began on January 1st, 1945, in Alsace and Lorraine in north-eastern France, and it ended on January 25th.

The objective was simple. The offensive was to break through the lines of the U.S. 7th Army and French 1st Army in the Upper Vosges mountains and the Alsatian Plain, and destroy them. This would leave the way open for Operation Dentist ( Unternehmen Zahnarzt), a planned major thrust into the rear of the U.S. 3rd Army which would lead to the destruction of that army.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Elevating gun
  • Movable tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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