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Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(F)

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Darren Baker shares with us some images of the Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(F) on display at Bovington Tank Museum and the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Wow, what an extremely rare vehicle; possibly the only 38(f) ever to have existed. Why do they have it named thus, when every other bit of data on this vehicle denotes it as the 38(t)? In fact, if you search for Jagdpanzer 38(f) the only hits you get are for the Bovington pics.
JUL 26, 2018 - 04:33 AM
Thanks for the pics Darren! Man, those two grey Hetzers are undoubtedly the ugliest, most unrealistic colour schemes I've ever come across, only matched by the ugly paint scheme that that poor Tiger I in that French village wears to its grievous embarrassment. And I don't believe that there are, in fact, any Hetzer "38 F" models; the "T" stood for "Czech" in German and identified the country of origin which was standard German practice in WW2. Someone apparently either misspelled or didn't know any better. Curators are only human.
JUL 26, 2018 - 12:42 PM
Even if the original sign maker made a mistake, it is ridiculous they haven't fixed it by now. Surely it has been pointed out to them by visitors numerous times. I won't even go into the fact that Hetzer was the name designated for the E-10 and appears nowhere in any official German documentation for the Panzerjäger 38(t)für 7.5cm PaK39. /Nerd.rant
JUL 26, 2018 - 02:29 PM
Ridiculous.... It's just a 38t. They weren't even called Hetzer during the war. It's a Jagdpanzer 38t. Museum people should be smarter than that. And I agree the paint job is really awful
JUL 27, 2018 - 03:23 AM
Dear Sirs, historians in Bovington are mistaken, or it is a typo. Because the Germans only used Jagdpanzer (t) and Jagdpanzer (d). Abbreviation "F" at Jgd.Pz. was not allocated to the Wehrmacht.
AUG 02, 2018 - 07:37 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.