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Altaya Panzer Collection PZ18
Krupp Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV Diecast Model
German Army PzGrenDiv Feldherrnhalle, Budapest, Hungary, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Krupp Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV   3.75"   1.75"

The Jagdpanzer IV was an improved and modified version of Stug III, designed as an eventual replacement for it. In December of 1942, new tank destroyer with 100mm frontal armour, armed with 75mm Pak 42 L/70 gun and based on PzKpfw IV was requested by the Waffenamt. The vehicle was to have a low silhouette with a main gun mounted in a superstructure. The new vechicle was designated as Sturmgeschutz neuer Art mit 7.5cm PaK L/48 auf Fahrgestell PzKpfw IV but was also known a Jagdpanzer E39 and more commonly as Jagdpanzer IV. Work on its design took place in early 1943, Vomag produced a wooden mock-up, which was shown to Hitler in September of 1943. The main role of the new vehicle was to be a tank destroyer and first soft steel prototype was ready in October of 1943, which was the shown to Hitler as well. In December of 1943, final prototype of Jagdpanzer IV was ready and Vomag was ordered to start production as soon as possible.

Krupp Sd.Kfz.162 Jagdpanzer IV

The Jagdpanzer IV's development began in just after the battle of Stalingrad when the Whermacht Arms Bureau asked for a new standard tank hunter that had more armour and was lower profile than the StuG III. The Jagdpanzer IV first went into service in 1943 and served in the battle of the Bulge, Normandy and on the eastern front. The first production variant of the Jagdpanzer IV had 100mm of frontal armour and 40-50mm on the sides. The Jagdpanzer IV was first armed with the 75mm Pak 39 L/48 main gun, the same gun used on the StuG III, Panzer IV and many others. The later version mounted the 75mm Pak 42 L/70, which some believed was more powerful than the 88mm anti-aircraft gun.

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Altaya Panzer Collection

The Altaya "Panzer Collection" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of German military vehicles in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Altaya "Panzer Collection" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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