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Gaso.Line Master Fighter MF48564
Skoda Flammpanzer 38 Display Model
German Army, Lorraine, France, Operation North Wind, January 1945

Limited Edition

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Skoda Flammpanzer 38   5.25"   2.25"

By order of Adolf Hitler in November 1944, a number of Jagdpanzer 38s (Hetzers) were refurbished straight from the factory with a Keobe flamethrower and accompanying equipment instead of the normal gun. The flame projector, encased in a metal shield reminiscent of that of a gun barrel, was very prone to damage. Fewer than 50 of these vehicles, designated Flammpanzer 38, were completed before the end of the war, but they were used operationally against Allied forces on the Western Front.

Skoda Flammpanzer 38

Designed as a light tank destroyer based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis, the Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (or "Baiter") entered production in April 1944. By using a proven chassis, the design was more cost-effective than the Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger designs. In contrast to the earlier Marder and Nashorn tank destroyers, the Hetzer was heavily armored, featuring a 60mm front armor plate, sloped at a 60 degree angle. The orginal Jagdpanzer 38(t) carried a 75mm cannon but later variants used a 150mm howitzer, while others were outfitted with a flamethrower and redesignated Flammpanzer 38.

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Gaso.Line Master Fighter

The Gaso.Line "Master Fighter" model range presents ready made resin models of military vehicles.

Master Fighter display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Metal barrels, photo-etched metal grills and surface details.
  • Rotating turret and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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