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Status: APR 2018 RE-STOCK

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Gaso.Line Master Fighter MF48573HI
Skoda Sd.Kfz.138/2 Hetzer Display Model
German Army, Western Front, 1945

Limited Edition

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Skoda Sd.Kfz.138/2 Hetzer   5.25"   2.25"

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Based on a pre-WWII Panzer tank chassis, the "Hetzer" (Troublemaker) was one of the most successful German tank systems of the war. Compact, highly mobile and equipped with a powerful 75mm PaK 39 artillery gun, the Hetzer was also armoured with a thick, slope-sided hull designed to deflect incoming missiles. The Hetzer became the main German tank destroyer towards the end of WWII.

Skoda Sd.Kfz.138/2 Hetzer

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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