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By the end of World War II, the Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer was the Wehrmacht’s most widely used tank destroyer. Armed with the formidable Rheinmetall-Borsig Pak 39 L/48 7.5cm anti-tank gun the Hetzer served on both the Western and Eastern fronts. More than 2,800 Jagdpanzer 38s were build in just over one year – from April 1944 through May 1945 – far more than any other WWII German tank destroyer. This groundbreaking volume features detailed photos of early, medium, and late Hetzer variants and contains the first-ever published wartime photos of the vehicle’s interior. Pictures of Jagdpanzer 38 vehicles in Bulgarian and Swiss service appear here for the first time, and the SK-23 steam-powered recovery vehicle based on the Hetzer is also documented along with extensive coverage of the G 13, including the first-ever color photographs of that variant’s interior. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, plus detailed line drawings, and color profiles; 80 pages.