To coincide with the launch of all the New Vanguard content in the Members\' Area I thought I\'d write a blog detailing my favourite tank of all time. Only one favourite tank you may ask, well I have a small number of favourites but I\'m not going to list them all now!

The tank in question is the Jagdpanzer 38 and is one of the best known German armoured fighting vehicles of World War II.

Pictured below is a Jagdpanzer 38 starr dated April 1945.


This Jagdpanzer 38 starr was the last one ordered, on 22 March 1945. It was intented for a demonstration to Hitler in mid-April 1945.

The Jagdpanzer 38 was designed to present a very small target, with a height of only 1.845m and an overall width of 2.526. It was also a relatively short armoured vehicle with a chassis length of 4.766m. All armour surfaces were well sloped.

The 7.5cm Pak 39 was secured in a mount supported by the upper hull plate. Mounting the gun to the right of centre resulted in a very limited traverse and this offset gun mount also resulted in the right side suspension bearing 55 kilograms more than the left side.

Secondary armament consisted of a Rundumsfeuer machine gun which was mounted on the roof and could be aimed and fired by the loader inside the tank, however, the machine gun was not belt fed and the loader had to open his hatch in order to replace the magazines.

Now that all the NVG content is available on-line in the Members\' Area all members can now search, peruse and print all your favourite vehicles or war.