Jagdpanzer 38t of the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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A rare German World War II Jagdpanzer 38t tank is now on display at Australian Armour and Artillery Museum. The acquired Hetzer is also the only one of two original running Hetzer tanks in the world.

Originally the tank was obtained by Bruce Crompton’s company, Axis Track Services, which spent the past two years restoring it for the museum. Accordingly, this particular tank had been stored for 10 years in a private collection after being used as a G13 by the Swiss Army.

The Chassis number denotes it was built in January 1945, and knocked out near Prague in May 1945. It was then returned back to the factory’s to be rebuilt. It was never returned to service, and at the end of the war became part of the consignment sold to the Swiss Army as a G13.

Portfolio of the newest acquisition of the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, the Jagdpanzer 38t

Older photographs from before the restoration:

Jagdpanzer 38t - Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t - Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Jagdpanzer 38t now:

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t - Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t - Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t - Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer acquired by Australian Armour & Artillery Museum




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4 Comments

  1. Very nice restored, german notice in the inside of car has one mistake “Währed” instead “Während” (during). The whole sentence says : ” Während der Fahrt Fuß von Kupplungspedal” which means : ” keep the foot out of clutch pedal during drive”.

  2. WONDERFUL restoration of Jagdpanzer 38(t)! I have a couple Hetzers that did not come with the roof mounted, interior controlled MG. Were they just “bad” kits or was that removable or not on early versions? Thank you VERY much.
    Dan Borg

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