Jagdpanzer 38 'Hetzer' 1944-45

Jagdpanzer 38 'Hetzer' 1944-45

By Hilary L. Doyle; Mike Badrocke (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841761350, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 2001

The Jagdpanzer 38 is one of the best known German armoured fighting vehicles from World War II. Rushed into series production in the record time of less than four months, it was instantly recognisable by the sleek appearance created by its well-sloped armour. Many experts in post-war armour hold the opinion that this tank destroyer was just the answer to Germany's problem of dealing with the numerically superior American M4 Medium tank (known to the British Army as the Sherman) and the Russian T-34.

About the Author
Hilary Louis Doyle, is an expert on German armoured vehicles and has written numerous books on AFV's including the Encyclopaedia of German Tanks. Hilary lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and three children. Tom Jentz, born in 1946, is one of the world's leading AFV researchers and is best known for the Encyclopaedia of German Tanks. Tom lives in Maryland with his German wife and two children.