1/120 (TT) Scale German Kanonenjagdpanzer Tank Destroyer.
Highly detailed tank with accurate Track detail.
Kanonenjagdpanzer Tank Destroyer
- 1x Kanonenjagdpanzer Tank Destroyer
(also known as Jagdpanzer Kanone 90mm
, or tank destroyer, gun
) was a German Cold War tank destroyer
equipped with a 90mm anti-tank gun
from obsolete M47 Patton
tanks. Its design was very similar to that of the World War II Jagdpanzer IV
.The first prototypes of the Kanonenjagdpanzer were built in 1960 by Hanomag
for West Germany
and by MOWAG
. Between 1966 and 1967, 770 units were built for the Bundeswehr
, 385 by Hanomag
and 385 by Henschel
. Eighty of them were delivered to Belgium
from April 1975 onward.
When the Soviets began deploying their T-64
and T-72 main battle tanks
, the 90 mm gun was not capable of engaging them in long-range combat and the Kanonenjagdpanzer became obsolete. Although the producers claimed it could be rearmed with a 105 mm gun, between 1983 and 1985, 163 of these tank destroyers were converted into Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 2
anti-tank guided missile carriers by removing the gun, adding a roof-mounted TOW
missile launcher and fastening further spaced and perforated armour
on the hull. Some others were refitted into artillery observation vehicles by removing the main gun, so called Beobachtungspanzer
, which served most particularly in the mortar
Some Kanonenjagdpanzer remained into service with the Heimatschutztruppe
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
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