JAGDPANTHER 1:25 GPM


The kit

Publisher GPM This is a very old kit from GPM.Almost no instructions.The parts are handdrawn.Paper is very thick and stiff.I guess this is only for the collectors.
Designer N/A
Scale 1:25
Size N/A
Parts N/A
Pages 10
Format 210 x 297
GMI ??

Pages of written instructions in Polish 1/2
Pages with parts 9
Pages with drawings 1+cover

Pictures of some of the parts and instructions


History and information
A heavy tank destroyer design based on the 88 mm Pak 43 gun and the Panther tank chassis was ordered in late 1942 as design SdKfz 173. Production started in early 1944; at the same time Hitler specified the Jagdpanther ("hunting panther") name. To accommodate the gun, the sides of the Panther tank were extended up to provide a roomy interior, while maintaining a very low profile. Both the Panther Ausf. G and Jagdpanther had side armor of increased elevation to enhance this effect even further and to harmonize production. It was armed with an anti-tank version of the same long-barreled 88 mm gun as the Tiger II and a 7.92 mm MG-34 machine gun in the front glacis plate for local defence. The Jagdpanther had a good power-to-weight ratio and a powerful main gun, enabling it to destroy any type of Allied tank. The Jagdpanther's low profile meant that it was easily camouflaged. Because it was based on the existing Panther chassis, the vehicle did not suffer too many mechanical problems. It was manned by a crew of 5, a driver, radio-operator, commander, gunner, and a loader. Two variants can be distinguished, one with a welded steel band around the main gun mantlet and the other with a bolted-on band. The versions with the bolted-on ring were equipped with Pak 43/4 gun. Early Jagdpanthers had a monobloc gun barrel and two vision openings for the driver, whereas late versions had only one. .

Specifications

Weight 45000kg
Length 9.87m
Width 3.42meters
Height 2.71 meters
Crew 5
Armor 80 mm (frontal), 100 mm (gun mantlet)
Primary armament 1x 8.8 cm Pak 43/3 or 43/4 L/71 57 rounds
Secondary armament 1 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 600 rounds
Engine Maybach HL230 P30 (V-12 petrol) 700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)
Power/weight 15,4 PS/tonne
Suspension Dual torsion bar
Operational range 250 km
Speed 46 km/h