Image: Jadgpanzer IV (Bundesarchiv)
YearJanuary 1944
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerGermany/Vormag
Numbers Produced769
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/48 PaK 39 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +15°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse10° Left & Right (Manual)
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightSlfZF1a
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (No Mount)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried79 x 75mm & 1.200 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight24.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.30m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioFuG Spr f
ArmourHull Front: 60mm
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 10mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 80mm (Saukopf)
Front: 60mm
Sides: 30mm
Rear: 20mm
Top: 20mm
EngineMaybach HL 120 TRM (Petrol)
Transmission6 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range210 km
Maximum Cross Country Range130 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed40 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed18 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Jadgpanzer IV was designed in an attempt to find a vehicle to try and replace the StuG III. The chassis chosen was from the Panzer Mk. IV but had modified front which had sloped armoured plates which joined to form a sharp point. It had thick armour and mounted the 75mm PaK 39 gun. A machine gun was added to the hull front as were a couple machine gun ports. The Jadgpanzer IV saw action in Italy, France and the eastern front.