Image: Jagdpanther
YearJanuary 1944
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerGermany/MIAG & MNH
Numbers Produced392
Crew5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 88mm L/71 KwK 43 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-8° to +14°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse26°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightWZF1/4
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried57 x 88mm & 600 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight45.500 kg
Ground Clearance0.56m
Fording Depth1.60m
Trench Crossing2.45m
Obstacle Clearance0.91m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioFuG-2 & FuG-5
ArmourHull Front: 60mm
Hull Sides: 40mm
Hull Rear: 40mm
Hull Top: 25mm
Hull Bottom: 16mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 100mm
Front: 80mm
Sides: 60mm
Rear: 40mm
Top: 25mm
EngineMaybach HL 230 P30
Transmission7 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range250 km
Maximum Cross Country Range100 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed55 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed30 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Jagdpanther was one of the best tank destroyers used in World War Two. It was built on the chassis of the Panther Ausf G and incorporated the 88m PaK 43/3 gun. It had well sloped armour which combined with an excellent gun and manoeuvrability made it a very dangerous opponent. The first Jagdpanthers were issued in mid-1944 and served on both the eastern and western fronts.