Jagdpanther Tank Details

The Jagdpanther, officially known as "Panzerjäger Tiger (P) für 8.8cm Pak 43/3 Sd.Kfz.173", was a tank destroyer built by Nazi Germany during World War II based on the chassis of the Panther tank. It combined the very powerful 8.8 cm Pak 43 cannon and the armor and suspension of the Panther chassis.

Design and Development

The Jagdpanther represented a well-balanced design with a fully enclosed fighting compartment. The vehicle's main gun was capable of defeating any Allied tank at considerable distances, making it one of the most feared German armored fighting vehicles of World War II.


Operational History

The Jagdpanther saw service on both the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1944 to the war's end in 1945. Despite its effectiveness, the vehicle was hampered by mechanical problems and the deteriorating war situation for Germany, limiting its production and operational deployment.