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Amusing Hobby: Jagdpanther II
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 02:52 AM UTC


Bob Greig takes a look at the 1/35th scale Jagdpather II German Tank Destroyer from Amusing Hobby.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 08:45 AM UTC
Didn't we look at this thing some time back? I seem to remember a lively discussion on the gun calibre as well as perceived engine maintenance difficulties that some commented on. Me personally I think that it's an interesting piece of speculation and not much else.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
Oh yeah, impractical as all get out but an interesting design study none the less. There's no way the engine would fit there, never mind access for maintenance. Had the Panther II project actually come to fruition, most likely a most or less regular Jagdpanther superstructure would have been used on the PII hull. That said, I'm really looking forward to the two Panther II kits. The tracks, not so much.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC

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Oh yeah, impractical as all get out but an interesting design study none the less. There's no way the engine would fit there, never mind access for maintenance. Had the Panther II project actually come to fruition, most likely a most or less regular Jagdpanther superstructure would have been used on the PII hull. That said, I'm really looking forward to the two Panther II kits. The tracks, not so much.



Mostly because the Panther II program was a sort of more extensive modified "Panther G" like project (they settled with the G and schurzen), and the first specifications for the Jagdpanther were considerign using the Panther II chassis. Instead, this design, with the 12.8, was a 1944 Panther design, not a Panther II design, since that project was already shelved.
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 01:35 AM UTC
I still think that the 12.8 was an unrealistic choice considering the one-short kills at 2000 meters that were being recorded with KwK43 L 71s that the King Tiger carried. Handling the larger (and heavier) 12.8 round would be -to say the least- slow and exhausting unless some form of auto-loader finally panned out. Not to mention overload the chassis! Just my opinion.