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Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(F)
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
Darren Baker shares with us some images of the Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38(F) on display at Bovington Tank Museum and the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

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brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Wow, what an extremely rare vehicle; possibly the only 38(f) ever to have existed.

Why do they have it named thus, when every other bit of data on this vehicle denotes it as the 38(t)?

In fact, if you search for Jagdpanzer 38(f) the only hits you get are for the Bovington pics.
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the pics Darren! Man, those two grey Hetzers are undoubtedly the ugliest, most unrealistic colour schemes I've ever come across, only matched by the ugly paint scheme that that poor Tiger I in that French village wears to its grievous embarrassment. And I don't believe that there are, in fact, any Hetzer "38 F" models; the "T" stood for "Czech" in German and identified the country of origin which was standard German practice in WW2. Someone apparently either misspelled or didn't know any better. Curators are only human.
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC
Even if the original sign maker made a mistake, it is ridiculous they haven't fixed it by now. Surely it has been pointed out to them by visitors numerous times.

I won't even go into the fact that Hetzer was the name designated for the E-10 and appears nowhere in any official German documentation for the Panzerjäger 38(t)für 7.5cm PaK39.

/Nerd.rant
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Ridiculous.... It's just a 38t. They weren't even called Hetzer during the war. It's a Jagdpanzer 38t. Museum people should be smarter than that. And I agree the paint job is really awful
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 07:37 AM UTC
Dear Sirs,
historians in Bovington are mistaken, or it is a typo. Because the Germans only used Jagdpanzer (t) and Jagdpanzer (d).
Abbreviation "F" at Jgd.Pz. was not allocated to the Wehrmacht.