The German Jagdpanther heavy tank destroyer was a special anti-tank weapon which appeared in late WWII. Based on the Panther tank, it was fitted with an 88mm L/71 anti-tank gun which was quite similar to the ones on the King Tiger tank and the Nashorn self-propelled anti-tank gun. Such a precision weapon should be carefully maintained. During the non-combat time, the Germans often cover the hull, gun barrel and muzzle with canvas. The canvas covers could protect the precision equipment like the main gun and sight from the pollution of dust and rainwater. They could also help hide the vehicle from being spotted. This MENG SPS-071 Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 Heavy Tank Destroyer Hull (Travel Mode) kit is a resin product. The texture of canvas covering the hull, gun barrel and muzzle is realistically reproduced by digital sculpting. This kit includes a hull, a gun barrel covered by canvas and a muzzle cover. This kit can be used with the MENG TS-047 German Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 kit to build a unique Jagdpanther model.

NEW FROM MENG MODEL TS-047 German Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther Ausf. G2

The Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 tank destroyer, which entered military service in November 1944, was the last Jagdpanther variant that entered combats. It used the chassis and engine deck of the Panther Ausf. G tank. Like the Panther Ausf. G tank, it was fitted with a heating system for the crew. Like earlier Jagdpanther tank destroyers, it had superior firepower and strong armor. In the meanwhile, the Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 had some changes that reduced the labor and time consumed in production to a certain extent. According to their experience from operations, the German army added a general crane base on the top of the Jagdpanther Ausf. G2. When it’s needed, they could install a general crane to lift ammunition and other heavy equipment, or to replace or repair the engine. Thanks to these changes, the Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 became more adapted to the needs of battlefields.
This TS-047 German Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 model kit is the latest MENG Panther series product. The finished model will be 289.7mm long and 97mm wide. This kit includes a jib crane for lifting heavy things and the engine, Fine PE parts, metal cables and PE side skirts. Surface details incl. weld beads, cast texture, cutting marks and hot rolling texture are outstandingly reproduced. The suspension system can be upgraded with the SPS-049 German Medium Tank Sd.Kfz.171 Panther Late Production Tracks & Movable Running Gear Parts (sold separately). This kit is a realistic replica of the last Jagdpanther heavy tank destroyer variant. It’s a must-have collection.