A Lot of Luck and a Jagdpanther

Preussisch Stargard, East Prussia, February 1945. Following the departure of the platoon’s two other vehicles, after expending all their ammunition, the single Jagdpanther of Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix remained to cover the withdrawal of all supporting infantry in the area. Hidden behind a muck heap, with only twenty armour piercing and five high explosive shells remaining he made the attacking Soviet Shermans pay a heavy price, destroying sixteen of their number before he too fell back out of ammunition.

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Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix, tank commander in Panzer-Regiment 35

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Service history
In service 1944–1945 (Germany)
1945–1960s (France)
Production history
Produced 1943–1945
No. built 415
Variants G1, G2
Specifications
Mass 45.5 tonnes (100,300 lb)
Length 9.87 m (32 ft 5 in)
Width 3.42 m (11 ft 3 in)
Height 2.71 m (8 ft 11 in)
Crew 5

Armor 80 mm (3.14 in) frontal
100 mm (3.93 in) mantlet
50 mm side
40 mm rear
Main
armament
1 × 8.8 cm Pak 43/3 or 43/4 L/71
57 rounds
Secondary
armament
1 × 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
600 rounds
MG 42
600 rounds (anti aircraft)
Engine Maybach HL230 P30 (V-12 petrol)
700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)
Power/weight 15.4 PS (11.3 kW) / tonne
Suspension dual torsion bar
Operational
range
200 km (99 miles)
Speed 46 km/h (28.6 mph)

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The Jagdpanther – Hunting Panther was a heavy tank destroyer (Jagdpanzer) based on the Panzerkampfwagen V – Panther chassis, it was equipped with the long-barreled 88mm gun of the Königstiger, the L/71. In this video we look at and into the Jagdpanther of the German Panzermuseum Munster.

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