Panzerjäger 38(t) für 7.5 cm PaK 40/3 ‘Marder 38T’ (Sd.Kfz.138)

German Reich (1943-1945) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 942 Built The experience gained during the invasion of the Soviet Union, but also in North Africa, showed the Germans that their anti-tank and tank guns could not effectively deal with the newest enemy tanks. In response to this, the Germans introduced the new 7.5 cm Pak 40…

7.5 cm PaK 40 auf Sfl. Lorraine Schlepper ‘Marder I’ (Sd.Kfz.135)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 170-184 Converted Even before the Second World War, the famous German tank commander Heinz Guderian had predicted the need for highly mobile self-propelled anti-tank vehicles, later known as Panzerjäger or Jagdpanzer (tank destroyer or hunter). However, in the early years of the war, beside the 4.7 cm PaK…

7.62 cm PaK 36(r) auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II(F) (Sfl.) ‘Marder II’ (Sd.Kfz.132)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 202 Converted Even before the Second World War, the famous German tank commander Heinz Guderian had predicted the need for highly mobile self-propelled anti-tank vehicles, later known as Panzerjäger or Jagdpanzer (tank destroyer or hunter). However, in the early years of the war, beside the 4.7 cm PaK…

Panzerkampfwagen II als Sfl. mit 7.5 cm PaK 40 ‘Marder II’ (Sd.Kfz.131)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun – 531-576 Built + 68-75 Converted + 10 Field Conversions Even before the Second World War, the famous German tank commander Heinz Guderian had predicted the need for highly mobile self-propelled anti-tank vehicles, later known as Panzerjäger or Jagdpanzer (tank destroyer or hunter). However, in the early years of…

Panzerjäger 38(t) für 7.62 cm PaK 36(r) ‘Marder III’ (Sd.Kfz.139)

German Reich (1942-1943) Tank Destroyer – 344 Built As the German armored forces advanced on all fronts in 1940 and 1941, they encountered many different enemy tank types that were almost immune to guns of their Panzers. In France it was the B1 bis and the British Matilda (when the Germans met the first Matildas…