Saturday, February 02, 2013

1/144 German JgPz E 75 (Jagd Panther II) - CGD

1/144 German JgPz E 75 (Jagd Panther II) - CGD

This is a new 1:144 German JgPz E 75 (Jagd Panther II) from the new Wargame Armour series of CGD. This item is fully painted in the 3 Colour Disruptive Camouflage scheme, or dunkelgelb and is  Weathered with no assembling required.

E 75 standard tank - In 1945, the German war machine initiated a development program (Entwicklung, or E) aimed at categorizing the development of AFVs in 5, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 ton weight brackets. The E 75 was designed to be between 75 to 100 ton and as a standard tank replacing the King Tiger and Jagdtiger. The tank was almost identical to the King Tiger in size but would be easier, cheaper and quicker to produce than the previous designs.

The E 75 shared a lot of components with the E 50 and has the same hull design and dimension. The E 50 has more space inside through using thinner rolled armour plate and hence lighter weight.

To handle the additional weight, the E 75 has an additional suspension unit with 2 more road wheels on each side. The E 75 used E 50's combat track as transport track and another wider track as combat track.
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This tank is modelled after a speculative drawing showing a Jagdpanzer developed from the E 75 chassis with an 128mm KwK 44. The gun compartment is in the forward postion of the chassis similar to Jagdpanther. This layout provides a roomier crew compartment than the JgPz E 50 ( and full access of the engine compartment during servicing. The drawback is the overall length of the tank is very much increased with the ever larger gun installed. Maneuvering in tight street corners will be very difficult

Released: Feburary 2013
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