The Jagdpanther G2 German Tank Destroyer, Sd.Kfz. 173, was a highly successful tank destroyer built by Germany during World War II based on the Panther tank chassis. It entered service in 1944 during the later stages of the war on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, with a total of 415 units. The Jagdpanther combined the formidable 8.8 cm Pak 43 cannon, same of that of the King Tiger II, while benefiting from the armor and suspension of the rigorously tested Panther chassis with late war features such as the 2 part barrel, and crew compartment heater, and a modified upper hull.
Meng‘s German Jagdpanther G2 Tank destroyer consists of 10 plastic sprues in tan color, 1 transparent sprue, one photoetched sheet, one steel sheet for the side skirts, poly caps, a decal sheet, a length of brass cable and chains, and an aluminum barrel.
This highly detailed kit features torch cut marks, and visible weld lines, as well as crisp cast texture on the main gun’s mantlet and machine gun ball. All hatches include details on the inside allowing the choice of open hatches, showcasing the main gun breach which is movable after assembly. The suspension system can be built as either workable or fixed, allowing for a diorama setting on a varied terrain. More diorama settings are possible with the included crane and lifting assembly showcasing a mechanical repair in the field.
Three marking options are included with one unit in an ambush scheme, and two in three tone camouflage.