The Jagdpanzer 38 is one of the best known German armoured fighting vehicles from World War II. Rushed into series production in the record time of less than four months, it was instantly recognisable by its sleek appearance created by well sloped armour. Many experts in post-war armour hold the opinion that this tank destroyer was just the answer to Germany's problem of dealing with the numerically superior American M4 Medium tank (known to the British Army as the Sherman) and the Russian T-34.
Hilary Doyle has written numerous books on AFV's including the 'Encylopedia of German Tanks'. Hilary lives in Dublin with his wife and three children. Tom Jentz is one of the World's leading AFV researchers and is best known for the 'Encyclopaedia of German Tanks'. Tom lives in Maryland with his German wife and two children. Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision 'cutaway' artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing.
Design and Development; Production modifications and improvements March 1944 to 1945; Production history; Design and manufacture by BMM and later Skoda; Capabilities in Combat; Operational History; Tactical Employment; Organisation; Combat history examples; Development of variants; Bergepanzer recovery vehicle and rigid mounted gun version; Commentary on the Colour Artwork; Index