Hetzer – Jagdpanzer 38(t)
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Histoire: The Jagdpanzer 38(t) (Sd.Kfz. 138/2), later known as Hetzer (« chaser »), était un chasseur de chars léger allemand de la Seconde Guerre mondiale basé sur un châssis tchécoslovaque modifié de Panzer 38(t). Le projet a été inspiré par le « Mareşal | » tank destroyer. The name Hetzer was at the time not commonly used for this vehicle. It was the designation for a related prototype, the E-10. The Škoda factory for a very short period confused the two names in its documentation and the very first unit equipped with the vehicle thus for a few weeks applied the incorrect name until matters were cleared. However, there exists a memorandum from Heinz Guderian to Hitler claiming that an unofficial name, Hetzer, had spontaneously been coined by the troops. Post-war historians basing themselves on this statement made the name popular in their works, the vehicle was never named as such in official documents.
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