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Image:vehicle_pnze_hetzer.png Health 450 Max Speed 6.2 Sight 35
Cost image:Manpower.png300 Acceleration 1.3 Detection 0/0
Time 30 Deceleration 2.75
Hotkey: Population 8 Rotation 27 Target Type armour_hetzer
Upkeep 1.0752 Crush Human true Critical Type armour
Crush Mode crush_medium Rear Damage Enabled true

   Hetzer Veterancy



  • The Hetzer can camoflauge when stationary and so, is good for ambushing enemy tanks raids.


The Jagdpanzer 38 (known after World War II as the Hetzer ("baiter")), was a German tank destroyer of the Second World War based on a modified pre-war Czechoslovakian Panzer 38 chassis.

The Jagdpanzer 38 fitted into the lighter category of German tank destroyers that began with the Panzerjäger I, continued with the Marder series, and ended with the Jagdpanzer 38(t). The Hetzer was fitted with a modified 75mm Pak 39 L/48, very similar to the late Panzer IV's 75mm kwk 40 L/48; it could destroy nearly all allied tanks in service at longe range, and its fully-enclosed armor made it a much safer vehicle to crew than the Marder II or Marder III series.

The Jagdpanzer 38(t) is one of the most common late-war German tank destroyers. It was crucially available in numbers that made it significant, and was generally mechanically reliable. Also, its small size made it a hard target, and was easy to conceal, allowing it to lie in ambush for enemy tanks.

The Jagdpanzer 38(t)'s weaknesses were its very limited gun traverse, poor internal ergonomics and poor visibility. The gun traverse was so limited that the entire vehicle sometimes needed to be turned to track a fast-moving target. The gun was designed to be loaded from the right but was also placed on the far right of the vehicle, making operation difficult for the gunner and loader, leading to a lower rate of fire than would be ideal. The confines of the vehicle were also very cramped, with four men squeezed into the small machine. The commander sat far back in the vehicle, with a flat roof to his front and without a cupola. Thus, his visibility was limited when the vehicle was even slightly elevated in back as, for example, in a classic hull-down position. Some versions attempted to alleviate the space problem by removing the recoil-absorbing mechanism for the gun, though it was at the cost of forcing the vehicle itself to absorb the recoil.


   Hetzer Tank


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Vehicle Abilities

   Vehicle Cover


   Ambush Lock-Down


Vehicle Upgrades

   APCR Rounds


   Spotting Scope


Vehicle Weapons

   75mm Hetzer


   75mm Hetzer APCR


   MG42 Hetzer