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    World War 2 German Tank Destroyers (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

    German engineers proved adept in developing Tank Destroyers from obsolete combat vehicles, designing all-new types from proven chassis and running gear.





    There are a total of (17) World War 2 German Tank Destroyers (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Captured enemy systems are also included in this listing as well as those base models converted into tank destroyer forms.




    1941
    10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette IVa (Dicker Max)
    The 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette was a developmental tank destroyer for the German Army in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette IVa (Dicker Max)

    1942
    12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H) (Sturer Emil)
    The battlefields of World War 2 became the domain of the tank within time. The German Blitzkriegs of... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the 12.8 cm Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H)  (Sturer Emil)

    1938
    AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1
    The AMC-35 (or "Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935") served the French and Belgian armie... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AMC-35 (Automitrailleuse de Combat Renault modele 1935) / Renault ACG-1

    1939
    Hotchkiss H39
    The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in mo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H39

    1943
    Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
    The Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" was developed from the PzKpfW 38(t) light tank which was itself derive... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

    1936
    SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2
    While development of the of the Pz.Kpf.W. I (Panzer I) light tank (Sd.Kfz. 121) was still ongoing, t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 121 Panzerkampfwagen II (PzKpfW II) / Panzer 2

    1942
    SdKfz 131/132 Marder II (Marten II)
    Much like the Marder I before it, the Marder II (Marten II) was a purpose conversion tank destroyer ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 131/132 Marder II (Marten II)

    1942
    SdKfz 135 Marder I (Marten I)
    After the Fall of France, Germany confiscated several hundred Tractor Blinde 37L (commonly known as ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 135 Marder I (Marten I)

    1942
    SdKfz 138 Marder III (Marten III)
    Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chas... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 138 Marder III (Marten III)

    1943
    SdKfz 162 Jagdpanzer IV (Panzerjager 39)
    First appearing in 1943, the Jagdpanzer IV was designed in response to a German need for an upgunned... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 162 Jagdpanzer IV (Panzerjager 39)

    1943
    SdKfz 164 Hornisse / Nashorn
    The SdKfz 164 came about from the existing weapon carrier vehicle designed to lug the sFH 18 artille... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 164 Hornisse / Nashorn

    1943
    SdKfz 167 StuG IV
    The StuG IV (or Sturmgeschutz IV, SdKfz 167) was a newer approach to the successful StuG III tank de... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 167 StuG IV

    1944
    SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther (Panzerjager V Jagdpanther)
    The Jagdpanther was something of the "missing link" to complete battlefield domination for the Germa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther (Panzerjager V Jagdpanther)

    1943
    SdKfz 184 Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Ferdinand / Elephant)
    While the Panzer I and Panzer II light tanks were already in circulation within the German Army in t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 184 Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Ferdinand / Elephant)

    1944
    SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger)
    The Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") served as the most powerful armored vehicle of World War 2 and was a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SdKfz 186 Jagdtiger (Hunting Tiger)

    1941
    Semovente 90/53
    The Semovente 90/53 ("Semovente M.41M da 90/53") is generally regarded as the most powerful of the a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Semovente 90/53

    1942
    Semovente L.40 da 47/32
    The Semovente L.40 da 47/32 served with Italian and German army elements throughout World War 2. Tho... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Semovente L.40 da 47/32