Jagdpanther 411

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Jagdpanther (8.8 cm Pak) - Sd.Kfz.173 Ausf. G2

Jagdpanther '411'

About Jagdpanther '411'

February 1945. Even in the final stages of defeat somehow the assembly plants continued to function. At MNH (Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen-Hannover) one of the last batches of Jagdpanther were loaded onto a train and dispatched to the front. Among them was Fahrgestell Nr (chassis number) 303086, soon to be lost from sight in the maelstrom of the final days of the Third Reich. Fifty years later in 2000, the Foundation purchased two wrecked Jagdpanther from a collector in Germany.

Unfortunately, after years of being used as range targets, both were riddled with holes and missing substantial parts of their armour. The first Jagdpanther (No.1) had been recovered from the Pirbright ranges, England in the 1970s in exchange for an artillery piece. The second Jagdpanther (No.2) had been salvaged from a British range in northern Germany and was in by far the worse condition.

The first order of business was to establish both Jagdpanther production lineage and then, if possible, their unit histories. An initial survey of Jagdpanther No.1 revealed that the chassis number was unreadable. Jagdpanther No.2 had a chassis number 303 110. 303 being the batch allocated to MNH and 110 - the 110th vehicle off the assembly line.

It was decided that Jagdpanther No.1 (Jagdpanther 411) was the candidate for restoration. The overall task not only required obtaining Jagdpanther parts, repairing existing parts, or in some cases manufacturing new parts; it also required extensive research not only involving our research team but also help from various external sources. The Jagdpanther underwent 10 years of restoration. This was a very expensive and complex undertaking which required a considerable amount of outsourced engineering, years of tracking down the required original radio and intercom equipment, main gun etc and a tremendous amount of intricate and backbreaking work.

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Technical specification

Prime Manufacturer
Miag-Werke A.-G..
Secondary Manufacturers
MNH-Werke G.m.b.H. | MBA-Werke A.-G.
Hull Manufacturers
Reichswerke A.-G.| HG Stahl-Werke Braunschweig | Brandenburgische Eisenwerke G.m.b.H.
Production Dates
Total Manufactured
Model Type
8.8cm Panzerjager
Sd Kfz Number
Maybach HL 230 P 30, petrol OZ 74, 12 cylinder V OHV, Water cooled, 23880 cc, 700 HP, Electrical suppression, Gp I suppressed option only.
4, twin choke DV-G (Solex) 52 JFF 11 D
Air Filter
Oil bath design by Knecht K.-G.
ZF AK 7-200, 7 forward (2-7 with synchromesh), 1 reverse
Road wheels on trailing arms with two cross-hull torsion bars each
Road wheels, steel dish with moulded solid rubber tyres
Tracks 87 links per side, dry pin cast steel at 660 mm wide, 3920 mm of track on ground
MAN multi-geared
Brakes Mechanical discs by Suedd Arguswerke G.m.b.H.
Electric’s 24 Volts
Fuel Capacity
730 litre in five fuel tanks
Range Road
200 km, off-road 100 km
Maximum Speed
Road 45 km/hr, off-road 25 km/hr
8,8 cm Pak 43/3 L/71, one 7,92 mm MG 34, NahverteidigungWaffen
60 8,8 cm rounds, 600 7,92 rounds and 30 NahWa rounds
1 x Sf.Z.F.1a, 1 x K.Z.F.2, 1 x SF14Z(Sf), 1 x EM 0.9 m R
Armour Rolled homogeneous plate, interlocking joints, welded, with a maximum of 80mm thick at 55 degrees at the front hull
Fu 2, Fu 5 radios plus an internal crew communications system. The command version also carried a long-range Fu8
Crew 5
Weight Unladen
44800 kg
Weight Laden
45300 kg
Length 8860 including gun, 6935 mm hull
Width 3270 mm
2995 mm
Jagdpanther '411'
Jagdpanther '411'