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(2/5)TANKS! Assault Guns and Tank Hunters Sturmgeschütz

–SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT World War II VIDEOS—- –UPLOADED Weekly— Video Running Time 00:54:00 in 6 Parts This episode of examines German assault guns and tank hunters. German tanks fell short of dominating the battlefield after Stalingrad. To fill the huge gap of German armor vs. the huge numerical superiority of the Allies, Germany turned to a new revolutionary solution. The assault gun. A turretless armored vehicle with a high caliber gun with a low silhouette. Assault guns were cheap to produce and posed a difficult target to hit. The German Army became so desperately short of tanks that assault guns were used as tanks. The Hetzer, Jagdpanzer and Jagdpanther were very successful tank hunters. All were very popular with their crews. All 3 had high velocity guns, with low silhouettes and slopped armor. The Jagdpanther was one of the most successful weapon designs of World War II. The Jagdpanther possessed the excellent L-71 anti-tank 88mm gun. The L-71 was the higher velocity L-56 88mm gun the Panzer VI Tiger used. The low silhouette and heavy slopped armour made the Jagdpanther the greatest of all the tank hunters. The JagdTiger was the most powerful armored vehicle of World War II. However, it was underpowered and used 8 gallons of fuel per mile. Its 128mm gun could destroy any Allied tank at any range. The JagdTiger was nothing more than a moving fortress. Enjoy this excellent episode of TANKS! Assault Guns and Tank Hunters.
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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 World War 2 Facts

25 Comments to (2/5)TANKS! Assault Guns and Tank Hunters Sturmgeschütz

Isthisthelongestname
December 21, 2010

Daaaaaaaaaaamn that Jadgtiger is HUUUGE!

thanks!

crazyweasle
December 21, 2010

@jackzero99 Good point,totaly agree……

b1gbird001
December 21, 2010

This is not just any sloped armour…. this is M&S sloped armour.

ThePanzerWarMachine
December 21, 2010

@segabet

Ja, das ist wahr, aber Deutschland hatte auch beutepanzers von die 2. WK?

jericoparazo
December 21, 2010

That Jagdtiger is a lot larger than that Jagdpanther!

GreenyPoop
December 21, 2010

@GeneralBurkhalter1 its 8GallonsPerMile not 8MPG. Its like a hummer having it self strapped with jet engines.

GeneralBurkhalter1
December 21, 2010

@themunster

Damn…. Haha

Well, thats still kinda good!

themunster
December 21, 2010

@GeneralBurkhalter1 8 gallons per mile, not miles per gallon :)

themunster
December 21, 2010

6:10 surely the bridge would collapse? :D

GeneralBurkhalter1
December 21, 2010

8 MPG for that JAGDTiger? Thats better than a Hummer!!

Toemelsen
December 21, 2010

@biggee316 The Stug III G was more like a IFV.

49bobbyk
December 21, 2010

The JagdTiger! 8 gallons to the mile! So cool but so ridiculous.

49bobbyk
December 21, 2010

Hitler was showed this Panzer jadger IV on his birthday. As usual too little too late.

Roadkill263732
December 21, 2010

the fat american is soooo annoying, who the fuck hired him

segabet
December 21, 2010

ich hasse es, wenn andere länder ihre deutsche kreigsbeute herzeigen, schickt sie zurück nach hause, das ist eine schande…

segabet
December 21, 2010

@StaffanGoldschmidt hunting tank

Snarlock13
December 21, 2010

@StaffanGoldschmidt
Panzerjäger is the german word for tank hunter

biggee316
December 21, 2010

What about the “Stug III G” with a high velocity 75mm gun, that was around in 1941-42 before the “Jagd Panzer IV”, so it could not have been the first purpose tank destroyer

StaffanGoldschmidt
December 21, 2010

Whats a pantzerjager and a hertzer?

StaffanGoldschmidt
December 21, 2010

Whats a pantzerjager?

IVANGROZNEY
December 21, 2010

Those F’n czechs they think they a germans. Why else would the make the Helzer that works? Thank God for the Allies smashing the german scum, they should have kept them under their heal. Posted by the son of Slovaks.

god4488
December 21, 2010

A7V is not a copy. They were designed and build on their own. Also the FIRST Amored Vehicle was made by Germans.

milizler80
December 21, 2010

Nashorn … German for Rinoceros

milizler80
December 21, 2010

a Nashorn….German for Rinoceros…

mandaltby
December 21, 2010

Rhino man might be an expert, but any dirt worker will tell you that you have to clean the tracks of all machines or their tracks will fail by dirt freezing. A good crew will clean tracks every night, not a good thing under enemy fire, so the guy has a point.

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