Revell Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther of Abteilung 654 in 1/72 Scale

Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654 was the first unit which was equipped with the Jagdpanther, receiving the first two vehicles in March 1944.  In June it was deployed to Normandy, having only eight vehicles in total.  Their first combat action occurred on 30JUL44 near Saint Marting Du Bois.  Three 2. Kompanie Jagdpanthers engaged British Churchills of the 3rd Tank Battalion (Scots Guards), destroying eleven Churchills.  Another column of Churchills managed to flank the Jagdpanthers, disabling two and a battalion command tank.  The model represents a 2. Kompanie Jagdpanther from this engagement.

Construction here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/06/03/revell-sd-kfz-173-jagdpanther-build-in-1-72-scale/

7 thoughts on “Revell Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther of Abteilung 654 in 1/72 Scale

  1. Camo is correct but Jagdpanthers used in Normandy were of the early type, not the one released by Revell.
    Moreover, they wore Zimmerit as most of German tanks and self-propelled weapons of that period.

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    1. The Revell kit contains parts for both the early and late versions of the Jagdpanzer. I decided to not apply Zimmerit after looking at photos of 123, it was from Abteilung 654 and has the early exhausts.

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