Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tanker's Tuesday: Kanonenjagdpanzer 90




By 1960, the M47 Patton old 90 mm was still a potent weapon. Pending replacement in the Bundeswehr, it was deciced to reuse it in German-made tank-hunters. General design tended to be close to the very successful ww2 era Jagdpanzer IV. Specifications were made and transmitted to three manufacturers, the German Hanomag and Henschel and Swiss MOWAG which produced prototypes. After trials, only Hanomag and Henschel were retained for pre-production. They built another pair of prototypes, equipped with the German-built Rheinmetall BK 90/L40, derived from the US patented antitank gun. Development goes on until 1965 when the Kanonenjagdpanzer (sometimes followed by 4 5 or “90”), also called Jagdpanzer Kanone 90, was accepted for service in the Bundeswehr.

Kanonenjagdpanzer 90

A few of mine by ROCO:

And a bit of fun:

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