|Date of first production||January 1944||Total acceptances||419|
|Length without gun||270.5"
|Gun overhang forward||118.1"
|Width with aprons||134.6"
|Ground pressure, zero penetration||13psi
|8.8cm Pak 43/3 or 43/4 L/71||Mount in front hull||57 rounds||22°
(11° left and right;
|+14° to -8°
|7.92mm M.G.34||Ball mount in right front hull||600 rounds||10°
(5° left and right;
|+15° to -10°
|Location||Thickness||Angle from vertical|
|Top||.63" to .98"
1.6cm to 2.5cm
|83° to 90°|
|Engine||Maybach HL230P30; 12 cylinder, 60° vee gasoline|
|Horsepower||700@3000rpm||Torque||1340 ft-lb@3000rpm||Fuel capacity||193gal
|Transmission||ZF AK 7-200 synchromesh, 7 speeds forward, 1 reverse|
|Steering||MAN single-radius controlled differential, steering levers|
|Type||Road wheels||Track return rollers|
|Double torsion bar||8 independently sprung interleaved dual/track||1/track|
|Drive sprockets||Idlers||Shock absorbers||17-tooth front drive||Adjustable at rear of track||On second and seventh road wheels/track|
|Dual center guide, single pin, steel|
|Shoes/track||86||Ground contact length||154.3"
|Max level road speed||34mph
|Max grade||58%||Max vertical obstacle||35.4"
|Min turning diameter||29'
|Max fording depth||61.02"
|Cruising range||~155mi, roads
Jagdpanther (Sd.Kfz.173), alternatively known as Panzerjaeger Panther, utilized the chassis of Pz.Kpfw.Panther Ausf.G, and the hull glacis and sides were extended upwards to form a fighting compartment. Early production vehicles had a welded collar around the Pak 43, a monobloc main gun barrel, and two periscopes for the driver in the hull front plate. Later vehicles came equipped with a stronger bolted collar, two-piece Pak 43 barrels, and one driver's periscope. A hatch was provided in the rear wall of the superstructure for loading ammunition and performing maintenance on the gun. Later production vehicles were fitted with a strengthened ZF AK 7-400 transmission. Modifications made to Pz.Kpfw.Panther Ausf.G were grafted onto Jagdpanther, e.g., the naehverteidigunswaffe close-in defense weapon and flash-suppressing exhaust pipes.
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