Protecting the Homeland
From center phases of WWII, Allied tank designs showed steady improvement and showcased greater firepower and armor protection. Under these scenarios, the German military increasingly depended on turretless tank destroyers armed with a powerful weapon on a limited-traverse mount. Among these had been the Hetzer, a concise tank destroyer based on the Czech-made 38t tank chassis which had 60mm sloped frontal armor and a 75mm primary gun. Entering service from July 1944, the Hetzer's low sihouette and effective armament managed to get a decent adversary on both the Eastern and Western fronts. Roughly 2,800 Hetzers of different variations had been produced, as well as also served with all the Czech and Swiss armed forces after the end of WWII.
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