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Jagdpanzer 70 Tank Destroyer

Crew: 4
Country: Republic of Germany
Other Users: United States of America, Allied Powers
Builder: Krauss-Maffei

Armament: 1x Rheinmetall 120-millimeter Main Gun
1x 7.62mm Coax MG
1x 7.62mm MG3 (War time 2x MG3 or M240)

In the 1960s the Germany Army, Heer, looked for a new anti-tank system to outfit its Panzergrenadier brigades and reserve forces. As time passed the Soviet Army rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Second World war into a new powerful force. German leaders feared a new Soviet invasion lead by hordes of T-64 'Rhino' tanks across Poland and into Germany. The demand resulted in the Jagdpanzer 70 (Jgd 70).

Following the same design as the Jagdpanzers of WWII, the modern version would be light on armor but pack large firepower and speed. At the heart of the tank hunter was a 120mm smoothbore gun. It fired powerful new APFDS rounds made of dense tungsten. It was expected that the Jgd. 70 could kill any other tank. Slopped armor provided some protection but the thin armor of the tank killer could not resist a direct hit by a Soviet tank. Crew surivalibity was still high though thanks to fire suppression systems and separate ammo bunkers from the crew.

The Jagdpanzer 70 crews adopted and practiced ambush tactics. They expected to be deployed in a delaying role, waiting for a Soviet column to approach then begin the ambush by killing the Russian command tank or PC. Several other tanks or PCs would be destroyed then the Jgd 70 would withdraw and repeat the ambush down the road.

Armed with APFDS as well as HEAT and HE rounds, the Jgd 70 could also act as a fire support vehicle. Typically the tank hunters were deployed with Panzergrenadier units or Territorial Army troops to beef their AT strength. However the Jgd 70 did not first see combat in German hands.

The Third World War began not with an invasion of Europe but the Soviet invasion of America. A few months into the war the USA desperately needed replacement AFVs and other weapons. Factories and stocks of tanks and PCs had been lost or captured by the advancing Red Army. The Allies eventually agreed to supply the US with war material.

Two hundred Jagdpanzer 70 were shipped to the US fresh from the factory. In three weeks they were given to American Mechanized and Armored divisions. Their impact on the battlefield was almost immediate. GIs loved their firepower in defensive battles against Soviet tank rushes. More were ordered by the US from Germany with additional improvements made by the USA defense industry.

Most of the new upgrades included new fire-control systems and thermal imaging sights as they became available. In addition the US Army also began deploying a depleted uranium APFDS round. These DU shots could even penetrate the armor of Russian T-72 Apocalypse tanks. The German Army added many of these systems to their own models with half of the Jgd 70 being upgraded prior to European entry into the war.

The European Allies deceleration of war on the Soviet Union required a massive deployment of troops into Poland. The USSR unwilling to let this occur launched immediate attacks into Poland with their Category II and III divisions deployed in Belarus.. These divisions attacked with qualitative inferior forces but did have a numerical advantage. Just as they had in the US, the Jgd 70s proved their usefulness to the Europeans. One crew managed to kill over forty Soviet tanks in one engagement.

While the Jagdpanzers were wonderful at their role, they were less effective in the attack. Their think armor lead them to be easy pickings for waiting Soviet armor or the new AT-3 Sagger missile teams or RPG hunter killer groups. In the end the development of ATGMs by both the Soviet Union and the Allied Forces lead to eventually withdrawal of the Jgd 70 from service after the war. Today the majority of the Jagdpanzers can be found in service with African and South American militaries.

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This is a realistic version of the Tank Destroyer available to the Germans in Red Alert 2. I gave it a large gun and based the hull off of the Hertzer and TOW and HOT armed Bundswher AFVs that were in use during the Cold War.

I might do more 'realistic' versions of Red Alert universe vehicles if you have a suggestion let me know.
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TempleGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
The text has two little mistake. Heer is the German land force. I´m sure you meant Bundeswehr, that is the name for the German army. The second is only the little mistake at the end. There you wrote think instead of thin.
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TempleGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Are you sure it was planned for the Panzergrenadier? I ask because, those troops are more soldiers than some kind of a tank troop, like paratroops.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Actually Panzergrenadiers are mechanized infantry. The paratroops your thinking of are Fallschirmjäger. For the RA universe the TD here is designed to give the panzergrenadiers some more anti/tank power in lew of actual Panzers
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TempleGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I see I was miss understood. With the paratroops I wanted to have an example. Paratroops are more or less nothink else as infantry, but in some armies they are part of the airforce. But it doesn´t make sence to creat a fighter plane. And somehow it the same with the Panzergrenadiers. As far as I know a Panzergrenadier-unit only need heavy armed transport tanks and bazookas. All other tanks they work with aren´t part of the Panzergrenadiers, but both are part of the Armoured corps.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
A Panzergrenadier division is like any other mechanized infantry one. It has a mix of battalions with troops riding in APCs or IFVs. It would also have tank, anti-aircraft, engineer, and anti-tank battalions. Some of these anti-tank units could be using TDs.
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of this tank [link] :P
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thanks, its mostly based on the jagerpanzers of WWII, namely the Hetzler (JPZ 38).
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SCHWITZER-1945 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of a natural Jagdpanzer 4
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
That's intentional, its supposed to feel like a WWII German TD.
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SCHWITZER-1945 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is a TD
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JoshuaHartmann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
reminds me of a Hetzer
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:iconpaintfan08:
PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
That's the intention, sort of a 70s Hetzer
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sovietloyalist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I know what I'm getting for my birthday! XD
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
LOL then I want my Rhino!
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Respect :salute:
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thanks!
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, "Deutschland's finest". The original in-game model looked bland in comparison. I've seen some of the concept art lying around and the designs were definitely taller than this. Lower profile for better protection, hmm?

Man... why did EA have to ruin RA3... I enjoyed where RA2 was going. Yeah, sure, I admit that it was kinda cheesy, but hey, it was just about as serious as any C&C game can get.

"You call that armor?"
-- Tank Destroyer taunt
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Agreed RA2 was okay but RA3 went too far. If you haven't played the original RA, it was actually quite serious. Yes this TD is lower to the ground for protection plus all the German tank destroyers from WWII and ATGM ones from the Cold War were designed this way as well.

Thanks for the feedback sir, glad you like!
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I've played RA1. Counterstrike and Aftermath inclusive. I'm only slightly disappointed that some technology from the first RA game didn't get ported to the second.

And I believe you're referring to ATGM carriers.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Germany also had cannon armed tank destroyers in WWII.
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:iconkajitetsushi:
KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... yeah, but quite frankly, a few others did.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Well they filled a necessary role in many militaries. We had the M10 and Hellcat in the USA, but I think the German ones were the best looking LOL
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know... I always see the US TD designs as a little less cruder than the Nazi ones. I don't like the way WW2 armored vehicles look like as a whole, though. Post-WW2 ones always look nicer. =(
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BrotherPrime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The smaller ones were often crude (bar the Hetzer) but the larger ones were often the true meaning of awesome like the Jagdpanther
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Ahh see I'm the opposite approach, I love the look of the German designs. Of course we know which side won the war LOL
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Petros2523 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
"Deutschland's finest" indeed. :D
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Always liked the TD, its one of the more realistic vehicles and based on OTL a natural vehicle for Germany who built many Jagerpanzers.
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Jay-Hawkeye Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Wished EA did a more realistic alternative history, sadly Red Alert 3 is basically soft porn - hell even Red Alert 2 was more serous
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Agreed. I'm not sure where they got the idea that the first Red Alert was as campy. In fact all the cut scenes I remember and then watched on youtube take it pretty seriously. Anyway I might do a full serious timeline for the RA universe some day.

Thanks for the comments!
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Jay-Hawkeye Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I remember when I was a bit younger I wanted to create a mod for C&C Generals to re-create the Red Alert universe with real life vehicles (and some special tech vehicles like Mammoths) - I do have some old images of some Allied and Soviet units and even an image depicting (how I imagined) the first Allied VS Soviet air combat in 1939.

It wasn't clear how the alternative WW2 started but I always thought it would have started off in Poland in 1939 (as Stalin invaded Poland in real life then) as the League of Nations saw the Soviets as a true threat and declared war
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
In my head I saw the Soviets expanding in spurts much like Nazi Germany did in OTL. So first they gobble up Finland, doing better in an alternate Winter War. Next is the Baltic States. Maybe the Baltic is lost in a Munich like deal in which Stalin was supposed to take only some of the territory as opposed to all. Finally he makes demands on Poland, which is the final straw. The European Alliance supports Poland and Eastern Europe, the Soviets invade.

I too would see much of the Red Alert WWII fought with real weapons just accelerated. So the Russians have T-34s and AK-47s ahead of time, and their 'MiG' is the MiG-15. I would keep down on some of the crazy weapons but keep a few (for example a modified tesla weapon).

Hmm maybe its time to do a TL of RA universe.
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DR2525 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
nice .... also to even out the armory that your forming, Terror Drone, V3 Missile truck, and.. there are so many to choose from (^-^)
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z3roibot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
And you call that Armor?
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Not quite sure what the question is but,

It's supposed to be a tank destroyer. So to be faster and more mobile it has lighter armor then a tank.
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z3roibot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
the tank is fine. I was just remembering something that the tank destroyer said, in Red Alert 2

pardon my misuse of the English
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Pardon my misunderstanding of your statement. It's been ages since I've played RA2 so some of the sayings have faded over time.
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Oberst-Von-Grobel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone needs to turn your alternate models into voxels or 3d models, so we can actually use them in-game.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hey why don't you do the Mirage tank or the grizzily
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
I'll consider it. Thanks for the comment DP
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
[link] this will help with the later tank
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:icondru-zod:
Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Very nice art,and great story behind it
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Love creating fake history for stuff. Plus love Red Alert 1&2. Part of me wished they had done RA2 in the serious tone of RA1 but oh well.
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