Friday, May 31

Preview: 35th scale Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1 (2in1) from Das Werk.

A rocket attack turretless tank destroyer from the cold war? Count us in for Das Werk's new 1/35th scale kit, the Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1 (2 in 1) - from the Bundeswehr & Austrian Army. See the art, CADs &colours in our preview...

Preview: 35th scale Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1 (2in1) from Das Werk.

Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1 (2 in 1) - Bundeswehr & Austrian Army (Bundesheer)
From Das Werk
Kit No #DW35035
1/35th scale
4 decal options
Clear parts & photo-etched parts included
The Subject: 
The Jaguar 1 is a tank destroyer used by the German Bundeswehr from 1978 to 2005 and by the Austrian Armed Forces, which deployed them in Panzerabwehrbataillon 1, from 1996 to 2006.

A West German Raketenjagdpanzer 3 Jaguar 1 tank destroyer.
Its design is based on the Bundeswehr's Kanonenjagdpanzer, sharing the same lower hull and running gear. Initially, prototypes for a new missile tank destroyer were developed from 1963, resulting in the Raketenjagdpanzer 2, equipped with SS.11 missiles. From 1978 to 1983, 316 of these vehicles were upgraded to the Jaguar 1 with HOT missile systems and additional armour.
The Jaguar 1 served in the Bundeswehr's tank destroyer units until their disbandment in 1996, after which remaining units were reassigned to mechanized infantry and tank battalions. By the end of 2005 (Austria 2006), all Jaguar 1s were retired.
The Jaguar 1's HOT missile could be operated under armour and NBC protection, with an automatic loader and a drum magazine holding eight missiles, plus up to 12 additional missiles stored inside. It became fully night-capable with the A3 upgrade, adding new optics and thermal imaging from 1993 to 1995.

The kit: the Raketenjagdpanzer Jaguar 1. 
This will be a 2-in-1 version, with options for the early and late variants used by the German Bundeswehr and the Austrian Bundesheer.

Product Details
Can be built with old or new optics head
Link & length tracks included
Clear & PE-Parts included
3 Bundeswehr & 1 Austrian Army decal options

Marking Options & Colour Profiles
There are four marking choices that will be included in this kit - They are: 
Bundeswehr, Panzerjägerkompanie 320, Schwanewede, early 1980s
Bundeswehr, Panzerjägerkompanie 70, Altenwalde, Winter 1994 
Bundeswehr, Panzertruppenschule, Munster, 2004
Bundesheer, Panzerabwehrbataillon 1, Wiener Neustadt, 2005

Das Werk aim to have this in hobby shops around the end of 2024. Details will follow as soon as they are available. For more information on this kit check out their site at this link on the Das Werk Website This kit is not on the webstore yet, but it will no-doubt come up for sale first on the MBK webstore...