Tank Hunter Restored

Franz Broedl of the Austrian Army Museum in Vienna reveals the story behind the restoration of the museum’s Jagdpanzer 38

The Austrian Armour Museum’s Jagdpanzer always draws large crowds when on display. 
WIKICOMMONS / PAPPENHEIM pictures Austrian Army Museum

It was in 1974 that a rare fighting vehicle was presented as a gift from Switzerland to the Austrian Army Museum – a Jagdpanzer 38, or a G13 in Swiss nomenclature. The vehicle was handed over by the Swiss Army when its fleet of tank destroyers was phased out from service. 

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