Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

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Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
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Type: Tank Destroyer
Faction: Icon-GR-Symbol.png Germany
Main Cannon: 75mm PaK 39 L/48
Machine Gun: 7.92mm MG 34
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 60 mm
Front (Lower): 60 mm
Sides (Upper): 20 mm
Sides (Lower): 20 mm
Rear: 20 mm
Top: 10 mm
Mantlet: 60 mm
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Max Speed: 26.2 km/h

16.3 mph

Credits Cost: 68,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 810 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: Germany- 7th Grade

Description[edit source]

Hetzer means ‘chaser’ in German and that is exactly what this small and fast tank destroyer does best. Low profile, sloped armor and a powerful 75mm cannon makes it a difficult to see, hard hitting opponent on the battlefield.
― Heroes & Generals


  • Play defensively and slow with the Hetzer. It isn't fast and you must turn the tank to aim the cannon, so you need to be sneaky and keep a long distance between yourself and your enemies. If someone gets close to you, press "C" (by default) to switch to the MG gunner seat in order to kill them.
  • The Hetzer can destroy most tanks in the game, even heavies can be killed if you flank and have enough good shots before he sees you.
  • As with all German tanks, it is highly recommended that you buy a camo for it, to help with ambushes.
  • Having a support gunner in the Remote MG turns you into a mobile pillbox. Quite useful in objectives and even towns.
  • To fool infantry, turn the main gun away, but man the Remote MG. This will cause them to think you are not aiming at them, and when they try to get close you can take them out.
  • This tank is very small, you can even fit it in little sheds that usually have health boxes in them.
  • Compared to the Hellcat, your support gunner is very well-protected while still able to turn 360 degrees, making dealing with infantry not prepared with anti-tank equipment very easy.


Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[75x495mm R] 75mm Panzergranate 39 70mm - 110mm 600 - 900 990 m/s 2,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 27 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
75mm Panzergranate 40 80mm - 130mm 750 - 950 990 m/s 6,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 77 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[75x495mm R] 75mm Sprenggranatpatrone 34 15mm - 35mm 150 - 500 550 m/s 6,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 77 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png


Factory Ambush DB Light Olive
Price (Credits) 195,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 60,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 780 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 240 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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V CAMO 3.png
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V 50 120.png
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Supply Crates can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
V SPC 50.png Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Specialist
Using the Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'hetzer' tank destroyer in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-GR-Symbol.png German Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Light Olive
Ambush DB
Medic Supply Crate
75mm Panzergranate 40
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
75mm Sprenggranatpatrone 34

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. As of 2016-4-21, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor