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Jagdpanzer IV is a German tank destroyer.
The name "Jagdpanzer IV" refers to three main variants of a tank destroyer based on the Panzer IV chassis. The one that features in Battlegroup42 is the Jagdpanzer IV/70, which is armed with the long and powerful 75mm Pak 42 L/70 gun. The tank destroyer has a low profile, making it relatively hard for enemies to detect compared to ordinary tanks with gun turrets. As the vehicle has no turret, the gun has limited traverse, and the lack of machine gun makes it very vulnerable to enemy infantry. The Jagdpanzer IV should be used in its intended role defending certain areas or to ambush enemy vehicles, while making the best use of the surrounding terrain.
Because of the heavy weight of its forward mounted gun, the Jagdpanzer IV proved to be unbalanced and cumbersome, especially in rough terrain. Soldiers nicknamed it "Guderian-Ente" (Guderians duck) for this.