Jaguar 1

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Jaguar 1
Panzermuseum Munster 2010 0943.JPG
Type Tank destroyer
Place of origin  West Germany
Specifications
Weight 25.7 t
Length 6.61 m
Width 3.12 m
Height 2.55 m
Crew 4 (commander, gunner, loader, driver)

Armor 50 mm
Main
armament
1 x HOT ATGM drum launcher with 8 missiles, 12 reloads
Secondary
armament
2 x 7.62mm MG3 machine guns, 8 smoke-dischargers
Engine 29,4l MTU MB 837 Aa V8 water-cooled multi-fuel diesel-engine
500 hp (368 kW)
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
380 km
Speed 70 km/h

The Raketenjagdpanzer (RakJPz) Jaguar 1 was a German tank destroyer equipped with anti-tank guided missiles. From 1978 to 1982, 316 obsolete Raketenjagdpanzer 2 units were converted into Jaguar 1s by replacing the SS.11 missile system with a HOT launcher and upgrading the armour. During the period 1993 to 1995, new optics and a thermal imaging system were added.

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