This Mighty Czech Tank Dominated During World War II
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World War II, Europe

These tanks were unofficially named “Hetzer,” or “baiter.”

Key Point: The Hetzers were but a first step, and the Swiss postwar arsenal came to include exports such as the French AMX-13 and British Centurion tanks, as well as a host of infantry anti-tank weapons. The Swiss began building their own tanks in the early 1960s. Still, the G-13 soldiered on, with most converted to diesel engines in the early 1950s, until the last was retired in 1970.


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