Were there Jagdpanther tank destroyers present in the Battle of the Bulge?

Because I’m still having the Jagdpanther with Wintercrew kit from Italeri to build.
I wonder if the markings are correct.
And one of them says that the Jagdpanther belonged to the Panzer Lehr division that fought to in the Battle of the Bulge.
So that’s the reason for my question.
Because I’ve never heard of Jagdpanthers being present in the Battle of the Bulge.
And I haven’t seen them on the few pieces of footage I’ve seen about the Battle of the Bulge.

This might answer some questions:
Missing-lynx Panthers in the Ardennes

In diesem Video wird der Vorstoß in Richtung Bastogne im Dezember 1944 erzählt. Der Ort Wiltz lag auf diesem Weg. Dort griffen die Jagdpanther des Panzer-Jäger-Regiments 130 unter Führung von Generalleutnant Bayerlein an.


These Jadgpanthers from s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 were lost near Dom Bütgenbach, Dec. 22, 1944.

According to Battle of the Bulge, Then and Now, page 47, only one company was equipped with Jagdpanthers. It does not mention which company.

On page 51, it states that Panzer Lehr was refitted in early December. Its missing 1st Abteilung of Panzer Regiment 130 had been replaced by the sPzJgAbt 559, with about 15 Jagdpanthers.

Not sure how to reconcile these two statements.

Edit: Sorry, I forgot about the discussion on Missing Lynx concerning these vehicles and didn’t re-read it from the above post. Still confused if they are from the 560th or the 559th.


This is awesome and the color photo speaks volumes. Having my head with these in Normandy, this is horizon-broadening. I still don’t get why some photos show this all wrecked together instead of spread out. I even saw a similar image fast forward in Ukraine.

Could you please share where the color photo came from?

Thanks again for posting!

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I don’t know the origin of this photo, I first saw this image posted on Missing Lynx. The image below has been color corrected, restoring the green paint on the vehicles which was lost on the original photo due to color shift with age. After checking several sources, the majority confirm that the vehicles are from s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560.


Well thank you. I wasn’t sure about color correction, as Ansco color degrades more than the Kodachrome 6 back then. The green looks right on and I appreciate the photo.


And welcome Paul.

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Fascinating photo.

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I believe that the Jagdpanther that was on display at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for decades was captured in the Ardennes.

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Thank you! The personal touch is always appreciated.