German Assault gun StuG III (StuG 40) Ausf. G

Soviet classification: German self-propelled gun SU-75 «Artsturm» on the basis of the T-III, 1943, serial.  Designed in 1942. Serially produced from 1943 to 1944. Operated by the army of Nazi Germany. Was used in the WWII battles. (the official catalog)

German classification: Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz III mit 7,5-cm-Sturmkanone 37 oder 40/ G .

Third Reich service name: Sd.Kfz. 142. StuG III or StuG 40

Assault gun StuG III Ausf.G, Kubinka tank museum collection

Самоходное штурмовое орудие StuG III Ausf.G

German Assault gun StuG III Ausf.G (Kubinka tank museum collection)

Tactical technical characteristics of StuG III Ausf.G :

  • Weight — 24 tons
  • Crew — 4 people
  • Overall dimensions (length x width x height) — 5480 x 2950 x 2170 mm.
  • Weaponry:
  • gun — 1 piece,  caliber — 75 mm., ammunition — 56 shots
  • Armory protection, front — 60 мм.,  turret — 55  мм.
  • Engine power — 300 hp
  • Maximum speed — 50 km / h
  • Cruising on the highway — up to 175 km.
  • Depth overcome the water barrier — 1.2 meters

StuG III Ausf. G design features:

Base  – tank Panzer III.

The overall layout — typical for all self-propelled units.

Armament — a long-barreled gun Stuk 40 / L48 75 mm caliber with a barrel length of 48 calibers.

Armory Protection — welded body of  the forged parts; compared to the base tank: increased thickness of the frontal armor.

Chassis — Carburetor engine «Maybach» HL-120, the average ground pressure of 1 kg / cm; there is a radio station and tank intercom.