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
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.
- 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.