«Sturmtiger» German assault gun based on the Tiger I

Kubinka tank museum, WWII German vehicles Pavilion N6 exhibits

German heavy assault gun «Sturmtiger»  built on the Tiger I chassis with a large rocket launcher (soviet classification SU-380, The official German name was Sturmmörserwagen 606/4 mit 38 cm RW 61 ) , 1944, serial

Designed in 1944 by «Henschel». It is issued from 1944 to 1945. small series (released 18 pcs.). Operated by the army of Nazi Germany. It participated in the battles of the Second World War.

The self-propelled heavy assault gun ‘Sturmtiger’

Немецкая тяжелая самоходная установка СУ-380 "Штурмтигр"

German heavy assault gun on the Tiger I «Sturmtiger» (Kubinka tank museum)

Tactical technical characteristics of «Sturmtiger»:

  • Weight — 68 tons
  • Crew — 4 people
  • Overall dimensions (length x width x height) —  6300 x 3550 x 3000 mm.
  • Weaponry:  rocket launcher,  caliber — 380 mm., ammunition — 13 shots
  • Machine gun — 1 piece, caliber — 7.92 mm,
  • The armor protection, front, the turret — 150 mm.
  • Engine power — 700 hp
  • Maximum speed — 40 km / h
  • Cruising on the highway — up to 100 km
  • Depth overcome the water barrier — 1.2 meters

Sturmtiger Assault Gun design features:

Base – heavy tank T-VI Н «Tiger».

The overall layout – the standart of Assault Guns.

Armament — the rocket mortars mounted in the supports logging, there are mechanical winch, tray loading and the lifting device for loading the ammunition into the machine.

Armored protection — the case of a welded box-section; upper frontal body and cutting the sheet has a slope of 35 «; to the average front hull attached screen 50 mm thick.

Chassis — 12-cylinder engine, carburetor «Maybach», liquid cooling; mechanical power transmission; коробка передач и главный фрикцион смонтированы в одном картере; подвеска торсионная, с гидравлическими амортизаторами на передних и задних балансирах; расположение катков шахматное. Transmission and the main clutch mounted in the same housing; the torsion bar suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers on the front and rear balancers; the  arrangement of the  rollers  in chess style.