Jagdpanzer IV Sd.Kfz. 162 tank destroyer

Soviet classification: German self-propelled gun SU-75 on the basis of T-IV, 1942, serial (the official catalog)

Third Reich name — Jagdpanzer IV  or JagdPz IV — tank destroyer based on the Panzer IV chassis , Nazi service name — Sd.Kfz.162

Designed in 1942. Serially produced from 1943 to 1945. Operated by the army of Nazi Germany. He participated in the battles of the Second World War.

Jagdpanzer IV/70 ‘Lang’ in Kubinka tank museum

Немецкая самоходная установка СУ-75 на базе T-IV

German tank destroyer Jagdpanzer IV/70

Tactical technical characteristics of Jagdpanzer IV/70 

  • Weight — 26 tons*
  • crew — 4 people
  • Overall dimensions (length x width x height) — 8010 х 2.880 х 1985 mm.
  • Weaponry,   gun — 1 piece,  caliber — 75 mm., ammunition — 60 shots
  • machine gun — 1 piece,  caliber — 7,92 mm.,  ammunition — 3000 shots
  • Armory protection, front of the corps and turret — 70 mm.
  • Engine power — 300 hp
  • Maximum speed — 45 km / h
  • Cruising on the highway — up to 200 km.
  • Depth overcome the water barrier — 1.1 meters

design features

Base  –tank Panzer IV.

The overall layout — typical for self-propelled units. Engine compartment behind the gear in front, fighting in the center.

Armament — antitank gun installed on the machine. Protection — housing welded from rolled parts.

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

*Data provided by V.Bryzgov (ex. tank museum officer) that diverge from the Western sources