German assault howitze Sd Kfz 142/2. StuH 42

soviet classification: German assault howitzer SU-105 «Artsturm» on Panzer III, 1942, serial (as the official museum exhibits list)

German name:  Sturmhaubitze 42 (StuH 42)

Third Reich service name:  Sd Kfz 142/2.

Designed in 1942. Serially produced from 1942 to 1944. Operated by the army of Nazi Germany. It participated in the battles of the Second World War.

Assault howitzer StuH 42

Самоходная штурмовая гаубица StuH 42

Geman assault  StuH 42 (Kubinka tank museum)

Tactical technical characteristics:

  • Weight — 24,5 tons
  • Crew — 4 people
  • Overall dimensions (length x width x height) — 5480 х 2950 х 2180  mm.
  • Weaponry:  gun (howitzer) —  1 piece,  caliber — 105  mm.,  ammunition — 36 shots
  • machine gun — 1 piece,  caliber — 7,92 mm.
  • Armory protection:   front — 32 mm.,  turret — 55 mm.
  • Engine power — 300 hp
  • Maximum speed — 50 km / h
  • Cruising on the highway — up to 150 km.
  • Depth overcome the water barrier — 1.2 meters

StuH 42 design features:

base – tank Panzer III.

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

Weapons — gun (howitzer) with a unitary loading; one machine gun.

Armory Protection — welded body of the forged parts.

Chassis— carburetor engine «Maybach» HL-120; Average ground pressure of 1.1 kg / cm; there is a radio station and a tank intercom