Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für 7.5 cm L/41 Sturmgeschütz (Sturmgeschütz III L/41)

German Reich (1941) Self-Propelled Assault Gun – At Least 1 Prototype Built During the battles across the Soviet Union and North Africa in 1941, the Germans were hard-pressed as their anti-tank and tank guns proved to be almost useless. In desperation, the Germans often employed the 8.8 cm anti-aircraft or even some larger caliber artillery …

Rearmed Panzer IV and Sturmgeschütz III Training Vehicles

German Reich (1942-1945) Modified Training Vehicles – Unknown Number Converted Tank crew training is extremely important, as it directly impacts the effectiveness of tank operations. The crew must also be able to operate the tank and its systems efficiently and effectively, as well as work together as a team and as part of a larger …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für 7.5 cm Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F/8 (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.F/8)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Assault Gun – 250 Built Following the success of the StuG III Ausf.F, the Germans introduced yet another slightly improved version in September 1942. While, in most regards, the new version was a direct copy of its predecessor, the main difference was the use of the extended hull taken from the …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette fur Sturmgeschütz 7.5 cm Kanone Ausführung A/B (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.A/B Hybrid)

German Reich (1940) Self-Propelled Assault Gun – 6 to 20 Built The early StuG IIIs were plagued with production delays, resulting in its late introduction to service. In May 1940, two more units equipped with StuG IIIs were to be formed. As the promised vehicles were instead transferred to SS forces, new vehicles had to …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für 7.5 cm Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausführung F (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.F)

German Reich (1942) Self-Propelled Assault Gun – 360 to 366 Built Encountering an ever-increasing number of well-armed and protected enemy tanks caused turmoil in the German Army. The German tanks and anti-tank weapons of 1941 were barely managing to keep enemy armor at bay. Due to a lack of industrial capacity, the Germans had only …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5 cm Kanone Ausführung E (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.E)

German Reich (1941) Assault Gun – 284 Built The success of the whole StuG III series led to further demand for more vehicles to be delivered. This resulted in the introduction of the slightly improved Ausf.E version, of which some 500 were ordered. Such a production order was never fully completed, as the request was …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5 cm Kanone Ausführung C and D (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.C and D)

German Reich (1941) Assault Gun – 50 Ausf.C and 150 Ausf.D Built Following the Ausf.A and Ausf.B, the next vehicles in the line of the highly successful StuG III series were the identical Ausf.C and D. These were mainly introduced to production with some structural changes and improvements to armor protection. Despite the high demand …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5 cm Kanone Ausführung B (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.B)

German Reich (1940) Assault Gun – 300 to 320 Built The concept of using mobile, well-armed, and well-protected infantry support vehicles was theorized in German military circles during the 1930s. Production limitations caused by the underdeveloped German military industry prevented the realization of this project for many years, and the production of tanks was seen …

Gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette fur Sturmgeschütz 7.5 cm Kanone (Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.A)

German Reich (1940) Assault Gun – 30 Built + 6 to 20 Ausf.A/B Hybrids Prior to and during the Second World War, the Germans developed and introduced into service a series of armored vehicles. While most of these were tanks, there were also a number of modifications designed to fulfill different roles, such as anti-tank …

Panzerselbstfahrlafette III – Sturmgeschütz III Prototypes

German Reich (1936-1940) Assault Gun – 4 Built Introduction The Sturmgeschütz III was the second most-produced German tracked Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) of the Second World War, with over 10,000 vehicles made. They were part of the Sturmartillerie (Assualt Artillery), a separate entity that was not part of the Panzer arm. The Sturmartillerie is often …

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G

German Reich (1940-1945) Assault Gun – 9,400 Built The most prolific German AFV Production data does not lie. Although quite underrated by Allied intelligence during WW2 and still somewhat underestimated today, the StuG III was, nonetheless, the most produced tracked German AFV during the conflict. Its evolution mirrored that of the more famous Panzer IV. …