Sturmgeschütz IV

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production

Production numbers for the Sturmgeschütz IV.
Month Total
1943
December 30
1943 total 30
1944
January 78
February 136
March 87
April 91
May 95
June 90
July 90
August 70
September 56
October 84
November 80
December 49
1944 total 1006
1945
January 46
February 18
March 38
April 3
1945 total 105
Total 1141

Technical Information

Sturmgeschütz IV
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 25.9 t
Length 6.70 m
Width 2.95 m
Height 2.20 m
Firing height 1.57 m
Ground pressure 0.92 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 30-80 mm
Hull, sides and rear 20-30 mm
Hull, top 10-20 mm
Hull, bottom 10 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 38 km/h
Road speed 20 km/h
Cross-country speed 15 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.35 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 120 cm
Fuel capacity 450 l
Mileage (road) 2.05 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.46 l/km
Cruising range 220 km
Cross-country range 130 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach HL 120 TRM
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 12
Displacement 11 900 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 265 rpm
Net h.p. 2600
Armament
Main weapon 7,5 cm Stu K 40 (L/48)
Secondary weapon MG 34 (2)
Auxillary weapon 9 mm MP (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 87
Secondary weapon 2650
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Pz Kpfw IV
Information about the Panzerkampfwagen IV.
Sturmgeschütz III
Information about the Sturmgeschütz III.

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 8 - Sturmgeschuetz : s.Pak to Sturmmoerser. Darlington, MD : Darlington Productions, 1999. 60 p. ISBN 1-892448-04-X.
  2. JENTZ, Thomas L., DOYLE, Hilary Louis, FULLER, Mike & SARSON, Peter. New Vanguard 37 - Sturmgeschütz III & IV, 1942-45. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2001. 48 p. ISBN 1-84176-182-6.