Sturmhaubitze

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production

Production numbers for the Sturmhaubitze.
Month Total
1943
March 10
April 34
May 45
June 30
July 25
August 5
September 10
October 11
November 4
December 30
1944
January 26
February 54
March 56
April 58
May 46
June 100
July 92
August 110
September 119
October 100
November 102
December 40
1945
January 71
February 24
March 49
April 48
Total 1299

Technical Information

Technical details of the Sturmhaubitze.
Sturmhaubitze
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 23.9 t
Length 6.14 m
Width 2.95 m
Height 2.16 m
Firing height 1.60 m
Ground clearance 0.39 m
Ground pressure 1.04 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 80 mm
Hull, sides and rear 30-50 mm
Hull, top 10-25 mm
Hull, bottom 15 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road speed 20 km/h
Cross-country speed 12-15 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.30 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 80 cm
Fuel capacity 310 l
Mileage (road) 2.00 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.26 l/km
Cruising range 155 km
Cross-country range 95 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach HL 120 TRM
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 6
Displacement 11 900 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2600 rpm
Net h.p. 265
Armament
Main weapon 10,5 cm StuH 42
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 34 (2)
Auxillary weapon 9 mm M P (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 36
Secondary weapon 2650
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Web Links

Books

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.