Sturmpanzer

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production

Month Opening Balance Planned Wa A Fz In Losses
1943
March 0 2 0 0 0
April 0 20 20 20 0
May 20 40 40 40 0
June 60 0 0 0 0
July 60 0 0 0 17
August 43 0 0 0 0
September 43 0 0 0 0
October 43 0 0 1 0
November 44 5 0 0 14
December 30 10 10 1 0
1944
January 31 15 20 27 0
February 58 20 15 53 0
March 111 15 16 18 1
April 128 20 12 10 0
May 138 20 3 7 3
June 142 20 40 21 0
July 163 20 30 46 57
August 152 20 20 18 16
September 151 20 19 22 2
October 171 30 14 12 10
November 173 30 3 11 0
December 184 30 23 20 16
1945
January 188 15 1 1 1
February 188 20 13 10 N/A
March N/A 3 N/A
April N/A
Total - 392 302 338 137

Technical Information

Sturmpanzer
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loaders (2)
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 24 t
Length 5.93 m
Width
  • 2.880 m
  • 3.186 m (with Ostkette)
  • 3.290 m (with Schürzen)
Height 2.52 m
Firing height 1.82 m
Ground pressure 0.98 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 80-100 mm
Hull, sides and rear 20-50 mm
Hull, top 10-20 mm
Hull, bottom 10 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road speed 20 km/h
Cross-country speed 15-18 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.20 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 100 cm
Fuel capacity 470 l
Mileage (road) 2.24 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.62 l/km
Cruising range 210 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 2600 rpm
Net h.p. 265
Armament
Main weapon 15 cm Stu H 43 (L/12)
Secondary weapon MG 34
Auxillary weapon 9 mm MP (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 38
Secondary weapon 600
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Pz Kpfw IV
Information about the Panzerkampfwagen IV.
Sturmpanzerkompanie
Organization of a Sturmpanzer company.

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