Sturmpanzer

By Christian Ankerstjerne

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.

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. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.