Hummel

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Hummel
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • 4 gunners
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 23 t
Length 7.17 m
Width 2.97 m
Height 2.81 m
Firing height 2.30 m
Ground pressure 0.82 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 30 mm
Hull, sides and rear 20 mm
Superstructure 10 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road speed 25 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.3 m
Vertical obstacle 60 cm
Fording depth 80 cm
Fuel capacity 600 l
Mileage (road) 2.79 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 4.62 l/km
Cruising range 215 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 s F H 18/1
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 34
Auxillary weapon 9 mm MP (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 18
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Web Links

Hummel photographs (external link)
Photographs of the Hummel at Panzerphotos.
Pz Kpfw IV
Information about the Panzerkampfwagen IV.

Books

Sources

  1. JENTZ, Thomas L. & DOYLE, Hilary Louis. Panzer Tracts No. 10 - Artillerie Selbstfahrlafetten : 15 cm s.I.G.33 auf Pz.Kpfw.I (ohne Aufbau) to Karl-Geraet (54 cm). Boyds, MD : Panzer Tracts, 2002. 60 p. ISBN 0-9708407-5-6.