Production

Month Inventory Planned Wa A Fz In Losses Notes
New Repaired Shipped Combat Other
1942
October - - - 9 9 - - Vehicles from conversions
November 9 - - - - - -
December 9 - - 5 5 - - The vehicles received by Fz In did not increase the stock the following month
1943
January 9 - - 3 3 - -
  • Inventory verified
  • Vehicles from conversions
February 12 - - - - 7 -
March 5 20 10 - - 1 -
April 20 24 34 36 18 - - Inventory verified
May 56 30 45 53 50 - -
June 109 30 30 27 46 - -
July 136 30 25 22 24 10 -
August 148 30 5 9 9 11 -
September 146 20 10 10 10 10 -
October 111 20 11 11 - 9 16 - Inventory verified
November 106 20 4 6 1 2 13 -
December 100 25 30 1 1 9 5 -
1944
January 97 30 26 31 4 28 13 -
February 119 60 54 56 7 63 16 -
March 166 60 56 29 2 24 22 -
April 175 65 58 65 1 58 22 9
May 210 70 46 79 - 95 8 9
June 272 75 100 29 1 30 16 -
July 286 75 92 129 - 126 80 -
August 335 125 110 113 3 119 44 -
September 442 125 119 150 8 151 93 - Inventory verified
October 487 125 100 65 7 70 93 -
November 466 125 102 108 - 130 35 -
December 539 125 40 55 1 50 22 -
1945
January 573 60 71 63 2 71 61 -
February 577 25 No further reports
March 62
Total 1456 1178 1202 1209 598 18

Technical Details

Sturmhaubitze
Crew
Commander 1
Gunner 1
Loader 1
Driver 1
Physical characteristics
Weight 23 900 kg
Length With barrel 6.14 m
Without barrel 5.40 m
Width 2.95 m
Height Overall 2.16 m
Firing height 1.53 m
Ground clearance 0.39 m
Ground pressure 1.04 kg/cm2
Armament and ammunition
Gun Model 10,5 cm Sturmhaubitze 42
Ammunition 36
Left traverse 10°
Right traverse 10°
Maximum elevation 20°
Minimum depression -6°
Machine guns Model M G 34 (2)
Ammunition 2650
Handguns Model Submachine guns (2)
Ammunition 384
Armor
Hull Front 80 mm
Sides and rear 30-50 mm
Top 10-25 mm
Bottom 15 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road Sustained speed 20 km/h
Range 155 km
Mileage 2.00 l/km
Medium terrain Sustained speed 12-15 km/h
Range 95 km
Mileage 3.26 km/l
Terrain Trench crossing 2.30 m
Vertical climb 0.60 m
Sloped climb 30°
Fording 0.80 m
Engine and fuel
Engine Make Maybach
Model HL 120 TRM
Rated speed 2600 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel capacity 310 l
Power Kilowatt 195
Metric horsepower 265
Power-to-weight ratio Kilowatt/ton 8.2
Metric horsepower/ton 11.1

Additional Reading

Sources

  1. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen- u. Gerätegebiet : Stand: 1.12.1942. Berlin, 1942. 124 p. Der Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres - Stab Rüst IIIc Nr. 3100/42 g.Kdos.. NARA T78 R166.
  2. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand: 1.12.1943. Berlin, 1943. 224 p. Der Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres - Stab Rüst IIIc Nr. 3600/43 g.Kdos.. NARA T78 R167.
  3. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand: 1.12.1944. Berlin, 1944. 198 p. Der Chef der Heeresrüstung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres - Stab Rüst IIIc Nr. 6600/44 g.Kdos.. NARA T78 R169.
  4. Ausstossübersicht Waffen und Geräte im März 1945. Berlin : Reichministerium für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion, 1945. 3 p. Nr. 154/45 g.Kdos.. NARA T78 R413.
  5. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand 1. März 1944. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, 1945. 190 p. Heereswaffenamt - Wa Stab St Nr. 600/45 g.Kdos.. NARA T78 R413.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Wöhlermann. 10,5 cm Sturmhaubitze 42 : Beschreibung. Berlin : Heereswaffenamt, 1943. 61 p. D 2002. NARA T283 R155.