Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loaders (2)
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 21 t
Length 5.40 m
Width 2.90 m
Height 2.30 m
Firing height 1.905 m
Ground clearance 0.39 m
Steering ratio 1.14
Ground pressure 0.92 kg/cm²
Suspension Torsion bar
Number of roadwheels 6
Track type Kgs 61/400/120
Track width 400 mm
Number of track links 93
Armor
Hull, nose 80 mm
Hull, glacis 80 mm
Hull, sides 30 mm
Hull, rear 30 mm
Hull, top 16-25 mm
Hull, bottom 15 mm
Superstructure, front 80 mm
Superstructure, sides 50 mm
Superstructure, rear 30 mm
Superstructure, top 20 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 20 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 2.30 m
Vertical obstacle 0.60 m
Fording depth 0.80 m
Fuel capacity 310 l
Cruising range 110 km
Cross-country range 85 km
Mileage (road) 2.82 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 3.65 l/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 I G 33/1
Secondary weapon M G 34
Auxillary weapon 9 mm SMG (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 30
Secondary weapon 600
Auxillary weapon 384
Optics
Gunner's sight Sfl Z F 1

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.