Production

Production history of the Sturmpanzer.1234
Month Heeres-Waffenamtoffice of armaments
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Feldzeuginspektioncampaign inspectorate
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Usage Closing balance Notes
Planned Accepted New Repaired Total Shipped Closing balance Front Other
April 20 20 20 - 20 20 - - - 20
May 40 40 40 - 40 40 - - - 60
June - - - - - - - - - 60
July - - - - - - - 17 - 43
August - - - - - - - - - 43
September - - - - - - - - - 43
October - - - 1 1 - 1 - - 44
November 5 - - - - 1 - 14 - 30
December 10 10 - 1 1 - 1 - - 31
1944
January 15 20 25 2 27 11 17 - - 58
February 20 15 19 34 53 47 23 - - 111
March 15 16 15 3 18 29 12 1 - 128
April 20 12 10 - 10 11 11 - - 138
May 20 3 7 - 7 16 2 3 - 142
June 20 40 19 2 21 21 2 - - 163
July 20 30 40 6 46 7 41 57 - 152
August 20 20 14 4 18 41 18 16 - 151 Inventory verified
September 20 19 20 2 22 34 6 2 - 171
October 30 14 12 - 12 18 - 10 - 173
November 30 3 11 - 11 11 - - - 184
December 30 23 20 - 20 17 3 16 - 188
1945
January 15 1 1 - 1 4 - 1 - 188
February 20 14 10 - 10 10 - - -
March 25 3 - - - - - - - No more reports
Total 395 303 283 55 338 338 137 0

Technical Information

Technical specifications of the Sturmpanzer.5
Sturmpanzer
Crew
Commander 1
Gunner 1
Loader 2
Driver 1
Physical characteristics
Weight 24 000 kg
Length Overall 5.80 m
Width Overall 2.860 m
Overall, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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3.176 m
Track edges 2.856 m
Track edges, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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3.176 m
TrackSpurweite
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2.456 m
TrackSpurweite
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, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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2.616 m
Track 0.400 m
Track, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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0.560 m
Hull 1.840 m
Height Overall 2.450 m
Firing height 1.820 m
Ground clearance 0.400 m
Ground contact Without sinking 3.900 m
When sinking 200 mm 2.860 m
Ground pressure Without sinking 0.85 kg/cm²
When sinking 200 mm 0.77 kg/cm²
Without sinking, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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0.61 kg/cm²
When sinking 200 mm, Winterkettenwinter tracks
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0.55 kg/cm²
Steering ratio Normal tracks 1:1.43
Winterkettenwinter tracks
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1:1.34
Armament and ammunition
Gun Type Howitzer
Model 15 cm Stu H 43 (L/12)
Ammunition 15
Left traverse 20°
Right traverse 20°
Maximum elevation 30°
Minimum depression -8°
Machine gun Model M G 34
Number 1
Ammunition 600
Handguns Model M P 38
Number 2
Ammunition 384
Armor
Superstructure Front 100 mm/52°
Sides 50 mm/90°
Rear 30 mm/60°
Top 15 mm/7°
Type Rolled
Hull Front, upper 20 mm/20°
Front, middle 50+50 mm/78°
Front, lower 30+30 mm/30°
Sides 20+20 mm/90° or 30 mm/90°
Rear 20 mm/80°
Top 15 mm/0°
Bottom 10 mm/0°
Type Rolled
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Road Sustained speed 25 km/h
Range 210 km
Mileage 2.20 l/km
Medium terrain Sustained speed 15-18 km/h
Range 130 km
Mileage 3.60 l/km
Terrain Trench crossing 2.20 m
Vertical climb 0.60 m
Upward climb 30°
Downward climb 40°
Fording 1.00 m
Automotive components
Engine Make Maybach
Model HL 120 TRM
Rated speed 2600 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Number of fuel tanks 3
Capacity 470 l
Power Kilowatt 195
Metric horsepower 265
Power-to-weight ratio Kilowatt/ton 8.1
Metric horsepower/ton 11.0
Transmission Model SSG 76
Steering Type Double-differential
Track Model Kgs 61/400/120
Links per side 104
Vision devices
Scissor telescopeScherenfernrohr
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SF 14 Z
ScopeZielfernrohr
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Sfl ZF 1a
Panoramic telescopeRundblickfernrohr
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Rblf 36
Mirror periscopeWinkelspiegel
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2
Communication equipment
External Fu 2 1
Fu 5 1
Internal Intercom

Additional Reading

References

  1. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand: 1.12.1943. 1943. Back
  2. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand: 1.12.1944. 1944. Back
  3. Überblick über den Rüstungsstand des Heeres - Waffen und Geräte : Stand 1. März 1944. WaA, 1945. Back
  4. IIIc - Entwicklung. GenStdH/Org Abt III c, 1944. Back
  5. WaA/WaPrüf 6, 112. Back

Sources

  1. WaA/WaPrüf 6, 112. BArch RH 10/364.
  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. IIIc - Entwicklung. Wünsdorf : GenStdH/Org Abt III c, 1944. 211 p. NARA T78 R413 H 1/158.
  4. 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.
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