Wespe

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Wespe
Crew
Crew
  • Commander
  • 3 gunners
  • Driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 11 t
Length 4.81 m
Width 2.28 m
Height 2.30 m
Firing height 1.94 m
Ground pressure 0.76 kg/cm²
Armor
Hull, front 30 mm
Hull, sides and rear 14.5 mm
Superstructure 10 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 40 km/h
Maximum grade 30°
Trench crossing 1.7 m
Vertical obstacle 42 cm
Fording depth 80 cm
Fuel capacity 200 l
Mileage (road) 0.91 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 1.33 l/km
Cruising range 220 km
Cross-country range 150 km
Engine
Make and model Maybach HL 62 TR
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 6
Displacement 6230 cc
Fuel Gasoline
Max. governed speed 2600 rpm
Net h.p. 140
Armament
Main weapon 10,5 cm le F H 18/2
Secondary weapon 7,92 mm M G 34
Auxillary weapon 9 mm MP (2)
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 32
Auxillary weapon 384

Additional Reading

Web Links

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.
  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.