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1943 - German SP Assault Howitzer StuG III (SdKfz 142/2)(StuH42)

Armament:        1 - 10.5cm howitzer StuH.42 L/28
                           1 - 7.92mm coaxial MG 34
Engine:              Maybach, V-12, liquid cooled, gas, 300 hp
Speed:              25 mph
Range:             102 miles
Crew:               4
Weight:            26.4 tons

Lessons in combat showed that a heavier weapon than the 7.5cm gun was needed. Same hull and superstructure as StuG Ausf F & G. Gun mount was altered to take the 10.5cm StuH. Some 68 were used in the Kursk offensive. Over 1200 were produced. Original versions carried a muzzle brake and could fire with supercharge. It was deleted during 1944. Most StuG III assault guns were under control of the artillery. They were used primarily in an anti-personnel role, although they could also fire hollow charge ammunition against armor. NOTE: Gun is locked in recoil position.

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