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The "true" assault cannon of Manstein ??
As later versions of the StuG III armed with the 75mm L/48 barrel began to be increasingly used primarily in an anti-tank role, arose the need for an artillery vehicle to support the infantry against soft and hidden targets (the initial goal that gave origin to the Stug III). Therefore, a new vehicle based on the Stug III Ausf F was designed. It was armed with the howitzer 105mm leFH 18. This version of the StuG was designated Sturmhaubitze (StuH 42) and went into action for the first time in November 1942 (nine experimental vehicles went into action on November 22, 1942 with the 3./ Stug Abt 185). Later versions were based on the Stug Ausf. G and had a longer barrel equipped with a double-deflector mouth brake. A "Saukopf" gun mantlet (pig's head) was also installed as was done in the latest versions of StuG Ausf. G, although with a larger size.
The StuH had the usual characteristics of the StuG, but was limited to a purely anti-personnel role and did not fire anti-tank ammunition. Like most howitzers, however, it had hollow-charge ammunition to give it some anti-armor capability.
Sources: Walter Spielberger. Militärfahrzeuge. Sturmgeschuetze. Band 13.
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