Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:09 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement in this old but interesting thread.......................

Stug III Langrohr - Eastern Front 1942.

Sources: http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Hb19-tempete-art ... 1465826570
http://www.ebay.de/itm/HB16-Sturmgeschu ... rmvSB=true

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A Stug III Ausf. F (I think) going to the front.......................................
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Cleaning the gun 75 mm StuK L/43 or L/48 - Woronesch...........................................
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:26 pm

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Stug III in action - Eastern Front 1941.

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sturmartillerie- ... Swxp9W6U8r
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Sturmgeschu ... 2006256288

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A Stug column on the move near Lemberg - June 27, 1941...........................
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A Stug on the move near Mogilew..............................
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:08 pm

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Stug. Abt. 203 - Eastern Front!

Source: PB389-Sturmgeschutz-STUG-III-mit-Wappen-STUG-Abt-203-und-Nummer-32-FRONT-TOP-.
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A Stug III No. 32, carrying infantry, running at high speed toward the front ...........................................................
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A Stug III No. 33 during a stop in its advance.........................................
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:22 am

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Stug. Abt. 202 - Eastern Front!

AFAIK, the "Bussard" was a Stug III Ausf. F/8 armed with the 7.5-cm-StuK 40 L/48 belonging to the 3./ StuG Abt 202 (see the three vertical bars). This unit was characterized by using animal names for its vehicles and by reinforcing the armor's front with spare covers of the engine compartment. In November 1942 it was in action with the 9. AOK in the Rshew area and in early 1943 it was shifted to Kharkov area. In July 1943 it was assigned to 2. AOK (31 vehicles) and later operated in the region of Kiev................................

Source: http://www.ebay.it/itm/Pb81-tempesta-pr ... 1795703724
http://www.ebay.it/itm/Pb79-tempesta-pr ... 1367704540.

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Rear view of the Stug III Ausf. F/8 "Bussard" in an assembly area ...........................................................
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The same assault gun seen from the front .........................................
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:08 pm

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Stug. Abt. 202 - Eastern Front!

In December 1942, the Stug Abt 202 moved to the Rshew area. Christmas quarters in Lobodok. In January 1943 then relocated over Wjasma to Briansk. Then to the Kursk area. Here took place further assignments of the Abteilung.

In September 1943 it reached Kiev. This is where the unit was refurbished. After that, from October 1943 defensive battles south of Kiev. Christmas 1943 in the area of Berdichev.

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Rear view of the Stug III Ausf. F/8 "Bussard".............................................................

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Frontal view; on it a MG 42................................

Source: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/me ... S+Stug+Abt+.
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:07 pm

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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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A StuG III Ausf. F / 8, this vehicle has got more and more an anti-tank role....................................
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StuGH 42, experimental vehicle without "Saukopf" gun mantlet..........................................
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A StuGH 42, with "Saukopf" gun mantlet dedicated specifically to the support of the infantry ....................................
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by lwd » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:53 pm

I think I'd prefer the 105mm armed version of the Sherman to a Stug if I were actually using them. Always liked the looks of the Stug though. Overall the Sherman would be easier to support as well at least in a force equipped with Shermans for their main battle tank. Stug may have been the "right" choice for the Germans at the time but in general I don't think so.

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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:17 pm

Thanks for sharing your point of view here :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Sturmgeschutz: were the Germans right?

Post by tigre » Tue May 30, 2017 6:16 pm

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The Sturmhaubitze 42 (StuH 42).

Sources: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Bun ... nition.jpg.

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Eastern Front - German soldiers resupplying ammunition to a StuH 42 - 23 September 1943 ..................
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