StuG III Ausf. A

Gepanzerter Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5cm Kanone Ausf. A (SdKfz 142) was an armored vehicle (assault gun, AFV or armoured fighting vehicle) in combat use during the Second World War (World War II or WWII) in the European theater. The Sturmgeschütz III was a fully tracked all-terrain vehicle designed for military operations. StuG III Ausf. A was produced and deployed by the German Army (Heers) of Nazi Germany (the Third Reich). The technical drawing (plan, layout or profile) shows the general appearance characteristics of the specified model (version) of the Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. A assault gun for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to StuG III Ausf. A.

StuG III Ausf. A
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Alkett
Production Period 1940 - 1940
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1940
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Alkett 1940 1940 30 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationGepanzerter Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5cm Kanone Ausf. A (SdKfz 142)
Manufacturer(s)Alkett
Production Quantity30Production PeriodJan. 1940 -May 1940
TypeAssault GunCrew4
Length /hull (m)5.38Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.92Height (m)1.95
Combat Weight (kg)19600Radio EquipmentFuG15 or FuG16
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament75mm StuK. 37 L/24Ammunition Carried44
Traverse (degrees)Manual (12° L, 12° R)Elevation (degrees)-10° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)-SightRblf32
Secondary Armament-Ammunition Carried-

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelMaybach HL120TRMTrack Links93/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 11.8 litresTrack Width36 cm
Horsepower (max.)300hp@3000rpmTrack Ground Contact286 cm
Power/Weight Ratio15.3 hp/tonneGround Pressure13.3 psi
Gearbox10 forward, 4 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.385
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)5.85
Range on/off road (km)160/100Gradient (degrees)30°
Mileage (litres/100km)187 on/310 off roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.60
Fuel Capacity (litres)310Fording (m)0.80
Speed on/off road30 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.30
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull50mm@69°30mm@90°30mm@60°&80°16mm@0°
Superstructure50mm@80°30mm@90°30mm@60°11mm@0-12°
9mm@60°17mm@5°
Mantletn.a.---
EGT, SV, S3IA, P3V


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