StuG III Ausf. E

StuG III Ausf. E: (Sd.Kfz 142; September 1941-February 1942, 284 produced) Superstructure sides added extended rectangular armoured boxes for radio equipment. Increased space allowed room for six additional rounds of ammunition for the main gun (giving a maximum of 50) plus a machine gun. One MG 34 and seven drum-type magazines were carried in the right rear side of the fighting compartment to protect the vehicle from enemy infantry. Vehicle commanders were officially provided with SF14Z stereoscopic scissor periscopes. Stereoscopic scissor type periscopes for artillery spotters may have been used by vehicle commanders from the start.

StuG III Ausf. E
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Alkett
Production Period 1941 - 1942
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1941
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Alkett 1941 1942 272 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal DesignationGepanzerter Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5cm Kanone Ausf. E
(SdKfz 142), StuG Ausf. E
Manufacturer(s)Alkett
Production Quantity272Production PeriodSep. 1941-Mar.1942
TypeAssault GunCrew4
Length /hull (m)5.4Barrel Overhang (m)0
Width (m)2.93Height (m)1.98
Combat Weight (kg)20800Radio EquipmentFuG15 or FuG16
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament75mm StuK37 L/24Ammunition Carried44(50)
Traverse (degrees)Manual (12° L - 12° R)Elevation (degrees)-10° to+20°
Traverse speed (360°)-SightRblf32
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (loose)Ammunition Carried600

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelMaybach HL120TRMTrack Links93/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 11.9 litersTrack Width40 cm
Horsepower (max.)300hp@3000rpmTrack Ground Contact286 cm
Power/Weight Ratio14.4 hp/tGround Pressure13.2 psi
Gearbox6 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.38
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)5.85
Range on/off road (km)165/95Gradient (degrees)30°
Mileage (liters/100km)182 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.60
Fuel Capacity (liters)300Fording (m)0.80
Speed on/off road40 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.59
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull50mm@69°30mm@90°30mm@60°&80°16mm@0°
Superstructure50mm@80°30mm@90°30mm@60°17mm@0-12°
17mm@5°
Mantlet50mm@75°---

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