StuG III Ausf. F

7.5cm Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausf. F (SdKfz 142/1) 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. F 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. F assault gun for purposes of identification and reference. For more detailed information about this armored fighting vehicle, refer to StuG III Ausf. F.

StuG III Ausf. F
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Alkett
Production Period 1942 - 1942
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1942
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Alkett 1942 1942 359 View
GENERAL DATA
Formal Designation7.5cm Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausf. F (SdKfz 142/1)
Manufacturer(s)Alkett
Production Quantity359Production PeriodMar. 1942 - Sept. 1942
TypeAssault GunCrew4
Length /hull (m)6.31Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width (m) /with skirts2.92Height (m)2.15
Combat Weight (kg)21600Radio EquipmentFuG15 or FuG16
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament75mm StuK. 40 L/43 or L/48Ammunition Carried44
Traverse (degrees)Manual (10° L, 10° R)Elevation (degrees)-6° to +20°
Traverse speed (360°)-SightSflZF1a
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (loose)Ammunition Carried600


MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelMaybach HL120TRMTrack Links93/track
Type & DisplacementV12, 11.8 litersTrack Width40 cm
Horsepower (max.)300hp@3000rpmTrack Ground Contact286 cm
Power/Weight Ratio12.3 hp/tonneGround Pressure13.2 psi
Gearbox6 forward, 1 reverseGround Clearance (m)0.39
FuelGasoline (Petrol)Turning Radius (m)5.85
Range on/off road (km)165/95Gradient (degrees)30°
Mileage (liters/100km)187 on roadVertical Obstacle (m)0.60
Fuel Capacity (liters)310Fording (m)0.80
Speed on/off road40 km/hTrench Crossing (m)2.30
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor DetailFrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull50/50+30mm@69°30mm@90°30mm@60°16mm@0°
30mm@80°
Superstructure50/50+30mm@80°30mm@80°30mm@60°11mm@0-12°
17mm@5°
Mantlet50mm@90°30mm@73°-30mm@0°

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