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17/08/2011

Self-propelled howitzers

Self-propelled howitzers are mobile becouse they are mounted on a tank chasis so they can fire a barage and get out of an area.They served as long-range artillery for the invading frendly troops or as shild for retreating freandly troops.
Hummel
TypeSelf-propelled artillery
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service1942 - 1945
WarsWorld War II
Specifications
Weight24 tonnes (52,910 lb)
Length7.17 m (23 ft 6 in)
Width2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)
Height2.81 m (9 ft 3 in)
Crew6 - Driver and 5 gun crew

Armor10–30 mm (.39 - 1.18 in)
Primary
armament
1 × 15 cm sFH 18/1 L/30
18 rounds
Secondary
armament
1 × 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
600 rounds
EngineMaybach HL 120 TRM V-12 Petrol
300 PS (296 hp, 221 kW)
Power/weight12.5 PS/tonne
SuspensionLeaf spring
Operational
range
215 km (133 mi)
Speed42 km/h (26 mph)


Grille
Typeself propelled artillery
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service1943 - 1945
WarsWorld War II
Production history
Produced1943 - 1944
Number built383
Variantsammunition carrier
Specifications
Weight11.5 tonnes
Length4.95 m (16 ft 3 in)
Width2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
Height2.47 m (8 ft 1 in)
Crew4

Armor10 mm - 15 mm
Primary
armament
1× 15 cm schweres Infanteriegesch├╝tz 33
15 rounds
Secondary
armament
1× 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
600 rounds
Engine1 x Praga AC, 6 cylinder petrol engine
147 hp (110 kW)
SuspensionLeaf spring
Operational
range
190 km (120 mi)
Speed35 km/h (22 mph)


Wespe
TypeSelf-propelled artillery
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service1943 - 1945
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerAlkett
Produced1943 - 1944
Number built682
Variantsammunition carrier
Specifications
Weight11 tonnes (24,250 lb)
Length4.81 m (15 ft 9 in)
Width2.28 m (7 ft 6 in)
Height2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Crew5 (commander, driver, three gunners)

Armor5 - 30 mm (.19 - 1.18 in)
Primary
armament
1x 10.5 cm leFH 18M L/28
with 32 rounds
Engine6-cyl petrol Maybach HL62TR
140 hp (105 kW)
Power/weight12.7 hp/tonne
Suspensionleaf spring
Operational
range
220 km (137 mi)
Speed40 km/h (25 mph)


Sturmpanzer IV
TypeHeavy assault gun
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Production history
DesignerAlkett
Designed1942—1943
ManufacturerAlkett
Produced1943—1945
Number built306
Specifications
Weight28.2 tonnes (62,170 lbs)
Length5.93 metres (19 ft 5 in)
Width2.88 metres (9 ft 5 in)
Height2.52 metres (8 ft 3 in)
Crew5 (driver, commander,
gunner, 2 loaders)

ArmorFront: 100 mm (3.93 in)
Primary
armament
15 cm StuH 43 L/12
Secondary
armament
1 or 2 x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 34
Engineliquid-cooled V-12 MaybachHL120TRM
300 PS (296 hp, 220 kW)
Power/weight10.64 PS/tonne
Suspensiontwo-wheel leaf-spring bogies
Operational
range
Road: 210 km (130 mi)
SpeedRoad: 40 km/h (25 mph)
Off-road: 24 km/h (15 mph)


Sturmtiger
TypeHeavy assault gun
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In serviceAugust 1944 - 1945
WarsWorld War II
Production history
DesignerAlkett
Designed1943–1944
ManufacturerAlkett
ProducedOctober 1943 – January 1945
Number built19
(1 prototype and 18 production)
Specifications
Weight68 tonnes (75 short tons; 67 long tons)
Length6.28 metres (20 ft 7 in)
Width3.57 metres (11 ft 9 in)
Height2.85 metres (9 ft 4 in)
Crew5
Driver
Machine gunner / Radio operator
Loader (2x)
Commander / Gunner

Armor150 mm (superstructure front)
(at 47° from vertical)
150 mm / 100 mm (hull front)
(with / without the additional armor plate)
82 mm (superstructure side and rear, upper hull side and rear)
70 mm (hull front top)
(at 80° from vertical)
62 mm (lower hull front at 65° from vertical, lower hull side and rear)
Primary
armament
380 mm RW 61 rocket launcher L/5.4
(14 rounds, up to 376 kg each)
Secondary
armament
100 mm grenade launcher
(using SMi 35 leaping mines)
7.92 x 57 mm MG 34 machine gun
EngineV-12, water-cooled MaybachHL230P45 engine
700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW)[1]
Power/weight10,77 PS/tonne
Suspensiontorsion-bar
Operational
range
120 kilometres (75 mi)
Speed40 kilometres per hour (25 mph)


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