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    StuG III Ausf.G / StuH 42

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    Item Number

    • DW35021

    Product Desciption

    The kit DW35021 comes with on molded Waffle Zimmerit and five different marking options.

    You can choose between the Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G (75mm) and the Sturmhaubitze 42 (105mm).

    History

    Nazi Germany used the StuG III during the Second World War.

    StuG is an abbrevation of Sturmgeschütz. Sturm is the German word for assault/attack and Geschütz translates to gun/cannon. Therefore, the full translation is assault gun.

    Germany produced the StuG III more than any other fully tracked armoured fighting vehicle during the Second World War. Furthermore, the second-most produced German armoured combat vehicle of any type after the Sd.Kfz 251 half-track.

    The Nazis built it on the chassis of the Panzer III tank. However, they replaced the turret with an armoured, fixed superstructure and mounted a more powerful gun. It could travel at speeds up to 25 mph.

    Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct-fire support for infantry. However, it saw continual modification. Hence, much like the later Jagdpanzer vehicles, was employed as a tank destroyer.

    It was in German service from 1940 to 1945.