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"German 105-mm SP Assault Howitzer 42" from Tactical and Technical Trends
A report on the German 105-mm
SP assault howitzer on the Panzer III
chassis (Sturmhaubitze), from
Tactical and Technical Trends
, No. 36, October 21, 1943.
The article also includes an illustration of the Hummel, a 150-mm howitzer mounted
on the Panzer III/IV chassis.
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105-MM SP ASSAULT HOWITZER 42
The German 105-mm gun was described in Tactical and Technical Trends
No. 12, page 12, and the 105-mm howitzers "18" and "42" were described in
Tactical and Technical Trends No. 30, page 9.
Information pertaining to the German 105-mm assault howitzer (Sturmhaubitze)
42 has recently become available. This howitzer is mounted on a PzKw 3 chassis
and is electrically fired. Unless the muzzle brake is attached, the gun must not
be fired. Additional descriptive data follow.
|Length in calibers|| ||28|
|Length of barrel||9.55 ft|
|Length of barrel with muzzle brake||10.8 ft|
|Bore from breech to muzzle||8.79 ft|
|Maximum range||13,480 yds|
|Width including PzKw 3 chassis||9 ft 8 1/2 in|
|Height including PzKw 3 chassis||6 ft 5 in|
|Length including PzKw 3 chassis||17 ft 8 3/4 in|
|Weight||21 1/2 tons|
|Muzzle velocity||1,771 f/s|