[Lone Sentry: German 76.2-mm Self-Propelled Gun, WWII Tactical and Technical Trends]
  [Lone Sentry: Photographs, Documents and Research on World War II]
Home Page | Site Map | What's New | Intel Articles by Subject

"German 76.2-mm Self-Propelled Gun" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following intelligence report on the German Marder III originally appeared in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 21, March 25, 1943.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


This weapon is another example of the German tendency to mount a large variety of guns on self-propelled mounts. These weapons have been in action in North Africa. The accompanying sketch is based on photographs of a captured specimen.

The weapon consists of a Russian 76.2-mm gun mounted on the Czech 38 (t) light tank chassis. The gun has a traverse of about 40 degrees, and an elevation of minus 5 degrees to plus 20 degrees. It is an adaptation of the standard Russian light field piece, which is reported to have a maximum range of about 15,000 yards and a muzzle velocity of about 2,300 to 3,400 feet per second; it fires a projectile weighing about 15 pounds.

[German 76.2-mm Self-Propelled Gun, Marder III]


[Back] Back to Articles by Subject | Intel Bulletin by Issue | T&TT by Issue | Home Page

Web LoneSentry.com