Stug III Ausf. C/D mit StuK 40

Ref: IR-05
Date Added: Wednesday, 7th June, 2006
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Price: £12.95

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Development of the Stug III as an infantry support weapon started in 1936 and 50 of the externally identical Ausf. C and Ausf. D were produced between May and September 1941.

Increasingly, as the war progressed, Stugs were used in the anti-tank role.   In February 1943 Hitler ordered that all Panzer IV, Panzer III and Stug IIIs armed with the short-barrelled 75mm gun should be upgunned whenever the opportunity occurred.   Some of the 50 or so Stuk 37 armed Stugs were susequently re-armed with the Stuk 40 and Saukopfblende mantlet fitted to Stug Ausf. Gs.

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