Tank Destroyer: StuG III Ausf. B

StuG III Ausf. B

In 1935, Erich von Manstein of the German Army General Staff, in a letter to General Ludwig Beck, described the idea of building assault artillery to support attacking infantry units. Five prototypes of the "zero" series were manufactured in 1937. Early modifications from Ausf.A to Ausf.F/8 were produced until December 1942.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier IV
Hit Points 260 HP
Weight/Load Limit 21.94 / 24.0 t
Price 130,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Loader (Radio Operator)
Mobility
Engine Power 320 h.p.
Speed Limit 40 km/h
Traverse Speed 32 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 44 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 50
  • sides 30
  • rear 30
Armament
Gun 7,5 cm Kanone L/24
Ammunition 44 pcs
Damage 83-138 HP
Armor Penetration 32-54 mm
Rate of Fire 15.38 rounds/min
View Range 310 m
Signal Range 310 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
IV 7,5 cm Kanone L/24 110/110/175 43/87/38 15.38 10,450
IV 7,5 cm Stu.K. 40 L/43 110/110/175 103/139/38 15.38 25,000
V 7,5 cm Pak 39 L/48 110/110/175 110/158/38 15.38 27,380
V 10,5 cm Stu.H. 42 L/28 350/350/410 64/104/53 6.67 28,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Maybach HL 108 TR 320 20 9,460
IV Maybach HL 120 TR 350 20 10,430
IV Maybach HL 120 TRM 440 20 19,900
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
III StuG III Ausf. B 24.0 32 1,800
IV StuG III Ausf. E 26.5 40 4,740
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III FuG 5 310 630
VI FuG 7 415 8,160