Only a World War II era armoured can start like this after being abandoned after so many years! I'm really impressed to see that after starting it was not smoking much and still be steerable with the clutch still working!!! Gosh I envy those guys that can take it home!
This StuG with Fahrgestellnumber 90678 was assigned to Sonderverband 288 with three other StuGs and send to Creece, these four StuGs were later send to North Africa, but only three made it after one of them fell of the dock while loading.
In North Africa the three moved out into the...read more
The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II. It was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III tank, replacing the turret with a fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile,...read more
This is a brief history of the Finnish Stug III G that is at the Tank Museum of Parola in Finland. It was the very first Finnish StuG that fired at and destroyed Soviet Armour during the hard battles in the summer of 1944. Repainted in a made up wartime-like colour-scheme and featuring some...read more
StuG III Ausf. F(Sd.Kfz 142/1) was the first real up-gunning of the StuG, this version uses the longer 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/43 gun. Firing armour-piercing Panzergranat-Patrone 39, StuK 40 L/43 could penetrate 91 mm of...read more
The StuG started development before the war and was in full production by 1940. Designated an Assault Gun it was designed round a Panzer III chassis but no turret, this gave it an extremely low profile. It's role was to support infantry as they followed close behind the panzer assaults. But the...read more
Stug III Ausf D, chassis number 90678 was captured by the British in El Alamein in North Africa and was taken to the UK for tests and study. This tank was recovered from the Pirbright fire range in UK, and was then part of Kevin Wheatcroft collection. The new owner Jon Phillips then acquired it...read more
When you look at the huge ‘monster’ that is A39 Tortoise it is very tempting to draw immediate comparisons with the German tank destroyers, Elephant, JagdTiger, and JagdPanther. Tortoise might be regarded as the British answer to German monsters such as...read more