Image: Sturmgeschütz III Ausf G
YearDecember 1942
Vehicle TypeMedium Assault Gun
Origin & DesignerGermany/Alkett & MIAG
Numbers Produced7.843
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/48 StuK 40 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-6° to +20°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse10° Left & Right
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightSlfZF1a
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (No Gun Mount)
1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Saukopf Mounted Coaxial - Late Models)
1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Roof Mounted- Remote Control - Late Models)
Smoke Discharger1 x Nahverteidigundswaffe (Close Support Weapon)
Ammunition Carried54 x 75mm & 600 x 7.92mm + Smoke Rounds
Combat Weight23.900 kg
Ground Clearance0.39m
Fording Depth0.80m
Trench Crossing2.30m
Obstacle Clearance0.60m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioFuG-15 or 16
ArmourHull Front: 80mm
Hull Sides: 30mm
Hull Rear: 50mm
Hull Top: 16mm
Hull Bottom: 11mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 50mm + 30mm Side (Late Models with Saukopf 80mm)
Front: 80mm
Sides: 30mm
Rear: 30mm
Top: 17mm
EngineHL 120 TR M (Petrol)
Transmission6 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range155 km
Maximum Cross Country Range95 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed40 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed24 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Sturmgeschütz Ausf G became the final model of the StuG III series. It had a similar hull to the Ausf F/8 but changes were made to the fighting compartment with the addition of a commander’s cupola and splinter shield and mount for the machine gun. The roof also had a slant as did the armour on hull sides. Later models were also built with a new gun mantlet, called the Saukopfblend (sow’s head mount) because of the shape. Some models also had a coaxial, with some being fitted with a remote controlled MG located on the roof along with Nahverteidigungswaffe for close defense. The Ausf G was produced in large numbers and served on nearly every front until the end of the war.