SCHWERES INFANTERIEGESCHUTZ sIG33 AUSF M (GRILLE)

SCHWERES INFANTERIEGESCHUTZ sIG33 AUSF M (GRILLE)
Image: Grille Ausf M
YearApril 1943
Vehicle TypeHeavy Self-Propelled Infantry Gun
Origin & DesignerCzechoslovakia/BMM
Numbers Produced282
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 150mm L/12 sIG33 Infantry Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-0° to +73°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse10°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightRblf36
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried18 x 150mm & 600 x 7.92mm Rounds
Height2.20m
Width2.63m
Length4.87m
Combat Weight16.500 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.86m
Obstacle Clearance0.80m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioFuG-16
ArmourHull Front: 60mm
Hull Sides: 20mm
Hull Rear: 20mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Compartment:
Gun Mantle: 10mm
Front: 10mm
Sides: 10mm
Rear: Open
Top: Open
EnginePraga AC/2 (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range185 km
Maximum Cross Country Range140 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed32 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed12 kpm
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
Variants[@variants]
NotesThe Grille sIG33 Ausf M was another conversion that mounted a 150mm sIG33 on a Czech tank. Like the sIG33 Ausf H (Grille) the chassis was used on late models of the Marder tank destroyer in which the engine was situated in the rear which meant that the fighting compartment was mounted further back than the previous model of Grille. The sIG33 Ausf M saw service in Italy, Russia and France.