MARDER III Ausf H (Sd.Kfz 138)

MARDER III Ausf H (Sd.Kfz 138)
Image: Marder III Ausf H
YearNovember 1942
Vehicle TypeMedium Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerCzechoslovakia/BMM
Numbers Produced417
Crew4 (Commander, Gunner, Loader & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 75mm L/46 Pak 40/3 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-5° to +22°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse60°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightZF3x8
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Pivot)
1 x 7.92mm MG37(t) (Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried38 x 75mm + 600 x 7.92mm Rounds
Combat Weight10.800 kg
Ground Clearance0.40m
Fording Depth0.90m
Trench Crossing1.80m
Obstacle Clearance0.84m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 50mm
Hull Sides: 15mm
Hull Rear: 15mm
Hull Top: 10mm
Hull Bottom: 8mm
Gun Mantle: None
Gun Shield Front: 15mm
Gun Shield Sides: 15mm
Gun Shield Rear: Open
Gun Shield Top: Open
EnginePraga EPA/2 (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range185 km
Maximum Cross Country Range140 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed47 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed20 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Marder III Ausf H had a centrally mounted fighting compartment and was built on the Panzer 38(t) Ausf H chassis. Its main gun was the 75mm PaK 40/3, which was protected by a three sided armoured shield, with open rear and top. It served in Russia and North Africa.