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Old June 25th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #51

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There was supposed to be a heavier tank then the german Maus, Landkreuzer P.1500 Monster or ratte or whatever, Its bigger then a building but it never left the blueprints.
Yes, see previous post.
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The original concept was to provide all infantry divisions with a StuG battalion but that was never possible.

You can't use a low velocity 75mm artillery gun as an anti-tank weapon...what happened was that Guderian suggested that the assault gun units and hunting tank units be amalgamated.

There would be troops of 3-4 AFV's with 2 or 3 howitzers and 1-2 guns.
I'm trying to follow your reasoning however I'm absolutely positive the STUG was very much capable of the anti-tank role when its armament was upgraded. I might even go as far as to say that it became its primary function, or at least for the STUG IV's. The armament of 7.5 cm KWK 40 was certainly capable of destroying enemy tanks. 7.5 cm KwK 40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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70mm Penetration at 1500 Meters, Nice
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german tanks ran on petrol while allied tanks for the most part ran on diesel, has any one mentioned that?
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I'm trying to follow your reasoning however I'm absolutely positive the STUG was very much capable of the anti-tank role when its armament was upgraded. I might even go as far as to say that it became its primary function, or at least for the STUG IV's. The armament of 7.5 cm KWK 40 was certainly capable of destroying enemy tanks. 7.5 cm KwK 40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
STUG stands for infantry support doesn't it? anti tank sp's were designated PAK
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Wrong, Most allied tanks ran on gasoline, Most early war soviet tanks ran on gasoline too, However the Soviets slowly Switched to using Diesel mid-war, If your talking about the sherman and Its reputation for exploding, It was because of the ammo Rack For the most part
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Some StuG Varaints had Howtizers (105mm Guns) But the StuH Variants had 75mm AT Weapons mounted
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STUG stands for infantry support doesn't it? anti tank sp's were designated PAK
I'm not arguing that it was their original function to serve as an anti-tank role. In my previous post I indicated that they were pressed into this role as tank production could not meet demand.
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STUG stands for infantry support doesn't it? anti tank sp's were designated PAK
No, PaK is for a towed Anti Tank gun. Self propelled AT guns were jagdpanzer's. Sturmgeschutz means assault gun.
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I'm trying to follow your reasoning however I'm absolutely positive the STUG was very much capable of the anti-tank role when its armament was upgraded. I might even go as far as to say that it became its primary function, or at least for the STUG IV's. The armament of 7.5 cm KWK 40 was certainly capable of destroying enemy tanks. 7.5 cm KwK 40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Correct, like the Pz IV, once the StuG was up gunned it was capable of takeing on tanks. And in many cases that became there main role.
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