The workhorse of the German Army that swept across Poland, France and Russia, the Sturmgeschütz III saw service in all theatres of World War II, both in an infantry support role and as a tank destroyer. Cheaper and quicker to produce than a tank, the assault gun proved a remarkably effective weapon. Its design and development, production, capabilities and operational history are all closely examined, as is its tactical employment and organisation into units. This book uses original German combat and experience reports to show how the Sturmgeschütz fared in action, whilst also providing information on both retrofitted and production modifications.
Read an extract of Sturmgeschütz III Assault Gun 1940–42
Table of Contents
Design and Development · Production Modifications · Production History · Capabilities · Operational History · Tactical Employment · Organisation · Early Successes in Russia