Panzer IV/70 (Tank Power Vol. XXII 242)
By Janusz Ledwoch
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Militaria 2006 104 Pages
PDF 27 MB
At an early stage of the WW II German Panzerjager units were equipped mainly with towed or self-propelled guns based on obsolete tracked or half-tracked chassis.
The succes of Sturmgeschiitz HI/40 design in anti-tank role clearly showed what was needed: a low silhouette vehicle with a 7.5cm or 8.8cm antitank gun with a closed combat compartment and heavy armour. The new vehicle was known as the neu Sturmgeschiitz.
A pmject was started to resolve some shortcomings found in the StuG assault gun. related to its use primarily in the anti-tank role. It was realised that such modifications of the StuG III. named neu Sturmgeschiitz could not be easy and would not be made quickly, by which time a new design could he ready.
Dual Polish and English text.