Sturmtiger (Photosniper 10)
By George Parada, Mariusz Suliga, Krzysztof Mucha
Publisher: Kagero 2003 48 Pages
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During World War II, Germany produced a variety of specialized armored fighting vehicles, including Sturmpanzers - assault tanks. They were to be used as heavy infantry support vehicles in urban street warfare against buildings and in operations against heavily fortified defenses. The first was the Sturminfanteriegeschiitz 33 based on the Panzerkampfwagen III medium tank and armed with the 150mm sIG heavy infantry gun. All 24 built were produced in 1942 and saw service on the Eastern Front, including Stalingrad. The Sturminfanteriegeschiitz 33 was followed by the Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar, which was based on the Panzerkampfwagen IV medium tank and armed with a 150mm StuH (Sturmhaubitze) assault/attack howitzer. The 306 units produced from 1943 to 1945 saw service on all fronts. The heaviest and the most powerful of all Sturmpanzers was the Sturmtiger, which entered service in late 1944. This was the result of work done on a similar project -Sturmpanzer Bar.