StuG III Ausf C

The Sturmgeschütz Ausf.C was the third version of the StuG III assault gun, and saw only minor modifications from the Ausf B. The most important of these was the replacement of the direct vision port associated with the gun sight and its replacement with a periscopic SflZF 1 gun sight. This was operated by raising it through a small hole in the gunner’s roof hatch. The Ausf.C also saw a minor redesign to the front of the superstructure. The Ausf.C and Ausf.D were very similar, to the extent that they are impossible to tell apart visually.

Names
Gepanzerter Selbstfahrlafette für Sturmgeschütz 7.5cm Kanone Ausf C
Sd Kfz 142
StuG Ausf C, 4 Serie

StuG III Ausf C - side plan
StuG III Ausf C - side plan

Stats
Number produced: 50
Produced: May-September 1941
Length: 5.40m
Hull Width: 2.93m
Height: 1.98m
Crew: 4
Weight: 20.2 tons  
Engine: 320hp Maybach HL120TRM
Max Speed: 40km/hr
Max Range:  160km/
Main Armament: One 7.5cm StuK37 L/24

Armour

Armour

Front

Side

Rear

Top/ Bottom

Superstructure

50mm

30mm

30mm

11mm below
17mm above

Hull

50mm

30mm

30mm

16mm

Gun mantlet

50mm

 

 

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (29 July 2008), StuG III Ausf C , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_StuG_III_Ausf_C.html

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