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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t)
(also known as Bison)

Germany

15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t)

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 15mm@12(15.0mm)
 Side  15mm@12(15.0mm)
   
   

Superstructure

 Front 25mm@12(26.0mm)
 Side  15mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@10(15.0mm)
   

Hull

 Front 50mm@15(52.0mm)
 Side  15mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@16(16.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 52 (mm) - Minimum 8 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1943 - 1945
Quantity Produced 90
Weight  11.5 (tonnes)
Crew 5
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.69 (mtr)
Width 2.15 (mtr)
Height 2.19 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 115 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 125
Power/Weight 10.86 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The 15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t)also known as Bison was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 90 of which were used by the germans between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 5 and was 2.15 metres wide, 4.69 metres long, 2.19 metres high and weighed 11.5 tonnes.

Powered by a 125hp petrol engine the 15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t) was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t) had a road range of 115 miles

Based on the czech 38t chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 15cm sIG33 L/11 with a muzzle velocity of 280m/sec which was capable of penetrating 40mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
15cm sIG33 L/11
 Calibre 150 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 280 m/sec
 Shell Weight 25 Kg
 Ammunition15 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 42 42 41 40 38 37 36 35
Flight Time(secs) 0.35 0.72 1.45 2.97 4.54 6.16 7.84 9.58
Hit Probability % 98 98 88 29 18 12 7 4
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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