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


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

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Armour Details


 Front 10mm@9(10.0mm)
 Side  10mm@16(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@17(10.0mm)


 Front 10mm@67(26.0mm)
 Side  10mm@15(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@0(10.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)


 Front 20mm@15(21.0mm)
 Side  15mm@0(15.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@41(13.0mm)
 Top  10mm@90(10.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 26 (mm) - Minimum 8 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1943 - 1945
Quantity Produced 102
Weight  12 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.69 (mtr)
Width 2.15 (mtr)
Height 2.46 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 21.875 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 10 (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 125
Power/Weight 10.41 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The 15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t) front engine was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 102 of which were used by the germans between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.15 metres wide, 4.69 metres long, 2.46 metres high and weighed 12 tonnes.

Powered by a 125hp petrol engine the 15cm s.I.G. Gw 38(t) front engine was capable of a road speed of 21mph and a cross country speed of 10mph.

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
 Ammunition18 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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