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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

SdKfz 165 15cm PzfH 18 Gw III/IV
(also known as Hummel)

Germany

SdKfz  165 15cm PzfH 18 Gw III/IV

Armour Details

 

   
   
   
   

Superstructure

 Front 10mm@37(13.0mm)
 Side  10mm@16(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@10(10.0mm)
   

Hull

 Front 30mm@20(32.0mm)
 Side  20mm@0(20.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@10(20.0mm)
 Top  15mm@90(15.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 32 (mm) - Minimum 10 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1943 - 1945
Quantity Produced 666
Weight  23.55 (tonnes)
Crew 6
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.85 (mtr)
Width 2.97 (mtr)
Height 2.81 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 26.25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 134 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 360
Power/Weight 15.28 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The SdKfz 165 15cm PzfH 18 Gw III/IValso known as Hummel was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 666 of which were used by the germans between 1943 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 6 and was 2.97 metres wide, 5.85 metres long, 2.81 metres high and weighed 23.55 tonnes.

Powered by a 360hp petrol engine the SdKfz 165 15cm PzfH 18 Gw III/IV was capable of a road speed of 26mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The SdKfz 165 15cm PzfH 18 Gw III/IV had a road range of 134 miles

Based on the pzkpfw iii/iv chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 15cm StuH 43 L/12 with a muzzle velocity of 280m/sec which was capable of penetrating 40mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
15cm StuH 43 L/12
 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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