7.5cm PaK 40 auf Mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen S307(f)

Photo from D-Day Tank Warfare

After the Blitzkreig through the low countries and the fall of France in 1940, a large amount of British and French equipment was captured. The SOUMA MCG S 307 was used one of the standard French halftracks during the 1940 campaign. Initially, the Germans used it to tow artillery pieces. In 1943, however, an effort was made to increase the armored equipment available in France, so several SOUMA halftracks were converted into 'Mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen S307(f)' through the addition of an armored body.

A total of 16 S307's were converted into Panzerjäger by adding a PaK 40 to the vehicle. The PaK 40 conversion was more elaborate than most of the conversions made on the S307. The weapon was installed over the tracks with the driver just ahead of the gun shield, therefore the armor around the driving compartment of the Panzerjäger variant differed from all other S307 conversions.

7.5cm PaK 40 auf Mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen S307(f)
Crew: 4 Armament: One 7.5cm PaK 40 L/46
Weight: 8.5 tons Traverse: unknown, but no more than 30o left/right
Length: 5.76 meters Elevation: unknown
Width: 2.1 meters Engine: SOUMA 4cyl 4.7lit
Height: 2.04 meters Gearbox: 5 forward, 1 reverse
Radio: FuG Spr d Speed: 36 km/hr


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