Sturmgeschütz III mit 8.8cm KwK43

Photo from Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War II

A design project to mount what appears to be the 8.8cm KwK43 L/71 on the chassis of a Sturmgeschütz III made it at least to the wooden mock-up stage. The mantelet appears to be identical to the one on the Tiger II's production turret, while the gun is the earlier monobloc KwK 43. To provide for installation of the larger gun, both the height and length of the superstructure appear to have been increased.


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