The Sturmhaubitze was designed by Alkett, by mounting a 105 mm howitzer in a modified Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G chassis. When shown to Hitler, he was impressed by the vehicle, and ordered it into production. It was used along Sturmgeschütz III and Sturmgeschütz IV.
The Sturmhaubitze didn't have the armour-piecing capability of the Sturmgeschütz III and IV, but in stead had a much better high-explosive round. This allowed it to fare better against infantry, strongpoints and anti-tank guns. About 1300 Sturmhaubitze had been manufactured at the end of the war.
|Armour (range)||10-80 mm|
|Speed (max)||40 km/h|
|Engine||Maybach HL 120 TRM|
|Primary weapon||10,5 cm StuH 42 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||7,92 mm MG 34 (1)|