The Sturmtiger.

The Sturmtiger.

by Daniel Russ on June 29, 2016

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  The Sturmtiger was a German assault gun built on the Panzer mark VI Tiger I chassis. The idea was to create an infantry assault support vehicle that could destroy heavily defended pillboxes and buildings. It carried a 380 mm rocket launcher, a 100mm grenade launcher and a 7.92mm machine gun. The 380 mm rocket […]

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The Sturmtiger.

by Daniel Russ on October 14, 2011

The Sturmtiger was product of lessons learned. It was the anti dote to urban fighting hell, a weapon that could demolish sniper hiding structures with a single shot. It had a telescopic sight and was armed with a 38cm breech laoading rocket launcher and mortar. It could fire projectiles ¾ of a mile away. The 275pound shaped-charge Raketen Hohladungsgranate 4582 was used against fortifications and could penetrate 8 feet of reinforced concrete. Each shot could bring down a building. It only carried 14 of these long rockets or mortars, though. The launching charge was so powerful exhaust gasses had to be vented through special ducts. Each firing was accompanied by a tremendous flash. Each firing meant the vehicle had to be moved since the flash revealed its position.
The ammunition was so deadly and technical the best estimates for production capacity was 300 rounds a month.
The Germans built 19 and then the war ended.

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