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Sturer Emil

CountryGermany
Primary RoleTank Destroyer

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ww2dbaseThe Sturer Emil heavy tank destroyers were created by mating modified Henschel-built VK3001 prototype heavy tank chassis with Rheinmetall-built 128-millimeter K L/61 guns. The design was completed in 1941 and two examples were built in 1942, nicknamed "Max" and "Moritz"). Officially designated Selbstfahrlafette auf VK3001(H), they saw action in the Russo-German war. One of them was destroyed in action, while the other was captured at Stalingrad, Russia in Jan 1943 after it had destroyed 22 Soviet vehicles. The captured Sturer Emil tanker destroyer is now on display at the Kubinka Tank Museum near Moscow, Russia.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Dec 2012

SPECIFICATIONS

Sturer Emil
MachineryOne Maybach water-cooled HL116 V-6 engine rated at 300hp
Armament1x128 mm K 40 L/61 gun (18 rounds), 1x7.92mm MG 34 machine gun
Armor15-50mm
Crew5
Length9.70 m
Width3.16 m
Height2.70 m
Weight35.0 t
Range25 km

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1. Anonymous says:
5 Aug 2017 08:55:02 PM

Their were actually 31 kill marks on the captured Emil.

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