War & Conflicts Discussions => Panzer VI & its variants "Tiger" => Topic started by: stoffel on 26 November 2014, 19:06:26

Title: Sd.kfz. 186 Sturmtiger
Post by: stoffel on 26 November 2014, 19:06:26
Sturmtiger, Tigermorser.

A heavy gun (38) cm build on the chassis of a Tiger 1 tank.
Gun name: 38cm wurfgerate der kriegsmarine, or a 38 cm navalgun with a shortened barrel.
Production started in april 1944, 12 vehicles were ordered but eventually 18 were delivered by the ALKETT firm.
The tank saw its first action during the Warschau uprising in 1944.
At the end of february 1945 still 16 vehicles were operational.

Armor front: 150 mm
Crew: 5
Main gun: Raketenwerfer 61 38L5,4
Secundary weapon: 1 x MG 34 mounted in the front of the vehicle.
Ammo: Schwere Sprenggranate 4581 with a range of 6km, 14 rounds stored in the vehicle.
A small crane on top of the tank helped the crew to load the gun.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_Sturmtiger_zpsf36c847b.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/Sturmtiger_zpsf36c847b.jpg.html)
Abandoned vehicle late april 1945 somewhere in germany

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_sturmtiger1_zpsbbdd65c7.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/sturmtiger1_zpsbbdd65c7.jpg.html)(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_sturmtiger2_zpsdbeb210c.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/sturmtiger2_zpsdbeb210c.jpg.html)
2 site view of the production vehicle.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/Bergen%20Belsen/panzermuseum%20munster/th_IMG_2790_zps31dd79ab.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/Bergen%20Belsen/panzermuseum%20munster/IMG_2790_zps31dd79ab.jpg.html)
Sturmtiger at Munster, picture Stoffel