September 8, 2014

15 cm sIG 33 (Sf) auf PzKpfw I Ausf B

A sIG 33 self-propelled gun in Greece
sIG 33 self-propelled gun, of the 5th Panzer-Division,
negotiating mountainous terrain in Greece in April 1941.

The sIG 33 was based on Panzer I chassis mounted with the sIG 33 150 mm heavy howitzer. It was used to provide close support to the motorized infantry companies. 

The vehicle weighted 8,500 kgr, was operated by a crew of five and carried only three rounds. It saw service with the 701st to 706th Heavy Infantry Gun Companies.

A sIG 33 self-propelled gun in Russia
2. In Soviet Union in the summer of 1942.

15cm sIG 33 (Sf) in action in 1940

Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-163-0328-15/Jesse/CC-BY-SA-3.0-de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-216-0406-37/Gellert/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons

Related Posts
Sturm-Infanteriegeschütz 33B