February 14, 2016

Sturmgeschützabteilung 200

Sturmgeschützabteilung 200 was an ad hoc unit equipped with conversions of French Hotchkiss H35 and H39 tanks. The unit was part of the 21st Panzer-Division and fought in Normandy.

Assault guns 10,5 cm leFH18(Sf) auf Geschützwagen 39H (f) during inspection
1. Assault guns 10,5 cm leFH18(Sf) auf Geschützwagen 39H (f) during inspection. The gun 
had a range of 7.5 miles and a rate of fire of 6-8 rounds per minute. 48 of these were produced.


Geschützwagen H39 7.5 cm Pak 40
2. The Geschützwagen H39 7.5 cm Pak 40 was a self-propelled anti-tank vehicle mounting a 
75mm gun on a French tank chassis. Four of them served with Sturmgeschützabteilung 200.

Alfred Becker (left) with Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel and Generalmajor Edgar Feuchtinger
3. The Battalion commander Alfred Becker (left) with Generalfeldmarschall 
Erwin Rommel and the divisional commander Generalmajor Edgar Feuchtinger


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-300-1865-06/Speck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-300-1865-05/Speck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-300-1863-31/Speck/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons