Assault gun StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020

Assault gun StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020

A very infrequent beast for Russian (and world) museums StuG-40

Abandoned Self-propelled gun StuG-40 Ausf.G (was found in the swamp). One of the first assault gun in this series, produced in December 1942, on wide winter tracks “Winterketten”.

The assault gun in 2002 was found in the swamp and raised under the Velikie Luki detachment “Vysota”:

The armored vehicle did not reach the tank museum in Kubinka and settled in Saratov at the Victory Park open-air museum.

What exactly is a StuG-40?

An assault gun is a form of self-propelled artillery which uses an infantry support gun mounted on a motorized chassis, normally on an armored fighting vehicle. Assault guns are designed to provide direct fire support for infantry attacks, especially against other infantry or fortified positions. The term is a literal translation of the German word Sturmgeschütz, which was applied to the first purpose-built assault gun, the StuG III, in 1940.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. His condition in 2020

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020.  Author of the photo is unknown.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. His condition in 2020.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020. Author of the photo is unknown.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. His condition in 2020.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020. Author of the photo is unknown.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. His condition in 2020.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020. Author of the photo is unknown.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. His condition in 2020.

StuG-40 found in a swamp in 2002. Its condition in 2020. Author of the photo is unknown.

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