Syrian SD74/40N (CZ) StuG III Ausf.G. In the Golan Heights
There are still plenty of artifacts from the Six Day War waiting to be found or explored on the Golan Heights. Among them is SD 74 / 40N, the Czechoslovak modernization of the German StuG-III 40 Ausf.G. In total, Czechoslovakia delivered 32 machines of this type to Syria. They were modernized in the Syrian army: the most notable innovation was the appearance of a turret with a 12.7 mm Breda SAFAT machine gun. It was mounted on the commander’s cupola, there are remnants of the mount on this machine.
The Six Day War was fought in the Middle East between Israel and a coalition comprising of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Algeria. It lasted from June 5 to 10, 1967.
Golan Heights is a disputed territory in the Middle East. Most of it is currently controlled by Israel and the eastern part by Syria. Both Israel and Syria consider the Golan Heights part of their territory. The UN Security Council recognizes this territory as Syrian.
Syrian StuG-III 40 Ausf.G. In the Golan Heights
“They were modernized in the Syrian army: the most notable innovation was the appearance of a turret with a 12.7 mm Breda SAFAT machine gun”