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German Tank at Chalke Valley
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No: 10829   Contributor: Uwe Deffner   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Unidentified / Unknown   Country: England
German Tank at Chalke Valley

Chalke Valley, Wiltshire, UK, 29/6/2013
Unfortunately I do not know what type. Can anybody help?
Picture added on 27 July 2013 at 07:15
add commentComments:
As the vehicle does not have a rotating turret it is most likely to be self-propelled (SP) gun.
Having looked in a few of my reference books the most likely candidate is as follows:
Sturmgeschutz III Self-Propelled Assault Gun.
Designed in 1937 early versions were fitted with short, limited traverse 75mm gun.
The frame work on the side carried a well armoured carapace to enable it to operate in support of infantry operations.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 30 July 2013.
Is this not one of the FV432 conversions to a Stug III? I seem to recall that the SBG (Second battle Group) had one. (Its just that the road wheels look like those fitted to the FV432's) I know 432's have only two return rollers But they are a bolt on item.

Added by Chris Stone on 31 July 2013.
Don't know anything above 432's being converted to Stug III's.
But with a front deck as low as the vehicle in the image the K60 engine (which is fitted to the FV432) would not fit as it would be too tall for the hull.
Also the drive sprocket doesn't look like it's from a 432.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 05 August 2013.
there are several companies in the UK and Slovakia offering replica StuGIII which are built on FV432 chassis using the multi-fuel engine.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 06 August 2013.
Thanks for the feedback.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 07 August 2013.
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