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Stug III in motion on a dirt road, in Russia, August, 1943

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Stug III in motion on a dirt road, in Russia, August, 1943

Stug III in motion on a dirt road, in Russia, August, 1943

Did you know? In response to the USAAF bombing of Schweinfurt in September 1943, the Ausf G.’s commander cupola underwent a modification. Originally equipped with periscopes and designed to rotate, it was altered due to the shortage of ball bearings. As a result, the cupolas were welded onto the tanks instead of being able to rotate freely.

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Image by: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-087-3675A-08A / Thiemann / CC-BY-SA 3.0


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