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The use of German selfpropelled guns in Soviet army

foto photo ww2 WWII USSR captured Hummel SPGs in Red Army
captured Hummel SPGs in Red Army, 1945


Also, in 1943 it was decided to use big storages of German tanks to convert them to assault guns designated SU-76i ("inostrannij" = foreign).
foto photo ww2 WWII USSR SU-76i (inostrannij = foreign) self-propelled gun
SU-76i self-propelled gun

The modifications consisted of the removal of the turret and upper part of the hull in case of PzKpfwIII / PzKpfwIV and the superstructure in case of StugIII, while all other components remain unchanged. Modified vehicles were mounted with welded boxy superstructures (forward armor 35mm, side and rear armor 15-25mm) which housed 76.2mm F-34 or 76.2mm ZIS-5 tank gun and storage space for 98 rounds. SU-76i was operated by the crew of four, who had a submachineguns and a hand grenades for local defense. A driver used the unchanged German equipment, while other equipment was of Soviet origin. SU-76i weighted about 22t; it could travel at the maximum speed of 40km/h as the base tanks. 201 of such SPGs were built, including 20 command SU-76i.
In Augst 1943, 1902th SAP had 15 SU-76i and five SU-76. Also, 1901st SAP and 1903rd SAP were equipped by SU-76i.

foto photo ww2 WWII USSR 201 of such SPGs were built, including 20 command SU-76i
SU-76i the command SPG

foto photo ww2 WWII USSR In Augst 1943, 1902th SAP had 15 SU-76i and five SU-76. Also, 1901st SAP and 1903rd SAP were equipped by SU-76i
SU-76i


foto photo ww2 WWII USSR trophy Marder 3 selfpropelled gun
captured Marder III SPG
trophy Sdkfz.251/17
foto photo ww2 WWII USSR captured StuG.40 in ambush
captured StuG.40 SPG in ambush


foto photo ww2 WWII USSR the captives ride on the trophy vehicles
the German captives ride on the trophy vehicles



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