SdKfz 138/1 Grille
|Primary Role||Self-Propelled Gun|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe Grille self-propelled guns were produced by mating 15-centimeter infantry guns with the hulls of Czech-built Panzer 38(t) light tanks. One prototype and 90 production examples of the Ausf H variant design were built by the BMM factory in Prague, Czechoslovakia between Feb and Apr 1943, and 402 (120 of which were without guns; used as ammunition carriers that could be mounted with guns in the field) of the Ausf M variant design were built between Apr and Jun 1943 and then again between Oct 1943 to Sep 1944.
Last Major Revision: Aug 2009
|Machinery||One Praga AC 6-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 147hp|
|Armament||1x15 cm schweres InfanteriegeschÃ¼tz 33 gun (15 rounds), 1x7.92mm MG 34 machine gun|
|Armor||50mm hull front, 25mm superstructure front|
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