15 cm schweres Infanterie Geschütz 33 Field Gun
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Ammunition Weight||38.00 kg|
|Muzzle Velocity||240 m/s|
Contributor: C. Peter Chenww2dbaseThe 15-centimeter sIG 33 close infantry support guns, short for schweres Infanterie Geschütz 33, were the standard heavy infantry field gun in the WW2-era German army. They were designed by Rheinmetall in 1927 and were introduced into the German military in 1933, hence the designation. About 4,600 were made during the design's production life.
The 15-centimeter sIG 33 close infantry support guns were made in many variants, some of which were mounted on vehicles such as the chassis of a Panzer II, Panzer 38(t), Panzer III, and Panzer IV tanks, making them self-propelled guns.
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