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Sturmpanzer II

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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156,000  Credits Cost
190190 HP Hit Points
15.9/1616.05/18.1 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Loader
  5. Loader
Mobility
155180 hp Engine Power
45/10 km/h Speed Limit
2022 deg/s Traverse
9.7511.21 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
30/14.5/14.5 mm Hull Armor
Armament







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280/0
Shell Cost
400//400// HP Damage
35//35// mm Penetration



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3.45 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 17.4 s
50% Crew: 21.55 s
75% Crew: 18.82 s
100% Crew: 16.68 s
Rammer: 15.01 s
Vents: 16.31 s
Both: 14.68 s
Both and BiA: 14.36 s
Both and Max Crew %: 13.77 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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3.45 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 17.4 s
50% Crew: 21.55 s
75% Crew: 18.82 s
100% Crew: 16.68 s
Rammer: 15.01 s
Vents: 16.31 s
Both: 14.68 s
Both and BiA: 14.36 s
Both and Max Crew %: 13.77 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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2624

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (400 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2624
50% Crew: 2120
75% Crew: 2424
100% Crew: 2736
100% Crew
Vents: 2796
Rammer: 3040
Both: 3108
Both and BiA: 3176
Both and Max Crew %: 3316

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3024
50% Crew: 2520
75% Crew: 2824
100% Crew: 3136
100% Crew
Rammer: 3440
Vents: 3196
Both: 3508
Both and BiA: 3576
Both and Max Crew %: 3716

See here, here, or here for more information.






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2624

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (400 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2624
50% Crew: 2120
75% Crew: 2424
100% Crew: 2736
100% Crew
Vents: 2796
Rammer: 3040
Both: 3108
Both and BiA: 3176
Both and Max Crew %: 3316

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3024
50% Crew: 2520
75% Crew: 2824
100% Crew: 3136
100% Crew
Rammer: 3440
Vents: 3196
Both: 3508
Both and BiA: 3576
Both and Max Crew %: 3716

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.84 m 

With 50% Crew: 1.041 m
With 75% Crew: 0.909 m
With 100% Crew: 0.805 m
With BiA: 0.788 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.771 m
Maximum possible: 0.739 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.84 m 

With 50% Crew: 1.041 m
With 75% Crew: 0.909 m
With 100% Crew: 0.805 m
With BiA: 0.788 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.771 m
Maximum possible: 0.739 m

For more details, see Crew
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6.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 8.052 s
With 75% Crew: 7.031 s
With 100% Crew: 6.232 s
With GLD: 5.666 s
With BiA: 6.095 s
With BiA and Vents: 5.963 s
With both and GLD: 5.421 s
Maximum possible: 5.196 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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6.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 8.052 s
With 75% Crew: 7.031 s
With 100% Crew: 6.232 s
With GLD: 5.666 s
With BiA: 6.095 s
With BiA and Vents: 5.963 s
With both and GLD: 5.421 s
Maximum possible: 5.196 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
1616 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed
14° Gun Arc
-4°/+75°-4°/+75° Elevation Arc
3030 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






255 m 

With 50% Crew: 200.4 m
With 75% Crew: 227.7 m
With 100% Crew: 255 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 267.9 m
With Coated Optics: 280.5 m
With Binocular Telescope: 318.75 m
Maximum possible: 365.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






255 m 

With 50% Crew: 200.4 m
With 75% Crew: 227.7 m
With 100% Crew: 255 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 267.9 m
With Coated Optics: 280.5 m
With Binocular Telescope: 318.75 m
Maximum possible: 365.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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310 m 

With 50% Crew: 243.6 m
With 75% Crew: 276.8 m
With 100% Crew: 310 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 372 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 341 m
Maximum possible: 446.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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700 m 

With 50% Crew: 550 m
With 75% Crew: 625.1 m
With 100% Crew: 700 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 840 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 770 m
Maximum possible: 1007.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top


IV

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156000

The Sturmpanzer II is a German tier 4 self-propelled gun.

Developed in 1941 and based on the Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. B. All manufactured vehicles were sent to the front and lost. The SPGs were used by the Afrika Division in Libya and Tunisia.

It uses the same gun as the Sturmpanzer I Bison, though it correspondingly has more than twice as many shells and a better rate of fire. Despite looking significantly different from the Sturmpanzer I Bison, the Sturmpanzer II has many of the same statistics. The extremely narrow horizontal arc and unimpressive range make it necessary to move this vehicle a lot, which can be annoying due to the long aim time as well as making easier to spot. But these only balance the vehicle as the gun is extremely powerful, capable of doing very large amounts of damage to even some tier 6s.

The Sturmpanzer II leads to the Grille.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III 15 cm s.I.G. 33 L/11 35 400 3.45 0.84 6.5 760 8880

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III Büssing NAG L8V/GS 36 155 20 600 4220
IV Büssing NAG L8V/GS 39 180 20 650 8800

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III 15 cm s.I.G. 33B Sfl. 16 20 0 7000 1260
IV 15 cm s.I.G. 33B Sfl. verstärkteketten 18.1 22 0 7000 3560

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III FuG 5 310 50 630
VIII Fu.Spr.Ger. "a" 700 150 27000
VII FuG Spr. 1 455 150 21600


Compatible Equipment

Light Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Springs Additional Grousers Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Chocolate Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Large splash radius for its tier
  • High damage and penetration
  • High shell trajectory
  • Decent accuracy, at least at the ranges you'll probably have to be firing from.


Cons:


  • Poor acceleration and top speed
  • Narrow gun arc
  • Poor aim time
  • Slow shell speed
  • Short range (600 m)


Performance

Although Additional Grousers are available for this vehicle, the additional 1,000 kg on its meager engine slows it down more than the Additional Grousers help, making their purchase pointless, in this case.

When fully upgraded, this SPG can reach decent max speeds to reach their firing position much quicker than the Bison, though its traverse speed is a major handicap. Its traverse speed and slow reload time also makes it extremely vulnerable in close quarters fights, making support or excellent positioning essential.

With highly trained crew members and a medium-caliber artillery shell rammer, this SPG can get a much faster reload rate than without. The crew training also significantly decreases the aim time. When combined with the great damage and penetration of the more expensive 450 damage HE ammunition, with a 30 round carry capacity, this SPG can be a very dangerous foe and can often do more damage than any other SPG on the battlefield.

When facing high speed tanks, it is recommended one takes a very large lead on the target. Ideally, this SPG should not even attempt to hit these targets as hitting the right location at the right time with this SPG is very difficult when having to turn the SPG frequently.

When facing lower speed tanks that are moving, it is recommended to center the tank facing the targets and then lock the track. Otherwise very minor adjustments of the aim will often result in very large aiming penalties.

Of note is that the ammunition is highly effective against the sides of the KV-1S, with reliable 400 damage hits.


Early Research

  • First research the Büssing NAG L8V/GS 39 engine.
  • Next research the upgraded suspension.
  • Lastly research the FuG Spr. A radio.


Suggested Equipment


Artillery Shell Rammer Camouflage Net 


Gallery

Historical Info

Sturmpanzer II in North Africa
Sturmpanzer II preparing for deployment

Even before the Sturmpanzer I entered service, plans were made to develop an improved version based on the PzKpfw II's chassis and components. Panzerkampfwagen II became obsolete in 1941, but the large number produced made it a perfect base for conversions. The first improvised prototype was tested at Kummersdorf on June 13th of 1940. In October of 1940, Alkett completed the first prototype based on Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf B's chassis, but did not provide adequate space for the large gun as well as its inability to absorb the recoil.

On February 18th of 1941, it was decided to built Sturmpanzer II on modified and turretless chassis/hulls of Panzerkampfwagen IIs. In July/August of 1941, the first Sturmpanzer II Bison (lenghtened version) was produced. By January of 1942, a total of twelve (versuchserie - trial series) were produced by Alkett; 7 were produced in 1941 and 5 in 1942.

The chassis was slightly widened (by 32cm) and lenghtened (by 60cm) in order to make room for the gun, and an additional sixth roadwheel was added. For a vehicle being based on the Panzerkampfwagen II , it had few components in common with the base tank variant. It was powered by a Bussing-NAG engine instead of the usual Maybach. Unlike the Wespe, there were no protecting sides along the entire length of the superstructure. A 150mm sIG 33 L/11.4 heavy infantry gun was mounted in the shield that extended straight across the full width of the superstructure. The gun had a range of 4700 meters and could be elevated vertically by 75 degress. The main armament could be used as a heavy infantry gun or as a heavy mortar, depending on the elevation and initial speed of the projectile. Sturmpanzer II was operated by the crew of 4 (commander, two gunners, and driver) and it weighed approximately 16 tons. Its performance was poor as its weak engine overheated and the vehicle had poor maneuverability.

All vehicles were grouped into the 707th and 708th sIG Kp (Sfl.) heavy infantry gun companies and were shipped to Libya, North Africa, from February to April of 1942. They proved prone to constant mechanical breakdowns, and only a few were operational by using other ones as sources for spare parts. Eight were lost by December 2nd of 1942, while six others served with DAK - Deutsches Afrika Korps until the spring of 1943, when last of them was eliminated (abandoned).

It is reported that the British captured six abandoned and dismantled Sturmpanzer IIs in one of Germany's workshops. It is also reported that a single Sturmpanzer II was pressed in service by the Egyptian Army and saw combat once again in the war with Israel in 1948. Based on experiences with the Sturmpanzer II, the more practical and successful Wespe was developed and produced.


Historical Gallery

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Medium Tanks IIIGroßtraktor - Krupp IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K VTurán III prototípus VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VPz.Kpfw. T 25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPanther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIPanzer 58 Mutz VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE 50 IXT 55A IXLeopard Prototyp A XE 50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
Heavy Tanks IVPz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f) IVDurchbruchswagen 2 VVK 30.01 (H) VITiger 131 VIVK 36.01 (H) VIIVK 45.03 VIITiger I VIITiger (P) VIIIVK 100.01 (P) VIIILöwe VIIITiger II VIIIVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A IXE 75 IXMäuschen IXVK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B XE 100 XPz.Kpfw. VII XMaus XVK 72.01 (K)
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