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|315315 HP Hit Points|
|11.39/11.76.09/0 t Weight Limit|
- Loader (Radio Operator)
|130130 hp Engine Power|
|42/10 km/h Speed Limit|
|2222 deg/s Traverse|
|11.41Expression error: Unexpected < operator. hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|15/15/10 mm Hull Armor|
|400//540// HP Damage|
|35//38// mm Penetration|
|r/m 3.75 r/m 2.55 Rate of Fire|
▲1377 Damage Per Minute
With 50% Crew: 1.041 m
With 50% Crew: 0.966 m
|s 6.5 s 6 Aim time|
|1616 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|10° Gun Arc|
|-3°/+72°-3°/+72° Elevation Arc|
|5536 rounds Ammo Capacity|
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|m 260 m 260 View Range|
|m 290 m 710 Signal Range|
German WWII self-propelled gun. Developed on the Czechoslovakian Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) chassis from 1943 through 1944. A total of 282 vehicles were manufactured.
An SPG with high damage potential, intended to hit a target hard. Many tank Companies will often seek this SPG to complement their firepower due its impressive damage output.
The Grille has weak armor, is rather sluggish, and the stock gun only has a short range, but once upgraded to the 15 cm sFH 13 L/17 gun, it gains a lot of firepower with the benefit of having an increased HE damage that can destroy or easily cripple any tank that it fires at.
Many players tend to keep the Grille in their garage even after upgrading to the Hummel, since it's often required in medium tank companies.
The Grille leads to the Hummel.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|V||15 cm s.F.H. 13 L/17||38||540||2.55||0.78||6||1200||44920|
|III||15 cm s.I.G. 33 L/11||35||400||3.75||0.84||6.5||760||8880|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
|Praga EPA AC||0||9000|
Pros and Cons
- Excellent alpha damage
- Good splash damage and reasonable splash radius for a tier 4
- Long range
- Low rate of fire
- Small gun traverse arc
- Low ammo capacity
- Low damage with the first gun
The Grille starts off as a low damage SPG with high RoF. Getting the larger gun, however, changes it's play style completely. First of all, the Grille can hit almost anywhere on every map without a range issue. Compared to the lower tier German SPG's, the Grille is where you start to see a MASSIVE increase in damage. Direct hits are lethal to light tanks, TD's, mediums, and other SPG's. Heavy tanks will also suffer greatly from a direct impact, often losing a large percentage of their health as well as a module or two. Of course if you miss you won't do any damage better than 80 HP.
However, the Grille's does not reflect on the German SPG philosophy in terms of accuracy. The gun will miss quite a few shots despite your crew or equipment.
The Grille (when fully upgraded) is very speedy and mobile when compared to previous SPG's. The Grille's high damage can make it an effective TD or scout destroyer, though it lacks the turning radius for close-quarters combat. Also, when taking shots from enemy tanks, the first module in the line of fire is the engine, and getting forced to stop due to engine damage is not uncommon. The Grille also has a very low ammo capacity at 18 shells, so fire discipline is crucial.
The Grille does suffer from a rather long reload time, as well as aiming time.
- Nothing carries over from the Wespe or the Sturmpanzer II. However, the Praga EPA/3 carries over from the Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t), if you played it previously.
- Researching the FuG 7 radio first may be a necessity, as the Fug 37's low range all too often leaves you unable to see targets to shoot at.
- Grind your way up to the 15 cm sFH 13 L/17 for a large increase in damage and increased range.
- Now research the upgraded suspension.
- Lastly research the FuG 12 radio. It's helpful on the Grille and it's used by every German artillery from here on.
From February to April of 1943, BMM produced 91 15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschuetz 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf H self-propelled heavy infantry guns on PzKpfw 38(t) chassis'. Vehicles were issued to heavy infantry gun units of the Panzergrenadier and Panzer Divisions. Six vehicles were in each gun detachment.282 15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschuetz 33/1 auf Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf K/M self-propelled heavy infantry guns on PzKpfw 38(t) chassis' were produced by BMM from April-June of 1943, and from October 1943 to September of 1944. They issued just as Ausf H vehicles to heavy infantry gun units of Panzergrenadier and Panzer Divisions. From January to May of 1944, 102 ammunition carriers based on the Ausf K/M were produced by BMM. They were simply unarmed self-propelled heavy infantry guns with ammunition racks instead of the main gun. They could be easily converted into self-propelled heavy infantry guns, if needed, and were issued to Grille units. Ammunition carriers were designated as Munitionspanzer 38(t) (Sf) Ausf K/Ms (Sd. Kfz. 138).
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