- For the Steel Division: Normandy 44 unit see SD:StuG III G
StuG III G is a German Tank unit in Steel Division II.
Sturmgeschütz III was one of the most successful Nazi designs, both in terms of units produced - ca. 10 086 StuG III- and the number of kills. The G variant was the most numerous, with nearly 8 500 manufactured or converted from previous variants. Several StuGs remained in use in Arab countries as late as 1967, used against Israel in the Six-Day War.
The StuG III began its life as a fire support vehicle, intended to provide infantry units with direct fire support against enemy fortifications and armored units. Daimler-Benz was contracted to create such a weapon in 1936, with the first production units rolling off the assembly line in 1940. Mounting the short-barreled 75 mm StuK 37L/24 gun in a casemate-style hull mounted on the Panzer IIIF chassis, they debuted during the Battle of France. Subsequent iterations of the series, Ausf. B through E, focused on improving mechanical reliability and resilience, without altering its combat role. Everything changed with Ausf. F, which mounted the 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/43 and boasted thickened frontal armor, to allow it to effectively counter superior Soviet armored vehicles. From June 1942, the lengthened 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 was used.
The Ausf. G was the final StuG III model produced from December 1942 onwards, boasting an improved superstructure design and the addition of side-mounted Schürzen for protection against anti-tank rifles and shaped charge weapons. Late G versions mounted the Topfblende pot mantlet, which provided increased protection for the gun, giving it the distinctive pig's head (Saukopf) shape.
78. Sturm has Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 189 with 31 authorized StuGs. This Abteilung had a organic close protection in Sturmgeschütz-Begleitkompanie.
18. Panzergrenadier-Division's Panzer Abteilung 118 which was equipped with StuGs was attached to the ad-hoc Gruppe Harteneck. Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 177 was attached to 3. Kavallerie Brigade.
352. Infanterie had 10 StuG II G in the 352. Panzerjäger Abteilung's Sturmgeschütz Battery 1352. 14. Infanterie had Sturmgeschütz Battery 1014 while 28. Jäger had Sturmgeschütz Battery 1028. Most of the Infantry Division has a Sturmgeschütz Battery in their Panzerjäger Abteilung. Stug.Brig. 667 supported 14. Infanterie.
25. Panzergrenadier has a Panzer Abteilung 8 equipped with Sturmgeschütz
152. Panzerjäger Abteilung of 1. Skijäger were originally Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 270
5 Cavalerie Motorizata was supported by Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 325.
Fallschirm-StuG-Brigade 12 provided the StuG for 3. Fallschirmjäger. Fallschirm-StuG-Brigade 12 was a II. Fallschirm-Korps asset attached to 3. Fallschirmjäger to provide mobile anti-tank support since Fallschirmjager Divisions only had towed Anti-tank guns. Fallschirm-StuG-Brigade 12 on full establishment should have 31 StuGs.
11. SS-Fr.-Panzergrenadier "Nordland" were planed to have StuGs in the Panzerjäger-Abteilung but only concentrated StuGs in Panzer-Abteilung 11.
Panzerjäger Battalion 152 of 1. Skijäger which were orginally Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 270 had two companies of StuGs.
Panzergrenadier "Großdeutschland" has Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung Großdeutschland which had three companies of StuGs
Panzerdivision Tatra's Kampfgruppe Junck has Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie Gunther which had some 4-6 StuGs III.