- For the Steel Division II unit see SD2:StuG IV
StuG IV is a German Tank unit.
StuG IV was German assault gun variant of the Panzer IV. Created by Krupp which did not build Panzer III chassis of the StuG III instead used Panzer IV chassis in combination with a slightly modified Sturmgeschütz III superstructure. Production of StuG IV started because Allied Bombing disruptioned production of StuG III. Unlike Jagdpanzer IV which was designed to be a Tank Hunter, StuG IV was based of the StuG III superstructure on a Panzer IV so StuG IV was a assault gun that became a tank destroyer that was easier and cheaper to produce then Jagdpanzer IV counterparts.
The 17. SS-Panzerabteilung were equipped with StuG IV instead of usual Panzer IV.
In reality, StuG IV and Panzer IV G, H and J all mount an identical barrel: 75mm L/48. In-game however, StuG IV has a range of 1200m.