By Steven J. Zaloga
Even though tanks just like the Sherman and Panther captured the headlines, the Allies' M10 tank destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschütz (StuG) III have been the unsung workhorses of the northwest eu battlefields of 1944-45. whereas their challenge used to be now not mostly combating each other, their frequent use ensured their common encounters, from the Normandy bocage to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen.
The StuG III was once the critical attack gun: a low-slung, seriously armored, turretless automobile meant to supply direct-fire help for infantry formations. It was once a jack of all trades, getting used either for the conventional direct-fire function, but additionally more and more for antitank protection; whilst its armament used to be superior from a brief 75mm gun to the better-known lengthy 75mm gun, it reached its top and remained principally unchanged from 1943 to 1945. It proved highly worthy in Normandy as its low profile and ideal armament made it an invaluable infantry aid weapon whereas even as it had greater than sufficient firepower to break typical Allied tanks corresponding to the Sherman.
The M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was once initially built as a tank destroyer. It was once according to the Sherman tank chassis yet with much less armor and a extra robust gun. by means of 1944, even though, its 3in gun proved ineffectual opposed to the main thickly armored German tanks equivalent to the Panther and Tiger. accordingly, by means of 1944, the U.S. Army's M10 battalions have been often deployed in aid folks infantry divisions to behavior direct-fire help. basically, the M10 grew to become the united states Army's imperative attack gun within the 1944-45 ETO crusade, even if meant for this position or not.
Widely deployed in roles their designers had now not envisaged, those armored struggling with automobiles clashed many times throughout the 11-month crusade that observed the Allies improve from Normandy to the guts of the Reich. totally illustrated with particularly commissioned art, this can be the tale in their war of words on the peak of global battle II.
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On the night preceding action, armor and support units would move up to within 1–3km of the forward edge of battle to take up their final positions along an area roughly 1km wide and 2km deep. Generally, a Soviet artillery barrage heralded an offensive, as it tried to soften enemy defenses before a ground assault, especially along the axis of advance. Preceding a Soviet armored breakthrough, sappers (engineers), worked in groups of twos or threes to clear paths through landmines or other obstructions, while aircraft, infantry, and armor attempted to neutralize enemy antitank positions.
A year-long stint at the new SS-Junkerschule (Officer School) in Braunschweig was followed by additional service with Deutschland until mid-1939. When war broke out with Poland, SS-Obersturmführer Herzig was the ordnance officer for SS Artillery Regiment SS-VT. On October 1, 1940 he was made commander of 3rd Company, 5th SS Motorcycle Reconnaissance Battalion, as part of Nordische Division (Nr. ) Wiking after December 21, 1940, when Steiner merged SS-VT Regiment Germania with the Flemish and Dutch volunteers of Westland and the Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes of Nordland).
Com IS-2s of 79th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment with welded hulls. Note the horn and extended main-gun travel lock on the nearest and farthest vehicles, respectively. (Courtesy Mikhail Zharkoy) 49 When assaulting enemy positions IS-2 regiments employed tactics that relied on varying numbers of medium T-34/85s and motorized (mounted) infantry making the initial attack (1) and thereby softening enemy defenses and uncovering points of weakness or heavy resistance. IS-2 heavy tanks and ISU-152 self-propelled guns followed in a second echelon, between 300m and 500m behind.