KStN for 15 cm sIG 33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf)?

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Russ3Z
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KStN for 15 cm sIG 33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf)?

Post by Russ3Z » 18 Nov 2023 04:34

As the lengthy title says, I'm wondering if anyone knows of the existence of a KStN or other organizational notes for the Panzer II version of the self-propelled 15 cm infantry gun.

KStN 179 exists for the Panzer I version of this. I know only a relative handful of the Panzer II chassis were used for this, later on, so maybe their organization was ad-hoc or simply used 179, with or without some alterations?

Any insight is appreciated.

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Re: KStN for 15 cm sIG 33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf)?

Post by Max104740 » 21 Nov 2023 16:33

Russ3Z,
yes, the last issue of KStN 179 is of February 41 and it still mentions only the Pz I version. There is no November 41 version of this KStN, whereas all the others Infantry Motorised regiment KStNs have one. From 1942 no new Infantry Motorised KStNs was issued, but only PzGrenadier ones, the first SelfPropelled Infantry guns KStN I know is the 1120a of January 43, it is a missing KStN but the May 43 version has already the Grille version on Pz 38t chassis. I think that it is possible that a KStN 179 of November 41 or a 1120a of 1942 was issued but we have no news about it. I think probable that the version with self propelled guns on Pz II chassis is an "Afr" KStN, because those guns were sent in Libia.
All the best
Max

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Re: KStN for 15 cm sIG 33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf)?

Post by Russ3Z » 22 Nov 2023 14:35

Max,

I figured something like that. Thanks for the confirmation and additional details!

Russ

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