German Sd. Kfz. 251/9 Kanonenwagen
Sd.Kfz.251/9 which entered in service in 1942 was armed with the short gun at low initial speed of 75 mm KwK 37 L/24 which armed Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.A-F. Oddly it is only about the second version of Sd.Kfz.251/1 to being equipped with a gun, it was preceded by Sd.Kfz.251/10. Note that it is about Ausf.D. This conversion comes owing to the fact that when Panzer IV was equipped with the 75 mm long gun and becomes a battle tank to whole share, it did not have there enough of short gun of 75 mm to ensure the missions of support. This conversion had as a main thing to provide a support fire suitable for Panzergrenadiere. A total of 6 specimens forming a company of support, will equip the majority of the battalions. The gun of 75 mm L/24 was assembled in front of the superstructure. By after the sides will rised for better protect the crew. This very appreciated machine was baptized "Stummel" by the troop.