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Old 12-30-2017, 02:24 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Funksammler View Post
All tanks were prepared so that the gyrocompass could be installed. I suspect they were only fitted when the tactical need arose. The gyrocompass was particularly advantageous in open, featureless terrain so I suspect they were primarily used in the North African and Russian campaigns.

I can not find any references to the use in Stugs; the original tactical use of the Stug was as a close infantry cooperation vehicle controlled from a Sd.Kfz 253 so it would not have required a gyrocompass. Perhaps those Stugs used on the flanks of the "Panzerkeil" during the Kursk offensive were fitted with gyrocompasses but I suspect it was an exception rather than a rule.


Thanks for that information. I've gone through some pics of 3 StuGs I shot last year, and seems correct that they didn't have a Gyrocompass.

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