StuG III D Assault Gun Symbol

StuG III D Assault Gun

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Vehicle
StuG III D Assault Gun
StuG III D Assault Gun Portrait
Wehrmacht Icon
Faction

Medium vehicle very effective against structures and infantry. Entire vehicle must face target to fire.

Note: This refers to the Wehrmacht unit. For the Wehrmacht version, see here: . Both versions are nearly identical, although they benefit from different upgrades and use different abilities.

Not to be confused with the StuG III G variant, which is available to both Wehrmacht () and DAK ().

The StuG III D Assault Gun (often abbreviated as Stug D) is a Wehrmacht medium tank unit. It can only be deployed as part of the call-in ability Stug Assault Group (Deploys a StuG D tank transporting a ) from the Mechanized Battlegroup. The Wehrmacht G variant however can be produced normally from a production building.

The Stug D has a different weapon than the G variant, but other than that they are identical. Rather than firing direct shots like typical tanks do, the D variant instead fires indirect lobbing volleys that explode much like artillery explosions. This is very effective against infantry and structures, although it is capable of damaging vehicles too. Due to the projectile travel time, it is usually ineffective against moving targets. The unit can be ordered to Attack Ground, which is generally far more accurate than auto attacking. This can be useful if you need precision especially when attacking units in cover or retreating, though it requires more micromanagement and the StuG will continually attack the same spot if not given new orders.

Like all StuG tanks, it has a fixed gun that only faces forward, and thus the entire tank must face its target in order to fire. This leaves it very vulnerable to flanking as even an approach from a small angle off of the front will mean the StuG cannot fire, and must take time to rotate in order to do so. As such, StuG tanks, similar to heavy weapon teams, are best utilized with support or with additional numbers to cover this weakness.

As with all StuG tanks, they feature excellent health and armour values for their low cost, making them effective damage soakers. This makes the StuG tank a great low cost shield for advancing armies, as their frontal armour can take the brunt of many direct attacks in order to protect other units.

Armor


medium tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon110
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon90
CoH3 Stats medium tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon210
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon110

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

1000 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases accuracy and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

3000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

6000 XP

Increases rotation rate, rate of fire, and acceleration.

Upgrades


MG 42 Machine Gun icon
MG 42 Machine Gun
Upgrades the unit with a fixed machine gun.
Munitions Cost

50

Side Skirts icon
Side Skirts
Upgrades the unit with armored side skirts.
Munitions Cost

50

Camouflage Netting icon
Camouflage Netting
Equips camouflage netting. When stationary and not in combat, camouflaged vehicles cannot be seen by the enemy. Camouflaged units can be detected at close range.
Munitions Cost

30

Spotting Scopes icon
Spotting Scopes
Upgrades the unit with a spotting scope.
Munitions Cost

30

Abilities


Hold Fire Disabled icon
Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
Self-repair icon
Self-repair
Orders the crew to repair their own vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Smoke Canisters icon
Smoke Canisters
Orders the vehicle crew to deploy smoke canisters in front of the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Time Cost

120

Firing Positions Disabled icon
Firing Positions Disabled
Locks the vehicle in place at its current position.
Disables movement, but not rotation. -50% rate of fire, +66% range.
Time Cost

5

Weapons


75mm-stug-iii-short-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range01530
Penetration100100100
120
4
Grenade-vehicle-crew-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Accuracy111
Range01020
Penetration252525
60
4
Tank-smoke-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535