38cm RW61 auf Sturmmörser Tiger/ Tiger-Mörser

The Tiger-Mörser or Sturmmörser was a self propelled armoured mount for the breach loading rocket firing 38cm Raketenwerfer 61 L/54. The vehicle had been developed after a German army request for a self-propelled 21cm howitzer had floundered when it was discovered that no suitable howitzer existed. It was based on the chassis of the Tiger I, with a fighting compartment build over the front of the tank.

Tiger, King
Tiger-Mörser

The Raketenwerfer had been developed as a naval anti-submarine weapon. It had a range of 4,600m, and the Tiger-Mörser could carry twelve shells in racks and one in the barrel. A small crane was mounted at the rear of the superstructure, to help load the heavy shells.

Only a very small number of Tiger-Mörsers were constructed – either 10 or 18 – and were used to equip Sturmmörser Companies 1001, 1002 and 1003. These units found in the final defensive battles in Germany in 1944-45.

Names
38cm RW61 auf Sturmmörser Tiger
Tiger-Mörser
Sturmtiger
Sturmmörser

Stats
Number produced:  18
Produced: August-December 1944
Length: 6.28m
Hull Width: 3.57m
Height: 2.85m
Crew: 5
Weight: 65 tons
Engine: Maybach HL230P45
Max Speed: 40km/hr
Max Range:  120km
Armament: One 38cm Stu M RW61 L/5.4 and one 7.92mm MG34

Armour

 

Front

Side

Rear

Top/ Bottom

Superstructure

150mm

80mm

80mm

25-40mm

Hull

100mm

60mm

80mm

25mm

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 August 2008), 6 August 2008 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_sturmmorser.html

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