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SdKfz 165 Hummel Self-Propelled Artilley
The SdKfz 165 Hummel was a self-propelled artillery gun based on the Panzer III/IV chassis, armed with a 15 cm howitzer
About this creation
The Hummel ("Bumble Bee") was a self-propelled artillery gun armed with a 15 cm howitzer. It was used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War from late 1942 until the end of the war.

Created by mating my PzKpfw IV chassis with the gun and surrounding armor of Lego 4 Life's Wespe.



The Hummel was designed in 1942 out of a need for mobile artillery support for the tank forces, the lack of which had first been felt during the invasion of the USSR. There were some self-propelled artillery vehicles already in service with the Wehrmacht at the time, but most were of limited value.



The Hummel had an open-topped lightly armoured fighting compartment at the back of the vehicle which housed both the howitzer and the crew. The engine was moved to the centre of the vehicle to make room for this compartment. Late model Hummels had a slightly redesigned driver compartment and front superstructure, to offer more room to the radio operator and driver.



The Hummel first participated in large scale combat at the Battle of Kursk, when some 100 Hummels were in service. They served in armored artillery battalions of the Panzer divisions, forming separate heavy self-propelled artillery batteries, each with 6 Hummels and one ammunition carrier.



Five Hummels survived the war. They may be seen at the Munster Deutsches Panzermuseum, the Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung in Koblenz and the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum in Germany, the Musée des Blindés in Saumur, France, and the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Fort Knox, Kentucky.



Stats:
Weight - 24 tons
Length - 7.17 m
Width - 2.97 m
Height - 2.81 m
Crew - 6 (driver and 5 gun crew)
Armor - 10–30 mm
Main armament - 1 × 15 cm sFH 18/1 L/30 w/18 rounds
Secondary armament - 1 × 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 w/600 rounds
Engine - Maybach HL 120 TRM V-12 Petrol
Range - 215 km
Speed - 42 km/h


Building instructions
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Comments

 I made it 
  January 12, 2013
Quoting Psycho Nguyen It's awsome, Do you have Instruction for this ?
yes
  January 12, 2013
It's awsome, Do you have Instruction for this ?
 I like it 
  July 19, 2012
I like how you made the curved armor around the gun. Why don't these have tracks?
 I like it 
  January 26, 2012
Nice.
 
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