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Infanterie Sturmsteg auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV

History: In 1939, having mind the problems faced when assaulting fixed fortifications, the Waffenamt (Ordnace Department) ordered two Infanterie Sturmsteg built on to Panzer IV chassis.  The bridge was built by Magirus on  the same principle as a fire-fighting ladder of approximately 50m.  Two bridges placed side-by-side were intended to form beams for a walkway.  The two Panzer IV chassis were from ausf C production, set aside in August 1939.  Delivery of the Sturmsteg took place in February 1940, in time for the campaign in the West.

Infanterie Sturmsteg auf Fahrgestell Panzer IV

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