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Hotchkiss Self-Propelled Gun

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This vehicle consisted of a 7.5cm anti-tank gun or 10.5cm howitzer mounted on the chassis of the French Hotchkiss H-39 tank. The weapon and crew were protected by a high, open-topped fighting compartment in place of the original engine deck and superstructure. The result was a makeshift vehicle that was unwieldy and had a very high silhouette.
Some seventy-two vehicles were converted during 1943 and 1944, twenty-four with the 7.5cm PaK and the remainder with the 10.5cm howitzer. The conversions were conducted by the Alfred Becker Company in Krefeld. They saw service in France during 1944, 10.5cm vehicles with 8 Panzerartillerie Abteilung and 7.5cm vehicles with StuG Abt 200 of 21 PzDiv.

Model Id:620
Manufacture:Hotchkiss et Cie, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, North East France, France (Chassis manufacturer)

1) Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

Number of Photos: 3
Sample Photo from Album Number 280

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Unique ID: 280
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This vehicle mounts the 10.5cm howitzer. [Preserved Tanks in France: Number 179].

2) National Military History Center, Auburn, USA

Number of Photos: 0
Sample Photo from Album Number 281

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Unique ID: 281
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Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This vehicle has a replica plastic 7.5cm PaK in a fabricated superstructure on an authentic hull (source: R. Fleming). It has not been confirmed that it actually saw service as a self-propelled gun.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This vehicle used to be on display at the Victory Memorial Museum at Arlon in Belgium before the museum closed in about 2000. The bulk of the collection then moved to the National Military History Center (known for a time as the WWII Victory Museum).