The Germans have at least three types of 150-mm self-propelled
guns. One is mounted on the chassis of a German Pz.Kw. 1 and has a high
three-sided shield. Another is mounted on a French tracked-chassis (see Tactical and
Technical Trends, No. 12, p. 15). The third type has already been
described in some detail in Tactical and Technical Trends (No. 8, p. 28,
and No. 13, p. 6). Photographs of the latter are now available and are the
basis of the accompanying sketch.
The sketch shows that the gun is mounted on what is apparently an adaptation of a
German Pz.Kw. 2 chassis; the standard Pz.Kw. 2 chassis has 5 bogie
wheels, whereas the mount for this 150-mm gun has 6 bogie wheels. Otherwise
the mount appears similar to the usual Pz.Kw. 2 chassis, It was
previously reported that the maximum elevation for this weapon was 30 degrees; in
the sketch the gun is elevated to an angle of about 70 degrees, but whether it
can be fired from this position is not known. Presumably, radio communication
is installed, as there is a rod-type aerial on the left hand side of the superstructure.