The SturmgeschÃ¼tz III (StuG.III) has the distinction of being GermanyÂ’s most widely produced AFV of WWII, with 10,619 eventually manufactured. Based on the chassis of the Panzer III, it was cheaper and faster to build since it did not have a rotating turret. The Ausf.C/D were produced in 1941. This new StuG.III Ausf.C/D consists of new-tooled parts like side pannier and angled side sponsons. Furthermore, like the previous StuG.III, its road wheels, return rollers and track come as single subassembly for easy assembly.