Hummel (German: “bumble bee”) was a self-propelled artillery gun based on the Geschützwagen III/IV chassis, armed with a 15 cm howitzer. It was used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War from early 1943 until the end of the war. The full designation was Panzerfeldhaubitze 18M auf Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf) Hummel, Sd.Kfz. 165. On February 27, 1944, Hitler ordered the name Hummel to be dropped as being inappropriate for a fighting vehicle.
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Hummel Sd.Kfz 165.
Modern Day Photos
2015 Steel on the Heath – German Tank Museum at Munster Annual Panzer Display
Hummel in the Deutsches Panzermuseum (German Tank Museum), 2005.
Off Color Photos
Self-propelled Artillery Hummel winter camouflage.
Stug and Hummel.
Hummel and crew.
Hummel of the 12th Panzer Division, Kurland 1944.
Hummel rail transport in winter.
Hummel self propelled gun, late version.
Black and White Photos
A Hummel in Russia, January 1944.
A battery of Hummel howitzers ready for firing. Central-southern Russia, June 1943.
15 cm Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer auf Geschsutzwagen III / IV (Sf) Hummel.
A Hummel negotiates a hill in central-southern Russia, June 1943.
Hummel in the field.
Hummel from the 1st Panzer Division SS Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on rail transports.
Hummel on rail transport.
Hummel 150 mm Howitzer in the Ukraine.
Destroyed Hummel gun in Berlin, 1945.
Hummel in Berlin, 1945.
Panzerhaubitze Hummel Eastern Front 1943.
Panzerhaubitze Hummel crew in action on the Eastern Front, 1943.
Hummel with winterketten tracks, Eastern Front 1944.
Hummel howitzers ready for firing.
Hummel Sd.Kfz. 165 15cm Schwere Panzerhaubitze auf Geschsutzwagen III/IV (Sf)
Munitionstrager Hummel on trailer + Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo.
Hummel gun replacement.