I'm embarking on the outside now of a current project, which is a Stug III G from Alkett, which arrived in the LSSAH vehicle stocks in May 1944. I have a couple of detail questions regarding the outside.
Firstly, the aerial mounts on the rear of the upper superstructure. Were there always two mounts fitted, with only one being used in a normal vehicle, or did the Command versions only have two mounts?
Secondly, the storage frame around the rear deck, is there a definitive answer on how this was mounted, with the feet of the frame attached to the edge of the deck with the frame then extending outwards? Or did it extend towards the centre of the deck?
Thanks very much for any advice here, there will probably be more questions soon...
Interested in and researching the vehicles and weapons of the Leibstandarte
First they would build the StuGs and only later they would put the radio in, deciding which one will be "command" so as far as I know they all left the facory with both antenna mounts.