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ITEM NUMBER #140 Outstanding condition German 15cm HEAT projectile with internal parts from 15cm sIG33 Heavy Infantry Gun. There is correct KLAZ40 Nb fuze that is dedicated to this projectile. All inert and safe. The 15 cm sIG 33 (schweres Infanterie Geschütz 33, lit. “Heavy Infantry Gun”) was the standard German heavy infantry gun used in the Second World War. It was the largest weapon ever classified as an infantry gun by any nation.Sources differ on the development history, but the gun itself was of conventional design. Early production models were horse-drawn, with wooden wheels. Later production models had pressed steel wheels, with solid rubber tires and air brakes for motor towing, albeit at a low speed (only carriages with pneumatic tires and suspension system could be towed at highway speeds). As with most German artillery carriages, the solid rubber tires and lack of springing meant that the gun couldn’t safely be towed above 10 mph, and horse-drawing was still extensively employed. The sIG 33 was rather heavy for its mission, and it was redesigned in the late 1930s to incorporate light alloys. This saved about 150 kilograms (330 lb), but the outbreak of war forced the return to the original design before more than a few hundred were made, as the Luftwaffe had a higher priority for light alloys. A new carriage, made entirely of light alloys, was tested around 1939, but was not accepted for service.