In October 1940, the Ausf. E was introduced. This had 30 millimetres (1.18 in) of armor on the bow plate, while a 30-millimetre (1.18 in) appliqué steel plate was added to the glacis as an interim measure. A driver's visor, adopted from the Sturmgeschütz III was installed on the hull front plate.
A resin model Supplied Unpainted and unassembled.