Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"

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egonzinc
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Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"

Post by egonzinc » 04 Jan 2016 01:43

Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"
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SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1
1.SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler”
Normandy, July 1944


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Reconnaissance group of the 1.SS Division in Normandy. Commander Gustav Knittel in the center of the action surrounded by other units and members of his unit. All the vehicles (Sdkfz 234/2, two Schwimmwagens and a Zundapp motorcycle and sidecar) have been previously posted.

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Re: Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"

Post by offizier1916 » 26 Jun 2016 15:22

amazing work! nice details

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Re: Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"

Post by Sheldrake » 26 Jun 2016 19:19

Looks lovely.

I do have a pedantic question.

Am I right to interpret turret markings of 121 as platoon/zug leader of the second platoon/zug of No.1 Company? If so this might be an anachronism as No 1 company, with armoured cars remained in Belgium when 1 SS deployed to Normandy before August. This was probably because they had not finished their training. Zetterlings Normandy 1944 mentions this quotes a status report dated 1 August as a source.

This is a minor nitpick which should not spoil a sense of triumph for a model building tour de force!

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Re: Dio-"SS-Panzer-Aufkl.Abt.1 in Normandy, 1944"

Post by egonzinc » 12 Sep 2016 00:08

My vehicles are somewhat generic so I can use them in more than one unit. For this unit in Normandy, I understand all the 234/2 were in the HQ company of the Abteilung. There is one image of a Puma with a number starting with 0. I will and have use this same vehicle, with 2nd Pz Div and Pz Lehr. Themarkings are probably accurate for none of them!

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