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Post by Brian Ross » 04 May 2006 12:56

OK, what is this?

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Post by fredleander » 04 May 2006 14:00

A British scout car?

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Post by BIGpanzer » 04 May 2006 14:07

This is Australian Rhino heavy armored car
http://users.bigpond.net.au/blitz_trucks/Rhino.jpg :wink:

The Rhino was not a successful design and the project was cancelled in early 1943 after only 2 prototypes had been built. The main problem was that the completed vehicle with weight ~1400 lbs was too heavy for the chassis and suspension.

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Post by Brian Ross » 05 May 2006 00:50

Well done, BIGPanzer. Over to you!

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Post by BIGpanzer » 05 May 2006 08:35

Ok, an easy question once more - name this AFV, please.
It shouldn't survive more than 10 min here :lol:

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Post by Rodan Lewarx » 05 May 2006 09:27

It's svedish tank destroyer Pvkv m/43.

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Post by BIGpanzer » 05 May 2006 10:08

Correct!

Those Swedish tank destroyers used the chassis of Strv m/42 EH medium tank. 75mm m/43 L/50.5 AT-gun made the nose heavy so the track arrangement were strengthened. The gun had good penetration power amd muzzle velocity 815 m/s, it was tested successfully during firing trials against King Tiger tank which were acquired by Sweden from France.
Delivery from Landsverk started in Autumn of 1944, but after problems with supplies of transmissions Pvkv m/43 were delivered to Swedish brigades during 1946-47 only (87 copies were produced). They were modifiied in late 1940s, and an armored roof over the fighting compartment were built on. Another modification was made in early 1960s by replacing engines (Scania-Vabis 603, 320 hp was installed).

Specifications: 25 t; 75mm gun + 8mm MG; 4 men crew; 380 hp Volvo A8B engine; 45 km/h.

Photo is from http://home.swipnet.se/~w-42039/pvkv43.jpg

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Post by Rodan Lewarx » 05 May 2006 18:27

Name this armored car. I think it's simple question. :)
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Post by BIGpanzer » 05 May 2006 23:02

This is not an easy question - at first I thought about British origin of that armored car, then - about Swedish..... 8O
At the moment me seems that those two armored cars could be the Soviet medium armored cars LB-62 (1940, the first Soviet all-wheel-drive armored cars, only 60 were produced because of lack of experimental 4x4 chassis GAZ-62) - am I right?
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Post by Bill Murray » 05 May 2006 23:46

Armour is not my area even though I have some books that deal with the subject.

I cannot identify the vehicle, but would guess it is from one of the "smaller" countries. Possibly Polish, maybe French or Austrian.
I do not think it is from one of the major powers, including Russia.

So, only maybe responses, nothing positive.
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Post by BIGpanzer » 06 May 2006 00:36

Hi, Bill!
I've checked Polish armored cars (wz.29, wz.34) - nothing common with that on the photo, they looks of more obsolete design.
Austria is the Axis country if we are talking about WWII :wink: , and Austrian armored cars (ADSK, ADKZ, ADGZ) are also far away from the photo above.
France built a lot of models, and in my opinion that country was one of the major powers, not small nation :) - I also couldn't find something very similar to that among French AFVs.

But Soviet 4x4 medium armored car LB-62 looks quite similar -
http://www.museum.ru/museum/bronem/24a.jpg
http://www.bronetehnika.info/images/172.jpg

PS. Take into account the muddy roads, common for Russia, as well as the home city of Rodan :wink: :D
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Post by Rodan Lewarx » 06 May 2006 07:41

Yes, it's LB-62. It was designed on GAZ in 1940. The weapon includes 3 machineguns: 12.7mm DK and 2x7,62mm DT, crew - 3 men, speed - 70 km/h, engine GAZ-202 (76 hp).

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Post by BIGpanzer » 06 May 2006 07:59

Thanks, Rodan!
My sources mention that LB-62 had more powerful engine - 85hp GAZ-202, also it had quite thick armor for MG armored car - up to 13 mm.

Well, name this AFV :wink:

The photo is from http://www.odkrywca.pl/forum_pics/picsf ... fkanon.jpg
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Post by The Edge » 06 May 2006 22:08

It looks like some Swiss SPG design.

Howitzer is Swiss 105 mm, and shasis is lenghtened Czech LTH.

Is this REALY WWII design?? :roll:

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Post by The Edge » 06 May 2006 22:13

Found it! :)

Its Swiss Nahkampf-Kanon NK1, model 41 (?!) SPG

see: http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/swit ... rland.html
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