Axis Non-Armored Vehicles quiz

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Post by Sander D » 06 Mar 2007 20:02

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Here it go's ,

This vehicle is a ...............................??????


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Post by Sitzkrieg » 06 Mar 2007 20:22

...SdKfz 247 (6x4 version) :D

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Post by Sander D » 06 Mar 2007 20:38

Hi Sitzkrieg ,

You are just as quick as me :D :D :D :D

It's indeed a SdKfz 247

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Post by Sitzkrieg » 06 Mar 2007 20:58

;) ;) ;)

New one:
(warning: A bit tricky!)
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Post by Bill Murray » 06 Mar 2007 21:08

Looks to be an International Harvester halftrack, likely an M3, towing a US style trailer.
There were AA and AT variants of the US vehicle, but this beute looks to have a German AA/AT setup. Not being a weapons expert, I can only guess a 37mm of some sort.
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Post by Sitzkrieg » 06 Mar 2007 21:49

Bill Murray wrote:International Harvester halftrack, likely an M3, towing a US style trailer.
this beute looks to have a German AA/AT setup. 37mm of some sort.
Bill
No, no (but based on the M3), yes, no, yes.
Hint: This vehicle did not have a "M" designation at the time.........

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 06 Mar 2007 22:21

T28E1

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Post by Bill Murray » 06 Mar 2007 23:05

Well, Leo nailed it, no doubt but I cannot find yet any evidence that the T28E1 saw any active service. The photo seems to indicate a locale in Africa (the caps of the crew), which does not quite fit the time frame of the vehicle but obviously there it is.

Can you enlighten us Sitz or Leo with more details.
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Post by Leo Niehorster » 07 Mar 2007 00:00

Steven J. Zaloga
U.S. Halftracks in Combat 1941-45,
Armor at War Series # 7031,
Concord Publishing
"There are some very interesting images in this section, not least of which are some good photos of the T28E1 in North Africa ..."

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Initially the T28 design was mothballed in the spring of 1942 only to be revived in June 1942 to provide mobile AA protection for the upcoming invasion of North Africa in November. The design was modified to be mounted on the M3 Halftrack chassis (initially it had been mounted on the slightly shorter M2 Halftrack chassis). The combination gun was mounted on a turntable on the flat deck of the halftrack. The success of the T28E1 in Africa led to further evaluation of the design back in the US. It was decided to add armoured shields to the gun mount making it an almost turret like arrangement protecting the crew from the front and sides. The T28E1s water-cooled .50cal machine-guns were also replaced with air-cooled versions. The new version was designated the M15. A further version was later put into production incorporating a new gun mount (M15A1).

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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Mar 2007 00:04

Leo:
You have both made my day and embarrased me. I have the book but failed to look at it in trying to answer the question and as they say in the John Wayne movies, "shot from the hip"
A chastised Bill

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 07 Mar 2007 20:26

OK, here's a rarie.

Identify the tank.

For an extra point,
- identify the unit

For the lollipop,
- identify the two officers on the tank

Have fun
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Post by Phil Bishop » 07 Mar 2007 22:24

The vehicle is a Panzer 1 ausf F, Don't know the unit or the officers though!

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Post by Leo Niehorster » 07 Mar 2007 22:58

Nope.
Anyway, turret of Pz-I, Ausf F equipped with 2xMG, not 1x2cm + 1xMG.
Hint - note round hatch on superstructure.

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