Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by von thoma » 25 Dec 2020 06:50

SdKfz 247 Ausf. A
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 25 Dec 2020 11:31

Hi von thoma,
that's right. So it's your turn for the next question.

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Post by von thoma » 27 Dec 2020 00:56

Thanks

Let's go with this
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 27 Dec 2020 12:36

Hi
could it be an Italian L3/35 tankette with a 20 mm Oerlikon gun?
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Post by von thoma » 28 Dec 2020 01:33

CV-35 with a 20 mm Solothurn S-18/100 cannon.

Correct for arminfreitag
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 28 Dec 2020 18:12

Hi everybody
here a something new.
What type of tank is used here as a bridge layer?

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Post by bam » 31 Dec 2020 23:20

That's a good one.
The only thing I recognise is the cupola, which looks like a 35t, but I wasn't aware there was a bridging tank version of that tank. The clean, curved rear turret plate with rivets look right for 35t .

So, is it a Czech built Pz. 35t, with a jerry-built bridge on top ?

Or maybe more of a ramp, like the British Churchill Ark conversion? The ends of the 'bridge' are not the same: the far end of the bridge has an iron girder (that the right hand soldier has a foot on) joining those 2 troughs. The nearer 2 troughs don't have that connecting bar, suggesting to me that the bridge is more likely a ramp, as the far end would be "in the air" unsupported, while the near end would be anchored amd supported by the ground. Maybe..

Do you know when the image is from?

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 01 Jan 2021 04:08

Hi Bam
you are absolutely right. Pzkpfw 35 (t) it is. I'm sorry I do not know anything about it.
I found these pictures on ebay some years ago. You can see some more details of the ramp.
I guess they made these trials early in the war together with the different bridge carriers (layers)
on Pz I and Pz II chassis.
So it's your turn now.
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Post by bam » 01 Jan 2021 18:04

Lovely photos, I’ve not seen a German Ark style ramp tank before. Shows that they were thinking of how to solve the same problems of assaulting beach obstacles that the allies later solved with their “funnies” engineering tanks.

First photo above shows an early style 6th panzer div symbol. They were the only pZ.div equipped with pZ.35t in Barbarossa, and lost the lot, 100+, by December, when the final runner, hilariously called Michael the Last broke down. The problem was something to do with 35t tanks having a hydraulic system, in the gears? , and the Russian cold just broke the hydraulics.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 01 Jan 2021 19:07

Bam, I used to believe that 6PD were the only German Division to use the 35(t), until I was told about the five used by Totenkopf's Recce Bn in France 1940 !
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by brano » 02 Jan 2021 20:09

Pz.Kpfw.II, which moves to the ramp is also an interesting reconstruction. Pz.Kpfw.II mit Abwurfvorrichtung or Ladungsleger II

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 02 Jan 2021 22:34

Good eyes Brano. Here 2 of these rare vehicles.
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 03 Jan 2021 17:19

Alan, 35t with Totenkopf, yes I’d forgotten those. They were in the Aufklarung Abt in 1940, to make up for lack of wheeled armoured cars, and so those 35t were the first SS tank unit of the war.
Were they still with SS Totenkopf in Barbarossa? Someone will know...

P.S. I’m digging around for a quiz photo, I haven’t forgotten

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 04 Jan 2021 19:00

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rightho, which afv is this?
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 04 Jan 2021 22:49

Hi Bam,
that's a difficult one.
Is it a Land-Wasser-Schlepper?
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