Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 05 Jan 2021 01:14

That's a good imaginative answer, but not right.
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As an aside, Armins answer raises a question...would an LWS crew, who I believe were German Army Pioneers from See Landungs units, would they wear German afv crew jackets? Like the officer in my quiz photo? I honestly don't know for certain, but I don't think they did. Anyone know?
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Engineer crew on LWS #3 in regular Army uniforms...
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 09 Jan 2021 11:48

Hi Bam,
very difficult question. I can not come up with an answer.
Can you give a hint?
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Armin

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 09 Jan 2021 13:04

Sorry, maybe I've been way too obscure....
It's an afv, it's not some weird wheeled vehicle, it's definitely on tracks...

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 10 Jan 2021 13:05

bam wrote:
09 Jan 2021 13:04
Sorry, maybe I've been way too obscure....
It's an afv, it's not some weird wheeled vehicle, it's definitely on tracks...
But are they rail tracks ?
Alan

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 10 Jan 2021 17:57

You’re on the right....track..

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Jan 2021 19:23

Hi bam,

is it a Schienenpanzer Kommandowagen like on this pic?
Source of the pic: https://www.chaosbunker.de/de/2016/01/30/panzerzuge/
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 10 Jan 2021 21:31

Yes, it's exactly that. In my photo below, you can see the frame aerial posts around the perimeter of the roof in the background, and the heavy black cable on the left is part of the searchlight mount.
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There were usually 2 Kommandowagen per BP42 or BP44 standard Panzerzug, Armoured Train. One of the 2 usually contained the long range radios and had the frame aerial, the other K wagen sometimes had the medical bay, or more radios. It was armoured with about 20mm thick armor, and had multiple mg firing ports, the high observation cuppola with searchlight, and protected exits underneath and armoured tunnels to adjacent carriages.
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BP42/44 Panzerzuge were built upto about number 82, (1-82), some had reused Soviet, Polish, Czech, French, Balkan, or Italian components, so the exact number of K wagen built is probably below 100.
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Armoured Train crews were entitled to wear afv wrap jackets, same as aufklarers, Armoured artillery, stuGs and panzers.
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Well done SIS 5, your turn.
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by SIS 5 » 11 Jan 2021 08:30

Hi bam, hi Alan,

without Your hint, bam, and without the decisive advice, Alan, I had no chance to solve this unusual question, because I have no idea about Panzerzüge. Thank You very much for the additional information about the Panzerzug, bam.
Here is my next question: who can ID this tank?

Regards

Bert
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 11 Jan 2021 11:12

Hi Bert,
I think it's a Belgian beute T-13 Panzerjäger Sfl (801 b).
Here another picture of this vehicle.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by SIS 5 » 11 Jan 2021 11:32

Hi Armin,

excellent ID! I didn´t thought, that this question will be solved in such a short time.
So it is Your turn to go on with this quiz.

Best regards

Bert

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 11 Jan 2021 20:00

Hi everybody,
here my question: What vehicle is pictured here?
I hope it is not too easy.
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 11 Jan 2021 21:41

Spanish?

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 11 Jan 2021 22:39

No, German.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by arminfreitag » 18 Jan 2021 14:19

Hi everybody,
I think it's about time to resolve this question.
It's a dummy tank on a Linke-Hoffmann-Busch tractor.
Unfortunately I do not have any more information.
Here some more pictures of this vehicle.
Since Bam is the only one to try to answer I think he should go on with the quiz.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by bam » 18 Jan 2021 17:30

Thanks. I did try to solve it by searching google to try and identify the tractor chassis, but wasn’t successful...if you search for “1930s European tracked tractor”, there’s hundreds of different ones... That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back...
Please give me a couple of days to find something.

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