What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

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What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

Post by stoveb » 13 Jul 2021 13:00

Hi guys,

Can anyone please identify the vehicle type on the right? This is a Muniträger resupplying a Stug III, supposedly at Kursk, and also with the LSSAH.

Thanks for any help, this has been driving me nuts... French background?

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Steve
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Re: What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

Post by Pz III » 13 Jul 2021 14:25

Hi Steve
Looks to me like a Hotchkiss H39 Chassis. Seems that the upper hull was probably modified to better suit its purpose. Also seems to have a towing attachment so could have been originally modified and used as an artillerie schlepper. Great photo.

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Re: What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

Post by stoveb » 13 Jul 2021 22:50

Hi Rich,

I think you are right. I was convinced it was French but the muffler system was throwing me off. The curves on the lower hull around the new towing pintle give away the Hotchkiss H 39 lines.

An amazing vehicle indeed.

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Re: What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

Post by stoveb » 14 Jul 2021 12:43

Hi,

Looking through the armoured vehicle returns pre-Kursk, June 1943, I have found something very interesting.

The LSSAH reports no Beute vehicles and Das Reich has some T-34's.

On the 20th June 1943 Totenkopf reports one Hotchkiss H 38 used as a 'Schubwanne' or supply vehicle.

The source is NARA T-313 Roll 387.

Very interesting and a unique vehicle as far as I know.
Cheers Steve.

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Re: What is the base vehicle for this Muniträger?

Post by bam » 30 Jul 2021 19:38

The number plate on the muni is SS, underneath the defacement

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