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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Feb 2005 15:03

Hi all!!
I WOULD WANT TO KNOW ALL ON THIS BEAUTIFUL VEHICLE, JOINED, PHOTO,OPERATION THEATRES , SEVERAL VERSIONS... WE BEGIN WITH SD.KFZ 234/3 "STUMMEL"ARMED With GUN KWK 51 75mm kurz....

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Feb 2005 15:20

Sd.Kfz.234/3 was produced between the months of June 1944 and December 1944. It was equipped with the good old support infantry gun: the 7.5cm KwK51 L/24 as used by Pz IVs ausf E. Exteriorly very reassembling with the Sd.Kfz. 233 except for the shape of the mudguards and having the 233 a higher superstructure.

The engines for these vehicles evolved from the first versions used in the 231, 232 - a 150 HP 7913 cc 8 cylinder Büssing-NAG L8V, and later a 180 HP 8363 cc 8 cylinder engine, moving up to a 220 HP 12 cylinder Tatra 103 engine.



Based on the 234/3, manufacture of the posterior Sd.Kfz.234/4 began immediately after the production of the 234/3 was halted. It was able to provide anti-tank fire, though the relatively large size of the Pak 40 made it necessary to eliminate the reverse driving position, something that had always been present in the other 234 vehicle series.

A total of 88 Sd.Kfz.234/3 vehicles were built until production ceased on December 1944.

On recon companies, six vehicles formed the 4th heavy platoon. Those six were either the new Sd.Kfz. 234/3 or the old Sd.Kfz. 233. In combat, the fourth platoon was deployed immediately behind the other lighter platoons (each of them formed by 6 Sd.Kfz.234/1 respectively), giving cover, and advancing in bounds to keep in touch with the advanced light elements.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Feb 2005 15:25

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTIC ( ALL PUMA VERSION )


Length: 6 m (excluding the gun).
Width: 2.40 m.
Height: 2.21 m.
Weight: 11 500 Kg.
Engine: Diesel, Tatra 103 12 cyl. at 220 hp.
Gearbox: 6 fwd and 6 rear.
Range: 900 Km. by road.
Max. Speed: 80 Km./hr. by road.
Armament: 1 gun KwK 51 L/24, 1 MG 42 self defense.
Gun transverse: 12º left,12º right.
Gun elevation: -10º ,+12º.
Munition: 50 shells for the KwK 51 L/24, 1950 bullets for the MG 42.
Armor: Frontal 30 mm at 28º and 35º. Sides 8mm at 35º. Rear 10mm at 35º.
Crew: Driver, rear driver, gunner and commandant.
Radio: FuGSpr Ger "a" and FuG12.

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Post by Ace31 » 24 Feb 2005 16:32

Thank you very much for this post, I agree, Puma was a very beautiful vehicle... interesting informations !

Francy, my mistake or...do you like a lot the armored-cars ?

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Feb 2005 17:39

YES ACE.... I LIKE HISTORY ON ARMOURED CAR....AND "SOFT" VEHICLES.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Feb 2005 18:07

Schwere Panzerspähwagen (7.5cm PaK40) (SdKfz 234/4), Gerät 96: Hitler ordered PaK 40 to be installed.

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 24 Feb 2005 19:24

Some pics were in Topic related to vehicles destryed in Falaise:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=19525&highlight=falaise

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 24 Feb 2005 19:28

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Post by Blistex » 25 Feb 2005 14:26

You can really see the infulences on modern scout cars like the one currently employed by the Germany Army.

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