Saurer RR7/2 SdKfz 254 photo file

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Saurer RR7/2 SdKfz 254 photo file

Post by stoveb » 06 Jun 2005 07:01

Hi Guys,

Recently on ebay there were a number of shots of this comparatively rare vehicle, from the 1st Panzer Division, thought I would share them for anyone interested;
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Post by stoveb » 06 Jun 2005 07:03

some more pics;
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Post by stoveb » 06 Jun 2005 07:08

Here is the info that went with the series of photos, and another image from a separate auction.

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Post by Ace31 » 06 Jun 2005 07:40

Thank you for sharing these photos, I didn't know this vehicle...very interesting !

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Post by stoveb » 06 Jun 2005 08:43

No problem!

Here is another image I missed;

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Post by Homerr » 08 Jun 2005 00:40

Thanks Stoveb, best pictures I've seen yet of this vehicle.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 08 Jun 2005 07:40

Great Stoveb!!! :)

Sdkfz 254 in the desert...... and in the mud http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=5556
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Post by RB » 08 Jun 2005 07:47

Why is it good to have tracks and wheels on the same vehicle?

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Post by Ace31 » 08 Jun 2005 10:17

RB wrote:Why is it good to have tracks and wheels on the same vehicle?

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Wheels for speed on good terrains, tracks for traction on bad terrains... I think !

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 08 Jun 2005 21:35

More photographs: http://www.panzerphotos.dk/sdkfz254.html

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Post by jopaerya » 09 Jun 2005 08:12

Hi All

Was this vehicle Saurer RR7/2 SdKfz 254 only
used in artillerieregiments , because nearly all
vehicles on the fotos has the Tactische Zeihen from
a mot. Artillerie regiment or abteilung ?

Regards Jos

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Post by Sman » 10 Jun 2005 15:04

RB wrote:Why is it good to have tracks and wheels on the same vehicle?

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A half-track is a civilian or military vehicle with regular wheels on the front for steering, and caterpillar tracks on the back to propel the vehicle and carry most of the load. The purpose of this combination is to produce a vehicle with the cross-country capabilities of a tank and the handling of a wheeled vehicle.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-track

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Post by Homerr » 11 Jun 2005 06:10

Sman, in this case however the wheel system was used as a more mechanically reliable setup to transport the vehicle the longer distances and save wear and tear on the tracked setup. The tracks would be used in rough going or cross-country to follow panzers.

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Post by Patrice » 11 Jun 2005 07:50

Hello.
One picture from 'Operation Marita' Editions Heimdal.
A Sd.Kfz 254 of the 3° Bat , I.(le.)Art.Rgt.79, 11°PzD Yougoslavia.
Patrice.
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Post by Ace31 » 11 Jun 2005 14:41

Nice pic Patrice...as always :D

What about this one ? (found at http://wilk.wpk.p.lodz.pl/~whatfor/najl ... _II_ws.htm )
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