On a Bicycle Built For....War

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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 02 Sep 2012 13:35

Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Western Campaign - 1940.

Moving forward!...............

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by JBbelgium » 03 Sep 2012 17:43

Harri wrote:
Caldric wrote:I wonder how much more ground they could make in a day compared to regular marching infantry.
I would say that if infantry marches about 50 km a day maximum cyclists can easily ride about 100 to 150 km a day in good conditions (gravel road) or even more if no fights. Very bad roads and swerves to forest routes (paths for example), when bikes are even carried, drop day's journey to the level of a marching infantry. So cyclists can be at least two to three times faster than infantry.
The Belgian 5th regiment karabiniers-wielrijders was a Belgian training regiment. They were sent to France for training in May 1940. They did 300km in two days with their bicycles.

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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 09 Sep 2012 15:45

Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Western Campaign - 1940.

Moving forward!...............

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 16 Sep 2012 17:03

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Cyclists of the Waffen-SS in the Western Campaign - 1940.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 23 Sep 2012 15:55

Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Eastern Front - 1941.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

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Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Eastern Front - 1941.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by carius » 05 Oct 2012 06:46

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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 07 Oct 2012 15:13

Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Eastern Front - 1941.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

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Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Eastern Front - 1941.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by tigre » 21 Oct 2012 19:45

Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Drills and skills.

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

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tigre wrote:Hello to all :D; something more on this subject................................

Cyclists in the Western Campaign - 1940.

Moving forward!...............

Source: Radfahrschwadronen -Fahrraeder im einsatz bei der Wehrmacht. 1939-45.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
Dear t,
At least you don't have to shovel up after bicycles.
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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by peeved » 23 Jan 2013 13:31

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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

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Re: On a Bicycle Built For....War

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Feb 2013 11:01

Hi all,

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