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larth
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RSO

Post by larth » 13 Apr 2010 00:28

Hi,

53 RSO (Raupenschlepper) were purchased from the Germans in 1943, but didn't arrive till sometime in '44, and then only 30. Does anyone has a date on this?

Thanks!

Lars

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Re: RSO

Post by Esa K » 13 Apr 2010 09:03

Hi

Found in: Terä, Martti V: Kesäkuun kriisi 1944, Helsinki 1967, this info:

Page 48. Ordered from Germany 6/12 1943: 40 Artillery tractors (I assume its about the RSO´s?). Delivered artillery tractors: 26/2 1944: 8 tractors. 18/3 1944. 27 tractors. 26/3 1944: 5 tractors. = 40 artillery tractors???

Ibid, appendix 3. Tracked tractors (RSO´s?): Delivered in January-April 1944: 40 tractors; June-September 1944: 13 tractors = 53 (???).

Well this at the moment, hope it is to some help although it looks like this gives new questions than answering your initial one... :|


Best regards

Esa K

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Re: RSO

Post by larth » 13 Apr 2010 17:42

Thanks Esa!

the RSO's were ordered for towing their new 105 H/33 (German 105mm leFH 18) so Artillery Tractor fits as a designation. The numbers look ok too; so the number of 30 delivered that I had may be in error or was only for some time Feb'44 through March. At least the 105 H/33 were also delivered at the same timeframe.

best regards,
Lars

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Re: RSO

Post by Esa K » 14 Apr 2010 07:56

Hi again
larth wrote: At least the 105 H/33 were also delivered at the same timeframe.
Yep, at least acording to Terä 1967 page 48: Ordered 5/10 1943: fiftythree 105H/33. Delivered: 26/2 1944 eight 105H/33; 7/3 1944 sixteen 105H/33 and 11/4 1944 twentynine 105H/33.


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Esa K

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Re: RSO

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