Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 06 Jul 2020 11:09

Rich, correct. I too have seen it called the VK 13.01 but since this photograph appears "Autumn Gale" in the section about the history of Pz Jgr Abt 559 who used it and they called it the 901 I've had to take their word for it.
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Post by yantaylor » 06 Jul 2020 11:26

'''My goodness it is two Pz.Sfl.Ic of the 3rd Company of Panzer-Jäger battalion (Sfl.) 559) moving through Kloster Zinna'''

Sorry, I just found that info from google images, great photo though of a tank I never knew existed until today so thanks for posting it.

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Post by SIS 5 » 06 Jul 2020 15:09

Hi Alan, hi Yan,

this vehicles has the designation VK 1602 in the book "Die deutschen Panzer 1926 - 1945" by F. M. von Senger und Etterlin, the predecessor of the "Leopard" with open turret and 5cm Kwk L/60 from the year 1941.

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Post by Alanmccoubrey » 06 Jul 2020 18:58

Bert, similar to the 901 but not the same superstructure front I think, I can't see a visor on an angled side on "my" pic so we have to stick with what the unit claimed to be using and let it be Rich's turn.
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Post by SIS 5 » 06 Jul 2020 23:23

Hi Alan,

of course, I agrre with You that it is Rich's turn. I have only the problem, that VK 901 in the book "Die deutschen Panzer 1926 - 1945" by F. M. von Senger und Etterlin is looking different.

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Post by Pz III » 07 Jul 2020 02:40

HI Guys,
I had to go to Jentz' Panzer Tracts to fine tune my answer - Spielberger is confusing to me on these vehicles. Alan & Bert - both of your photos are of the same vehicle. Specifications for a prototype were issued and 2 vehicles were actually built. Both vehicles seemed to have been used in combat and were apparently destroyed or otherwise lost.
Alan - your photo actually shows both vehicles as the second is just visible behind the first vehicle. This is one of 3 known photos of these scarce vehicles. Hopefully more be found in the future.

Here is my next quiz subject......
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by yantaylor » 07 Jul 2020 11:58

Is it a Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G, or other designation Pz Kpfw II nA (VK901)?

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Post by Alanmccoubrey » 07 Jul 2020 12:23

The problem is that they all looked the same, for example von Senger und Etterlin in his "German Tanks of WW2" comments that the VK 901 and 1301 were virtually identical except for the pattern stamped on the wheels ! So if I got it wrong because the unit using them got it wrong then I hope I'll be forgiven.
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Post by Pz III » 07 Jul 2020 13:36

Ian - you are 100% correct - control is in your hands.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Pz III » 07 Jul 2020 13:37

Alanmccoubrey wrote:
07 Jul 2020 12:23
The problem is that they all looked the same, for example von Senger und Etterlin in his "German Tanks of WW2" comments that the VK 901 and 1301 were virtually identical except for the pattern stamped on the wheels ! So if I got it wrong because the unit using them got it wrong then I hope I'll be forgiven.
Ok Alan - its gonna be tough but I forgive you LOL.

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by yantaylor » 07 Jul 2020 20:56

Pz III wrote:
07 Jul 2020 13:36
Ian - you are 100% correct - control is in your hands.

Rich
Thanks Rich, does that mean that I have to pick the next challenge?

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Pz III » 07 Jul 2020 21:30

Hi Ian
Yes it is your turn.

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Post by peeved » 07 Jul 2020 23:42

yantaylor wrote:
07 Jul 2020 11:58
Is it a Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf G, or other designation Pz Kpfw II nA (VK901)?
Since the specimen appears to have been in police use, it's designation would probably have been transliterated into polician (just to keep things clear): something like Ketten-Panzerkraftwagen II (VK 901).

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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by yantaylor » 08 Jul 2020 15:58

Hi everyone, here is my pathetic attempt at fooling you guys, I know that this will be a simple challenge for you all, as you are way ahead of me. I do recall adding this vehicle to my site some years ago, I was quite surprised when I found it because all of my books didn’t even mention it.
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Re: Axis Armored Vehicles Quiz

Post by Pz III » 08 Jul 2020 23:28

Hi Ian
Pz I Flakpanzer - Good photo - one I don't have.
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