24 cm m16 in German use

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Truelove
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24 cm m16 in German use

Post by Truelove » 21 Jan 2023 01:24

In the book "Skoda Heavy Guns" it says;
3 batteries, each with
Artillery platoon- 5 motorcycles, 2 passenger cars, 10 trucks (4.5 ton), then 2 guns with 4 half tracks each and 1 gun with 4 electric BE train.

My question is, are the motor vehicles divided up between the 3 gun sections, or does each gun get 10 trucks etc?
Thanks
John

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Re: 24 cm m16 in German use

Post by Rogier » 21 Jan 2023 10:30

It seems the applicable KStN is Nr. 491 Battr. schw. 24 cm Kan. (t.) (2 Gesch.) (mot Z). The version of 1.11.1941 is available in NARA T283 R123, Frames 4731060 - 4731063. This document may be downloaded from http://wwiidigitalarchives.org/t283.

The Geschützstaffel (part of the Gefechtsbatterie) consists of two guns and contains the following vehicles:
- 2 leichte gl. Personenkraftwagen (Kfz. 1)
- 1 Truppenluftschutzkraftwagen (Kfz. 4)
- 1 mittlerer gl. Personenkraftwagen mit Gerätkasten (Kfz. 15)
- 11 schwere gl. Lastkraftwagen, offen, für Mannschaftstransport, Bettungsbaugerät und Zubehör
- 2 schwere Zugkraftwagen 18 t (Sd. Kfz. 9) (zum Vorrat)
- 8 benzinelektrische Zugwagen

Kind regards,
Rogier

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Re: 24 cm m16 in German use

Post by Truelove » 21 Jan 2023 13:36

Thanks alot Rogler.
John

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