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by Robert Hurst
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 7.5 cm SK C/34 naval gun
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Hi Ernest

No. The 7.5 cm weapon that I am interested in was used mainly by German light naval forces. As far as I know not many examples of this weapon were ever produced.

Thanks anyway.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 7.5 cm SK C/34 naval gun
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

7.5 cm SK C/34 naval gun

Hi

can anyone please let me know where I can find a pic of this particular German naval weapon.

I look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks in advance.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Tue Jul 22, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Axis aircraft evaluated by Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 4582

Hi Sid With regard to the first part of your reply the aircraft that I mentioned were tested at the following times. Caproni Ca 331B Raffica. This twin-engined night fighter was first tested by the Italians in August 1943. By 8 September, 1943, when Italy capitulated, preparations for quantity produ...
by Robert Hurst
Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Axis aircraft evaluated by Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 4582

Hi Tony During 1943, both German and Italian pilots flight tested the sole prototype of the Fiat G.56 single-seat fighter. In comparison tests against a standard Bf.109G, the Fiat G.56 was found to be superior in all aspects. The Germans also tested prototypes of the following twin-engined Italian a...
by Robert Hurst
Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:41 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Discontinument of isssuing helmets to tank crews
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Hi Daniel

If you look on the Uniforms, Headgear & Insignia section on the Thirdreichforum site you will find on page 8 some info with regard to your topic. The post in question is called 'did gewrman tankers use protoective headgear'.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer in Waffen SS service?
Replies: 15
Views: 7041

Jagdpanzer 38(t) in Waffen-SS Service

Hi Abwehr Issue of Jagdpanzer 38(t) to Units Aug 44 14 to 20th SS 29 to 8th SS Kav. Div Sept 44 10 to 16th SS Pz. Gren. Div Oct 44 14 to 15th SS 21 to 22nd Kav. Div Nov 44 14 to 19th SS Inf. Div Dec 44 14 to 31st SS Inf. Div 25 to 16th SS Pz. Gren. Div Jan 45 14 to 14th SS Inf. Div 04 to 16th SS Pz ...
by Robert Hurst
Fri Feb 07, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 75mm French Schneider M17/34 AA gun
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Hi Philip

See your post in Luftwaffe section for my info.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Fri Feb 07, 2003 3:52 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: French 75mm Schneider M17/34 Anti Aircraft Gun
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

French 75 mm Schneider M17/34 Anti-Aircraft Gun

Hi Philip Basically this was a modernised mle 1917 with a modified carriage. Substantial numbers were captured by the Germans in 1940 and were impressed into service, mainly in Occupied France. Data: German designation: 7.5 cm Flak M17/34(f) Original designation: Canon de 75 mm contre aeronefs sur r...
by Robert Hurst
Thu Feb 06, 2003 3:45 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: German use of the "French 75" quick-firing 75mm gu
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

German use of the "French 75 mm" quick firing gun

Hi Tony In German service the the French 75 mm M1897 was used mainly for coastal defence along the French coastline. As a stop-gap measure a total of 600 + barrels were combined with either the Pak 38 or Pak 40 carriage to produce the 7.5 cm Pak 97/38 or 97/40. These entered service in late 1941 and...
by Robert Hurst
Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Were the Me321 or Me323 ever flown with a light tank aboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 7605

Hi Sid Just thought I'd let you know that since putting the photo of the Pz Kpfw 38(t) that I told you about, onto the thirdreichforum, I've been sent a colour photo of a 7.5 cm Pak 40/2 auf Fgst Pz Kpfw II (Sf) being loaded onto an Me 323 Gigant. Unfortunately there is no other info to go with it. ...
by Robert Hurst
Mon Jan 27, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: PzKpfw II Ausf. a/b/c
Replies: 39
Views: 11831

PzKpfw II a/b/c

Hi Jo The following info is for the PzKpfw II Ausf a/1. a/2 und a/3 (Sd Kfz 121) History: Originally identified as the '2cm MG Panzerwagen' (Vs Kfz 622), the Pz Kpfw II was designed to supplement the Pz Kpfw I by providing an automatic weapon capable of firing both high-explosive round and an armour...
by Robert Hurst
Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Did any Soviet T-35 tanks see German service?
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Did any Soviet T-35 Tanks see German Service?

Hi 19Kuban43 & Mikko In 'Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two', by Steven J Zaloga and James Grandsen, it states that 'The T-35 equipped the 5th Independent Heavy Tank Brigade which participated in the annual Moscow parades. In service it proved a disappointment; its enormous length amd...
by Robert Hurst
Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Info on Operation 'Panama' Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

KfK 202/204

Hi Peter K

Thanks for replying to my post. I look forward to hearing what your friend has to say.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:42 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: A very, very ROUGH translation of ''Zonenschießen''...
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Hi Mischi

Thank you for the translation.

Regards

Bob
by Robert Hurst
Tue Dec 31, 2002 7:25 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Lawrence of Arabia
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Lawrence of Arabia

Hi Douglas

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but according to the Introductory Chapter of his book 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom', T.E.Lawrence refused to accept any rewards that were offered to him by the British Government for his exploits whilst fighting against the Turks.

Regards


Bob
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