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by von Salza
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Battle of the Belgian Plain" Gunsburg
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: "The Battle of the Belgian Plain" Gunsburg

Hi Krichter,

Check PM.

Regards

David
by von Salza
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Which PzKpfw II
Replies: 5
Views: 1577

Re: Which PzKpfw II

Hello David, Yes Alan is correct, these were Ausf. F. 3.Kp/8 Pz Reg landed in Benghazi on 19 December with 5 PzII Ausf F and 17 PzIII Ausf J 7.Kp/8 Pz Reg landed in Tripoli same date with 6 PzII Ausf F and 17 PzIII Ausf J Ships carrying 3. & 7.Kp/5. Pz Reg were sunk on 19 December with the loss of 1...
by von Salza
Sun May 31, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: PzKpfw III Ausf F
Replies: 9
Views: 3586

Re: PzKpfw III Ausf F

Hi David/Alan, I'm not even sure the cupola type would give you a definitive ID either. There's a picture (plate 193 page 63) in Chamberlain & Doyle's Encyclopaedia of German Tanks of World War 2 that purports to be of a Pz. III AusfG in North Africa and it also has the old type of cupola as used on...
by von Salza
Sun May 31, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Armies of the Stalingrad Front (61., 62. & 63.)
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

Re: Armies of the Stalingrad Front (61., 62. & 63.)

Hi PG, There is no mention of a timeframe in your post so I'm assuming that you are referring to the period during the Axis advance in Operation Blau II when the Stalingrad Front was formed in July 1942. The Reserve Armies that were created to help form the Stalingrad Front were actually the 62nd, 6...
by von Salza
Fri May 29, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Russian units equipped with KV-1S
Replies: 2
Views: 2534

Re: ?? on Russian units equipped with KV-1S

Hi Apollo, All of the production of the KV-1S was undertaken at the Chelyabinsk Heavy Machine Plant No. 100 (ChZTM) Monthly production figures for KV-1S as follows; 1942 (624 + 25 KV-8S Flamethrower tanks) Aug - 34 Sep - 174 + 6 KV-8S Flamethrower tanks Oct - 166 + 9 KV-8S Flamethrower tanks Nov - 1...
by von Salza
Mon May 25, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Kurland Tiger I's Apr/May 1945
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Kurland Tiger I's Apr/May 1945

Hi HenschelTurret, Sorry I'm more of an aircraft modeller than armour, but I do appreciate a good diorama. I know this is a bit late, you may indeed have already constructed your diorama, but here is some information that may help with your construction. You could post a few pics if you have already...
by von Salza
Sun May 24, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Czech 4.7cm AT gun (PanzerJaeger I)
Replies: 14
Views: 3969

Re: Czech 4.7cm AT gun (PanzerJaeger I)

Hi all, To return to the question of the original post, comparative analysis of both the 4.7cm Czech AT gun and the 5.0cm guns mounted on the Panzer III. If anyone is still following given the delay from the original post :shock: PanzerJaeger I 4.7cm L/43 Pak(t) firing Pzgr36(t) penetrates 48mm at 5...
by von Salza
Fri May 08, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Skoda 7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M. 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Skoda 7.5 cm Gebirgskanone M. 15

Hi David, Information on the ammunition used in the 7.5cm Gebirgs Kanone 15 are as follows; 7.5cm HE round - Geb. G. 15 Al. (Gebirgs Granate 15 Aluminium) Employed with 7.5cm Geb. K. 15 (Gebirgs Kanone 15) Complete round - 15.75 inches overall length, 12lbs total weight Projectile - 12.99 inches ove...
by von Salza
Wed May 06, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 7.5 cm Gr 38 H1/B - date of introduction into service?
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: 7.5 cm Gr 38 H1/B - date of introduction into service?

Hi Phylo, The H1 reference is a typo commonly repeated across the Internet. The round should actually be referred to as Hl/A, B, C etc the Hl which is short for Hohlladung, the German for Hollow Charge or HEAT as it is now more commonly referred to. This question has been debated on several other fo...
by von Salza
Mon May 04, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Army Group North
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Army Group North

June 22 1941 The storm breaks! [img] image.jpg [/img] Spent the weekend war gaming Army Group North's invasion of the Baltic. As in reality the Soviets were completely overrun, not enough movement points to counter the quick paced German armoured thrust. Soviets sought to fight a delaying battle wit...
by von Salza
Fri May 28, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11868

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Hi Pan, As requested. 6th Army – Lt. Gen. F M Kharitonov 15th Rifle Corps – 172nd Rifle Division 350th Rifle Division Army Troops – 6th Rifle Division 267th Rifle Division 106th Rifle Brigade 115th Tank Brigade 212th Tank Regiment Support Troops – 870th Light Artillery Regiment (attached from 7th Ar...
by von Salza
Wed May 26, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11868

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Hi Pan, The Soviets referred to their Rocket Launcher units as 'Guards Mortar' units. These are listed in the thread above. Tank Destroyer units were indeed comprised mostly of anti-tank guns but sometimes anti-tank rifles. Red Army fronts formed regimental variants to undertake particular missions ...
by von Salza
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11868

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Hi Juha, Apologies for my late reply, I've been away on business. Source: Boevoi sostav Sovetskoi armii, chast' 3 (ianvar' - dekabr' 1943 g) [The combat composition of the Soviet Army, part 3 (January - December 1943)] Table quoted in 'Companion to Colossus Reborn' by David M Glantz. Regards David :...
by von Salza
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11868

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Hi Apollo, I've refined the OOB a little after hitting the books. Amendments in red highlight The 3rd Battle of Kharkov (Operation Star) 2 February - 23 March 1943. Soviet OOB as follows; Voronezh Front - Commander - Col Gen F I Golikov - Commissar - Lt Gen F F Kuznetsov - Chief of Staff - Lt Gen M ...
by von Salza
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11868

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Hi Juha,

Operation Star was conducted by the Armies of the Voronezh Front.

CinC was Col Gen F I Golikov.

Regards

David