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by 5RANGLIAN
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Question regarding the Firefly
Replies: 15
Views: 3582

Re: Question regarding the Firefly

These days the sabot thingies are called 'petals'; there's a good picture of a modern-day APFSDS (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot) round opening up here: http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Sabot_separating.gif&imgrefurl=http:/...
by 5RANGLIAN
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Lt. Schiefmann
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

Lt. Schiefmann

Does anyone know anything about a Lt. Schiefmann, who ended up in Zedelghem camp 2226, Cage 2? He gave a watercolour of the camp to my grandfather, who was one of the staff (RQMS) at that camp. Other information is a number (B314024), which I am assuming is his PW number. Thanks for any help you can...
by 5RANGLIAN
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Avatar (2010 film)
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Avatar (2010 film)

Utter rubbish.

If Cameron really needs to spend so much of someone else's money to make cheap political points, he should join the Labour Party.
by 5RANGLIAN
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 10th Hussars
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: 10th Hussars

Was seniority related to regimental seniority, or something else, like when they joined the Brigade?
by 5RANGLIAN
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: RASC Field Bakeries, 8th Army
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

RASC Field Bakeries, 8th Army

Does anyone know anything abut the organisation of RASC Field Bakeries, particularly in the 8th Army? I have all the pamphlets, recipes etc. from my grandfather's unit, but I don't know if they were attached to specific brigades, corps or divisions. Unsurprisingly, it's difficult to find information...
by 5RANGLIAN
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: 106 Field Bakery RASC
Replies: 0
Views: 884

106 Field Bakery RASC

Does anyone have any idea of the movements of this unit? My grandfather was SSM with them at one point, and it may be the unit he served with in Greece, Crete, Libya and NW Europe.

Thanks.
by 5RANGLIAN
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: RAF Regiment
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: RAF Regiment

As individuals, a lot of them were posted into the infantry after Normandy. This was to make up losses, and also because the risk to the airfields was deemed to be pretty low by that point. I don't know about formed units being engaged, but the knowledgeable folk over on e-goat (here: http://www.e-g...
by 5RANGLIAN
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Hollow charge projectile for 37mm PAK
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: Hollow charge projectile for 37mm PAK

You can see it 'in action' in Band of Brothers (third episode, I think), when the Fallschirmjager shoot one at the good guys.

Personally I wouldn't fancy the job of reloading, but it's still better than the old Panzerwurfmine.
by 5RANGLIAN
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: A Spanish Z plan?
Replies: 10
Views: 2620

Spain hasn't had a decent fleet since 1805...but given the current state of the Andrew, it's probably best for Brits to keep a low profile in that regard :oops:
by 5RANGLIAN
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Need to know the right colors of german roadsign
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Our local paint/DIY shop can match colours from any object, using some sort of light probe, and then mix it up for you while you wait.
by 5RANGLIAN
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Why sites like this are important
Replies: 28
Views: 5770

Dragunov wrote:uhh...
My girlfriend, god may forgive her for I won't, once asked me shocked: "We were Germans?"
i don't get it...
Check where Klaus1 comes from, then I think you'll work it out :wink:
by 5RANGLIAN
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German WWII War Heroes!
Replies: 35
Views: 12393

Current forum members aside... :wink:

I'd go for Fritz Klingenberg. An amazing achievement in Belgrade, and his exploits in France were pretty good too. You'd just have to keep him away from your kit...
by 5RANGLIAN
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Any Sherman Tankers (NOT rhyming slang!!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Well, I KNOW its for spent brass, but why does EVERYONE seem to call it a "pistol port"??? 'Cos our American cousins love handguns, and 'pistol port' is SO much more ally than 'spent brass ejector port! :D I seem to remember that in Ken Tout's books, brass was passed up to the commander to be throw...
by 5RANGLIAN
Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: U-boot films
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

U-boot films

Does anyone know of any short films of U-boats, or other submarines, suitable for younger children? Anglian Jnr. is very interested in subs, and I don't think I can make him sit through Das Boot just yet.

Thanks.
by 5RANGLIAN
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 368276

Polish boy scouts, heroes of the Rising??

Currently baffled, as I usually seem to be :oops: