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by Paul_9686
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: StuG IV Divisions?
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

Sorry, Martin; I've tried to open that page three times and each time, it not only refused to open, it made my machine crash--apparently, PDF files don't work well with Netscape Navigator (my browser; Internet Explorer no longer works for me). What's in that PDF file, if I may ask?

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Anti-tank rifles
Replies: 60
Views: 22882

One thing, though--about antitank rifles being used to arm armored cars ... The SdKfz. 222 was normally armed with a 20mm cannon, so I would suggest that the photo of the four-wheeled AC with SS license plates being armed with an antitank rifle is in fact of an SdKfz. 221, which was normally armed w...
by Paul_9686
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: StuG IV Divisions?
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

Thanks for the link, Michael; I sure wish my German was better than a smattering of military terms, but it was a good one, nonetheless.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzer 3 ID help wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

Allow me to add that the tank viewed frontally in pics # 3 and 4 is a Panzer III with the 37mm gun. I can tell because it has the internal gun mantlet and two, not just one, co-axial machine guns.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: tank strength
Replies: 16
Views: 8265

That's all right, Ron. The clarification is appreciated; thank'ee kindly.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: StuG IV Divisions?
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

What C. Gillono said was certainly true, Siker. A number of books about Kursk, for example, have photos of SS-crewed Panthers which are claimed to belong to an "SS-Panther Brigade", when in fact no such unit existed. The only Panther units at Kursk were the 51st and 52nd Panzer Abteilungen, of the H...
by Paul_9686
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: "WH" on German vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

I went back to my bedroom and checked a photo I remembered in D-Day to Berlin , an old Squadron/Signal softcover book. On page 86, lower left corner, is a Saurer heavy cargo truck painted in camo (dark yellow with a sprayed-on scheme of olive green), and it has Navy license plates--WM. To see it cle...
by Paul_9686
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: tank strength
Replies: 16
Views: 8265

A query, for needed clarification, Ron--

When "Panzer IV 15cm" is mentioned, that means the Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär, correct?

Thanks in advance.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Zimmerit question
Replies: 45
Views: 10223

I'd suggest that Zimmerit was never reinstated because it was expensive and time-consuming to coat a tank with the stuff; so, even if it didn't burn, why go back to using it?

Just my two pfennigs ...

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: StuG IV Divisions?
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

Well, it looks as though you can't put your StuG IV in Panzer Lehr, Siker1, but if you still want a vehicle in Normandy, the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division is your best choice.

Always glad to help.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Littlefield Panther Ausf. A restoration update
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Thank'ee so much, Chris! I'd purely love to see the old monster complete, up, and running.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: StuG IV Divisions?
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

According to Osprey New Vanguard # 37, Siker1, StuG IVs were normally issued as single companies of 14 (later 10) vehicles each to infantry, Jaeger, mountain and Volksgrenadier divisions. But there were exceptions; Panzer Abteilung 190 of the 90th Panzergrenadier Division in Italy was fully equipped...
by Paul_9686
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Best tank in WWII?
Replies: 54
Views: 12435

I personally tend towards the T-34/85 as "best all-around" WWII tank, but if I'm to be a German, give me a Panther G.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Left handed soldiers
Replies: 35
Views: 7270

Hi; been gone a while. Hope everyone's doing fine I owned a Garand once, and never had trouble with the ejection of the empty clip. I believe it went more or less straight up and to the right; I know it never hit me, shooting lefty (I'm right-handed, but left-eye-dominant). The spent cartridge cases...
by Paul_9686
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Roehm killing, SA vs SS, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 973

I've read in various places (can't recall them all) that Roehm's words and intentions were exaggerated by the SD, probably on Himmler's and Goering's orders, in order to convince Hitler that it was time for the SA leader to go--permanently. Himmler wanted the SS to be free of SA control, and Goering...