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by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Anti tank rifle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

Bjorn: No big deal; we all make mistakes, friend. Oleg: And isn't it true that the German skirt armor (like on the Pz III, Pz IV, and Panther) was adopted, not so much against shaped-charge bazooka-like weapons, but because the Germans were nervous about damage from Soviet AT rifles? I'll grant that...
by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Osprey SS artwork by Stephen Andrew
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

The only Osprey books I have which are illustrated by Mr. Andrew are the Elite series book on German mountain troops and the MAA book on the Chinese civil wars, but I agree with you, Chris--he's good. He may not be as good as some just yet, but I've compared Mike Chappell's early work with his most ...
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Anti tank rifle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

No, Bjorn, it's not a Lahti. The Lahti had a top-mounted box magazine much like the British Boys AT rifle, and an odd-looking bipod mount with alternative feet: a spiked set for hard ground, and a curved pair of "skis" for snow. Oleg, I have with me a copy of Hogg & Weeks, Military Small Arms of the...
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 40.SS
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Thanks, Tom, but I'm living on a fixed income and it's a struggle every month just to pay my bills, much less have money for amusements.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Panzergrenadier Divisions: divisional tank battalions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

My thanks to both of you, Reb and Marc.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Panzergrenadier Divisions: divisional tank battalions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

SS-Panzergrenadier Divisions: divisional tank battalions...

I note that the Waffen-SS had, by the war's end, seven (at least nominal) panzergrenadier divisions: 4th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, and 28th. What were their tank battalions equipped with? Assault guns only, or did some of them at times have at least a company of turreted tanks in their division...
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Model wearing Rommel-style goggles?
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Model wearing Rommel-style goggles?

In the Osprey Campaign book #16, Kursk 1943 , page 15, there's a photo of Col. Gen. Walther Model wearing a pair of British anti-gas goggles, in imitation of F/M Rommel in the desert. There must be an anecdote here. Where did he get them, and what was he imitating Rommel for? Thanks in advance. Your...
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Fighting knives and hand-to-hand combat training...
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Thanks, Christoph. I'll bet the German Army has more than made up for it since.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 40.SS
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

I was just kidding around, Marc. Fact is, I can't afford to upgrade my library as much as I'd like to, so I depend on forums like this to learn new and updated things.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Most Beautiful WWII uniform?
Replies: 37
Views: 16013

Getting back to this string, I'd have to say that the coolest of all WWII uniforms was that of the Panzertruppe (black, double-breasted, dashing--who could ask for more in a military uniform?)--and the coolest headgear was the Einheitsfeldmutze. IMHO, Germany made a terrible mistake replacing it wit...
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Fighting knives and hand-to-hand combat training...
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Fighting knives and hand-to-hand combat training...

What kind of fighting knives were used by the Wehrmacht? Were they issued, or private purchase items? And what was their hand-to-hand combat training like?

Thanks in advance.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS unit names and their meanings...
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Thank'ee kindly, Nino.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Vertically-mounted machine guns
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

No problem, Don; always pleased to help out.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS unit names and their meanings...
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

SS unit names and their meanings...

Some of the SS divisional, regimental, and battalion names are known to me, but a lot of them refer to people and things I don't know about. I'm going to provide here a list of them, and perhaps someone with greater knowledge of German history can fill me in as to who or what they refer to. SS-Panze...
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Best division in the Waffen SS??
Replies: 253
Views: 77748

Touche', Nibelung!

Yours,
Paul