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by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: JagdPanthers in normal tank battalions?
Replies: 2
Views: 779

JagdPanthers in normal tank battalions?

I've learned that JagdPanthers were used by the following outfits in the last months of the war: 2/sPz. Abt. 507; Pz. Abt. 2106 of the 106th Panzer Brigade; Panzer Lehr Division and 4th Panzer Division; and the 2nd, 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions. Does someone have any idea how many served with wh...
by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 25th Panzergrenadier Division just before Berlin...
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Thanks a lot, gentlemen!

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 25th Panzergrenadier Division just before Berlin...
Replies: 4
Views: 970

25th Panzergrenadier Division just before Berlin...

I've seen in Jentz's Germany's Panther Tank that 25th Panzergrenadier Division had Panthers--some with the organic Panzer Abteilung 5, and some with the attached I/Pz.Rgt. 130. Just before the final battle for Berlin, what did this division have in tanks and assault guns/Panzerjaegers--total numbers...
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS Welfare Organization
Replies: 2
Views: 797

I hope you can find help for the poor man, Flagon. I couldn't care less if he was Waffen-SS; the old man deserves a break in his latter years.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: high octane gas
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Thank'ee kindly, Uncle Joe. I'd always wondered about the effect of using water-injection on the engine itself.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Was Patton serious?
Replies: 191
Views: 27172

Well, all I can say is, thank God America and Russia never crossed swords in open war, either shortly after WWII, or through the present day. As Churchill himself said once: "Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the...
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: T-44
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

Oleg, let me quote a bit from Steven Zaloga's Osprey New Vanguard #102, T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004 : "... During 1944, development began of T-44 prototypes with 100mm and 122mm guns. Both the D-10T and LB-1 100mm guns and the D-25T 122mm gun were mounted in different turret configurat...
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: high octane gas
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

And doesn't water-injection also cause an aero-engine to wear out faster? Wouldn't it be necessary to change the engine ASAP after utilizing water-injection?

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Hans Rudel's air to air kills
Replies: 38
Views: 10106

OK; thanks. I'd always puzzled over this.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: When did the Allgemeine SS stop wearing their Black Uniforms
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

I think Hitler designed his own uniforms as head of the Nazi Party and Fuehrer of Germany. Perhaps the white uniform (was it a whole uniform or a jacket only?) was intended for summer formal wear, like when he was at Berchtesgaden, while he wore a darker-colored jacket (a slightly different shade of...
by Paul_9686
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: T-44
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

Pardon me; I forgot about the 122mm being tested in the T-44. But I was nonetheless right when I said that the T-44 never had a gun bigger than 85mm in all its production examples.

If the 100mm was too big, then, IMHO, the 122mm was ridiculously too big.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: M-18 Hellcat question
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Bob, if you're still with us, try Steven Zaloga's M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey New Vanguard #97).

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: T-44
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

It might also be well to recall that the T-44 never had a gun bigger than 85mm in its production versions, though it was tested with the 100mm gun later used in the T54/55 series. But the T-44's turret--based on that of the T-34/85, but lacking the latter's "goose-necked" appearance--was just too sm...
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: US Naval aircraft in the ETO?
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Yes, I believe they were claims, Oleg.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: T34 and crewmembers
Replies: 4
Views: 971

According to Steven Zaloga in the Osprey New Vanguard book on the T-34/85, the T-34/85 was designed from the outset to utilize a five-man crew, Commissar. But for a good bit of the type's combat career with the Red Army, they made do with just four men, leaving the front machine gunner out because o...