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by Paul_9686
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:41 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Track Changing
Replies: 6
Views: 941

No, Gavmeister, I sure don't know where to find any online, and I don't have a scanner, but on page 194 of Feist and Culver's book on the Panther, they have a pic of a track-changing job in progress, and there's a series of comic-book-style drawings of this operation on page 23 of the Japanese softc...
by Paul_9686
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:18 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Rocket launchers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Paul Lakowski wrote: The fact that 1/2 of all the rockets were produced in 1940 is probably because they intended to use them on the Maginote line? That sounds reasonable to me, Paul. No matter how enthusiastic they may have been about the panzers, the German high command most likely didn't want to ...
by Paul_9686
Sat Nov 22, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Tiger speed
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Good point, Dackel. Modern MBTs do tend to weigh about as much as the Tiger did, with twice the power or even more. And without the armor upgrade, the Leopard II rather resembles the old Tiger, with that squarish turret front.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Panzer Replacements sent to Italy 43-45
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Hello, I thought I'd refresh this topic with some info from Tom Jentz's book on the Panther. On page 147, he mentions the 38 Panthers spoken of by Martin, which he says were shipped by rail between 5/29 and 6/5/44. In addition, 20 more were sent between 9/18 and 9/21/44, and a final batch of 10 were...
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Bursting the Rommel bubble!
Replies: 156
Views: 26030

Much as I admire the Desert Fox, I'll gladly admit that there were better commanders than he in the WWII German Army; Manstein for one. Anyway, let's not speak badly of the dead unless he was really a bad character.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:18 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Rocket launchers.
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Excuse me, Fox, but Paul Lakowski was speaking of artillery rocket launchers, not infantry anti-tank rocket launchers.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: just a quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Fox, shotguns were used by the USA in WWII, but so far as I know, they were used only to guard prisoners with in the ETO. They were front-line combat weapons only in the Pacific, used by both the Army and the Marines.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Track Changing
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Rich, I'm mighty sure that the Panther had a similar system for replacing a track to the one you describe for the Tiger. Panthers had a "track cable" wound around the wooden jack rest block on the starboard side of the vehicle, and this cable was attached to the drive sprocket and used to draw the h...
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What Happened To Panthers in French Army?
Replies: 31
Views: 6763

I'd never seen a picture of an AMX-50 before; thank'ee kindly for posting them! Kind of resembles a cross between a Panther and an AMX-13. Too bad it never made production. Patrick, I believe that the interleaved road-wheel design died with the end of WWII. I would say it's just too much trouble hav...
by Paul_9686
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Best German Infantry Weapon
Replies: 18
Views: 3517

Were I a Landser, in the early-war period, I'd want an MP-38 or MP-40; in the late-war period, an MP-44.

Just my two pfennigs. :wink:

Yours,
Paul