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by Alanmccoubrey
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General Georg Stumme
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

Re: General Georg Stumme

XXXX Panzer Korps didn't exist until 9th July 1942 when it was renamed from Stumme's XXXX Armeekorps (mot) . The first commander of XXXX Panzerkorps was General der Panzertruppen Leo Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg and he took over command on 20th July 1942. Lexikon der Wehrmacht says that Stumme wa...
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Pz IV Beob 7.5 cm gun and ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Pz IV Beob 7.5 cm gun and ammo

Kelvin, Because they needed to be able to defend themselves. The British had moved away from dummy guns on their command and observation tanks as well remember. The Beob tank had to be up front with the advancing tanks after all.
by Alanmccoubrey
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Pz IV Beob 7.5 cm gun and ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Pz IV Beob 7.5 cm gun and ammo

Kelvin, the Beobpanzer IV was fitted with the same gun as a normal Pz IV so the L/48 75mm. The Beobpz IV would have carried the same amount of ammunition as its contemporary BefPz IV.
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Simple question about German gun sizes.
Replies: 5
Views: 3094

Re: Simple question about German gun sizes.

Hi all, I've read tons of books and other info regarding WW2 and tanks, etc... In all of my reading i have never seen an explanation of what 7.5 cm KwK 40/L48 (Panzer IV) means 'completely'. I know 75mm is the caliber, Kwk is Kampfwagenkanone (fighting vehicle canon), but, what does 40/L48 mean. I'...
by Alanmccoubrey
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Logic for a Sd.Kfz 251/1 as a Mortar Platoon HQ vehicle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Logic for a Sd.Kfz 251/1 as a Mortar Platoon HQ vehicle?

I think that it would come down to who, in a command level sense, needed to communicate with the platoon in question. Plainly the writers of the KStN thought that the Stummels needed to be able to communicate both at a higher level and at greater ranges than the mortars. If you accept that the morta...
by Alanmccoubrey
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: K.St.N translation Struggle for "zugl." in Heer Organization
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Re: K.St.N translation Struggle for "zugl." in Heer Organization

It means something along the lines of "also acts as".
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Looking for: Panzer-Lehregiment and Afr. Schutzen Reg.
Replies: 8
Views: 6199

Re: Looking for: Panzer-Lehregiment and Afr. Schutzen Reg.

Schützen is better translated as Rifles, the German had Fusilier units and they went by Fusilier not Schützen .
by Alanmccoubrey
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 841st Leichte FlaK Bataillon (Mot)
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: 841st Leichte FlaK Bataillon (Mot)

David, it became part of 19 Flak Division so perhaps the pics of the famous four leafed clover unit include 841 and we don't know it.
by Alanmccoubrey
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 841st Leichte FlaK Bataillon (Mot)
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Re: 841st Leichte FlaK Bataillon (Mot)

David, given the number of Krupp "Boxer" types that we can see towing 20mm Flak guns and with Luftwaffe number plates how about that truck for the 20mm ? This is just a guess on my part of course so treat it accordingly. The 37mm Flak required something in the 3 tonne range so something like the Bli...
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: FLZ-PZ-Auf-Abt-“Hermann Göring” Organization vs "Scouts Out"
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: FLZ-PZ-Auf-Abt-“Hermann Göring” Organization vs "Scouts Out"

First of all it would have been impossible for the HG to be issued any SdKfz 234/4 in September 1944 since the vehicle wasn't produced until December of that year. Just how sure are you that there isn't just a translation error here ? In a 1944 Recce Bn the Staff Company would have had the Armoured ...
by Alanmccoubrey
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Sdkfz 251/7 Pioneer Assault Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Sdkfz 251/7 Pioneer Assault Bridge

That question is so long that I may have forgotten bits of it before I got to the end. I have not read of recce troops actually having the SdKfz 251/7 issued to them, there was a Pionier Zug in the schwere Kompanie of course so I suppose it is possible. The little bridges carried were originally par...
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: questions on the Ramcke Brigade
Replies: 8
Views: 3538

Re: questions on the Ramcke Brigade

I don't know for certain but an educated guess would be either motorcycle combinations or Kettenkrad.
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Prime movers
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Prime movers

David, some where there will be an "official" German standard cross country speed which units were expected to maintain. I just don't know what it was.
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Prime movers
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Prime movers

David, I know there is some of the information that you're after on this link, I also know that it is in German but once you've found out what "range"...Reichweite, "top speed".....Höchstgeschwindigkeit , etc are you'll soon get the hang of it. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/zugkraftwage...
by Alanmccoubrey
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Prime movers
Replies: 15
Views: 2745

Re: Prime movers

That one and the 17cm should have been the artillery version of the SdKfz 9 but there weren't many of those around so it was more often towed in two loads by the SdKfz 8.