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by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panther maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Re: Panther maintenance

You're right Die Blechtrommel, i made a confusion with the Ausf version, since it's against all logic to have the "D" before the "A", nonetheless, the Ausf "A" (or the "G") didn't solved all those problems, and the greatest "enemy" of the panther were not the shermans, t-34's, jabos, bazzoka, piat,....
by Ricardo Silva
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panther maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Re: Panther maintenance

I'll advise you two magazines that are still being sold, both in french. In the regular Battailles & Blindés (nº37) you have a special article about the guderian vision of the panther in the kursk battle, in the Battailles & Blindés Hors Série (nº13) you have over 100 pages all dedicated to the pant...
by Ricardo Silva
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Ostfront fans, more excellent Ostfront books are coming!
Replies: 32
Views: 12494

Re: Ostfront fans, more excellent Ostfront books are coming!

Those books would give an excelente summer reading!
I'm particular curious about "The Oder Front 1945", since it probably has a good perspective about the battle of the seelow heights, one of my favourite defensive battles of all times.
Great advise panzermahn
by Ricardo Silva
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Map set order
Replies: 27
Views: 17628

Re: Map set order

It's importante to get a delivery system that assures that the mail is delivered to the right person, in portugal many companies use a delivery system where the receiver has to sign a postal recipt, thus, the mail doesn't get lost. Maybe this system would work out for you too. If you get back to bus...
by Ricardo Silva
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.
Replies: 77
Views: 20099

Re: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.

My congratulations to both Tigre and Sebastian on this great thread about the blue division, i am doing a research about the portuguese volunteers in the blue division and i have already found a few of them, i'm going to spain in november to get some more info, and i have already received the data o...
by Ricardo Silva
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943
Replies: 18
Views: 11919

Re: ?? on Soviet OOB in Kharkov 1943

Having seen such detailed Battle Orders, i think that in that regard there isn't much to add to this thread, nonetheless, if you can take a look at these book "Last Victory in Russia, The SS-PanzerKorps and Manstein's Kharkov Counteroffensive February-March 1943" by Geroge M. Nipe, Jr. (Schiffer), y...
by Ricardo Silva
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Sturmmann Alves, Erich SS-Div. “Das Reich”
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

SS-Sturmmann Alves, Erich SS-Div. “Das Reich”

While doing a research about portuguese volunteers on the eastern front, i've come upon an SS-Sturmmann with an odd name, Erich Alves. Alves was serving in the 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt. of the "Das Reich" during the battle of kharkov (Feb.- Mar. 43) where he scored a few russian tanks with a marder. Alves is a...
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Portuguese volunteers
Replies: 4
Views: 4299

Re: Portuguese volunteers

I'm doing a research about those men, i'm still in the beginning, but have already compiled some good info about them. They were mostly veterans of the spanish civil war, the Viriatos, and despite being portuguese, most of the information i am getting is abroad, at NARA, and in several archives in s...