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The Pz. Kw B2 (F) in action.
On May 26, 1941 the topic was briefly discussed with Hitler, who saw pictures of the 85 Pz Kw II (F) already with the troops. Hitler was told about the progress in the conversion of the French captured B1 bis, now called Pz Kw B2 (F); the Führer was informed that it was planned to organize two companies of 12 vehicles each (24 in total) for Jun 20, 1941.
This initial serie was equipped with the same system of flame-thrower of the Pz Kw II (F) which used compressed nitrogen; in the tank the 75 mm gun was removed and replaced by a spray head (Flammenwerfer-Spritzkopf) like those of the Pz Kw I (F).
The new Pz Kw B2 (F) were assembled in the Pz. Abt. (F) 102, which was created of Jun 20, 1941 with K.St.N. 1176 dated on May 30, 1941. The Abteilung reached the front on Jun 23, 1941 under the 17 AOK and was assigned to the 24. ID on Jun 24, 1941.
Souces: Flammpanzer, carros lanzallamas alemanes. Osprey Military 9. T. Jentz-H. Doyle-P. Sarson.
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.