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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15961 on: 26-10-2018, 10:10:07 »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15962 on: 26-10-2018, 18:10:13 »

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American infantrymen in an assault boat haul themselves across the Volturno River in mid-October 1943 during the first major river crossing in Europe by Allied troops.
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http://ww2today.com/21st-october-1943-audie-murphy-watches-the-ambush-of-a-german-patrol

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15963 on: 26-10-2018, 18:10:30 »
"Direct hit. German half track and 105MM Howitzer which it pulled, lies smashed by a direct hit from anti-tank gun firing from 3,000 yards during the Seventh Army sweep near Le Coulunvier, Southern France. On left in gully is dead driver of vehicle.' Likely Le Colombier, Alpes-Maritimes, France. 1 September 1944"

Looks like a 3rd ID patch on the guy to the right. Also, what kind of hakftrack was that? A sdkfz 7?
this is a heavy artillery tractor.
Certainly a Hanomag SS-100
a version:

That is a good question.  I don't think it was a tracked vehicle; the rear wheels look far too thick for track road wheels.  It also looks like it has a cabin at the front, so it looks like it was some kind of truck or tractor.  Those rear wheels look very odd...they look really wide for a single wheel, but I can't see any gap that would suggest them being double-wheels.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15964 on: 27-10-2018, 01:10:01 »


Algerian troops of Chappuis' 7e RTA cautiously advance up a street in the foothills below the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica on August 28th, 1944.

The two in front look to be holding M1903A1 Springfields and the nearest soldier has it fitted with an M1 grenade launcher with what looks like an M9A1 rifle grenade.

They look to have Adrian helmets with covers which I haven't seen before. Also decked out in other US equipment.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15965 on: 27-10-2018, 04:10:21 »


What is up with that muzzle brake?

I don't recall ever seeing a stug with that sort before...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15966 on: 27-10-2018, 06:10:33 »
Isnt that a Stuh42? Early versions had muzzle brakes?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15967 on: 27-10-2018, 08:10:58 »
Isnt that a Stuh42? Early versions had muzzle brakes?

StuH 42, produced sometime between 11.43-03.44, just the muzzle brake has been taken from 10.5 cm leFH 18/40. Similarly, you could also use one from leFH 18/39 (or Wespe).

Here's a late war variant, with reinforced barrel recoil mechanism (from 9.44 →) that eliminated the need for muzzle brake, but due to its bigger size it could not be used with the cast mantlet and no coaxial could be mounted either;



The basic Strumgeschütz-Batterie strength (since late 1943) consisted three StuH 42 out of ten Strumgeschütz - or recommended minimum of fifth assault gun being a StuH.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15970 on: 27-10-2018, 16:10:05 »


Does it say where that photo was taken, Seth?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15971 on: 27-10-2018, 23:10:17 »
Italians on Eastern Front is my first guess, here is more:


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15972 on: 27-10-2018, 23:10:37 »
^ those are greek soldier  (note the Schönauer 0314 we have somewhere)


Does it say where that photo was taken, Seth?

no but i've some more.
i was searching for the wz35 use in italian army. Those picture illustrate an article.
But afaik there is an italian bundesarchiv (there were saez 1940 pictures there)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15973 on: 28-10-2018, 01:10:43 »
^ those are greek soldier  (note the Schönauer 0314 we have somewhere)


Does it say where that photo was taken, Seth?

no but i've some more.
i was searching for the wz35 use in italian army. Those picture illustrate an article.
But afaik there is an italian bundesarchiv (there were saez 1940 pictures there)



Oh, I thought those were Russian soldiers at first!  Even more interesting if they are Italians.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15974 on: 28-10-2018, 07:10:47 »