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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17895 on: 20-12-2021, 10:12:55 »
Nice pic ! i didn't know Bisons lasted that long

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« Reply #17896 on: 20-12-2021, 14:12:23 »
That one is likely from siG 33 (mot S) Kp 701, which supposedly received three new-build guns from Magdeburg (plus two other possible re-builds from Vienna) in 2/1942 after losing all their original guns during the winter.

Funny enough(?), sIG 33 (mot S) Kp 702 actually praised the gun and considered it "modern":
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"the sIG (mot S) has performed very well as an assault gun during the campaign in Russia.... ideal for the lead echelon of the Kampfgruppe in the Panzer division.... The low trajectory of the gun, when firing with the No. 4 charge, is very effective for attacking a point target such as a bunker or dug-in-artillery, or MG nests or mortar positions, with a minimal expenditure of ammunition...
Just the massive effect of a 15cm high-explosive shells detonating near enemy tanks will normally cause the attack to turn away; this was even applicable to the KV-2. A stationary tank or any that approaches head-on can be destroyed at 300 to 400m range by firing two or three shells propelled by the No. 4 charge..."

Info/quote(s): "Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions" and "German SPG in on the Battlefield"

Further commentary here; https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi_germany/SiG-33_Bison.php

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17897 on: 21-12-2021, 05:12:02 »

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« Reply #17898 on: 22-12-2021, 08:12:33 »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17899 on: 27-12-2021, 10:12:27 »

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« Reply #17900 on: 28-12-2021, 15:12:50 »


s.Pz.Abt. 502 near Neva River (Lake Ladoga), January 1943.

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« Reply #17901 on: 02-01-2022, 10:01:21 »


Goldap, October 1944.

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« Reply #17903 on: 04-01-2022, 06:01:59 »


Germany, the spring of 1945.

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« Reply #17904 on: 05-01-2022, 08:01:56 »


Breslau (or Budapest), March 1945.

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« Reply #17905 on: 06-01-2022, 10:01:37 »


Narvik 1940.

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« Reply #17906 on: 12-01-2022, 17:01:29 »
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« Reply #17907 on: 14-01-2022, 11:01:18 »


The collection point at Jindřichův Hradec train station, 1945.

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« Reply #17908 on: 20-01-2022, 16:01:27 »

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« Reply #17909 on: 21-01-2022, 20:01:51 »