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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16440 on: 18-02-2019, 08:02:28 »


StuG III Ausf. B. France, late August 1940

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16441 on: 18-02-2019, 13:02:57 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16442 on: 18-02-2019, 20:02:36 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16444 on: 19-02-2019, 11:02:53 »
Quite famous photos of heavily armed Fallschirmjagers in Ardennes. Even one guy with Sten (or maybe Gerat Potsdam?).




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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16445 on: 19-02-2019, 12:02:21 »

Google search says Finnish troops with a 20mm flak turned into a tripod cannon?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16446 on: 19-02-2019, 12:02:42 »

Google search says Finnish troops with a 20mm flak turned into a tripod cannon?

I don't belive that. The soldier on the left has a smg, that by the barrel looks like an Mp34 and finns didnt use that. I also did an google search and found a russian page with text "German soldiers with a 20mm MFR Pz.B-41." (translated)

I think that's a modified (?) Solothurn S-18
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16447 on: 19-02-2019, 13:02:24 »
I don't know wether they are Finns, but I know this is Flak 38. Just compare with this


Also guys, I'm not a moderator or anything, but please if you quote someone, maybe put a spoiler tag on thepicture. Cause now we have the same 3 pictures on one page.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16448 on: 19-02-2019, 15:02:20 »


A German halftrack in British service with what seems to be an American 50cal surrounded by American vehicles :)

Markings are Guards Armored Division

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16450 on: 19-02-2019, 19:02:33 »
maybe an attempt to reuse mg151 ?



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16451 on: 20-02-2019, 09:02:25 »


Sd.Kfz.253 with Fiat–Revelli Modello 1935. March past in Trieste, Northeast Italy. 20 April 1944

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« Reply #16452 on: 20-02-2019, 12:02:59 »


New Zealand soldiers from 3rd NZ Division, sometime during Solomon Islands campaign. Note their makeshift camouflaged uniforms (khaki drill sprayed with pattern more suitable for jungle warfare).

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« Reply #16453 on: 20-02-2019, 13:02:26 »
New Zealand soldiers from 3rd NZ Division, sometime during Solomon Islands campaign. Note their makeshift camouflaged uniforms (khaki drill sprayed with pattern more suitable for jungle warfare).

Very cool, didn’t know they made their own like that. I’m guessing this is probably a recon or scout attachment? Or was it actually widespread?

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« Reply #16454 on: 20-02-2019, 13:02:54 »
Very cool, didn’t know they made their own like that. I’m guessing this is probably a recon or scout attachment? Or was it actually widespread?

It was actually widespread issue.

Here's a quote from Osprey, MAA#486 New Zealand Expeditionary Force During World War II:

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The 8th Bde that garrisoned Fiji from November 1940 left New Zealand
with old World War I khaki drill clothing. This had not stored well,
and once in Fiji better khaki garments – officers’ SD, trousers, shirts,
shorts and bush jackets – were made up locally from Indian fabric; jackets
were often lined with muslin and had removable buttons.
When the 3rd NZ Div arrived in New Caledonia in October 1942
they still lacked good-quality tropical clothing. Soldiers were obliged to
purchase American tan-coloured ‘chino’ shirts and trousers for ‘tropical
best’, which they wore on Guadalcanal in August 1943.
At this time a New Zealand-produced KD uniform was issued, consisting of a pullover
shirt, bush shirt, and battledress trousers. Practical combat clothing
was still unavailable, and since sufficient green dye could not be obtained
the new KD clothing was camouflage-painted (see Plate F2). Also
included in the fighting dress were a ‘bottle-green’ jungle hat and
anti-mosquito gloves. New Zealand-made canvas and rubber jungle
boots were delivered but were little used, since they were coloured
white due to lack of available dye. Canvas leggings were also developed,
but not widely issued.
After landing on Vella Lavella wearing KD the 14th Bde were soon
issued with US-made combat uniforms consisting of olive drab
herringbone twill jackets (of both first and second US Army patterns),
matching trousers and short-visored HBT caps. The 8th Bde on
Guadalcanal were issued with the NZ camouflage-sprayed clothing
for operations on Mono and Stirling islands in October–November 1943.
The 14th Bde also received it on Vella Lavella for operations on
Nissan Island in February 1944. When the division was withdrawn to
New Caledonia in July 1944 the men were issued with unpainted NZ-made
KD uniforms consisting of a pullover shirt with a necktie, bush shirt
and battledress trousers, worn with the ‘Hat, Felt’.
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