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« Reply #16801 on: 20-07-2019, 12:07:36 »
nice set of weapons !


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« Reply #16802 on: 20-07-2019, 15:07:15 »
US forces in the fields near St Lo



A not so subtle reminder that our St Lo map needs more bocage :P
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16803 on: 21-07-2019, 09:07:33 »


Destroyed Panther Ausf. G from "Kampfgruppe von Poschinger". Ossenberg, March 1945.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16805 on: 22-07-2019, 07:07:38 »


Kalborn, northern Luxembourg.

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« Reply #16806 on: 22-07-2019, 11:07:10 »
Hey, nysä what kind of StuG is that? Is it actual variant or just one unique uparmored vehicle? Photo is from Czechoslovakia if it's of any help.


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« Reply #16807 on: 22-07-2019, 14:07:52 »
Kasztelan - you are quite right.
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The StuG is from 10 Pz.Granadier Div., left behind close to Frydek-Mistek in May 1945.

It's a standard summer 1944 production by Alkett, just the Shürzen plates and the loader's MG shield have been fabricated in the field. These StuGs were assembled with a newly designed roof layout, including an opening for the Rundumfeuer-MG. However, this option was available in extremely limited quantities, until the production was finally improved by October 1944. Since no loader's MG shield was fitted, the troops quite often built their own.
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Also, the factory issued Shürzen plates came with a poorly designed mounting system - so many field workshops had to improvise and customize the plates (this eventually led to the factory made 'swinging' Shürzen). StuG III Ausf. G had only 30mm of side armour, that could be penetrated by a 14.5mm AT-rifle (tests were conducted on Panther Ausf. D - the 14.5mm could also fully penetrate the 40mm lower hull side of Panther Ausf. D.). I hope this help!

Refers: Müller: Sturmgeschütz III Vol 2, Panzer Tracts No. 8 and 4-3
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16808 on: 22-07-2019, 14:07:03 »
Thank you very much for a thorough reply  ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16809 on: 23-07-2019, 14:07:02 »


Destroyed Jagdpanzer 38(t) from Pz.Jg.Kp. 1009. Rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Wiltz, Luxembourg.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #16811 on: 24-07-2019, 08:07:24 »


StabsKompanie schwere Panzerabteilung 505. Orel, May 1943.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16813 on: 24-07-2019, 17:07:44 »
Anyone know any good photos of Stug III Ausf. A’s during Fall Gelb?


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« Reply #16814 on: 24-07-2019, 19:07:02 »
Anyone know any good photos of Stug III Ausf. A’s during Fall Gelb?

What do you need exactly? If you are looking for books, then I'd highly recommend "Vorwärts immer, Rückwärts nimmer!" by Thomas Anderson and "7,000 kilometers in a Sturmgeschütz" by Heinrich Engel, who served as a StuG driver (Sturmbatterie 660) during the French Campaign.