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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Francis Parascandalo, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Francis Parascandalo

    Francis Parascandalo New Member

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    Hi. Is there any one has any info of what kind of steel was used to build the Geschutzwagen tank?
    Please.
     
  2. lwd

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    I suspect more than one. Are you talking armor, structural steel, components, all of the above ...?
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Which Geschützwagen?

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    Etc.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    I sometimes picture German supply sergeants quietly crying when they get requisitions for parts for any of those "odd" units.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    That last one is a mongrel lot.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Proud to serve the mighty mechanised Wehrmacht, training completed and on to units to work with finely designed Aryan technology, carrying the word to the untermensch.

    Awright sunshine!
    There's yer WW1/Russki/captured field piece bolted to an old enemy chassis. Hope you've got good mechanical skills.
    Crack on!


    I'm guessing Francis is interested in the Tiger one.
    It's always Tigers.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    That guy looks awfully happy for a Deutsche Soldat in an open-topped steel vehicle during the Russian winter. Schnapps must have been involved.
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    They just "popped a wheelie".
     
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    A lot of the improvised armour on French and British chassis was built under the direction of Major Alfred Becker at a factory in Paris, using conversion kits manufactured by Alkett of Hannover. You will more about Becker and many of the images already posted on these web sites
    Alfred Becker - Wikipedia
    http://ww2f.com/threads/major-alfred-becker-and-the-paris-baukommando.13328/

    Read about his boss Feuchtinger on my blog here Edgar Feuchtinger – a General from “Allo Allo” out of “Catch 22” | The Observation Post
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    My favourite Becker job, and one of my all-time favourite AFVs is the MkVI GW(e)
    LefH16 mounted on the impossibly small base of a captured MkVI Light. Primarily I love it just because of the aesthetics, though despite it looking like it'd roll over backwards after firing a single shot, by all accounts it acquitted itself rather well.
    Tanks Encyclopedia covers it as well as anywhere:

    10.5cm LeFH 16 auf Geschutzwagen Mk.VI(e)

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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    So shall we go to the Tiger place?
    I bet the original question was about Tiger GW. Paper Panzer fun with the 'Cricket 17'...

    Beginning of '42. Waffenamt orders a 17cm gerat k43 on an SPG chassis.
    Expected delivery '43. (ho ho).
    58 tonnes, 30mm front plate, Tiger II running gear with a couple of extra bogie wheels each side.
    21cm L31 Howitzer also to be considered.
    The kicker, was that they wanted the pieces to be dis-mountable & usable in conventional field gun form (see 'Heuschrecke' for more discussion of this very German concept. It's defensible, but definitely odd.)
    Much fannying about ensues. Foldable sides to fit loading gauges, special railway trucks etc. etc. Eventually decided to go with more conventional SPG layout.
    Cancelled in 1944.

    It captures people's attention as it's so f big, and has that magic 'Tiger' appellation. Features in those pics/films of German heavy/experimental gear (stockpiled at Haustenbeck? I forget.).
    In reality, a bit of an intriguing irrelevance.

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    German Ordnance: Vell, vee haff diese wagens, so let's put schutzens on them!

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    Germany, 1939-45: Masters of improvisation-at all levels!
     
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    Makes the late 19th C. mish-mash of warships look sensible.
     

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