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German 10.5cm leFH 18

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  1. charlieje91

    charlieje91 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have done a little research on this gun, but am not coming up with a lot of answers to a question I have. What, besides horses, SdKfz 6 and the SdKfz 251/4 towed this gun if any? I am making a model kit and want it shown as part of a battery including the transport/supply elements. Does anyone know of any other forms of transport such as the Opel Blitz or G31?
     
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    Yep. And you can make either the gun or the tractor portray the piece that was captured :)
     
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    To reinforse what has been said I am reading


    Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942

    And there are multiple references of Germans using "prime movers" to pull the 10.5 howitzer, It does not say whether they were captured or not but there are many examples of the Germans capturing huge amounts of Soviet equipment in 1941 so I think the suggestions are good ones.

    Gaines
     
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    Yes and and when the tide turned the Soviets captured the Axis stuff. They issued usage and maintenance manuals for Mk III and IV panzers but the manuals for Tigers and Panthers said they were to be used only until they stopped working and then scrapped.

    This has been posted before but I love watching it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B24_tjVPIb0
     
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    The Sdkfz 7 is overkill for the le FH 18, one caution is there are lots of variants of the gun, so try to avoid matching a late war variant with an early war tow vehicle.
     
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    What did the Hungarians use to tow them, as I am sure they used 105 leFH18 too, and modified many to their own standards.
    It wouldn't surprise me if the Germans got their hands on some of these towing vehicles too, like the 38M RĂ¡ba Botond for example.
     

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