Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by Sturmkreuz, Feb 5, 2008.
Daimler-Benz + Manstain + 82,500RM
DB 201 Engine?
Nope, not an engine
CORRECT! The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Nazi Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II. It was built on the chassis of the Panzer III tank. Initially intended as a mobile, armoured light gun for infantry support, the StuG was continually modified and was widely employed as a tank destroyer.
The vehicles of the Sturmgeschütz series were cheaper to build than the contemporary German tanks; at 82,500 RM, a StuG III Ausf G was cheaper than a Panzer III Ausf. M which cost 103,163 RM to build. By the end of the war, 10,619 StuG III and StuH 42 had been built.
The artillery of the time was heavy and not mobile enough to keep up with the infantry to destroy bunkers, pillboxes, and other obstacles, with direct-fire. Although the problem was well known in the German army it is General von Manstein who is considered the father of the arm of the Sturmartillerie. This because the inital proposal was from (then) Colonel Erich von Manstein and submitted to General Beck in 1935, suggesting that Sturmartillerie ("assault artillery") units should be used in a direct-fire support role for infantry divisions.
On June 15, 1936 Daimler-Benz AG received an order to develop an armoured infantry support vehicle capable of mounting a 75 mm (3 in) artillery piece. The gun was to have a limited traverse of a minimum of 25 degrees and be mounted in an enclosed superstructure that provided overhead protection for the crew. The height of the vehicle was not to exceed that of the average man.
Daimler-Benz AG used the chassis and running gear of its recently designed Panzer III medium tank as a basis for the new vehicle. Prototype manufacture was passed over to Alkett, which produced five examples in 1937 of the experimental 0-series StuG based upon the Panzer III Ausf. B. These prototypes featured a mild steel superstructure and Krupp’s short-barreled 75 mm Sturmkanone 37 L/24. This model was known as the Sturmgeschütz Ausführung A.
Again a person.
Weserubung + 25 days + 250 men and one woman.
Will you give us a hint, please?
Norwegian officers name.
Hard one damn don't know a lot of Norway.
Ok, I'll throw in a new hint. It is a siege involving Gebirgsjagers.
I know the battle\siege you are talking about I just don't know the officer you are referring to. Any other hints?
Norwegian commander on the inside. Majors rank (my paternal grandfathers CO)
nope don't know this one, and I am guessing if you give us anymore hints then you might as well tell us
Ok time to close the bets.
Battle of Hegra Fortress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The person was Maj. Holtermann.
Thanks Jaeger it was a difficult one, but at least we learnt something. Who's next Jaeger again?
Might be him
Balance + Showman + Controversial
Millions of people could fit into that one including Hitler. Maybe he's the one?