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Sd Kfz 222 Gepantserde motor, Tripoli, 1941

Sd Kfz 222 Gepantserde motor, Tripoli, 1941

Sd Kfz 222 Gepantserde motor, Tripoli, 1941

Hierdie foto toon 'n paar Sd Kfz 222 pantserkarre iewers naby Tripoli vroeg in 1941, kort na die Afrika Korps in Noord -Afrika geland (Operation Sonnenblume). Hierdie voertuie behoort waarskynlik aan die verkenningsbataljon III, wat op 14-15 Februarie 1941 in Tripoli aangekom het.


Wêreldoorlog foto's

SdKfz 261 Winter 2 SdKfz 221 motors SdKfz 222 met sPzB 41 (Panzerbüchse 41) SdKfz 222 September 1939 vernietig
SdKfz 222 Oosfront 1942 SdKfz 221 van die 17 Panzer Division. Nordlingen 10 Junie 1941 SdKfz 223 13 Leichter Panzerspähwagen SdKfz 223 1938
SdKfz 222 van Afrika Korps SdKfz 261 SdKfz 261 funkwagen WH-638530 van die Afrika Korps SdKfz 261 naby Moskou Winter 1941
SdKfz 223 bo -aansig SdKfz 222 Noord -Afrika 1943 SdKfz 222 WH-1312233 agteraansig SdKfz 222 4
SdKfz 222 Pole, September 1939 Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen SdKfz 261 Italië 1943 vasgevang SdKfz 222 6 SdKfz 221 verhuis na Abbeville, Frankryk 1940
SdKfz 221 Italië SdKfz 223 Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK SdKfz 223 in Tripoli 23 Maart 1941 SdKfz 222 1940
SdKfz 223 van die 8 Panzer Division Lithuania Junie 1941 SdKfz 222 WH100798, 1940 SdKfz 261 van die Nachrichten Fern Aufklarung Kompanie 621 DAK Duitse SdKfz 223 wat Luxemburg 1940 binnegaan
SdKfz 223 14 SdKfz 221 van die Waffen SS, Eastern Front 1941 SdKfz 223 en T-34 in Zolkva Junie 1941 SdKfz 222 van die Aufkl Abt 3 onderweg na Tripoli Februarie 1941
SdKfz 221 1938 SdKfz 222 WH32332 1939 Gekamoefleer SdKfz 223 3 SdKfz 221 DAK 1943
Kolom van SdKfz 221 SdKfz 223 gepantserde radiomotor Leichter panzerspahwagen SdKfz 221 SdKfz 221 Pole 1939
SdKfz 221 leichter Panzerspahwagen op 'n tipies primitiewe Poolse pad SdKfz 260 Gepantserde motor SdKfz 222 SdKfz 260 in Pole 24 Panzer Division
SdKfz 221 leichter panzerspahwagen /> SdKfz 221 leichter panzerspahwagen 4 ࡪ Sd Kfz. 260 en 221 in Pole 24 Panzer Division SdKfz 223 leichter panzerspahwagen funk
vernietig SdKfz 222 SdKfz 222 nommer 241 SdKfz 221 Pole 1939 vernietig Gepantserde motor SdKfz 221
SdKfz 260 radiomotor Sd Kfz 222 Sd.Kfz. 250/9 Rhodos Griekeland Duitse pantsermotors SdKfz 222 17.Panzer -afdeling Oosfront
SdKfz 222 leichter panzerspahwagen SdKfz 223 1939 SdKfz 221 waffen ss SdKfz 221 Duitse pantsermotor
SdKfz 221 ligte gepantserde motor sdkfz 221 ligte gepantserde motor sdkfz 223 1942 sdkfz 222 winter
Sd.Kfz. 223 Panzerfunkwagen 6 sdkfz 222 Duitse pantsermotor sdkfz 223 Duitse pantsermotor Sd.Kfz. 223 ligte gepantserde radiomotor
SdKfz 221 Leichter Panzerspähwagen sdkfz 223 in die winter sdkfz 222 gepantserde motor sdkfz 221 luiperd
SdKfz 223 ligte gepantserde radiomotor 2 Gepantserde motor SdKfz 222, Rusland SdKfz 223 Panzerfunkwagen sdkfz 223 Duitse gepantserde radiomotor
sdkfz 223 5 sdkfz 221 en wehrmacht -soldate Leichter Panzerspahwagen Funk SdKfz 223 en bemanning SdKfz 260 Rusland
SdKfz 223 Panzerfunkwagen 4 sdkfz 223 Panzerfunkwagen SdKfz 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen 8 SdKfz 223 Panzerfunkwagen 9
sdkfz 223 12 sdkfz 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen sdkfz 223 8 sdkfz 223 bemanning
sdkfz 221 6 sdkfz 222 vernietig afv sdkfz 222 spoorvervoer

SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)

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Die SdKfz 223 was deel van 'n groter familie Duitse ligte gepantserde motors wat met die SdKfz 221 begin het (elders op hierdie webwerf uiteengesit). Elke voertuig speel 'n spesifieke rol op die slagveld vir die Duitse leër en is in honderde aangeneem. Die SdKfz 223 het gedien as 'n Command and Communications (CC2) voertuig, onderskei van die ander primêre modelle (SdKfz 221, SdKfz 222) deur die groot opvoubare antenna raam wat bo die voertuig se geweerplasing aangebring is. Net soos met die 221- en 222-reeks voertuie voor hom, het die SdKfz 223-lyn baat by sy toegewyde gepantserde motoronderstel wat hom die nodige krag vir militêre diens gebied het. Boonop het dieselfde Horch V8-petrolenjin die stelsel-langreisvermoëns gebied wat nodig is vir moderne gemeganiseerde oorlogvoering. Die produksie van SdKfz 223 voertuie was altesaam 567 voertuie, en dit is van 1936 tot Januarie 1944 vervaardig. .

Die ontwerp van die SdKfz 223 hou nou verband met die ontwerp van die oorspronklike SdKfz 221 en nie soseer die SdKfz 222 -reeks nie. Dit kan onderskei word deur sy antenna -raam sowel as 'n trappe agterkant van die boonste romp - funksies wat nie op die SdKfz 221 -variant voorkom nie. In teenstelling met die reghoekige luik wat op die 221 -lyn gevind is, het 'n tapse luik ook die enjinkompartement bedek.

Die kern van die SdKfz 223 -reeks was 'n gepantserde voertuig met 4x4 -wiele met 'n ligte pantserbeskerming wat bedoel was vir die verkennings- en kommunikasierol. Dit was bloot gewapen met 'n 7.92mm MG34 standaard -weermagmasjiengeweer vir plaaslike verdediging, maar in die vroeë produksie was die gewere uit die MG13 -reeks voor 1938 aangebring. 1.050 x 7.92mm rondes ammunisie is aan boord gedra. Gespesialiseerde kommunikasie- en radiotoerusting is aan boord van die voertuig aangebring. Vroeë vorms bevat 'n 30-watt Fu 10-radiostel, terwyl latere modelle dit vervang het met 'n 80-watt Fu 12-stel. 'N Nuwe band is langs die romp aan die regterkant gedra vir vervanging in geval van skade. Die linkerkant van die buitenste romp bevat 'n eksterne opbergkas. Vanaf 1942 het die SdKfz 223 -lyn 'n kragtiger enjin gekry vir verbeterde prestasie sowel as 'n meer robuuste onderstel (die vervaardiging van die Ausf. B -variant). Die pantser is langs die voorkant verbeter tot 'n dikte van 30 mm.

Die afmetings bevat 'n lengte van 4,56 meter met 'n breedte van 1,95 meter en 'n hoogte van 2 meter. Sy gewig was 4,4 ton. Die maksimum spoed van die pad het 46 myl per uur bereik, met 'n reikafstand van 185 myl, minder tydens landry.


Sd.Kfz. 232 Gepantserde motor

Die schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Fu) Sd.Kfz. 232 (8-rad) (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 232) is van 1938 tot 1943 vervaardig en het 'n Fu.Ger.11 SE 100-mediumafstand en 'n Fu.Spr.Ger.A-kortafstandradio. Dit was gewapen met 'n 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 outokanon en 'n koaksiale 7,92 mm MG 34 -masjiengeweer. Dit het 8 -wielaandrywing, 8 -wielstuur met 'n bestuurdersposisie aan albei kante. Die voorste pantser was 15 mm van effens skuins homogene staal met 8 mm aan die kante, 10 mm aan die agterkant, 6 mm aan die bokant en 5 mm aan die onderkant. Die wapenrusting bied slegs beskerming teen vuurwapens en HE -fragmente, terwyl dit ondoeltreffend was teen swaarder wapens. Die werkafstand was 300 km (186 myl) en die maksimum spoed was 85 km/h (53 mph). Die Sd.Kfz. 231 (8-rad) was dieselfde as die Sd.Kfz. 232 maar sonder die bykomende radio's en die groot antenna en is van 1937 tot 1941 gebou.

Hierdie Tamyia 1/48 -stel het twee interessante nasienopsies.

EERSTE MERKOPTIE

“ Seydlitz ” WH-230748, 2de kompanie, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8, 5th Panzer-Division, Griekeland, April 1941

Hierdie gepantserde motor is vernoem na die Pruisiese kavallerie Generalleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Seydlitz (3 Februarie 1721 tot 8 November 1773).

Die 5de Panzer -afdeling is vroeg in 1941 na Roemenië en Bulgarye gestuur en het deelgeneem aan die inval in Joego -Slawië. Na die Joegoslavië -veldtog is dit oorgeplaas van die First Panzer Group na die XL Panzer Corps wat bestaan ​​uit die 1ste SS LAH Gemotoriseerde Infanterieregiment, 73ste Infanteriedivisie en die 9de Panzer -afdeling. Op 15 April 1941 begin die 5de Panzerdivisie noord van die Aliakmon en ry suidwaarts deur Kalabaka na die stad Lamia. Hulle het padblokkades, slopings en 'n aantal klein verbintenisse met die agterste wagte van die Gemenebest teëgekom. Op 20 April is Lamia in beslag geneem teen geringe weerstand en die bondgenote het suid van Lamia teruggetrek na die Thermopylae -lyn. Die Duitse aanbodsituasie is verbeter deur die vang van rantsoene en brandstofvoorrade in die Lamia -omgewing. Teen 22 April het 'n kolom van die 5de Panzerdivisie die Thermopylae-posisies aangeval wat verdedig is deur agterste infanterie ondersteun deur goed gekamoefleerde artillerie en individuele tenks. Na 'n sterk weerstand het die gemenebest-troepe gedurende die nag van 24-25 April die Thermopylae-pas laat vaar. Teen 30 April het die laaste regering van die Statebond óf ontsnap óf gevange geneem en het vyandelikhede in Griekeland geëindig.

Hierdie films wys hoe Seydlitz deur Lamia gaan.

Hierdie Sd.Kfz. 231 is uit dieselfde eenheid. Kan nie die naam aan die romp se kant uitmaak nie.

Statebondseenhede in Griekeland 1941

‘W ’ Force onder bevel van luitenant -generaal sir Henry Maitland Wilson
– 6de Australiese afdeling
– 2de Nieu -Seelandse afdeling
– Britse 1st Armoured Brigade
(102 RHA, 2 RHA, 3 RTR en 4 Huzaren van die 2de Pantserdivisie)
– Aantal ondersteuningseenhede.

Hierdie Sd.Kfz. 232 is óf uit die 5de óf die 9de Panzer -afdeling. Die vragmotor op die voorgrond is 'n Kanadese Ford F60 L. 4 ࡪ Artillery Tractor met merke van die Britse 2nd Armoured Division (1st Armoured Brigade).

TWEEDE MERKOPTIE

WH-612119, 1ste kompanie, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 19, 19de Panzer-afdeling, Belgorod-Khar ’kov, Julie-Augustus 1943

Tydens Unternehmen Zitadelle (Operasie Citadel) het die 19de Panzer Division tot die III Panzer Corps behoort, saam met die 168ste Infanterie, 6de en 7de Panzer Divisies. Die III Panzer -korps was op die westelike oewer van die Noordelike Donetsrivier suid van Belgorod geleë, met die 6de Panzer -afdeling net suid van Belgorod, dan die 19de en 7de Panzer -afdeling. Oorkant die rivier was die Sowjet -78ste Guards Rifle Division teenoor die 19de PD. Op 5 Julie 1943 (Eerste Citadel -dag) het die 19de Panzer -afdeling die 78ste posisies tussen Dalni Peski en DorogoBuzhino aangetref. Die volgende drie dae het die 19de Panzer -afdeling hewige gevegte teëgekom en groot verliese gely, waar dit slegs die verste ongeveer 9 km (5,5 myl) tot by die Sowjet -verdedigingslyn kon dring. Die algehele Duitse opmars het vertraag en uiteindelik omstandighede geskep wat die tydige koppeling van die III Panzer Corps met die II SS Panzer Corps in die Prokhorovka -gebied verhinder het en Operation Citadel laat misluk het. Op 3 Augustus het die Sowjet hul strategiese somer-teenoffensiewe operasie Polkovodets Rumyantsev geloods (die Duitsers noem dit “The Fourth battle of Kharkov ” or the Belgorod-Kharkov Offensive) en teen die einde van Augustus Belgorod en Kharkov (nou Kharkiv) is herower en die Duitse 4de Panzer Army (wat die III Panzer Corps insluit) vernietig. Die 36ste Guards Heavy Breakthrough Tank Regiment, 18de Tank Corps, 5th Guards Tank Army is in Maart 1943 gestig met ongeveer 31 tot 35 Churchill IV tenks wat deur Lend-lease verhuur is en was in die tweede klas by die Slag van Prokhorovka wat vir infanterieondersteuning toegewys was. Dit is waarskynlik 'n 36ste Guards Churchill wat verby die Sd.Kfz. 232. Die motor is waarskynlik uitgeskakel deur sovjetvliegtuie met grondaanvalle vasgemaak en laat staan.

Dit is my close -up van die Sd.Kfz. 232 rewolwer. Weet nie wat die doel van die horisontale balk op die antenna ondersteun nie.

Dit is my close -up van die zusatzfrontplatte (“Additional front panel ”). Sommige bronne het hierdie Sd.Kfz. 232 behoort tot die 7de Panzer -afdeling of die 2de SS Panzer -afdeling. Let daarop dat 'n deel van die kamoefleerpatroon op die zusatzfrontplatte wel soos 'n groot aantal lyk#82207 ”. Die twee vertikale stawe is die spesiale Koersk -merk wat deur die 19de Panzer -afdeling tydens en onmiddellik na Operasie Citadel gebruik is.

Hier is 'n lys van die spesiale Duitse Kursk Unit Markings

'N Ander Churchill verby dieselfde Sd.Kfz. 232 en die foto is uit 'n effens ander hoek geneem.

1ste SS Leibstandarte AH 1939-1941


Die Leibstandarte Panzerspähzug het vier Sd.Kfz. 221s, twee Sd.Kfz. 231s en twee Sd.Kfz. 232s aan die begin van die oorlog. Op die heel eerste dag van geveg (1 September 1939) is een van die 231's en 232's in Pabjanice, Pole, uitgeslaan.

Sd.Kfz. 221: SS-1084, SS-1085, SS-1086, SS-1087
Sd.Kfz. 231: SS-1088 “Körner II ”
(plaasvervanger vir “Körner ” verloor op die eerste gevegsdag in Pole)
Sd.Kfz. 231: SS-1089 “Laforce
(oorspronklike voertuig uit 1937)
Sd.Kfz. 232: SS-1090 “Faust II ”
(plaasvervanger vir “Faust ” verloor ook op die eerste gevegsdag in Pole)
Sd.Kfz. 232: SS-1091 “Casella ”
(oorspronklike voertuig uit 1937)

“Faust ” is heeltemal uitgebrand nadat hy 'n skoot in die petroltenk gekry het nadat dit van die pad af rits en onder die maag getref het. Die voertuig is óf vervang óf heeltemal opgeknap en is herdoop na “Faust II ”, wat later in Rusland in 1941 uitgeskakel is.

Die 8-rad gepantserde motors is vernoem na die 16 mans wat in Hitler gesterf het, en 'n mislukte Beer Hall putsch, 8–9 November 1923.

ALFARTH, BAURIEDL, CASELLA, EHRLICH, FAUST, HECHENBERGER, KÖRNER, KUHN, LAFORCE, NEUBAUER, PAPE, PFORDTEN, RICKMERS, SCHEUBNER-RICHTER, STRANSKY, WOLF

Hier is “Laforce ” gesien op parade deur Praag, Tsjeggo -Slowakye op 5 Oktober 1939. Die middel van die Balkenkreuz (kruise) is geverf en 'n wit buitelyn gelaat wat tydens die Poolse veldtog gedoen is.

Dit is “Laforce ” in Frankryk 1940 op die punt om 'n hout te sleep.

Dit is 'n close -up van die naaste kenteken wat die nommer 1089 skaars toon.

Dit is die voorkant van “Laforce ”. Die driehoekige voorwerpe op die voorste skerms was 15 liter Kraftstoff Explosionssicher (ontploffingsvaste brandstofhouers).

SS-1089 “Laforce ” en SS-1091 in Griekeland April 1941.

SS-1091 in 'n kolom in Pole.
Let op die wit kruis op die boog is oor die gereedskap geverf.

Die agterkant van SS-1091 in Pole.
Let op die “SS ” op die nommerplate is oorgeverf.

Vooraanzicht van SS-1091 in die Balkan 1941 (waarskynlik Griekeland) uit 'n film.

Sd.Kfz. 231, Noord -Afrika

Maart – April 1941
Let op die Britse helm op die zusatzfrontplatte en die wimpel op die antenna.

Hierdie veld het Sd.Kfz gewysig. 231 het die rewolwer verwyder en 'n Pak 38 AT -geweer van 5 cm is gemonteer.

Sd.Kfz. 231 en Sd.Kfz. 232 van 'n onbekende eenheid in Frankryk 1940.

Ek dink hulle het 'n rookgranaatrak op die voorste boog. Let op die hoefyster wat langs die bestuurder se visiepoort gemonteer is en die houtbondel wat in die Kraftstoff Explosionssicher -rek aan die voorste spatbord vasgesteek is.

Waar het ek my pantserkar gisteraand gelos?

NA MARK TOEBEHORE BESKIKBAAR

48022 is die agterste sluiter van die motor sonder omskakelingstel vir onderstel en 48D14 is hul etiketstel wat merke bevat vir SS-1089 “Laforce ” en SS-1091. Hulle het “Laforce ” verkeerdelik bestempel as deel van die “Das Reich ” SS-Div.


Sd.Kfz. 222 was 'n ligte vierwielaangedrewe gepantserde motor. Dit was die standaard ligte gepantserde motor in die Duitse weermag tot die nederlaag van Nazi -Duitsland. Gebruik deur die verkenningsbataljons (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) van die Panzer-afdelings, het die tipe goed genoeg gevaar in lande met goeie padnetwerke, soos dié in Wes-Europa. Aan die Oosfront en Noord-Afrika word hierdie klas voertuie egter belemmer deur die relatief swak veldryverrigting.

Sd.Kfz. 222 was gewapen met 'n 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 outokanon en 'n 7,92 mm MG 13 -masjiengeweer. Met betrekking tot die vorige weergawe, het die Sd.Kfz. 221, is die bemanning tot drie verhoog deur die toevoeging van 'n skutter, wat die bevelvoerder van die taak onthef het. In 1938 is die MG 13 vervang deur 'n Maschinengewehr 34, in 1942 is die KwK 30 vervang deur die vinniger afvuur van KwK 38 van dieselfde kaliber. Die produksie het van 1937 tot laat 1943 gestrek, met ten minste 990 voertuie wat vir die weermag vervaardig is. Die volle naam was Leichter Panzerspähwagen (2 cm).

'Katrin ' is die bekendste Sd.Kfz. 222 replika in Europa. Katrin 39 is gebou in presiese afmetings soos oorspronklik. Die raam wat gebruik is, was 'n ou bakkie waaruit hy die struktuur gebou het. Dit is 'n baie soliede metaalvorm. Die voertuig word op die draaistel en die asse Savien/Avia 15/30 gehys. Dit het 'n olie -enjin Savien/Avia 15/30, inhoud 3.359 ccm. Aandrywing is op die agteras. Die voertuig is toegerus met 'n afsluitklep van ewenaar. Die elektriese afspraak werk met 'n spanning van 12 V, 'n volledige funksionele interkom vir alle voertuie wat werk met 24 V.

Die geriewe van die voertuig is oorspronklik, volledig funksioneel voor en agter, Notek, klaxon - Bosch, domkrag, brandstofbunkers en houers vir water, oorspronklike radiostasie FU 5 en 'n ander interieur, soos persoonlike besittings van lede van die voertuig maatskappy, funksionele plek aan die kante van die voertuig, laken in stryd met reën. Dit het 'n werkende werktuig en 'n ander eksterne fasiliteit (sien die foto). Die militante toring is vol rotasie en word deur 'n funksionele boonste hok veranda. Die rotasie word verskaf deur handwerk. Kanonwaens en beddens vir die masjiengeweer is ten volle funksioneel in die hoogte van - 6 tot + 80 grade.

Die gebou het drie jaar geneem, van 2000 tot 2003. Katrin het 'n baie gedetailleerde en korrekte grootte replika geword. Sy het vir die eerste keer by 'n geleentheid in 2003 verskyn. Sy het tydens haar 13 jaar 'quotduty & quot' aan baie Hollywood -films en re -show -programme deelgeneem. Vir hierdie doeleindes was ten volle verminder die konstruksie en aanstelling. Buite die voertuig kom die volledige ooreen met die patroon. Die binnekant van die voertuig was onderhewig aan die konstruksie en interieuraanstelling en die maksimum funksionaliteit in die stryd. Katrin ' het gedurende sy lewensduur twee verskillende tipes kamoefleerverf en donkergeel Feldgrau / Bronwen ontvang.

Ten spyte van sy 13 jaar se harde stryd, het 'Katrin ' die perfekte patina/optika om soos die regte ding te lyk! 'N Replika van die oorspronklike vat 20 mm Flak -geweer is aan boord, sowel as 'n gasvuur -replika van die MG34 -geweermasjien. Huidige eienaars, as gevolg van 'n nuwe panzer -projek, is op soek na 'n entoesiastiese nuwe eienaar vir 'Katrin '.


Uitrusting van die Britse pantsermotorregiment

Plaas deur James A Pratt III & raquo 19 Junie 2008, 22:09

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur JonS & raquo 19 Junie 2008, 23:55

Re: Uitrusting van die Britse pantsermotorregiment

Plaas deur David W. & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 00:27

Waarom nie met u antwoord in die openbaar kom nie? Ek is seker dat ander belang sou stel.

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur JonS & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 00:45

Ek is seker hulle sou. Ek is nie laf nie net vir giggel, soos u goed weet uit antwoorde op u eie vrae, en die wysiging van my plasing hierbo illustreer.

My plan is om verskeie PDF's aan James te stuur (as/wanneer hy my kontak), en ek is nie geneig om te worstel om dit deur die forum te probeer doen nie.

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur Die_Enigma & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 02:05

Ek dink nie dit was 'n algemene saak nie, dit wil sê dat alle regimente op dieselfde tyd met dieselfde aantal motors ens

Ek weet dat die 11de Huzars die motors wat hulle tydens Kompas gebruik het voor Operasie Brevity ingedien het en op hul beurt toegerus was met die Marmon-Herrington Mk II. Ek het 'n gevoel dat ek gelees het dat dit na die terugtrek na Egipte weer toegerus is en nie voor die tyd nie, dit wil sê Maart-April 1941 (as die geheue dien).

My bron hiervoor, en waar u waarskynlik meer spesifieke inligting en datums vir hierdie deel sal vind: The Eleventh at War: Being the Story of the XIth Huzars (Prince Albert's Own) through the Years 1934-1945 deur Dudley Clarke. Kan dit waarskynlik in u naaste sentrale biblioteek vind, wel, ten minste in Liverpool

Ek kan my lewenslank nie onthou watter motors hulle tydens kompas gehad het nie, maar ek onthou dat ek gelees het dat hulle 'n paar Guy Armoured Cars gebruik het voordat hulle die Suid -Afrikaanse motors hierbo gekry het.

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur Michael Emrys & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 05:31

Goed, al die volgende kom van Woestynbane deur William E. Platz. Hy is gewoonlik redelik betroubaar, hoewel daar leemtes in sy inligting is.

Vir Operasie Kompas die 11de. Huzars het 'Ongeveer 40 Rolls-Royce en 20 Morris gepantserde motors'.

Vir Rommel se eerste offensief, Maart 1941, die 1ste. King's Dragoon Guards het "Ongeveer 50 Marmon Herrington Mk. IIs.

Vir Operation Crusader word dinge 'n bietjie ingewikkelder.
6de. Die SA pantsermotorregiment het 2 vierkante meter. van Marmon Herringtons.
7de. SA Rekon. Bn. 2 vierkante gehad. van Marmon Herringtons.

King's Dragoon Guards, C -eskader het 30 Marmon Herrington Mk. IIs.

11de. Huzaren het "Ongeveer 50 Humber Mk. II en II A/C".
King's Dragoon Guards A & amp B -eskaders het "Ongeveer 50 Marmon Herringtons" gehad.
4de. SA het 'Ongeveer 50 Marmon Herringtons'.
3de. SA Rekon. Bn. het Marmon Herringtons (nommer nie genoem nie).
6de. SA Armd. Motor Regt. 'N Sqdn. het Marmon Herringtons (nommer nie genoem nie).

Ek sal in 'n tweede pos by die latere gevegte uitkom.

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur David W. & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 08:36

Ek weet uit die kwaliteit van u antwoorde in die verlede dat u redes geldig sou wees en nie net vervelig nie. Ek het inderdaad baat gevind by u wysheid.
Soos Micheal hierbo probeer het, kan dit moontlik op datum of regiment in 'stukke' gesny word?

Alle sterkte, David.

Re: Uitrusting van die Britse pantsermotorregiment

Plaas deur Michael Emrys & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 10:58

Om te hervat, uit dieselfde bron:

Aan die begin van die Gazala -gevegte:
3de. SA Rekon. Btn. het Marmon Herrington AC's (nommer nie gegee nie).
6de. SA Gepantserde motor Regt. het 40 Marmon Herrington AC's gehad.
7de. SA Rekon. Btn. het Marmon Herrington AC's (nommer nie gegee nie).

12de. Lancers het ongeveer 20 Humber AC's gehad.

King's Dragoon Guards het Marmon Herrington AC's (nommer nie gegee nie). Daar is 'n interessante nota by hierdie inskrywing: "Die KDG's het vroeg in Mei 'n Duitse Sd. Kfz. 222 gepantserde motor aangeskaf en dit is daarna deur die CO as 'n bevelvoertuig gebruik. Net so is baie van hul motors aangepas, 'n paar het 37 mm en 47 mm anti-tenk gewere aangebring. aan hulle."
4de. SA Gepantserde motor Regt. het Marmon Herrington AC's (nommer nie gegee nie).

Tweede el Alamein:
4de/6de. SA Armd. Motor Regt. het 55 Marmon Herrington Mk. III's AC's.
3de. SA Armd. Motor Regt. het 55 Marmon Herrington AC's gehad.

XIII Corps HQ het 13 AC's (tipe nie gegee nie).
4de. (Ligte) Armd. Bde. het 9 AC's (tipe nie gegee nie).
Huishoudelike Kavalerie Regt. het 53 AC's (tipe nie gegee nie).
11de. Huzars het 61 Humber Mk. III AC's.
2de. Derbyshire Yeomanry het 50 Humber Mk. III AC's.

12de. Lancers het 55 Humber AC's gehad.
1ste. Dragoons (Royals) het 46 AC's (tipe nie gegee nie).

Die skrywer noem ook dat daar 'n bykomende 53 AC's van verskillende tipes was wat aan die hoofkwartiere van formasies toegewys is.

Re: Uitrusting van die Britse pantsermotorregiment

Plaas deur Die_Enigma & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 12:33

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur David W. & raquo 20 Junie 2008, 13:00

1ste K.D.G het ten tyde van Rommel se eerste offensief nog een eskader Dingos gehad.

1st Royal Dragoons het 'n mengsel van Humber MkII en M/H MkIII @ herfs 1942 gehad.

H.C.R het 42x M/H MkIII en 11x Daimler @ 23/10/42.

Dit is al wat ek by Michael se uitstekende pos kan voeg.

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur James A Pratt III & raquo 26 Junie 2008, 22:15

Re: Uitrusting van die British Armoured Car Regiment

Plaas deur Ystermasjien & raquo 28 Junie 2008, 18:51

11de Huzars
Verreweg die mees ervare regiment in die teater, toon die "Cherrybums" die informele professionaliteit van die woestynrotte. Die mans in hierdie regiment het rooibruin barette gedra.
06/40-03/41: Rolls Royce en/of Morris C9 en tot een Guy-pantsermotor per troep.
03/41-10/41: Marmon Harrington gepantserde motors met tot 1/3 met gevange Breda of Solothurn gewere in elke troep.
10/41-02/43: Humber gepantserde motors. Eers MkI en MkII Humbers - voor Alamein kry hulle MkIII Humbers.
02/43-05/43: 2 pantsermotors van Daimler en 1 Dingo-verkenner in elke troep. Een infanteriepeloton op 'n jeep en een White Scout Car -infanterie -peloton in die eskader. Squadron HQ het steeds gepantserde motors van Humber gebruik omdat hulle ruimer was en beter geskik was as 'n eskader -bevelvoertuig.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/220, WO169/1390, WO169/4490, WO169/9320
CLARKE.D.W, Die elfde in oorlog. As die verhaal van die XIde Huzaren, Prince Albert's Own, deur die jare 1934-1945, Michael Joseph: London, 1952.

1ste Royal Dragoons
Die "koninklikes" was in 1941 in Egipte aangekom en opgelei deur die 11de Huzaren, en dit was 'n baie ervare regiment. Die mans in hierdie regiment het grys barette gedra.
05/41-08/42 Marmon Harrington III gepantserde motors met tot 1/3 met 'n gevange Breda of Solothurn per troep.
08/42-02/43 Humber gepantserde motors en tot een Daimler pantsermotor per Troop.
02/43-05/43 Humber gepantserde motors en tot 1 AEC gepantserde motor per troep.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/1383, WO169/4478, WO169/9310
Pitt-Rivers.J.A, The Story of the Royal Dragoons, 1938-1945. William Clowes & Sons: Londen, 1956, aangesien dit die geskiedenis van die Royal Dragoons is in die veldtogte van Noord-Afrika, die Midde-Ooste, Italië en Noordwes-Europa.

12de Lancers
Veterane van die Franse veldtog van 1940, waar hulle 'n belangrike rol in die geveg gespeel het. Die 12th Lancers het 'n reputasie gehad dat hulle baie goed verbind was, en baie van hul offisiere het vinnige promosiepaaie geniet. Hulle was gewoonlik verbonde aan die 1ste Pantserdivisie. Net soos met die meeste Britse gereelde kavalerieregimente, het mans sydoppe gedra en offisiere het plat pette gedra eerder as RAC -swart barette.
12/41-02/43 Humber gepantserde motors.
03/43-05/43: 2 Daimler-pantsermotors en 1 Daimler Dingo-verkennermotor per Troop. Eskader HQ het Humbers.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/4482, WO169/9326
Stewart, P. F, History of the XII Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), O.U.P., Londen, 1950

King's Dragoon Guards
Gewoonlik die KDG's of die "Walliese tankies" genoem. Net soos met die meeste Britse gereelde kavalerieregimente, het mans sydoppe gedra en offisiere het plat pette gedra eerder as RAC -swart barette.
02/41-03/43 Marmon Harrington III gepantserde motors met tot 1/3 met gevange gewere per troep.
06/42-03/43 Tot een Daimler-pantsermotor per troep.
03/43-05/43 2 Humber gepantserde motors en 1 AEC pantsermotor per Troop.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/1384, WO169/4477, WO169/9312
McCorquodale.D, History of the King's Dragoon Guards, 1938-1945, Glasgow 1950

Huishoudelike Kavallerie
Die "blikkies" het beperkte aksie by Alamein beleef.
10/42-12/42: Marmon Harringtons en tot een Daimler-pantsermotor per troep.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/4476 oorlogsdagboek
WYNDHAM, Everard Humphrey, The Household Cavalry at War: First Household Cavalry Regiment, Gale & amp Polden: Aldershot, 1952

2de Derbyshire Yeomanry
Die Derbyshire Yeomanry het beperkte aksie by Alamein beleef.
10/42-12/42: Humber gepantserde motors en tot een Daimler gepantserde motor of tot een AEC gepantserde motor per troep.
Bronne:
PRO WO169/4493
JONES, Capt.A.J, The Second Derbyshire Yeomanry. 'N Verslag van die regiment tydens die Wêreldoorlog 1939-45, White Swan Press: Bristol, 1949

1ste Derbyshire Yeomanry
'N Yeomanry -regiment wat in Tunisië geveg het met First Army. Hulle het 'n organisasie gehad wat baie ongewoon was van drie verskillende gepantserde motors in 'n troep!
12/42-05/43: 1 gepantserde motor van Daimler (luitenant), 1 Humber III en 1 Dingo-verkennermotor per troep (ek stel voor dat u u eie "huisreëls" opstel vir 'n eskader uit die Derbyshire Yeomanry, met selfversekerde opgeleide peloton 1 Daimler, 1 Humber III en 1 Dingo Scout Car.)
Bronne:
PRO WO175/293

4de Suid -Afrikaanse pantserwa -regiment
Die Suid -Afrikaners in hul Marmon Harringtons was hoog aangeskryf, maar ek kon nie veel uitvind oor hierdie regiment nie.
/41-12/42 Marmon Harrington gepantserde motors, tot 1/3 met gevange wapens

Régiment de Spahis Marocains, gratis Franse vliegkolom
Gratis Frans - ek is dank verskuldig aan Simon McBeth vir die inligting oor hierdie eskader.
10/42-05/43: Marmon Harrington III gepantserde motors, sommige met gevange wapens.

Eskader is gewoonlik ondersteun deur aangehegte AT -portees (diakens was veral effektief in Tunisië), RHA en motorgeweerders. Gewoonlik het 'n 'Jock Column' 'n eskader gepantserde motors, 'n troep AT-gewere, 'n troep of 'n veldveldartillerie en 'n motormaatskappy van gewere in vragmotors van 15 cwt. Jock-kolomme is vroeg in die middel van 1942 wyd gebruik, toe daar 'n manie in die agtste weermag was om formasies in klein "sentepakkies" met gekombineerde arms te verdeel. Maar terwyl Montgomery, toe hy oorgeneem het, baie strenger beheer uitgeoefen is, word Jock Columns steeds gebruik, en kolomme gepantserde motors en gewere het die soektog na Rommel in Noord -Afrika gelei. Geen pantser moet met 'n gepantserde eskader van die Desert Rats gevoer word nie. (In die Britse leerstelling is die tenks bedoel vir die beslissende optrede teen die vyand se hoofmag, en nie vir 'swaai' op die kamer met pantsermotors nie!) Breda-portees het in 1940-41 die 106de Royal Horse Artillery toegerus, en sommige hiervan was kortliks geheg aan die 11de Huzars - maar dit is die enigste keer dat Breda -portees met pantsermotors gebruik is,


Variante [wysig]

Basismodel en eerste produksiereeks van ligte gepantserde motor gebou op 'n gestandaardiseerde onderstel vir militêre gebruik, was die volledige benaming Leichter  Panzerspähwagen   (M.G.) Die Sd.Kfz. 221 was gewapen met 'n enkele 7,92 mm Maschinengewehr (MG) 13 masjiengeweer, vanaf 1938 vervang met 'n Maschinengewehr (MG) 34. Dit het 'n tweemanpersoneel (bestuurder en bevelvoerder/skutter) en was toegerus met vierwielaandrywing. Die produksie het van 1935 tot 1940 gestrek met minstens 339 voertuie. Dit is slegs vervaardig met Ausf. 'N Onderstel en 'n maksimum voorste pantser van 14,5   mm. Sommige Sd.  Kfz 𧇝 is in 'n aangepaste rewolwer met 'n 2,8 cm sPzB 41-swaar anti-tenkgeweer in 'n gewysigde rewolwer opgesteek.

Hierdie weergawe van die voertuig was gewapen met 'n 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 outokanon en 'n volledige MG 13 -masjiengeweer Leichter  Panzerspähwagen   (2  cm). Die bemanning is verhoog tot drie deur die toevoeging van 'n skutter, wat die bevelvoerder van die taak onthef het. In 1938 is die MG 13 vervang deur 'n MG 34, en in 1942 is die KwK 30 vervang deur die vinniger afgevuurde KwK 38 van dieselfde kaliber. Die produksie het van 1937 tot laat 1943 gestrek, met ten minste 990 voertuie.

'N Gepantserde motor met soortgelyke kenmerke as die Sd. Kfz. 221, maar met die toevoeging van 'n raamantenne en 'n 30-watt FuG 10-mediumafstandradiostel, is die volledige benaming Leichter  Panzerspähwagen   (Fu). Latere weergawes van die voertuig is toegerus met 'n verbeterde 80-watt FuG 12-radiostel. Dit was oorspronklik gewapen met 'n MG 13-masjiengeweer, maar in 1938 is dit verander na 'n MG 34. Die drieman-bemanning het bestaan ​​uit 'n bestuurder, bevelvoerder en radiooperateur. Die produksie het van 1936 tot Januarie 1944 geduur, met minstens 567 voertuie.

Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen Sd. Kfz. 260/261

Onbewapende weergawes van radiomotors met langafstand-radiotoerusting en 'n groot "bedraam" -antenne oor die voertuig. Oor die algemeen gebruik vir seine, drie is as gepantserde motors in Finland gebruik. ΐ ] Die Sd.  Kfz 𧈄 was toegerus met radiostelle om met vliegtuie te kommunikeer, en die Sd.Kfz. 261 met radiostelle om met ander grondeenhede te kommunikeer. Teen 1 September 1940 het die vervaardigers bestellings vir 36 Sd.Kfz. 260 en 289 Sd.Kfz. 261. Produksie het van April 1941 tot April 1943 geloop, met 483 voertuie van albei tipes.


Inhoud

Basismodel en eerste produksiereeks ligte gepantserde motor gebou op 'n gestandaardiseerde onderstel vir militêre gebruik. Die Sdkfz. 221 was gewapen met 'n enkele 7,92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 masjiengeweer, beman deur 'n twee man bemanning, en het 'n vierwielaangedrewe motor. Pantserbeskerming was oorspronklik 8 mm dik, maar later in produksie tot 14,5 mm 160 mm.

Gewapen met 'n 28 mm sPzB41 "swaar anti-tenkgeweer" in 'n aangepaste rewolwer.

Hierdie weergawe van die voertuig was gewapen met 'n 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 outokanon en 'n masjiengeweer van 7,92 en#160 mm MG34. Crew increased to three by the addition of a gunner, relieving the commander of that task. Some versions included a 28 mm anti-tank cannon.

SdKfz. 223 Panzerfunkwagen

A radio car version, armed like the 221 with a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun. Included additional radio equipment, and had a large "bed-frame" antenna over the vehicle. Over 500 of the SdKfz 223 were produced.

Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen SdKfz 260 Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen SdKfz 261

An unarmed radio car version. Included additional radio equipment, and had a large "bed-frame" antenna over the vehicle. Generally used for signals use, three were used as armoured cars in Finland. Ώ ]


Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 combat reconnaissance vehicle (Germany)

The light armored personnel carrier Sd.Kfz.1941, delivered to the series in 250, was distinguished by rather high characteristics, which could not but lead to attempts to use it as a base for other equipment. As a result, soon after the start of operation of the basic version of this armored vehicle, work began on the creation of specialized modifications. So, by the middle of 1942, a draft reconnaissance vehicle based on the existing BTR appeared. This technique, which was subsequently built in a rather large series, received the designation Sd.Kfz.250 / 9.

By the time of the attack on the Soviet Union, the main combat vehicle of Nazi German intelligence officers was the Sd.Kfz.222 armored car. This machine was in service with the 1937 year and until a certain time suited the army. However, over time, it was decided to replace this technique with more advanced samples. The fighting on the Eastern Front showed that wheeled armored vehicles are not always able to fully solve the tasks assigned in off-road conditions, as well as in difficult conditions of autumn and winter in the territory of the USSR. Available armored cars required some kind of replacement.

Variants of modernization of the existing machine and the development of a completely new project of such equipment were immediately rejected. The situation did not allow to engage in such work for technical and economic reasons. In addition, there were financial constraints. The only real way out of this situation was the development of a combat reconnaissance vehicle based on one of the existing models of equipment with acceptable characteristics.

The Sd.Kfz.250 armored personnel carrier found a promising and promising basis for the new reconnaissance vehicle. This equipment was already produced in large quantities and was actively used by the troops, which could facilitate the deployment of the assembly of new specialized machines, as well as simplify their operation. In addition, the BTR of the existing model met the requirements for mobility in rough terrain. Thus, the reconnaissance vehicle should be built on the basis of the existing serial equipment.

The new project received the designation leichter Schützenpanzerwagen 2 cm and Sd.Kfz.250 / 9. In addition, the name Gerät 883 was used. The main designations of the project reflected the serial number of the development, as well as the class, purpose and used weapon. As the name implies, a light reconnaissance vehicle with an 20-mm gun was created.

To reduce the time required to develop the project and prepare for mass production, it was decided to abandon the creation of a large number of new components and assemblies. It was proposed to minimally modify the housing of the existing chassis, and then install on it the existing combat module with weapons. This made it possible to solve a number of design and technological problems, and also in the shortest possible time to establish the serial construction of reconnaissance vehicles.


Armored personnel carrier Sd.Kfz.250 Alte. Photo of Wikimedia Commons

Initially, the base for the Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 vehicle was to be a basic version of an armored personnel carrier, which from the 1943 of the year was designated as Alte (“Old”). Then a new modification of the armored car went into the series, which was distinguished by the hull design, powerplant, etc. By changing the body with a reduction in the number of parts from 19 to 9, it was possible to slightly simplify the design, as well as to simplify the manufacture of the technique, called the Neu (“New”). Both versions of the armored personnel carrier were later used in the construction of reconnaissance vehicles.

The Sd.Kfz.250 Alte armored personnel carrier was equipped with an armored body of recognizable shape, consisting of a relatively large number of sheets of different shapes and sizes. The corps provided anti-bullet protection and was divided into two main compartments. In its front part, which had a smaller height, fit the engine compartment. Behind him there was a manned compartment in which all the places for the crew and the landing were located.

The case had front sheets 10-14,5 mm thick, located at different angles to the vertical. Two frontal sheets of small size formed a wedge-shaped front wall of the engine compartment, behind which there was an inclined roof. Behind the roof was provided frontal sheet of small height with viewing devices. 8-mm boards differed unusual design. The upper part of the sides of the engine compartment went into the protection of the habitable compartment. As a result, the sides of the middle and rear parts of the hull had a characteristic shape with the bottom sheets sprawled outward and the top set tilted inwards. Behind the hull was covered with a stern sheet 8 mm thick, in which there was a door for access to the car.

As part of the Sd.Kfz.250 Neu project, it was decided to abandon the complex structure of the hull, reducing the number of armor plates needed. The engine compartment at the front and on top was covered with even sheets of the desired shape, and the complex sides of the hull were transformed into a design with fenced niches, ducts and inclined upper sheets. The design of the stern and bottom remained unchanged.

The “old” armored personnel carrier was equipped with a Maybach HL 42TRKM carburetor engine with 99 horsepower. Through a mechanical transmission with seven forward gears and three rear torque transmitted to the drive wheels caterpillars. In the course of the “New” modernization, the armored vehicle received a Maybach HL 42TUKRM engine with similar power ratings. Transmission remained without significant changes.

The chassis of the two variants of the armored personnel carrier was the same. In front of the hull there was a single wheelbridge. It was equipped with leaf springs and was made manageable. It was proposed to maneuver by turning the wheels, which greatly simplified the design of the transmission. A tracked propulsion unit was placed under the central and aft parts of the hull. He received four road wheels of a chess arrangement with an individual torsion bar on each side. The driving wheels were installed in front of the rollers and guides in the stern. Due to the large diameter of the rollers, the running gear did not need support rollers.

In the basic version of the BTR Sd.Kfz.250 was controlled by a crew of two people and could carry four paratroopers. Access to the car was carried out using the stern door and through the side due to the lack of a roof. There was a set of viewing instruments in front of the habitable compartment. Armament consisted of one or two rifle caliber machine guns. The front machine gun was equipped with an anti-rolls, aft mounted on an open pivot installation.


Reconstruction of the appearance of the BRM Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 chassis Alte. Figure Tanks-encyclopedia.com

The Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 project proposed to subject the body of an armored personnel carrier to minor modifications, as a result of which the vehicle could become the carrier of a new combat compartment with higher power weapons. To do this, the body should be closed at the top, installing an armored roof. In the sheet of the roof, in its central wide part, there was a shoulder strap for installing the tower. In connection with the installation of the roof of the car was deprived of funds for the installation of machine guns and the front armor shield.

During operation on the Eastern Front, it was found that the Sd.Kfz.222 armored cars do not meet the requirements for mobility, but at the same time they have satisfactory firepower. This fact was taken into account when developing the design of the reconnaissance vehicle Sd.Kfz.250 / 9. It was decided to borrow a ready-made turret with a full set of weapons, sighting equipment, etc. from the existing armored vehicles. Using this approach, we were able to significantly speed up the development of the project and get rid of the need to deploy the production of new products.

The Sd.Kfz.222 armored tower was a unit of ten-sided shape, consisting of sheets 8 mm thick. The front and aft parts of the tower had a wedge-shaped shape, the sides were parallel to the longitudinal axis of the product. Between the frontal assemblies and the side sheets there were smaller cheek sheets. The roof of the tower project was not provided. At the same time, the fighting compartment was covered with a double-frame construction in the form of frames with a grid. Using this device, it was proposed to protect the fighting compartment from possible hits of hand grenades.

In the center of the frontal part of the tower there was a slot for the trunk of the main gun. To her right there was a smaller slot for the sight, to the left for the machine gun. The main weapon of the Sd.Kfz.222 armored car and, as a result, the Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 combat reconnaissance vehicle was supposed to be the 30 mm KwK 20 automatic cannon. A rifled gun with a barrel length 55 caliber could fire at a rate of up to 280 shots per minute. Provided acceleration of the projectile to speed 780 m / s. Additional armament consisted of a single MG 34 machine gun coupled to a cannon.


Intelligence machine at the front. Photo Worldwarphotos.info

The armament mounting system was equipped with manual pointing drives and allowed firing in various directions. Circular guidance was provided in a horizontal plane, carried out by turning the entire tower. Elevation angles varied from -10 ° to + 80 °, which allowed attacking both ground and air targets. Depending on the situation, the gunner could synchronize the descent of the gun and the machine gun or use them separately. The ammunition consisted of 180 shells for guns and 2000 cartridges for machine guns. According to other data, in the course of adaptation to the new base machine, the gun ammunition was reduced to 100 shells in 10 stores.

Interestingly, the use of the finished tower with a large range of angles of vertical guidance led to some confusion. Because of this feature, in a number of sources the reconnaissance vehicle Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 is referred to as an anti-aircraft self-propelled unit. Nevertheless, the main task of the new project was to provide new equipment for the intelligence units of the army. The possibility of shooting at air targets, in turn, was a useful and enjoyable addition to the main functions.

The crew of the reconnaissance vehicle leichter Schützenpanzerwagen 2 cm was to consist of three people. The driver was located inside the case in its usual place. In the borrowed tower with units located below the roof level, there were two more crew members responsible for the use of weapons: the commander-gunner and loader. The commander was to the right of the weapon, charging - at the left side. The crew had a set of viewing instruments in the hull and turret, as well as sighting equipment. It was suggested to get into the car through the hull aft door and through the open top of the tower. Other hatches or doors were not provided.


Connection equipped with Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 machines. Photo by Chamberlain P., Doyle H. "Complete German Reference tanks and self-propelled guns of World War II "

After a similar modernization with the installation of a new combat module, the reconnaissance vehicle retained some dimensions, while other parameters changed. The length remained at the level of 4,56 m, width - 1,95 m. Due to the installation of the new turret, the height of the vehicle increased to 2,16 m. . There was a possibility of acceleration to 6,02-55 km / h, the power reserve reached 60 km.

In March, the Wehrmacht 1942 ordered the production of the first batch of new combat reconnaissance vehicles in the number of 30 units. Soon, the first three samples were collected, which after factory testing went to the front. It was proposed to transfer this equipment to the troops for an inspection in a real war. The first conclusions about the front-line operation of the three Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 were made fairly quickly. Half-tracked vehicles quickly showed their advantages over wheeled armored vehicles, which determined their future.

It was decided to prepare and deploy a full-scale mass production of new reconnaissance vehicles on a better chassis. However, for some reason, the start of production was delayed. The first serial leichter Schützenpanzerwagen 2 cm was able to be assembled only by the middle of the 1943 year. Due to the beginning of the release of equipment with higher characteristics, it was decided to abandon the further assembly of Sd.Kfz.222 armored vehicles. The latest cars of this model were released in June 1943. The change of types of manufactured equipment led to a gradual transition of reconnaissance units to new armored vehicles.


Trophy armored vehicle with new identification marks. Photo by Achtungpanzer.com

In its original form, Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 were produced until the fall of 1943. After that, a new version of this technique appeared, distinguished by a base chassis. Now, reconnaissance vehicles were built on the basis of Sd.Kfz.250 Neu armored personnel carriers with a simplified hull structure and a different power plant. Also, a new modification of the turret was soon introduced, featuring a simplified design of six armor plates. The composition of weapons, however, remained the same.

The release of combat reconnaissance vehicles continued until almost the very end of the war and the surrender of Germany. According to reports, 1943 units of such equipment were released during 324, and 1944 was also released in 318. During the first months of 1945, only 154 machines managed to be assembled. Most of this technology managed to go to the troops and participate in hostilities.

The leichter Schützenpanzerwagen 2 cm / Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 reconnaissance vehicle was created in accordance with the requirements of the Eastern Front. As a result, the vast majority of such equipment was sent to war with the Red Army. The operation of these machines was associated with both positive aspects and disadvantages. The relatively high permeability of the semi-tracked chassis made it possible to move along roads and rough terrain. Gun-gun armament allowed to protect against infantry or light equipment, and observation devices and a radio station provided a solution to the main tasks.

However, the reconnaissance units of the German army regularly suffered casualties. As a result, a significant number of reconnaissance vehicles did not survive until the end of the war. According to reports, of the nearly eight hundred Sd.Kfz.250 / 9 built by the spring 1945, just over half remained in the ranks. Part of this technology was soon destroyed or taken as trophies in the last battles of World War II in Europe.

After the capitulation of Germany and the end of the war, the need for the further exploitation of the existing reconnaissance vehicles disappeared. In addition, now their very existence was a reason for doubt. As a result, in the first post-war years almost all leichter Schützenpanzerwagen 2 cm were sent for breaking, since they no longer had any interest in terms of learning German experience or operating existing machines.


Sd Kfz 222 Armoured Car, Tripoli, 1941 - History

Another of the ubiquitous armored cars employed by every military in World War II.

Let’s take a look at a more or less “typical” piece of hardware.

Going back to the early 1930s, one of the first things the Wehrmacht looked at as part of expansion and modernization was armored cars. Of course such vehicles had served broadly in the First World War, and were tank precursors in a way. But armored cars remain popular after the advent of heavier armor both as a speedy choice for recon, and more broadly as cheap armor.
The first mass produced design was derived from the Horch family of trucks. The Sd.Kfz.221 was a two man vehicle with a single light machine gun in a small turret and 4 wheel drive. The Sd.Kfz.222 was an enlargement of that design, especially the turret. It was a three man vehicle, with the commander and gunner functions separated. With a 20 mm cannon and co-axial light machine gun, even the enlarged turret was a little cramped. It was open topped for better visibility, but an anti-grenade cage could be closed up for close quarters fighting.

The 20 mm gun and 7.92 mm machine gun are co-axial mounted in the turret. The clamshell grenade screen can be closed up as a minimal sort of protection for close quarters fighting. Helps against grenades, not against Molotov cocktails…

The Sd.Kfz.222 entered service in 1937 and served everywhere the German Army went to the end of the War. Nearly 1000 were built by 1943. It was a key part of Reconnaissance Units throughout throughout the War, although North Africa and Russia exposed its weakness with a less developed road network.
From 1941 a reconnaissance version of the Sd.Kfz.250 half-track was considered its replacement (with more room and better off road capability), but this was not a high priority and the older model remained in service to the end.

This particular vehicle served with the Afrika Korp in 1941.
It is a Tamiya boxing of an ICM kit. Which was interesting. It was basically all ICM including photo-etch and decals (very unfortunate on the decals!), except one sprue of Tamiya miscellaneous detail parts. It was interesting to look at the difference. Although the ICM kit is well engineered, fit together well, and really looks great I think but the Tamiya parts clearly have better detail and quality of the mold. Its really striking, especially on parts like the jack that are included by both brands. But in some cases the directions have you performing some silly surgery to remove the deel of the Tamiya part you need… I generally found it better to just use the ICM part. Clearly the detail sprue was not actually designed for this kit.
Tamiya does this on occasion, they have some marketing agreements with ICM and Italerie (maybe others?). They’re not hiding anything, the box is plainly labeled “parts by ICM”. I imagine it has something to do with distribution networks. But for what its worth I would say check availability of both brands, I strongly suspect if I’d looked harder an ICM boxing would have been available in the US for cheaper.

German Recon Units would have often included both Sd.Kfz.222 and the much heavier Sd.Kfz.232.

Early in the War it was decided to replace the Sd.Kfz.222 with the Sd.Kfz.250 half-track. The half-track was roomier and had better off road capabilities. But complete replacement never happened.

The M8 Greyhound is perhaps a similar American vehicle. Although the Greyhound is more modern (by a couple years) and heavier. And no, it was not used where the roads were lousy.


Kyk die video: SD KFZ-222 Papercraft. (Oktober 2021).