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  • Restored SdKfz 251/22

    http://www.pavelblaha.com/foto.htm

  • #2
    Thanks Tom
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    • #3
      Wow really nice! Thanks.
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      • #4
        I'll just have to trade in the Porsche. Where can I buy one?

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        • #5
          Not sure if the kill rings on the barrel are authentic or just for show but leaving this aside, did the gun on the half track ever actually achieve any successful outcomes or was the idea ill matched?

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          • #6
            By the end of the war the Germans had a tendency to mount a PaK40 on everything that could move. Just how successfull the Sd.Kfz. 251/22 was I don't know.

            But aside from that, this one is a nice copy that almost look like the real thing. Good work to those that's been building this!
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            • #7
              Very nice again Tom!!

              A replica, I wonder how long that took?
              I will ask, along with a.b. here, does anyone know of a book, site or source on the combat action of these very "sexy" machines?
              The only thing I could possibly add is that I heard somewhere that the Pak 40 7.5 was really stretching the weight capacity and/or the recoil when fired, it "worked" to some extent. No clue where I read/saw that......

              Cheers

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              • #8
                Another great find by the webmaster Tom!

                I remember reading somewhere that the vehicle had to be put in neutral i belive, to cope with the recoil. I could be mixing this up with another vehicle, im not sure, but it would make sense to do so.

                As far as effectiveness it would think that it would make a fine ambusher, but it would be vunerable to anythingthing that would get shot off at it down to .50 cal's. It also would be fine as a long range sniper in a well concealed huill down position as well, get off a couple of shots and then scamper away.....
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                • #9
                  Sounds good to me as well!!

                  Any clue who fielded these machines on a regular basis, or more of a, give them to whoever needs them by this stage of the war!!

                  Cheers

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by achtung baby View Post
                    Not sure if the kill rings on the barrel are authentic or just for show but leaving this aside, did the gun on the half track ever actually achieve any successful outcomes or was the idea ill matched?

                    Works well in an "armor ambush" playing SL/ASL.
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                    • #11
                      SdKfz 251/22

                      Originally posted by Kevin Kenneally View Post
                      Works well in an "armor ambush" playing SL/ASL.

                      With limited ammo (22 rounds off the top of my head) and thin armour, this was a hit and run vehicle like the SdKfz 234/4 Pakwagen - last ditch attempts to give mobility to AT weapons on just about any chassis.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TRDG View Post
                        Any clue who fielded these machines on a regular basis, or more of a, give them to whoever needs them by this stage of the war!!

                        Cheers
                        This is from "Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two" (if you do not have a copy of this - you should get one!), page 178:

                        "The Sd Kfz were issued to the 1945 Establishment Panzer divisions as follows: nine to Panzerjaeger detachments, three to Panzer Aufkaerungs detachments and six to gun platoons."

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                        • #13
                          Here's a nice model of one:

                          http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/...z251_meir.html

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                          • #14
                            Check this video:

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQrYK...elated&search=

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                            • #15
                              More photos:

                              http://data.primeportal.net/apc/clem...1-22%20CN1.jpg

                              http://data.primeportal.net/apc/clem...1-22%20CN2.jpg

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