WO 208/2987: Illustrated Record of German Army Vehicles. 1939-1945 Vol.III AFVs

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Kindly sent to me a long while back by a forum member, I've finally got around to tidying this up.
    Much conventional, but later on some right oddballs.

    Issued 2 years after the war, and to those familiar with many of these images, perhaps interesting to speculate on whether this was the first publication they were prepared for.

    Illustrated Record of German Army Vehicles 1939-1945 Vol.III AFVs
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    Pz.Kpfw.I Model 'A' (Originally 'La.S', or Krupp 'L.K.B.I').
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    Pz.Kpfw.I Model 'B'.
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    Pz.Kpfw.I Commander's Model (Kl.Pz.Bef.Wg).
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    Pz.Kpfw.II, Models 'a1' 'a2' 'a3' & 'b'.
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    Pz.Kpfw.II, Model 'c'.
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    Pz.Kpfw.II, Models A, B, & C.
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    Pz.Kpfw.II, Model F.
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    Pz.Kpfw.II, Model L 'Lynx' (Pz.Sp.Wg. 'Luchs').
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model A.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model B & C.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model D.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model E.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, models F,G & H.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model J.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model L.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model M.
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    Pz.Kpfw.III, Model N.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV, Model A.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV, Models B & C.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV, Model D.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV, Model E.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV Model F1.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV Model F2.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV Model G.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV Model H.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV Model J.
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    Pz.Kpfw. Panther, Model D.
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    Pz.Kpfw. Panther, Model A.
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    Pz.Kpfw. Panther, Model G.
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    Pz.Kpfw. Panther, Commander's Model (Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther).
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    Pz.Kpfw. Panther 'OP' tank. (Pz.Beob.Wg.Panther).
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    Panther Armoured Recovery Vehicle. (Pz.Berg.Wg.Panther).
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    Pz.Kpfw. Tiger, Model E.
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    Pz.Kpfw. Tiger, Model B (Early Turret Design).
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    Pz.Kpfw. Tiger, Model B (Production Turret).
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    Krupp 'L.K.A.1' (First prototype of design to Pz.Kpfw.I specification).
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    Krupp 'L.K.B.3' - Third prototype of Pz.Kpfw.I (Model B as agricultural tractor.
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    La.S (KruppTractor) - tractor version of Pz.Kpfw.I Model A.
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    Pz.Kpfw.I,N.A (V.K.601).
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    Pz.Kpfw.I N.A Verst. (V.K.1801).
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    Krupp 'L.K.A.2' - design to Pz.Kpfw.II or la.S.100 specification.
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    La.S.100 (designers unknown).
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    La.S.100 (MAN).
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    V.K.1301.
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    V.K.901 mit Neuer Waffen.
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    Pz.Kpfw.II n.a.verst (V.K.1601).
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    Pz.Kpfw.III experimental prototype with FAMO suspension.
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    Rheinmetall 'Nb.Fz.' ('Pz.Kpfw.V').
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    Rheinmetall 'Nb.Fz.' ('Pz.Kpfw.VI').
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    Krupp 'M.K.A' - design to Pz.Kpfw.III or 'ZW' Specifications.
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    Rheinmetall Borsig 'BW' (Pz.Kpfw.IV) prototype.
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    VK.2002 (MAN).
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    VK.2001 (D).
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    VK.2001 (K).
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    VK.3001 (H).
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    VK.6501.
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    VK.3601.
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    V.K.3601 as finally completed.
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    VK.4501 (H).
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    VK.4501 (P).
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    Daimler Benz Panther Prototype V.K.3002(D).
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    V.K.4502(P).
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    Panther Schmal Turm.
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    E.100.
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    'Maus'.
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    Pz.Kpfw.38(t) with turret of Pz.Kpfw.IV & 7.5cm L/48 gun.
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    Pz.Kpfw.IV mounting 7.5cm L/70 (Kw.K.42).
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    Mock-up of Pz.Kpfw.IV mounting 7.5cm (L/70) gun.
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    Model of Krupp V.K.7001 (Lowe or Tiger-Maus).
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    M.G. 151/15 or 151/20 Drilling (Triple Mounting) on 3-ton Armoured Semi-Tracked Vehicle Sd.Kfz.251/21.
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    2.2cm Flak 30 or 38 on chassis of Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Sd.Kfz.140.
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    Flakvierling 38 on 8-ton Semi-Tracked vehicle Sd.Kfz.7/1.
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    8 cm z.Pz.B.41 on light 4-wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.221.
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    2cm Flakvieling 38 (Top Vehicle) & 3.7cm Flak 43 (Bottom Right) on Pz.Kpfw.IV chassis (Flak Pz.IV) - Wirbelwind (Whirlwind) and Mobelwagen (Furniture Van) respectively.
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    MK103 Zwilling (Twin Mounting) on Flak Pz.IV - Kugelblitz (Ball Lightning).
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    3.7cm on British 'Bren' Carrier.
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    3.7cm Pak on light Armoured Semi-Tracked Vehicle Sd.Kfz.250/10.
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    3.7cm Pak on Armoured Infantry Carrier 'UE'(f) (Chenillette).
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    4.7cm Pak(f) on French 'Lorraine' carrier Chassis (Pz.Jag.Lr.S.(f)).
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    4.7cm Pak(t) on Pz.Jag.I (Sd.Kfz.101).
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    7.5cm K.37 (L/24) on 8-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.233.
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    7.5cm K.51 or K.51/1 (L/24) on 8-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.234/3.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on chassis of 'Raupenschlepper Ost'.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on French Somua Armoured Semi-Tracked vehicle.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on French Lorraine Carrier.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on Czech Pz,Kpfw.38(t) Tank Chassis with Engine forward - Marder 38(t), Sd.Kfz.138.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on French 'F.C.M.' Tank Chassis.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on Czech Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Tank Chassis with engine at rear.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on French Hotchkiss H.35 tank Chassis.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on 3-ton Armoured Semi-Tracked Vehicle Sd.Kfz.251/22.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on 8-Wheeled Armoured Car, Sd.Kfz.234 Series.
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    7.5cm Pak 40 (L/46) on Chassis of Pz.Kpfw.II (Models A to C & F): Marder II (Sd.Kfz.131).
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    7.5cm Stu.K.40 (L/43) and (L/48) on Stu.G.III.
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    7.5cm Pak 39 (L/48) on Pz.Jag.38(t) - Hetzer.
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    7.5cm Pak 39 (L/48) on Pz.Jag.IV (Sd.Kfz.162).
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    7.5cm Stu.K.42 (L/70) on Pz.Jag.IV (Sd.Kfz.162).
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    7.62cm Pak.36(r) on Pz.Kpfw.II (Models D & E) Chassis - Sd.Kfz.132.
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    8.8cm Pak43/1 (L/71) on Pz.Jag.III/IV, known originally as 'Hornet' and later as 'Rhinoceros' (Sd.Kfz.164).
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    8.8cm Pak43/2 (L/71) on Pz.JagTiger (P), Sd.Kfz.184 Formerly known as 'Ferdinand' and Later as 'Elefant'.
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    8.8cm Pak43/3 (L/71) on on Pz.Jag.Panther - Sd.Kfz.173 (Jagdpanther).
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18/20n Gw.II(Wespe), Sd.kfz.124.
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18/1 on Gw.IVb - Sd.Kfz.165/1.
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18/2 on Chassis of French Char B2 Tank.
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    10.5cm Stu.H.42(L/28) on Stu.G.III - Sd.Kfz.142/2.
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18 on French Lorraine Carrier Chassis.
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18 on French F.C.M. Tank Chassis.
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    10.5cm Le.F.H.18 on French Hotchkiss H.35 Tank chassis.
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    15cm S.I.G.33 on chassis of Pz.Kpfw.38(t) with engine forward - Sd.Kfz.138/1.
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    15cm S.I.G.33 on Gw.38(t) with engine rear.
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    15cm S.F.H.13 on French Lorraine Carrier.
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    S.I.G.33 on Pz.Kpfw.II - Sd.Kfz.121.
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    15cm S.F.H.18 on Gw.III.IV (Hummel - Bumble Bee), Sd.Kfz.165.
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    38cm Rocket Projector RW61 on Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Model E Chassis - Stu.Mrs.Tiger.
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    60cm Mrs. Karl - Gerat 040.
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    Vomag prototype of 7.5cm Stu.K.42(L/70) on Pz.Jag.IV.
    page-124-pzjgr-iv.jpg

    Panzerjager 38(t) with 7.5cm KWK 42 (L70).
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    Rheinmetall-Borsig/Ardelt Waffentrager for 8.8cm PjK.43 or Kw.K.43 prototype.
    page-126-waffentrager-88-pr.jpg

    Krupp/Steyr Prototype of 8.8cm Pak 43/3(L/71) Waffentrager.
    page-126-waffentrager-88-pr.jpg

    "Einheitswaffentrager" G.P. gun Carrier with 8.8cm Pak43 L/71.
    page-128-einheitswaffentrag.jpg

    Panzerjager IV with 8.8cm Pak 43/3 L/71.
    page-129-pzjgr-iv-88.jpg

    Krupp Prototype for 'S.P.' 8.8cm Flak 18 or 36 on high-angle mounting with all-round traverse.
    page-130-88-high-angle.jpg

    Krupp early experimental Waffentrager, mounting 10.5cm le F.H.18 on Gw.IVb Chassis. (Heuschrecke Series).
    page-131-heuschrecke.jpg

    Heuschrecke IVb (Grasshopper IVb) - 10.5cm le.F.H.18/6 on G.w.IV.
    page-132-heuschrecke-2.jpg

    Model of Heuschrecke 15.
    page-133-heuschrecke-15.jpg

    Mock-up of Krupp 'Grille' 10 mounting 10.5cm le F.H.43/35.
    page-134-neu-grille.jpg

    Prototype of first experimental 'Heuschrecke' Waffentrager by Krupp.
    page-135-heuschrecke-krupp.jpg

    Prototype of 10.5cm K.18 on Pz.Sfl.IVa.
    page-136-10.5-sfliv.jpg

    leichter Waffentrager, (Light Gun Carrier) with 10.5cm L/28 LE.F.H 18/40.
    page-136-10.5-sfliv.jpg

    Einheitswaffentrager, (G.P. gun carrier) with 10.5cm LE.F.H 18/40 (L/28).
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    Jagdtiger mounting 12.8cm L/66 gun.
    page-139-jagdtiger-l66.jpg

    PanzerJager Panther with 12.8cm Pak 80 L/55.
    Page-140-panther-jager.jpg

    "EinheitsWaffentrager" (G.P. Gun Carrier) with 12.8cm L/55 K81.
    page-141-einheits-waffentra.jpg

    Mock-up of 'Grille' 15 by Krupp, mounting 15cm s.F.H.43 or 12.8cm K.43.
    page-142-krupp-grille-15cm.jpg

    Mittlerer Waffentrager. Medium Gun Carrier with 12.8cm K81(L/55).
    page-143-mittlerer-waffentr.jpg

    "EinheitsWaffentrager" (G.P. Gun Carrier) with 15cm SFH 18 L/29.5.
    page-144-enheitswaffentrage.jpg

    Mittlerer Waffentrager. Medium Gun Carrier with 15cm SFH 18 L/29.5.
    page-144-mittlerer-waffentr.jpg

    Mock-up of 'Grille 17/21' - waffentrager for 17cm K or 21cm Mrs.
    page-145-waffentrager-17cm-.jpg

    Light Armoured Car Kfz.13.
    page-145-waffentrager-17cm-.jpg

    Trippel Amphibious Armoured Car 'Schildkrote III' (Turtle III).
    page-147-schildkrote-iii.jpg

    Austro-Daimler Wheel-cum-track vehicle Sd.Kfz.254 (Armoured version - le.gep.Beob.Kw).
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    light Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.222 (le.Pz.Sp.Wg).
    page-149-sdkfz.222.jpg

    Light armoured Car (Wireless), Sd.Kfz.223. (le.Pz.Sp.Wg.(Fu.)).
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    Light Armoured Wireless Car Sd.Kfz.260 (Kl.Pz.Fu.Wg.).
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    Light Armoured Wireless Car Sd.Kfz.261 (Kl.Pz.Fu.Wg.).
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    Heavy 6-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.231 (6 rad.).
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    Heavy 6-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.232 (6 rad.).
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    Heavy 6-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.263 (6 rad.).
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    Heavy 8-Wheeled Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.231 (8 rad.).
    page-155-sdkfz-263.jpg

    Heavy 8-Wheeled Armoured Car (Wireless) Sd.Kfz.232 (8 rad.).
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    Heavy 8-Wheeled Armoured Wireless Car Sd.Kfz.263 (8 rad.).
    page-158-sdkfz-263.jpg

    Heavy 8-Wheeled Armoured Car (2cm) Sd.Kfz.234/1.
    page-159-sdkfz-234-1.jpg

    Heavy 8-Wheeled Armoured Car mounting 5cm Kw.K.39/1(L60), Sd.Kfz.234/2.
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Job done.
    Will endeavour to type up all the names later so Google etc. can find 'em... probably.

    Enjoy, if it's your sort of thing.
    (It is mine anyway... some of those planned Waffentragers really were quite odd for their time.)

    ~A
     
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    This gets my nomination for top post of 2011!

    Great works. Thanks.

    Dave
     
  4. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Very good - thaaaaank you!
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    A great reference for German AFV's

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Indeed an excellent find (Brian I presume?) and well done for posting. Any ideas what the other two volumes are Adam and if there are further vols?
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Brian/ADM indeed, mate. Most kind of him to send me it.
    Think the other volumes might include softskins but haven't really looked into it.

    Glad you chaps like it anyway, now combing the hard drive for anything else I've neglected to share.
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Think the other volumes might include softskins but haven't really looked into it.


    I'll do some looking on my next trip and see what I can find.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I have all the WO 208 files on a spreadsheet - Look what I found :D

    WO 208/2984 Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945: infantry. Missing at transfer <---How annoying !

    WO 208/2985 Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945: artillery vol 2 part I

    WO 208/2986 Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945: artillery vol 2 part 2

    WO 208/2988 Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945: vehicles other than armoured fighting vehicles Vol . 1947

    WO 208/2989 Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945: mines, mine detectors and demolition equipment vol 5

    Shall I add them my copy list?
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I suspect the 'vehicles other than AFVs' might be something the web could do with.
    Lots of general one-stop tank reference out there, but things a bit sketchier on softskins and bikes.
     
  11. gunbunnyB/3/75FA

    gunbunnyB/3/75FA Senior Member

    might i say that this is just AWESOME!!!!! gotta add i second dave55's nomination
     
  12. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  13. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Nice one Poop!
     
  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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