Discussion in 'Armoured' started by Dave55, May 10, 2021.
Anyone know what this is?
It’s actually a French Panhard 178, of which large numbers were captured in 1940 and subsequently used by the Germans.
Germans appeared to call it a Sdz. 222. See: Axis Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War II: German Recce Armoured Cars
Wrong the 222 was a completely different vehicle.
As it in German service.
Panhard 178 page 1 (beutepanzer.ru)
Maybe as sketched by Dirk Bogarde on 23 August 1944 in Normandy, image #12 at:
Dirk Bogarde » Paintings & Sketches
Do you mean this one ?
That's a British Daimler . Daimler Armoured Car - Wikipedia
These were actually quite serviceable vehicles, but they were overtaxed by the extreme conditions in the SU: The Wehrmacht lost 107 out of 190 in 1941.
From 1943 onwards, the last examples were only used for rear services, some of them were converted into panzer railcars.
The Panhards in Dave's pictures were probably taken sometime between 1940 and early 1942, because after that they started to camouflage vehicles with all kinds of colours - especially scout cars and the like.
Here's the clip from which Dave extracted the stills to start this thread:
Panhards shown from 13:10 to 16:44.
After my earlier mischief, I knew I’d seen a looky-likey somewhere:
History on Wheels Museum
Hubert, as driven by Clarence (Klarenz?), was it?
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