maddogdrivethru.net

Open all night
It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


It's the Gulag of Fun



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 130 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 13  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:10 am 
Offline
Staff Sergeant

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:41 pm
Posts: 3381
Reputation points: 5295
Here's a page from the book 1944: The Allies Triumph by John Westwood. It's a sort of 50th anniversary overview thingy published in 1994 with lots of pictures (some in colour) which was somewhat new back in the early 90s. (The books I grew up with was stuff like Kursk by Jukes with horrible paper and picture quality):

Image


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:53 am 
Offline
Sergeant Major

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 15575
Reputation points: 1209
A grognard question: which German assault gun is in the picture above, can you id it.?

_________________
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt

Mit der Dummheit kämpfen selbst Götter vergebens.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:57 am 
Offline
Sergeant Major

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 am
Posts: 11448
Reputation points: 15800
nero wrote:
A grognard question: which German assault gun is in the picture above, can you id it.?


Stug 3?

_________________
“The gap in EU finances arising from the United Kingdom’s withdrawal and from the financing needs of new priorities need to be clearly acknowledged.” - Mario Monti


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:41 am 
Offline
Staff Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:42 am
Posts: 3941
Location: France
Reputation points: 9657
I would say a stuH 42 with a 10.5 cm gun. I have the picture in a magazine. But I am not sure.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:55 am 
Offline
Sergeant Major

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 am
Posts: 11448
Reputation points: 15800
I thought StuH 42 at first but the gun has a big muzzle brake in the StuH 42 pics that I've seen.

Image

_________________
“The gap in EU finances arising from the United Kingdom’s withdrawal and from the financing needs of new priorities need to be clearly acknowledged.” - Mario Monti


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:04 pm 
Offline
Sergeant Major
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:06 pm
Posts: 11690
Location: inside your worst nightmare
Reputation points: 15595
Its a German gun.

_________________
Anthro's NSFW Thread


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:15 pm 
Offline
Staff Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:42 am
Posts: 3941
Location: France
Reputation points: 9657
EUBanana wrote:
I thought StuH 42 at first but the gun has a big muzzle brake in the StuH 42 pics that I've seen.

Image

I found again the picture, they say it is a StuH 42 without a muzzle brake. Maybe the first versions are like that.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:20 pm 
Offline
Sergeant Major
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:06 pm
Posts: 11690
Location: inside your worst nightmare
Reputation points: 15595
You guys do realize that, by 1944 Germany was so desperate they'd bolt any old cannon into any old turret and strap it onto any old chassis right? Even before that point in their downfall, the idea of a coherent nomenclature of textbook weapons systems would seem to have been largely fictional simply because they were often trying different things or improvising in the field.

_________________
Anthro's NSFW Thread


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:49 pm 
Offline
Sergeant Major

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 15575
Reputation points: 1209
LaPalice wrote:
EUBanana wrote:
I thought StuH 42 at first but the gun has a big muzzle brake in the StuH 42 pics that I've seen.

Image

I found again the picture, they say it is a StuH 42 without a muzzle brake. Maybe the first versions are like that.

One without a muzzle brake:

Image

;)

_________________
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt

Mit der Dummheit kämpfen selbst Götter vergebens.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Operation Market Garden 1944
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:52 pm 
Offline
Sergeant Major

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 am
Posts: 11448
Reputation points: 15800
Anthropoid wrote:
You guys do realize that, by 1944 Germany was so desperate they'd bolt any old cannon into any old turret and strap it onto any old chassis right? Even before that point in their downfall, the idea of a coherent nomenclature of textbook weapons systems would seem to have been largely fictional simply because they were often trying different things or improvising in the field.


:o

But, but. What about precision German engineering?? What about Teutonic love of order?

Jury rigging???

:o

_________________
“The gap in EU finances arising from the United Kingdom’s withdrawal and from the financing needs of new priorities need to be clearly acknowledged.” - Mario Monti


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 130 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 13  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group