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[FC]Fox

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#1 12 years ago

Once again just poking around the internet I found lots of cool things I didn't even know existed till today. Today I found squeeze bore barrels and how they could relate to FH2. The LittleJohn addapter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlejohn_adaptor As described it was used later in the war to improve the performance of ROQF 2 pounder with the use of special ammunition. Yet another German Anti-Tank gun the 2.8 cm sPzB 41: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.8_cm_sPzB_41 Now I know many would say how many freaking AT guns does Germany need compared to what they already have?!?! I thought this as well until I saw one of the roles it had was mounted to a SdKfz 222. I believe this was confirmed when I found mention of a 28 mm armour piercing cannon over in the next link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leichter_Panzersp%C3%A4hwagen Now wikipedia is NOT the definitive source of information but if I find more of the same it'd be great to see a 222 random spawn with the 2.8 to match up better to the Daimler in Africa. The Littlejohn seems to arrive later in Western Europe so maybe we'll see the "revenge of the 2 pounders" (selectively of course) when that theater is developed. Now I just need to bend some unsuspecting Dev's ear.:naughty:




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#2 12 years ago
'[FCFox;3354199'] Now I know many would say how many freaking AT guns does Germany need compared to what they already have?!?!

I can easily answer that. All of them. ;) No, i wouldn't mind seeing one of those taper bore cannons, nor the 75 mm pak 41, also a taperbore at gun. A 150 produced.




emonkies

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#3 12 years ago

The German sPzB41 were never very common and were pulled from service due to the expensive tungsten cored ammo. They were used in North Africa and were said to be much better than the PaK 36 37mm A/T gun.

The British Littlejohn adapters were also not very common but IIRC were used quite a bit on one or two armored car models with 2lbrs.




Pietje

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#4 12 years ago
Anlushac11;3354645The German sPzB41 were never very common and were pulled from service due to the expensive tungsten cored ammo. They were used in North Africa and were said to be much better than the PaK 36 37mm A/T gun.

Correct me if im wrong, Alushac, but wasnt the sPzB 41 used on the Eastern front aswell? And in sometimes on the Western front?




Von Mudra

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#5 12 years ago

It was for sure used on the Eastern Front, Infantry Aces has the account of one german AT gunner who commanded a sPZb41 gun team throughout the war.




StrangerThanFiction

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#6 12 years ago

This kind of weird stuff is the joy and frustration of making a WWII mod. There is far too much of it to include it all, but on the other hand you never run out of nifty oddball bits of equipment to spice up a few maps.

Thanks for the info about the sPzB41, which is a new one on me. I have wondered since I was a little kid what the support weapon in the old style Airfix German infantry was.

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