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    Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

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    woofiedog
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    Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by woofiedog on Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:11 pm

    Very Happy

    An extensive list of surviving SdKfz. 251 and Sdkfz_250 along with parts.

    http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Sdkfz_251.pdf

    http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Sdkfz_250.pdf

         
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    Re: Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by lockie on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:01 pm

    This is excellent info! I wonder did Japan has APC for the infantry or they "cared" abt. infantry in the same manner as Soviet Union?
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    Re: Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by woofiedog on Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:22 pm

    Lockie... I wonder did Japan has APC for the infantry or they "cared" abt. infantry in the same manner as Soviet Union?

    That is a good question, but considering that the Japanese Army was fighting in jungle terrain for the most part of the war, their soldiers were mostly on foot.

    But I'll search out some info on the subject though.

    And thank's Smile

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    Re: Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by Luftangreifer on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:06 pm

    Seems like they had few.

    Type1 Tracked APC Hoki
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_1_Ho-Ki


    Type 1 Half-tracked APC Hoha


    Apparently APCs weren't the best interest for Japanese HQ until 1944. Total of around 1000 were produced. Hoha was later used as a garbage truck for Tokyo city post war Shocked
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    Re: Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by lockie on Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:26 pm

    Luftangreifer wrote:Seems like they had few.
    Type1 Tracked APC Hoki
    That's impressive! Obviously, all countries had a care how to carry out infantry to the battle field except USSR.
    Soviet built more than 4000 swimming tank T-37/38, which didn't use in the WW2 and there were no any APC for the the infantry  confused

    The funniest thing abt. T-38 was that this tank was organized as a recce unit... without radio Shocked

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    There is interesting logo on the red house(second picture): die arbeiten macht frei.
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    Re: Surviving SdKfz. 251 & Sdkfz_250 Half-Tracks

    Post by Luftangreifer on Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:53 pm

    Soviets did have lend leased M3 half-trucks though. But yes, I guess not so much caring for poor infantry as they ride on T34s :/

    I also read that most of those Japanese APCs were sunk while being transported to the front, but US subs.

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