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Was this Tank built on 2 chassis?


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Was looking for a ZF Elcat and the site that said it had it, didn't :banghead:

 

did have a stack of Russian military books some on German armour.... just skimming through and this contraption with a 105mm gun appears to be on 2 chassis??

 

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Prototype for a Leighter Einheitswaffentrager GW 638/26 Gerat 587

 

Three different types with different track work

1) the one in your photo was by Krupp/Steyr and used the Steyr RSO as a design starting point.

2) A similar Rheinmetall Borsig prototype using Pz38t Hetzer trackwork

3) One by Krupp/Steyr which was a almagimation of both types with track and drive sprocket on the Steyr prototype and road wheels similar to a Hetzer

 

All were built with a 8.8cm pak43 cannon.

 

There are several photos of showing the Rheinmetal vehicle after capture, and the Krupp-steyr vehicle was used and abandoned in the Battle of Berlin.

 

Steve

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this was the info for the picture 'in Russian' and the book... got some nice piccies, found books on Sd Kfz 251. Jagdpanzer IV L-48, Benz during the war etc etc...... pity no Allied stuff

 

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Copier up and running so I was able to upload a photo of the Rheinmetal version in a vehicle dump note the soldier on the extreme right is British. The thing in front is a Borgward 301

 

 

 

and a photo off a newsreel of the aftermath of the fighting in Berlin, showing the 8.8cm Pak43/3 auf Panzerjaeger 38(t) which used a Tatra 12cyl air cooled 210bhp motor. note the cross on the gun shield most German tanks had the cross on the hull -perhaps its unfamiliar shape was a concern to avoid being mistaken for something soviet.

 

Rheinmetal-Borsig auf 38d 8.8cm pak 43.jpg

8.8cm Pj 38(t).jpg

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It wasn't unknown for a Pak 43 to fire from its 4 wheeled carriage -only over the front arc and the 38(t & D) in particular would have been fairly capable of the same just as a post war M56 spag (scorpion). I have reservations about the Steyr turreted model -it seems to go too far.

 

They were highly mobile a/t guns not tanks so would not have fired broadside -personally I think these comparatively simple small mobile weapons systems had a lot going for them (and I'm not a Wehrmacht enthusiast). Its a lot better than trying to push a PAK 43 or even a PAK 40 around in an eastern front spring thaw.:shocked:

 

Steve

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Prototype for a Leighter Einheitswaffentrager GW 638/26 Gerat 587

 

Three different types with different track work

1) the one in your photo was by Krupp/Steyr and used the Steyr RSO as a design starting point.

2) A similar Rheinmetall Borsig prototype using Pz38t Hetzer trackwork

3) One by Krupp/Steyr which was a almagimation of both types with track and drive sprocket on the Steyr prototype and road wheels similar to a Hetzer

 

All were built with a 8.8cm pak43 cannon.

 

There are several photos of showing the Rheinmetal vehicle after capture, and the Krupp-steyr vehicle was used and abandoned in the Battle of Berlin.

 

Steve

RSO as Raupenschlepper Ost, the little tracked cargo truck??

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