New Photos of my halftrack

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Paul Wills
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Post by Paul Wills » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:18 pm

Hi Guys,

The rear reverse seat wasn’t placed there for an MG, however in the latter years of the war, it may have been utilised as an ant-aircraft spotting seat, there again just because I haven’t seen any photos of an MG mounted on the rear, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. All the photos I have seen, show MG34’s deployed on AA tripods around the unit, to add to this, memoirs talk of soldier abandoning the vehicles for the nearest ditch with their rifle.

It was originally intended as Adrian quite rightly says, for making sure the towed unit wasn’t lost, or tipped over whist in transit.

Here's a nice photo of it from Vinces Gallery
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As you can see no post was fitted for an MG as standard

Paul :wink: .
9 kp pz gren div grossdeutschland Tiger A23, Sd.Kfz. 7 half-track Artl Reg 146 (mot), 16.Infanterie-Division (mot). Flak 36 88mm, Erg-Zug Flak-Stammbatterie Augsburg. King Tiger & Pak41

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clive Lockwood
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Post by clive Lockwood » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:57 pm

Looks exellent Paul are you running it on sunday,? shame to get it dirty really, i,m sure Ant will want to get some shots of it in action.

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Robert E Morey
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Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:26 am

Thanks for the explaination on the seat, Paul. Kind regards,
Bob

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