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Sdkfz 7 Half Track

New Photos of my halftrack

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Postby Paul Wills » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:18 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

As you can see no post was fitted for an MG as standard

Paul :wink: .
Nord West KampfGruppe, 13. Panzer kompanie (Schwere) Tiger 1321, Sd.Kfz. 7 half-track of the Artillery Regiment 146 (mot), attached to the 16.Infanterie-Division (mot) and 88mm Flak 36, Erg-Zug Flak-Stammbatterie Augsburg.
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Postby clive Lockwood » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:57 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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Postby Robert E Morey » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:26 am

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