Sd.Kfz. 7 armed with a
2 cm Flakvierling 38 L/65 quadruple anti-aircraft gun mounting, appearing with both open and armored cab. 750-800 produced by the end of December 1944
Sd.Kfz. 6 fitted with a 3.7 cm FlaK 36 gun, sides would fold down to allow space to work on. Crew of seven.
(I know this is in the game, but the camo isn't.)
Sd. Kfz. 222
This version of the vehicle was armed with a
2 cm KwK 30 L/55
autocannon and a 7.92 mm MG 13
machine gun. The crew was increased to three by the addition of a gunner, relieving the commander of that task. In 1938, the MG 13 was replaced by a
Maschinengewehr 34, in 1942 the KwK 30 was replaced by the faster firing KwK 38 of the same calibre. Production ran from 1937 to late 1943, with at least 990 vehicles being produced for the army. Its full name was Leichter Panzerspähwagen (2 cm).
The Sd. Kfz. 232 (8-Rad), which was produced from 1938 to 1943, was a 231 with additional medium range radio sets and a large frame aerial. From 1942, a small Sternantenne (star aerial) replaced the frame aerial, a modification retrofitted to older models. The official name was schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Fu) Sd. Kfz. 232 (8-rad). The turret in the 231/232 series was altered to a hexagonal shape for increased internal volume, it was equipped with a
2 cm KwK 30 L/55
autocannon and a coaxial
7.92 mm MG 34
Panzerfeldhaubitze 18M auf Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf) Hummel, Sd.Kfz. 165.
Hummel (German: "
bumblebee") was a
self-propelled gun based on the Geschützwagen III/IV chassis and armed with a 15 cm
howitzer. It was used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War from early 1943 until the end of the war.
(German for "wasp"), also known as Leichte Feldhaubitze 18/2 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf.) ("Light field howitzer 18 on Panzer II chassis (self-propelled)"), is a German self-propelled gun developed and used during the Second World War. It was based on a modified Panzer II chassis. During the
Battle of France in 1940 it became apparent that the intermediate tank of the German forces, the
Panzer II, was unsuitable as a main battle tank. Though mechanically sound, it was both under-gunned and under-armoured. The chassis, however, proved servicable for providing mobility to the 10.5 cm field howitzer. Existing chassis were converted to self-propelled artillery vehicles, such as the Marder II conversion providing mobility to the PaK 40/7.5 cm anti-tank gun.
was a German assault gun variant of the Panzer IV used in the latter part of the Second World War. It was identical in role and concept to the highly successful StuG III assault gun variant of the Panzer III. Both StuG models were given an exclusively tank destroyer role in German formations and tactical planning in the last two years of the war, greatly augmenting the capability of the dwindling tank force available to the German army on the Eastern and Western fronts.
In the 1930s BMW were producing a number of popular and highly effective motorcycles. In 1938 development of the R75 started in response to a request from the German Army.
Preproduction models of the R75 were powered by a 750 cc side valve engine, which was based on the R71 engine. However it was quickly found necessary to design an all-new OHV 750 cc engine for the R75 unit. This OHV engine later proved to be the basis for subsequent post-war twin BMW engines like the R51/3, R67 and R68.
The third side-car wheel was driven with an axle connected to the rear wheel of the motorcycle. These were fitted with a locking differential and selectable road and off-road gear ratios through which all four and reverse gears worked. This made the R75 highly manoeuvrable and capable of negotiating most surfaces. A few other motorcycle manufactures, like FN and Norton, provided an optional drive to sidecars.
(Yes, I'm aware this makes no sense, but come on, wouldn't you love to fly around in that beauty for the hell of it.. and recreating Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, of course. Just make it a 1.0 light scout/aa/w/e.
You say, "Why?" I say, "Why Not!?"
The Daimler Armoured Car was a successful British
armoured car) design of the Second World War that continued in service into the 1950s. It was designed for armed reconnaissance and liaison purposes.
The Daimler had full independent suspension and four wheel drive.
Epicyclic gearing in the wheel hubs enabled a very low ratio in bottom gear – it was credited with managing 1:2 inclines. The rugged nature combined with reliability made it ideal for reconnaissance and escort work.
The variant of the turret and the 2pdr gun were also used on the
Light Tank Mk VII Tetrarch.
To improve the gun performance, some Daimlers in the European Theatre had their 2-pounders fitted with the Littlejohn adaptor, which worked on the squeeze bore principle. This increased the gun's theoretical armour penetration and would allow it to penetrate the side or rear armour of some German tanks.
The 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 was an American
self-propelled artillery vehicle produced during World War II. It was given the official service name 105 mm Self Propelled Gun, Priest by the British Army, due to the pulpit-like machine gun ring, and following on from the Bishop) and the contemporary Deacon) self-propelled guns.
Used by the US, Britain, France, Italy, W. Germany, and many many other nations, you could put it anywhere you want.
The BA-10 (
Russian: Broneavtomobil 10) was an
armored car) developed in the
Soviet Union in 1938 and produced till 1941. It was the most produced Soviet pre-1941 heavy armored car – 3311 were built in three versions. These versions were the BA-10, the BA-10M (improved version with new radio), and the BA-10ZhD (equipped for dual railway/road use). The basic BA-10 design was developed from the
BA-3 and BA-6 heavy armored cars. It had an improved GAZ-AAA chassis and improved armor (up to 15mm at front and turret). Main armament: 45 mm gun 20-K) (49 rounds) The BA-10 was in Red Army service until 1945. Significant numbers of captured BA-10s were used by Finland (at least 24), Germany and other Axis powers in Europe. So event premium German captured BA-10, anyone?
The Type 97 ShinhoTo Chi-Ha was a Japanese medium tank used in World War II that was an upgrade to the original Type 97 Chi-Ha. The new version was designated Type 97-Kai ("improved") or Shinhoto Chi-Ha ("new turret" Chi-Ha). This design was considered to be the best Japanese tank to have seen "combat service" during the Pacific War. Afaik this isn't playable, correct me if I'm wrong. I just know I've never heard the term ShinhoTo in-game.
Nah it's called the Chi Ha Kai in-game, and the ShinhoTo in the files.. oh Gaijin and your naming schemes..
The T17E1 Armoured Car was an
American armored car) design produced during the Second World War. It never saw service with frontline US forces but was supplied, via the United Kingdom, to British and Commonwealth forces during the war and received the service name Staghound. Saw active service in Italy and was also used in north-west Europe campaign. Can go to both the US and British trees.
The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance, commonly known as Jeep or jeep, and sometimes referred to as G503,
By July 1941, the War Department desired to standardize and decided to select a single manufacturer to supply them with the next order for 16,000 vehicles. Willys won the contract mostly due to its much more powerful 60 HP engine (the
"Go Devil"), which soldiers raved about, and its lower cost and silhouette.
The USA provided jeeps to most or all of the
Allies in World War II. Britain, Canada,
invasion of Europe in 1944, as well as the
Eastern Front). Jeeps became so ubiquitous in the European battle theater that some German troops believed that each American soldier was issued their own jeep.
So, again, everyone can get one, just flavor them from tree to tree with different weapon loadouts, and whatnot.
North Africa deserts, the jeep's abilities so far surpassed those of British vehicles, that it wasn't unusual for jeeps to rescue a three-ton truck stuck in the sand. In combat, the British would use their jeeps in groups of up to fifty or sixty, to raid
Rommel's lines by surprise, exploiting the jeep's low silhouette, able to remain unseen, hiding behind dunes, and surprise the enemy.
The speed, small size and off-road capabilities of the Jeep made it an excellent “tank killer” when acting as a “skirmisher” at short range. In general, a specially tailored twin-bazooka encasing was fitted on the central pintle mount. It was not standard practice however. A recoilless gun was also tried after the war.
The Willys Jeep used a wide variety of armaments over time from 30 cals, .50 cals, to bazookas, AT rifles, a 37mm AT cannon at least once, and later on post war recoilless rifles.
In reconnaissance operations, the Jeep proved fast, but clearly unprotected. This led to field adaptation of armored plates and, after some time, formulated and officialized as the “1/4 ton 4×4 armored truck”. This was an attempt by the army to set regulations of field modifications, consisting of adding a kind of “armored box” made of three plates (actually a single plate folded in three) protecting the front and sides of the driver compartment, with two small sight openings. The front plate replaced the windshield. The protection was sufficient against small arms fire.
The Willys was extremely versatile irl, and I think it could really leave it's mark on War Thunder as well.
I know this was a very very ridiculously long post, but it would have taken over a week if I had done each vehicle one day at a time, so, had to do what I had to do. Really, I couldn't decide what to flair this as. I wasn't sure if Data Mine was appropriate, and it's not exactly a Gaijin Please. So I just left it as other for now. Feel free to tell me if you think it should be flaired otherwise. Hope others feel the same as I do, and want to see these gems made playable in-game, finally!!
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