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Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIA

Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation Volume IIA

  • Author: Nigel Askey
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304453294
  • Category: History
  • Page: 722
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Operation Barbarossa: Volume IIA concerns the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history. An assessment of each weapon system's inherent 'combat power' is provided, as well as attributes such as the relative anti-tank, anti-personnel and anti-aircraft values. Volume IIA then focuses on the detailed Kriegstarkenachweisungen (KStN, or TOE) for German land units (including those in the West), as well as the unit's actual organisation and equipment. All significant units in the German Army (Heer), Waffen SS, Luftwaffe and security forces are included; ranging from the largest panzer divisions, down to small anti-aircraft companies, military-police units, Landesschutzen battalions, and rail-road and construction companies. In all cases the data is presented in detailed tables, using the weapon systems and combat squads previously analysed.

M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun

M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun

Germany 1944

  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780961006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschütz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944–45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy Bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen. The StuG lll was the quintessential assault gun, a low-slung, heavily armoured, turret-less vehicle intended to provide direct fire support for infantry formations, whilst the M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was originally developed as a tank destroyer. However, by 1944 the 3in gun proved ineffectual against the most thickly armored German tanks, and was consequently relegated to infantry support too. Widely deployed in roles their designers had not envisaged, these two armoured fighting vehicles clashed repeatedly during the 11-month campaign, which saw the Allies advance from Normandy to the heart of the Reich. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the story of their confrontation at the height of World War ll.

T-34 vs StuG III

T-34 vs StuG III

Finland 1944

  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472832361
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armoured assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region. Most of the Soviet units sent into Finland were new to the region, moving mainly from the fighting in the Leningrad area. As a result, some had the latest types of Soviet equipment including the new T-34-85 tank, fielded alongside the older T-34-76. Germany refused to sell the Finns new tanks without a reinforced military alliance, but in 1943 began selling them a few dozen StuG III assault guns. This made the StuG III battalion the most modern and powerful element of the Finnish armoured division, and it saw very extensive combat in the June–July summer battles. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and an array of archive photographs, this is the absorbing story of the parts played by Soviet and Finnish armour in the epic battles in Finland during June and July 1944.

Sturmgeschütz III Assault Gun 1940–42

Sturmgeschütz III Assault Gun 1940–42

  • Author: Hilary Doyle,Tom Jentz
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781855325371
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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The workhorse of the German Army that swept across Poland, France and Russia, the Sturmgeschütz III saw service in all theatres of World War II, both in an infantry support role and as a tank destroyer. Cheaper and quicker to produce than a tank, the assault gun proved a remarkably effective weapon. Its design and development, production, capabilities and operational history are all closely examined, as is its tactical employment and organisation into units. This book uses original German combat and experience reports to show how the Sturmgeschütz fared in action, whilst also providing information on both retrofitted and production modifications.

Technical Manuals for German Vehicles, Volume 2, Sonderkraftfahrzeug

Technical Manuals for German Vehicles, Volume 2, Sonderkraftfahrzeug

  • Author: Charles Lemons
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1300875372
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Ostfront

Ostfront

Hitler's War on Russia, 1941-45

  • Author: Charles Winchester
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781841760667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The Russian Front was the decisive theatre of WWII, as the German army and Luftwaffe fought against the Red Army in the greatest land battle in history. Had the Germans won in the East, a Nazi victory in WWII would have become inevitable, yet in 1941 the Germans suffered their first significant defeat at the gates of Moscow. Twelve months later they suffered a decisive defeat at Stalingrad. This is the story of the men and women who fought on the 1200 miles of the Russian Front, in the most vital battle of the war.

SS-Das Reich

SS-Das Reich

the history of the second SS division, 1939-45

  • Author: Gregory Louis Mattson
  • Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781862271449
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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German Armoured Warfare of World War II

German Armoured Warfare of World War II

The Unpublished Photographs, 1939-1945

  • Author: Ian Baxter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781853675492
  • Category: Vehicles, Military
  • Page: 224
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Starting from the Blitzkrieg period, when Nazi Germany unleashed its mobile armored divisions into Poland, France and the Low Countries, German Armored Warfare of World War II captures the full might of the Panzerwaffe, Hitler's Panzer arm, from its early triumphs to its final demise. Featuring previously unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of individuals who experienced the war firsthand, the book presents a unique and vivid record of German armor in action from 1939 - 1945. The photographs detail in turn the different elements that went into making up a fully fledged Panzer division: light tanks, main battle tanks, artillery, assault guns and anti tank destroyers, reconnaissance units, support vehicles, and of course the Panzergrenadiers. in depth descriptive captions accompanying the photographs also provide much historical information and facts about the events portrayed. Depicting action from the fields of France to the Russian steppes and rugged Italian terrain, German Armored Warfare of World War II is a captivating glimpse of one of the most effective weapons of war ever to have appeared on the battlefield.

The Panzerkampfwagen III and IV Series and Their Derivatives

The Panzerkampfwagen III and IV Series and Their Derivatives

  • Author: Peter Chamberlain,Hilary Louis Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780946784127
  • Category: Tanks (Military science)
  • Page: 128
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