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10.5cm leFH (sf) auf Geschutzwagen H39(f)

May 31 2017 at 12:47 PM
Patrice DEBUCQUOY  (Login PatriceDEBUCQUOY)
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Response to Soldiers' colloquial terms for rare AFV?

Hi Roy,

Not a direct answer but several clues :
The official denomination was "10.5cm le.F.H. 16 und 18/40 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen 39 H (f)" , simplified on the organigram as "le.F.H. 16 u. 18 Ho" but called "Panzer-Geschütz 10.5cm (LFH 18)" by Major Becker.
I don't think the troops gave them a nickname, perhaps they called them simply by their caliber ?

Note : the 7.5cm version was named by Becker as "Sturm-Panzer 7.5cm (Pak 40)" , but the veteran Herbert HANISCH (2./Sturmgeschütz-Abt 200) called these 7.5cm vehicles as "Sturmgeschütze" [source Heimdal/39-45 magazine].


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  1. My recollection - John Morrison on May 31, 2017, 12:55 PM

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