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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: New Website Specials Reply with quote

We have just changed the specials on our website. The new specials are:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never fails. Right after I placed an order they change the specials, now I gotta figure out another $50.00 order.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

In wich Year the BTR-152 was deployed? Who mainly used it? And what's the difference betwen it and the eight weals BTR's?

Can it work for some '70-'80 scenario?

Thank You! L.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news again. I'll use this opertunity to build up my lend-lease armor. I'm assuming Russian companies of Stuarts and Valentines were 10 tanks per. Can someone confirm this?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

same # of lend lease tanks as the home grown ones, per unit
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Luca,

The following information is based on my limited resources:

The BTR-152 was introduced in 1951.

The BTR-152 was mainly used by Egypt in both the 1956 and 1967 Arab/Israeli wars and by Syria in the 1967 Arab/Israeli war.

Also, per one of my old Jane's books the BTR-152 is in service with the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bulgaria, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, former Yugoslavia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The main differences between the BTR-152 and the BTR-60 are as follows:

BTR-60 is amphibious, has an NBC system and has eight wheels.

The BTR-152 could be used in the 70's and 80's in scenarios dealing with Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Afghanistan and Somalia.

I hope you find this information helpful.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more on the BTR-152:

It was in service with the Soviets in the motor rifle formations. The infantry organic to the tank formations got the BTR-50 (fully tracked chassis).

It was gradually replaced starting in the early- to mid-60s by the early BTR-60 models. At the same time, the BMP started appearing in tank formations to replace the BTR-50.

Both of these upgrades took some time. Category 3 units may well have kept the -152 or the -50 into the late 1970s.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You, good to know so many third world countries got some of them. I think I'll buy some.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, another Q!

As per this page, a US WWII armored battalion had one light company and three medium.

http://www.bayonetstrength.150m.com/Armour/united_states_armored_battalion.htm

My question is were there 'light' batallions that were all Stewarts? North Africa or Europe. I'm looking into purchasing more of the sale Stewarts to pump up by unit to a battalion if that was common and also get some for the lend lease Russian units.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there were in North Africa (M-3s?), but they'd dropped the idea by the time they got to Europe. According to Steven Zaloga's US Armoured Division organisation book, there were 83 in a division, if you fancy having that much... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The divisional cavaly reconnaissance squadrons all had entire companies of stuarts, as did the cavalry squadrons in the corps cavalry groups if you are looking for places to put M3/M5s.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cav Dog, are you refering to British Squadrons? Thanks for the info guys. Its nice to have "other than the norm" units available. T-34s are great, but this keeps it interesting. --cb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Thunder"]OK, another Q!

As per this page, a US WWII armored battalion had one light company and three medium.

http://www.bayonetstrength.150m.com/Armour/united_states_armored_battalion.htm

My question is were there 'light' batallions that were all Stewarts? North Africa or Europe. I'm looking into purchasing more of the sale Stewarts to pump up by unit to a battalion if that was common and also get some for the lend lease Russian units.[/quote]

There were 2 in NWE. From Osprey's "US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45" (Steve Zaloga) :

"The744th Tank Battalion (Light) was first deployed in Normandy with the 28th Division in late July for the Normandy breakout and the race to the Seine. Due to its light tank configuration, it was then attached to the 113th Cavalry Group for much of the autumn of 1944 fightion along the Siegfried Line, with short attachments to the 29th Division in October 1944 , and the 102nd Division in December. It was attached to the 30th Division in February for Operation Grenade, the Roer River crossing, and was then attached to the 75th Division in March for the remaining fighting in Germany.

The 759th Tank Battalion (LIght) was committed to support the 2nd Infantry Division on June 18, 1944, in Normandy, and also later supported the 101st Airborne in late June and early July policing up German stragglers on the Cherbourg peninsula. Due to its configuration, it spent most of the war attached tho the 4th Cavalry Group, starting with the advance past Chartres and the race towards Belgium. It crossed the Rhine in early March and ended the war near Ascherleben."

From Osprey's "M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85" (Steve Zaloga) :

"The 744th Tank Battalion received the 18 remaining M24 light tanks on December 24, 1944,(2 having been "requisitioned" for the defense of Bastogne) and was completely reequipped with the new tanks by February 15, 1945."

"The notion of equipping a battalion exclusively with light tanks was flawed, and in the final month of the fighting the 744th Tank Battalion was partially reequipped with M4A3(76mm) medium tanks, resulting in a unique hybrid formation. The other light tank battalion, the 759th, was not reequipped with the M24 during the war, and served out the remainder of the campaign with the unsatisfactory M5A1 light tank. However, in the final weeks of the war, one of its companies, like the 744th, was refitted with M4 medium tanks to provide more firepower."

In addition, the 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions retained the old TO&E of 2 Armd Regts, each of 2 medium tank btns (3 coys each) and 1 light tank btn (3 coys). During June 1944 both divisions reorganized their Armd Regts to have 3 identical btns of 2 medium and 1 light coy. At the beginning of December the 2nd Armd Division again reorganized its Armd Regts to the following configuration :
1st Btn : C Coy (Lt), Recon Co.(from the Armd Recon Btn)
2nd Btn: A Coy (Lt), D,E,F Coy (Med)
3rd Btn: B Coy (Lt), G,H,I Coy (Med)

Hope this helps.

regards

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops... stand corrected... Embarassed
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