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    Nice to see such an early war piece.

    8/Pz Rgt 100 was still equipped with PzkwIV type B which used this type of ammo on D-Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter U View Post
    Nice to see such an early war piece.

    8/Pz Rgt 100 was still equipped with PzkwIV type B which used this type of ammo on D-Day.
    It certainly was a good support gun. Don't forget in the early days of the Panzers, the PzKfw III was developed as the main tank vs. tank vehicle, while the PzKfw IV was envisioned as a support vehicle. At the time the 5cm KwK 38 on the III was effective at the armor it might encounter...and the low velocity 75 on the IV was excellent at hurling a larger HE round at visual distances for infantry support. That is what the StuG III was envisioned as to when designed, a support vehicle.

    Of course a few years and the outbreak of the war, and the 5cm was quickly outclassed by newer vehicles, and the low velocity L/24 wasn't all that useful in anti-armor roles, but still was a good support gun. A fair amount of these guns were used elsewhere and retrofitted to other vehicles, like adding it to the SdKfz 251 to make it useful as a support vehicle.

    And of course there were units that soldiered on with the earlier L/24 equipped IV's...They did load PzGr AP rounds for it, and they were effective at closer ranges, especially MOUT type fighting....

    I always like adding original packing containers/crates to the collection when I can, they make interesting pieces, and are handy for packing stuff up too...

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    A great piece Mike you really do have some cool items!
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