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Captured military equipment of the Wehrmacht

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Captured military equipment of the Wehrmacht

During the years of World War II, especially in its first half, German troops replenished their arsenal thanks not only to factories working directly for the Wehrmacht. The Nazis did not disdain the captured military equipment either. Part of it fell into the German units during the battles, some turned out to be actually poured in due to the absorption of the divisions of other European states by the Nazi army.


By and large, the Wehrmacht in terms of the use of captured equipment was not so picky that the command was unequivocally saying: it would definitely not use this military equipment. In the course of hostilities, almost everything that could shoot or protect personnel was used.

Tankettes of the Austrian troops, which in 1938 became an integral part of the German army, please. Captured guns and armored vehicles inherited from the French - and it will go.

By the way, there were a lot of Austrian military equipment in the Wehrmacht. And it was used on a variety of fronts, including the battles of the so-called African military campaign.

Among others - Sd.Kfz. 254. This is an unarmored wheeled-tracked tractor that was developed in Austria in the mid-1930s and was named RR-5 (Räder-Raupen). As part of the Hitlerite army, such vehicles, which, in fact, became captured were used, for example, for reconnaissance. A wheel travel of 500 km on the highway and 350 km on external roads was enough for a sufficiently long reconnaissance operation.

The Starina channel tells about the captured Wehrmacht equipment during the war:

Photos used:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sdkfz254v
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  1. Undecim
    Undecim 13 November 2021 14: 10
    +12
    Among others - Sd.Kfz. 254. This is an unarmored wheeled-tracked tractor that was developed in Austria in the mid-1930s and was named RR-5 (Räder-Raupen). As part of the Hitlerite army, such vehicles, which, in fact, became captured were used, for example, for reconnaissance.

    Such machines were not used in the Hitlerite army. As they were not used in the Austrian. The Austrian army used the RK-7 (Räder-Kettenfahrgestell), an armored reconnaissance vehicle based on the RR-5. True, as many as 12 pieces managed to release them. The Germans were not satisfied with the design. They made the body out of armored steel, added a roof and a machine gun and got Sd.Kfz. 254 Mittlerer Gepanzerter Beobachtungskraftwagen, which produced 140 units.
    In the vastness of the network every day there are more and more ignorant "xpersons" in various fields.
  2. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 13 November 2021 14: 16
    +2
    it is not worth talking about the legibility or illegibility of the Wehrmacht in terms of the use of trophies. we must talk about zeal. the Wehrmacht found use for everything. for example, they used two-turret machine-gun T-26s as armed techs
    1. hohol95
      hohol95 13 November 2021 14: 34
      +3
      Technicians or temporary tractors for pulling trucks out of Russian mud?
      1. serg.shishkov2015
        serg.shishkov2015 13 November 2021 14: 55
        +1
        Precisely a technician! a year ago on Zen someone posted a photo of such a techie! I do not remember what was discussed then. I knew that this comment of mine would need clarification!
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 13 November 2021 15: 00
          +1
          Single copy! Anything is possible, but this is an "on the knee" improvisation. Finns from BT-7 "created" one!
          1. serg.shishkov2015
            serg.shishkov2015 13 November 2021 15: 10
            +1
            Finns are separate. they could not repair the ISU-152 ML-20 - they converted it into an ARV, and put their 20-mm anti-tank missile system for self-defense.
            1. Ashes of Claes
              Ashes of Claes 13 November 2021 18: 53
              +1
              Quote: serg.shishkov2015
              and for self-defense they set up their 20-mm anti-tank rifle.

              really? It seems to be madsen or pstk, but definitely not lakhti)
        2. Ashes of Claes
          Ashes of Claes 13 November 2021 20: 24
          +1
          Quote: serg.shishkov2015
          They used the T-26 as armed techs.

          Quote: serg.shishkov2015
          Precisely a technician!

          What do you mean by the concept of "technical equipment"? And even armed. What is its functionality? Pull out and tow away, firing back at the infantry? So this is a tractor, as it was said:
          Quote: hohol95
          or temporary tractors for pulling trucks out of Russian mud?

          Or "jump and serve" right on the battlefield? Seriously?)
          I think that the repair platoons of the Wehrmacht were not engaged in any service "under whistling bullets" from the spare parts brought on the armor "of the T-26." "Armed tech" is an oxymoron. We read the KStN of any regular repair platoon Kw.Werkst.Zg. or Pz.Werkst.Zg. - abschleppen und reparieren - everything. And no "armed technicians". The main "technical" - here:

          Kfz.79 based on Henschel, which they are trying to pull out of the Russian mud with 252 demags. So the T-26 was needed for the same, no?
  3. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 13 November 2021 15: 42
    +4
    I would read it with pleasure ... Chukchi is a reader.
  4. Ashes of Claes
    Ashes of Claes 13 November 2021 17: 49
    +5
    Well, the Saurer PP7 was not the only wheeled tracked vehicle in the Austrian army. There was also such a funny thing - ADMK "Mulus"
    After the Anschluss, the Germans included all 334 vehicles in the mountain rifle units under the designation ADMK-WARK


    even tried to book this soap dish:

    The Germans preferred to use the mulus in a semi-guided version, with the front axle lowered.
    they say that they even carried 105mm guns, but somehow it's hard to believe ... 20 horses a two-ton howitzer ...