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captured vehicles/equipment used by British
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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 07:59 AM UTC
Hi All

I am trying to get information on equipment captured and used by the British since WW1, I know of the Panther G Cuckoo but was interested to see if there was any other vehicles etc. If anyone can help with links to info or pics that would be great.

Thanks

Tony
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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 05:40 PM UTC

Polish troops seriving with the British in N Africa had some Panzer III but they apparently were not used in combat.

Australians used captured M11/39 and M 13/40 tanks

http://ww2f.com/weapons-technology-wwii/22220-allied-use-captured-axis-afvs-tanks.html
WarWheels
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 01:36 AM UTC
I seem to recall seeing some pics of a British unit using an Sdkfz 138 Ausf. M Marder III.... I think it may have been in the Nuts and Bolts volume on the Marder... but not sure. Can anyone confirm or correc that info?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 07:28 AM UTC
I think there is a picture of the marder in one of the concord books. Let me check which one.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 08:24 AM UTC
Patrick,

I have seen the same picture...........on page 27 of Concord British Armour in North-West Eurpoe there is a picture of a schwimmwagen with 11th Armoured "bull markings".
Darryl
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 08:31 AM UTC
The DML Marder III M kit # 6464 has markings for a vehicle captured and used by the British Mozza Grogna Italy 1943.

Concord British Armour in Sicily and Italy, page 24 and 25 has two pictures of a Marder III M that matches the above kit, but is missing the AoS sign and the regimental insignia on the right rear corner (not sure it they were applied to the front of the vehicle)

Darryl
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 04:04 PM UTC
Yep, the pics Darryl mentions are also in the Nuts & Bolts Marder III book. There are 6 photos on pp48 & 49.

Also, there is one photo of a Marder III used by the US 45th Infantry Division, also in Italy.
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 03:05 PM UTC
The British used a lot of captured Italian Modelo 35 Breda 20 mm AT/AA guns, both in fixed installations and mounted in LRDG gun trucks.

Dick

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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 07:31 PM UTC
Richard Jones wrote:

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The British used a lot of captured Italian Modelo 35 Breda 20 mm AT/AA guns, both in fixed installations and mounted in LRDG gun trucks



Here is sample:


Who are these men exactly - British, Australians, New Zealanders ?
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 06:28 AM UTC
The British used captures 88mm AA guns. There are a few pictures in Piekalkiewicz book on the gun. And either the US or the British even published a manual on "how to use".

Judging from the Brits tendency to "aquire" equipment during 1980s NATO exercises the rule was "Anything not nailed down is mine. Anything I can pry loose is not nailed down"
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 08:44 AM UTC
A few pics :






....from this thread :
http://www.ww2f.com/weapons-technology-wwii/22220-allied-use-captured-axis-afvs-tanks.html






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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 06:14 PM UTC
Kubelwagen :




Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 07:19 AM UTC
Look this link:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1292757711/Sdkfz+222+color-

There are a pair of interesting images of German SdFfz.222 ACs, captured by British forces.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 02:47 PM UTC
The Canadians in Italy captured & used a Semovente 75mm SP. There is some National Film Board or CBC footage of it in action (somewhere).

Paul
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