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"10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette IVa (Dicker Max)" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2018 10:20 p.m. PST

"The 10.5cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette was a developmental tank destroyer for the German Army in World War 2 that was initially designed around a self-propelled gun requirement. Prior to the German invasion of France, it was always recognized that a portion of German Army success would be attributed to breaking the defenses at the French Maginot Line. The Maginot Line stood as a networked line of concrete bunkers, artillery houses, machine gun nests and vehicle traps with steel obstacles which ran along the French border facing Germany and Italy (this portion known as the "Alpine Line"). This line of defense was intended to slow the progress of an invading force, giving the French national army additional time to mobilize in response. The Line was constructed over a period spanning 1930 to 1940 and was made operational in 1935. While certainly imposing at its core, it was tactically inflexible and, eventually, simply bypassed by the German Army along its flanks…."


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 11:23 a.m. PST


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