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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2020 9:57 p.m. PST

"During WWII, the German army became the leader in the amount of SPGs produced. The most numerous armoured vehicle in the German army was not a tank, but an SPGs. The Germans were also the first to use self propelled gun mounts. These SPGs were, as a rule, made from obsolete tank chassis, usually light tanks. However, the Germans had a custom built self propelled gun mount, not converted from an already existing tank, but built from scratch. This unusual vehicle is known as the Dicker Max.

The increased tension in Europe in the late 1930s forced many nations to accelerate development of new armoured vehicles. This also applied to the cause of that tension: Germany. The war was inevitable, and the offensive power of the army grew day by day…"
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