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by canambridge
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Unknown tank photographed at Duxford
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Unknown tank photographed at Duxford

I think it may be a "Wespe" (Sd. Kfz. 124), technically not a tank but an open topped, turret-less self propelled artillery piece. A 105mm howitzer mounted on a Panzer II chasiss.
by canambridge
Thu May 12, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Members' Lounge
Topic: Happy 36th Ricky!
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Happy 36th Ricky!

You're just a young whipper snapper!

Thanks for all you've done to keep the forum going (and civil)

canambridge (some call me ... Tim)
by canambridge
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: Japanese surrender
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Japanese surrender

well one reason might be that the Japanese were trying to use the 'good offices' of the USSR to negotiate peace terms withe Western Allies. Having scrupulously followed the letter of their agreements with the Soviets, the Japanese may have felt they had something of advocate if not friend in the USS...
by canambridge
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

Great stuff Jabu.

I have only found two more references to the Ho-Ro. One says that the vehicle was was captured in a vehicle park and the other, almost certainly wrong, says the Ho-Ro at Aberdeen was "captured on Okinawa".
by canambridge
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

Hi Jabu, You have obviously looked into this in great depth, impressive work! Please keep me informed if you find out more. I am assuming you have already been through all this, but here is some additional information I have found: According to the US Army History, "Triumph in the Philippines&q...
by canambridge
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

See the following link for the After Action Report of the 754th Tank Battalion (refer to pages 88-95):

http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/ ... 3430/rec/1
by canambridge
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

See the following link for the After Action Report of the 637th TD Battalion (refer to page 7):

http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/ref/collect ... l8/id/3594
by canambridge
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

It seems the only armor vs armor action for the 754th involved Co "D" (in support of the 129th Infantry Regiment) and resulted in no losses to the company, although an M7 HMC and a tank destroyer of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion were lost. It seems the Japanese tanks involved were med...
by canambridge
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Two Type 4 150mm SPH Ho-Ro captured at Clark Field area

The "D" companies of US GHQ tank battalions (like the 754th) were composed of M5 light tanks, so the fight with M4s should be limited to "B" company supporting the 40th division. The 15cm SP guns were probably part of the IJA Sumi Independent SP Gun Company, attached to the 2nd T...
by canambridge
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Tanks in World War 2
Topic: stropping tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: stropping tanks

I would suspect it was soldier slang for performing maintenance on the tank. WWII tank crews spent a lot of their time "sharpening" their weapon.
by canambridge
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: Better but not much!
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Better but not much!

There were some in the Philippines and some were used for anti-submarine work and coastal patrol. Might have gotten a couple of U-boats.
by canambridge
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: An exotic and different camouflage
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: An exotic and different camouflage

TBD Douglas Devastator

F2A Brewster Buffalo

SB2U Vought Vindicator

McClelland Barclay experimental camouflage
by canambridge
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: B-17 with exotic painting
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: B-17 with exotic painting

It's a formation assembly ship.

Aircraft no longer combat worthy and painted in distinctive and bright colors for each bomber group to form up with before setting out on a mission.

http://www.8thafhs.com/aircraft.php#assembly
by canambridge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: World War 2 in General
Topic: Toughest Carrier of WWII?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Toughest Carrier of WWII?

Well it took a little while to go through all 129 pages (and the linked discussions at NAVWEAPS et al) but I now see that the USN should ditch the CVNs carrying 70 F/A 18's and start building Illustrious class carriers with 12 Fulmars and 18 Swordfish instead ;) Actually I was hoping to avoid the ar...

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