Stug III ausf A

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Stug III ausf A

Joined: June 11th, 2006, 8:26 am

September 27th, 2017, 9:17 am #1

Hello,
Did the stug ausf A had cleaning rods on the side in may 1940? They are included in the Dragon box but not mentioned in the instructions or the box art. When googling the results are not conclusive.
I want to make one from stug abt 640 becoming Grossdeutchland abt 16 in the second phase of the French campaign, did they wear the white helmet emblem and the white letter "K" in this stage of the campaign?

Thanks

Eddy
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

September 27th, 2017, 6:40 pm #2

Hi
Yes, photos in the T Anderson new book show Stug3 A of 640 with the gun cleaning rods on the left side as per Ausf B.

Unfortunately no photo to help you on the markings issue.

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Andrew
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Joined: June 11th, 2006, 8:26 am

September 28th, 2017, 7:32 am #3

Thank you, Andrew.Very appreciated.

Eddy
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Joined: June 24th, 2007, 10:30 pm

September 28th, 2017, 4:18 pm #4

Hello,
Did the stug ausf A had cleaning rods on the side in may 1940? They are included in the Dragon box but not mentioned in the instructions or the box art. When googling the results are not conclusive.
I want to make one from stug abt 640 becoming Grossdeutchland abt 16 in the second phase of the French campaign, did they wear the white helmet emblem and the white letter "K" in this stage of the campaign?

Thanks

Eddy
Gentlemen

I read this short thread with interest as I want to build a 1/72 StuG IIIA in the French campaign, kitbashing the imminent Dragon StuG IIIB quickbuild kit with a better lower hull/suspension & OKB Grigorov tracks. Can either of you recommend any books that have reasonable coverage of the Stug IIIA in France, whether of not they show the StuG Komp.640 markings ? What is the title of the book that Andrew mentioned ? I already have the 'Case Yellow' (Firefly No.5) book by Dennis Oliver.

Many thanks.

Andy Lang
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September 28th, 2017, 5:31 pm #5

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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

September 28th, 2017, 8:50 pm #6

Gentlemen

I read this short thread with interest as I want to build a 1/72 StuG IIIA in the French campaign, kitbashing the imminent Dragon StuG IIIB quickbuild kit with a better lower hull/suspension & OKB Grigorov tracks. Can either of you recommend any books that have reasonable coverage of the Stug IIIA in France, whether of not they show the StuG Komp.640 markings ? What is the title of the book that Andrew mentioned ? I already have the 'Case Yellow' (Firefly No.5) book by Dennis Oliver.

Many thanks.

Andy Lang
Hi
The recentl book by T Anderson has a good selection of 1940 photos and text. The first 80 pages out of a total 280.

Thomas Anderson
Sturmartillerie
Pub. Osprey.

Quite a few come up on Facebook StuG group.

Regards
Andrew
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Joined: June 24th, 2007, 10:30 pm

September 28th, 2017, 10:36 pm #7

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Joined: June 11th, 2006, 8:26 am

September 29th, 2017, 12:05 am #8

Hi
The recentl book by T Anderson has a good selection of 1940 photos and text. The first 80 pages out of a total 280.

Thomas Anderson
Sturmartillerie
Pub. Osprey.

Quite a few come up on Facebook StuG group.

Regards
Andrew
Thanks for directing me to those books and other information.

Eddy
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Joined: June 25th, 2008, 5:42 pm

September 29th, 2017, 1:43 pm #9

Hello,
Did the stug ausf A had cleaning rods on the side in may 1940? They are included in the Dragon box but not mentioned in the instructions or the box art. When googling the results are not conclusive.
I want to make one from stug abt 640 becoming Grossdeutchland abt 16 in the second phase of the French campaign, did they wear the white helmet emblem and the white letter "K" in this stage of the campaign?

Thanks

Eddy
Eddy,

Maybe I can help.
Send me an email ; thierry.luypaert@skynet.be

Regards,Thierry
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Joined: July 5th, 2005, 7:24 pm

October 1st, 2017, 7:44 pm #10

Gentlemen

I read this short thread with interest as I want to build a 1/72 StuG IIIA in the French campaign, kitbashing the imminent Dragon StuG IIIB quickbuild kit with a better lower hull/suspension & OKB Grigorov tracks. Can either of you recommend any books that have reasonable coverage of the Stug IIIA in France, whether of not they show the StuG Komp.640 markings ? What is the title of the book that Andrew mentioned ? I already have the 'Case Yellow' (Firefly No.5) book by Dennis Oliver.

Many thanks.

Andy Lang
Vorwärts immer rückwärts nimmer! covers the first 6 Stug batteries and 5 Abteilungen

https://www.zvab.com/products/isbn/9783 ... 9-_-isbn10

Regards from Vienna
Robert
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