Anti-Tank Combat in the Desert

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2.8cm sPzB 41 light anti-tank gun
2.8cm sPzB 41 with road wheels deinstalled to lower visible height
2.8cm sPzB 41 with rear visor armour protection installed
2.8cm sPzB 41 (on trailer) prior to departure from home...
... and on training after arrival in Africa
In the back: SdKfz.10 Demag D7 1-ton halftrack
Muzzle brake cover still installed
In the plain desert, sandbags and rocks used whenever available
2.8cm sPzB 41 installed onto SdAh.32/2 trailer for better transport
2.8cm sPzB 41 in British...
...and Australian hands
Slightly camouflaged m.gl.Einh.Pkw Horch 901 towing the sPzB 41
sPzB 41 installed on a captured 1.5-ton Chevy rear
sPzB 41 on SdAh.32/2 under British inspection


 
 
 
3.7 cm Pak 36 anti-tank gun
3.7cm PAK 36 with lowered front shield to decrease total height
s.gl.Einh.Pkw Horch 108 Typ 40
m.gl.Einh.Pkw Horch 901
m.gl.Einh.Pkw Horch 901 towing the 3.7cm PAK 36
Unloading the 3.7cm PAK 36 from a Ju52 plane
Sd.Kfz.10 Demag D7 Halftrack


 
 
 
4.7cm Pak(t) auf PzKpfw.I Ausf.B Sd.Kfz.101 ohne Turm "Panzerjäger I"
4.7 cm Pak(t) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B Sd.Kfz.101 ohne Turm "Panzerjäger I"
SP AT gun of 2nd Company 605th Panzerjäger Abteilung
Always screening the endless desert for enemy targets...
Note water-can rack on rear trackguard as typical desert modification
Screening again, this time on a cold day...
... with a Sd.Kfz.223 recon(naissance) vehicle nearby
Note extra stowage bin, spare wheel and roof canvas
"Pz.Jg.I" on 10t Recovery Trailer Sd.Anh.115
Captured "Pz.Jg.I" on 7.5-ton Cranes Trailer


 
 
 
5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun
Sd.Kfz.10 DEMAG D7 1-ton Halftrack towing the 5cm PAK 38


 
 
 
7.62 cm F.K. 296(r) field gun
Dug-in and well camouflaged, awaiting whatever armour is about to appear...
(Still) unmodified version of the Russian F-22 Field Gun
Capable of dealing with every allied tank in service in 1942
Note late disc-style wheels in contrast to original spoke wheels
Sd.Kfz.10 DEMAG D7 1-ton Halftrack towing the 7.62 cm F.K. 296(r) field gun
Huge muzzle cloud unmasking the gun location
Pz.III passing
Spoke wheeled gun behind Opel Blitz 3-ton (my guess)
Captured enemy weapons always attractive


 
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