A little story about German 39H 10.5cm leFH 18SF:
The self-propelled cannon 10.5 cm leFH 18 (Sf.) On Geschutzwagen 39H (f). It is a equipped with artillery howitzer vehicle called “Geschuetzwagen”, which literally translates as a “vehicle weapons”. The letters “SF” mean “Selbstfahrlafette” – Car-propelled. The letter (f) It indicates that the chassis was of French origin.
Self-propelled guns and improvised artillery were developed to allow fast-moving attacks had artillery support that could keep the forward speed of Panzer Divisions. They could use the direct mode shooting targets could see or, most commonly, using indirect shots objectives outlined in a map.
The design of the open top of these self-propelled guns had several advantages. The elevated position of the commanders when I was in the crew compartment, Shielded behind the shield protector, It meant I had a good view from all sides. If there is the threat of enemy small arms fire, then the crew could use a dual lens scope telescope that could peak over the top of the armored frame. There was enough space for the crew to be transported to the. The vehicle had good mobility and infantry could go almost anywhere. The gun was faster preparing for action and firing at targets than towed artillery guns. At least twenty four 10,5 cm LeFH 16 y 10,5 cm leFH 18 (Sf.) On Geschutzwagen 39H (f) self-propelled guns went into action in Normandy in June 1944. They were part of the assault gun battalion of the German Army. Sturmgeschuetz department 200, of the 21. Panzer division.
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Autor Armand C.M.