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KFzs– and why I’m doing France 1940 in 10mm

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  1. Excellent stuff. If I were to start over in WW2 I too would go for 10mm. As it is right now I have too much time and money invested in 20mm for large skirmish games and 6mm for larger engagements.

    One thing to note is that even tanks got the Kfz numbering system, but they have the Sd. prefix. Kfz simply means Kraftfahrzug or “motor vehicle”, while Sd.Kfz. means Sonderkraftfahrzug of special motor vehicle.

    Thus we get the slightly hilarious official name for the Marder IIIM:
    “Panzerjäger 38(t) mit 7.5 cm PaK 40/3 Ausf.M, Sd.Kfz. 138.”

    I have not managed to understand when a variant got an ausf. designation and when it got a new number, or indeed even a /number.

    For instance, the Sd.Kfz 233 is just a Sd.Kfz232 with a long range radio and antenna, while the Sd.Kfz 250/3 is a Sd.Kfz 250 with a long range radio…

    But I’m digressing. Keep up the good work, and yes I too love all the little quirky vehicles from early war!

  2. Derek says:

    I should have said that I’m beginning to get my head round the numbering system.

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