Recognize the unit emblem?

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Steve Hutchinson
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Recognize the unit emblem?

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Hi Gang,

I have trawled the interweb with little success so I though I would recruit the greater community,
as in you lot :roll:
Do you recognize the unit emblem? these are the 2 pictures and 1 kit build
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and this from a web site regarding the 5 trial Stugs
""Panzer Selbafahrlafette III (s.Pak) Vesuchgeraete
Pz.Sfl.III (s.Pak)
Fgst. Nr. 60201-60215
In summer of 1936 there Heers Waffenamt (Military Ordnance Dept.) requested a designed of an armored self-propelled chassis mounting a sturmgeschütz. The proposed vehicle was to act as Begleitartillerie (escort artillery) for infantry and anti-tank defense.
It was decided to construct five vehicles based on the chassis of a Pz.Kwpf III Ausf.B. Daimler-Benz was awarded the design of the chassis and mild steel superstructure. The chassis were tested with wooden guns and superstructures. The design for the s.Pak gun was based on the 7.5 cm Kw.k. in the Pz.Kpfw.IV. Awarded to Krupp in 1936 and all five guns were delivered by 1939. In mid October Heeres Waffenamt reported that all five Pz.Sfl.III (s.Pak) Vesuchgeraete with s.Pak guns were operational.
They were issued to a battery in the Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment at Jueterbog for use in troop trials and training. Although their guns were operational, their mild steel superstructures precluded them being used in combat.""

I have drawn a blank trying to find the Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment emblem and keep getting directed to the Panzer Lehr formed in 1944 based in the East.

Anything you could find would be greatly appreciated ;)

Steve H

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Re: Recognize the unit emblem?

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Hi Steve,

the first is the flaming grenade symbol of the Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment at Jüterborg. Concord #7029 gives us a colour plate of a yellow-green Stug B from about 1942:

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It appears that the symbol on your photos is completely white however. The oak leaves are also slightly different.

The second is completely unrelated and belongs to Sonderverband 288, which operated a few Stugs in North Africa.

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I am not worthy,

Moderator and investigator too 8-)

You are a diamond Philipp ;)

One less problem to resolve ;)

Thank you so much Philipp :D

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You're welcome - must be Raoul's bad influence :lol:

Seriously though, I just happened to know about these unit symbols, so it wasn't much effort ;)

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