to finish the series of obscure Czechoslovak projects, here are two interesting vehicle proposals you might have heard about – but you probably haven’t.
10,5 cm le.F.H. 43 auf Selbstfahrlafette T-25
This is a proposal (as the name suggests) to mount the 105mm light field gun LeFH43 on the T-25 chassis. LeFH 43 was newly developed Škoda project by the way, not the old 105mm LeFH 18 howitzer. It was created by Škoda as a part of the light artillery competition probably in late 1943 – in this case, its competitors were Krupp (with its Heuschrecke IVb) and Alkett (with its 10,5cm le.F.H. 18/40/2 (Sf) auf GW III/IV). Drawings were made and a wooden mock-up was built, but the project never progressed beyond the mock-up stage. The vehicle was designed to weight 24,2 tons and had between 16mm and 30mm of armor on various places. The howitzer was removable from the mount (much like the German proposals had it). The 105mm howitzer could fire a 14,8kg HE shell at 610 m/s velocity.
Special Panzer Variants by Spielberger state the parameters of this vehicle as such:
105mm LeFH 43 L/30, 14,81 kg shell weight, 610 m/s maximum muzzle velocity, -5/+75 elevation, 60 rounds carried
Vehicle designation: Grille 12
Weight: 24,2 tons
Maximum speed 60 km/h
Engine: 450 hp
Hull armor: 30/20/20
Turret armor: 30/16/16
15 cm s.F.H.43 auf Selbstfahrlafette T-25
This is a “sister” project – a proposal to mount the 150mm howitzer on the same chassis. Technical drawings are confirmed to exist, but a mock-up was probably never made.
Does this fit into a tech tree branch or can we expect it to be a premium?
Was the 10.5 cm gun able to use the same shells as the old FeFH 18? If so, could we expect the ingame version to have access to AP shells too?
Yes, Hogg states it could use the same shells, only LEFH 43 could use stronger charges as well.
so… AP round with 75-80 mm pen, could be usefull.
A bit higher actually, LEFH 18 AP is slightly underestimated in WOT (we get 500m penetration at 100m)
500m pen at 100m? Is there a typo maybe? :D
Maybe just a slight grammar malfunction.
“100 mm at 500 m” is probably the correct way to write it.
So if we get 100 mm pen with 430 m/s velocity we could expect 130-140 with 610?
not mm, meter. we get 500 meter pen, at 100 meters ingame, because of game structure. we shoot at far closer distances than they did in real life.
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My family has a skoda fabia, weri cheap vehicle alsu little n cute, liek mi :).
My family has been driving Škoda cars for 15 years now… good, cheap(compared to other manufacturers) and very well made cars.
Mind you the Skoda car manufacturer didn’t actually make any tanks.
There are two Škoda manufacturers in Czech republic.
Skoda Auto has HQ in Mlada Boleslav – they are the car manufacturers, formerly known as Laurin & Klement. During WWII they did mostly stuff like trucks, jeeps, some weapon parts, maybe engines for other stuff.
Then there is Skoda company in Plzen, which specializes in heavy machinery – they are the ones who made the tanks and guns, amoungst various other things.
Basically, Laurin & Klement got merged with Škoda Works because economical crisis and stuff at some point between the wars and later they split again as Škoda Auto.
We had a Skoda fabia VRS: small, economical… and could outrun most BMW and mercs at the stoplights. My father still regrets selling it.
We got a new Rapid Škoda now :) Purrs like a kitten :)
We pey 25000 SEK for skoda fabia 2007, only 5000 miles on motor, very good car for the money.
Wargaming could make a whole Skoda tonk tree. So much kewl stuff Skoda made/planned. :D
Really SS, what country are you from?
Czech…I have bad experiance with czech people in wota….
*shrugs* Shit happens.
Well, I am Czech too. Excuse those worse and rude of us and believe it’s not all of us ;3
Just be glad you’re not American. Most of us defy the stereotype, but the vocal minority is so extremely vocal that no matter what we say or do we’ll never live down our bad reputation abroad.
The actual state of Murikkka casts doubts on your claim. And yeah, having elected “Mr. Diplomacy” Shrubbery for President is gonna be a major black mark for at least a generation.
turreted arty FTW
Gimme beck old su-26 pls
SerB: “Fack of gheiboi”
There are even more turreted SPGs on the books…
This thing looks awesome. if it is introduced with ANY of the speed the t-25 had, and all of the immanueverability to balance it, I want it- bad.
Hell yes. This might actually get me to drive arty more often. XD