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Offline Story

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Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« on: July 07, 2023, 05:39:01 AM »
French troops trained in anti-tank warfare in Tunis using a captured German Pak 40 anti-tank gun to target a Fiat-Ansaldo Autoblindo 41 armored car in April 1945

https://i.imgur.com/vQ7DYum.mp4

Lots of room for interpretation

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=10184.0

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2023, 12:18:45 AM by Story »

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2023, 11:38:21 AM »
The French used a few axis weapons systems after the war - Pather tanks and Fi-156 Storch in French built variants. In the far East, they used Japanese aircraft post-war (mostly one flight and done) but the Ki-43II flew at least a handful of missions. They also made use of Type 95 Type 89 tanks.

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2023, 03:39:56 PM »
Syria post-war purchased from Spain and Bulgaria Stug-111s and Panzer IVs and used them against Israel in 1956 and 1967 wars.

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2023, 10:45:37 PM »
The Czechs used a lot of ex-nazi equipment.
T-38s as training tanks
Panzer IVs and Stug IIIs as MBTs
Panthers were converted to Bergpanthers
Lots of 1/2 tracks
Afrika Korps uniforms
Stg-44s and K-98s
Me-109s and He-IIIs


They also had Russian and British equipment and uniforms I suspect it was a logistical nightmare.

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2023, 02:25:30 AM »
The Czechs used a lot of ex-nazi equipment.
T-38s as training tanks


Are you referring to the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)?  If so, one could argue that this was a Czech tank in the first place.
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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2023, 03:41:09 AM »
The Czechs used a lot of ex-nazi equipment.
T-38s as training tanks


Are you referring to the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t)?  If so, one could argue that this was a Czech tank in the first place.

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2023, 07:02:50 AM »
A number of Kreigsmarine U-Boats were used for research of their somewhat more advanced systems.
Type XXI for starters and some of the type XVIIB Walther powered boats..
http://rnsubs.co.uk/boats/subs/xviib-class/meteorite.html#
Bit topical really, just finished a build of the Mikro Mir 1/144 HMS Meteorite, one of the above Walther powered boats.

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2023, 01:34:40 AM »
Syria post-war purchased from Spain and Bulgaria Stug-111s and Panzer IVs and used them against Israel in 1956 and 1967 wars.

Photos etc here:  https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/panzers-in-the-golan-heights/

It also included Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyers and Hummel (Sd.Kfz. 165) SPHs
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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2023, 01:37:59 AM »
The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44) has also found post war use in a number of places:  https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/stg-44-in-africa-after-wwii/
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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2023, 07:54:13 AM »
Turkey used FW-190A & Heinkel-111b .. .along with Bristol Beaufort, P-40B, Maryland Baltimore & B-24D

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2023, 07:17:16 PM »
The Yugoslavs used lots of Axis equipment post war, including:-
Hetzer
Sdkfz 250 & 251
Le FH-18
Steyr Armoured Train units
AB-41 armoured cars
Me109
Ju52
Range of small arms (MP40, MG42, Beretta M38 etc)

Photos of all of these are in the Helion book "Cominform Crisis"

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Re: Post-WW2 use of Axis weapons systems
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2023, 07:53:32 PM »
The Yugoslavs used lots of Axis equipment post war, including:-
Hetzer
Sdkfz 250 & 251
Le FH-18
Steyr Armoured Train units
AB-41 armoured cars
Me109
Ju52
Range of small arms (MP40, MG42, Beretta M38 etc)

Photos of all of these are in the Helion book "Cominform Crisis"

And very nearly got Me-262's as they evaluated a Czech 2 seater but did  not order any.