Armor in Balkanes apr 41?

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Davide Pastore
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Post by Davide Pastore » 26 Feb 2006 16:44

Dislocation (01 August 1943):
N°1 - Lubiana (XI Corps)
N°2 - H. Moravice (V)
N°3 - Novo Maesto (XI)
N°4 - Knin (XVII)
N°5 - Karlovac (XI)
N°6 - Novo Maesto (XI)
N°7 - Knin (XVIII)
N°8 - Lubiana (XI)
N°9 - Delnice (V)
N°10 - Ogulin (V)
There were about 50 more armored cars, in addition to the ones part of the above trains, to be attached to normal trains.

Armament (Treno Blindato N°2 on 27 May 1942):
- engine
- closed car (personnel)
- closed car (ammo and material)
- open car (one 47/32 gun)
- open car (two Breda 8mm MG)
Crew was 1 CO, 2 NCO and 40 EM. Individual armament was two Breda 30 LMG plus 43 rifles.

There were also a few Littorine Blindate (armored diesel cars) each with two M13 turrets.

Davide

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 26 Feb 2006 17:07

Thanks again,Mr.Pastore. Would it be too much to ask you about the losses these units (trains&armor) suffered 1941-1943?

Cheers,

Gaius

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Post by Davide Pastore » 26 Feb 2006 17:16

The source (Cappellano & Pignato) says nothing, except that a Littorina was thrown over the tracks by a mine on 12 Feb 43 and lost. It is possible (?) that was no other loss, but I can't say for sure.

Davide

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