US self propelled guns WWII




 
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December 29th, 2020  
George
 

Topic: US self propelled guns WWII


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January 1st, 2021  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by George



I am somewhat underwhelmed by Allied SP Guns and Tank Destroyers, they seemed like a good idea for the Germans as a cheap defensive armour stopgap but allied ones never really achieved much.
January 1st, 2021  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I am somewhat underwhelmed by Allied SP Guns and Tank Destroyers, they seemed like a good idea for the Germans as a cheap defensive armour stopgap but allied ones never really achieved much.
In North Africa US Tank destroyers repulsed a German attack killing around 30 vs a loss of 10 or so. A good performance, but Patton didn't like them & said the achievement was a failure. Poisoned the opinions of the top staff from what I read somewhere, ever recovered from it.
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