10,5 cm LeFH 16 L/22 (Sfl.) auf Geschützwagen G.W. Mk.VI (e) Little Monster

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I would like to suggest the 10,5 cm LeFH 16 L/22 auf Geschützwagen Mk.VI (e),
in the invation of France a lot of equipment of both french and british origin were left behind and in typical german fashion, all thats not very good will be repurposed and modified, such as this.
6 british Mk. VI light tanks were rebuild to have the WW1 10,5 cm LeFH 16 L/22 in an open compartment.
They were (tho yet without armor) allready build in June of 1940. Their purpose was close infatry support and they were as well quite potent against enemy tanks, with exception to the later and heavyer ones.

They where put in 2 platoons of 3 with the 15th Artillerie Regiment with the 226th Infanterie Division.
While there where mainly infantry support some took a more offencive path, where they showed their own drawbacks of beeing light relativly thinn armored tanks, which ended rather badly for them.

The same Hull is in game, the first AA in the British tree.

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Armor thickness from 11-22mm (and more with the overlapping parts)
Crew of 4
Weight: 6.5 Tons
Engine: Meadows 6 cylinder gasoline/petrol engine, 88 hp
Top speed: 56 kmh

The Gun, 10,5 cm LeFH 16 L/22
Elevation: -7° (or -5°) to +40°, 10-15° to each side, with 20-30 rounds, a bit faster reload than the in game StuH 42 so around 9 sec or faster for ballancing.

Pzgr. Aphe 14 kg 405m/s 238g Fp.02 und Np.10 (304,64g) with 56mm/10m penetration
Pzgr. Rot Apcbc 15,56 kg 390m/s 250g PH-Salz und H.10 (357,5g) with 64mm/10m penetration
F.H.Gr. He 14,81 kg 395m/s 1,75kg Fp.02 with 22mm/all
F.H.Gr. Nb. Smoke 14kg 404m/s
and optianally the Gr.39 rot Hl/B (like the Pz IV Ausf. C gets only the Hl/B) 12,35 kg 420m/s 1,49kg H.5 (2,53kg) with 105mm/all penetration.

Source:
Munition der LeFH 16
Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz by Dr. Werner
Beute-Kraftfahrzeuge und panzer der deutschen Wehrmacht by Walter J. Spielberger

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Adorable and deadly! +1

Somehow reminds me of a bobble head. From now on I will call it Bob, +1 for Bob.

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