Skoda 76,2 (Sd KFc 139) - A Czech, a Russian, a German and a French man walk into a bar

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This is a reupload of the same old-forums suggestion made by the same author (me)
Old forum Link :
[Captured Marder III (Sd KFc 139) (renamed Skoda 76,2) - Czech, Russia and France meets - France - War Thunder - Official Forum]

In 1943, among the allies fighting in North Africa, a russian-born doctor named Krementchousky served as a doctor for the 1ème CACC (Compagnie Autonome des Chars de Combats) of the 501ème RCC (Régiment des Chars de Combat). Photography was one of his hobby and he took many pictures of Free French between 1942 and 1945, from North Africa to Munich.

Among the trophies they gained, the members of the 1st CACC captured a Marder III and painted Lorraine crosses on it to avoid friendly fire.

Further picture info

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Krementchousky picture n° 1035

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Morin et Malin / V/43” (au crayon, au revers)

“23” (sur la tourelle, à l’avers)

Name given by Museum: “Morin et Malin sur un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour?)”

https://i.imgur.com/AprD6wc.png

For reference ingame Marder III
https://wiki.warthunder.com/images/0/00/GarageImage_Marder_III.jpg

Krementchousky picture n° 1036

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Oued Gragour / sud Tunisien / 6/III/43 / Nos chars et / ceux des allemands” (au stylo, au revers)

Name given by museum : Photo Krementchousky n° 1036 - Deux soldats devant un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour)

https://i.imgur.com/s4gtdGA.png

Krementchousky picture n° 1037

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Skoda 76,2 mm” (au crayon, au revers)

“23” (sur la tourelle, à l’avers)

Name given by museum : Photo Krementchousky n° 1037 - Quatre soldats français et un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour?)

https://i.imgur.com/ndFIJqb.png

Maybe the same Marder III before capture (?)

https://i.imgur.com/Cc77GTM.jpg

Butt of the vehicle (german picture)

https://i.imgur.com/y44nwxV.jpg

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In 1943, among the allies fighting in North Africa, a russian-born doctor named Krementchousky served as a doctor for the 1ème CACC (Compagnie Autonome des Chars de Combats) of the 501ème RCC (Régiment des Chars de Combat). Photography was one of his hobby and he took many pictures of Free French between 1942 and 1945, from North Africa to Munich.

Among the trophies they gained, the members of the 1st CACC captured a Marder III and painted Lorraine crosses on it to avoid friendly fire.

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Krementchousky picture n° 1035

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Morin et Malin / V/43” (au crayon, au revers)

“23” (sur la tourelle, à l’avers)

Name given by Museum: “Morin et Malin sur un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour?)”

AprD6wc.png

For reference ingame Marder III

GarageImage_Marder_III.jpg

Krementchousky picture n° 1036

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Oued Gragour / sud Tunisien / 6/III/43 / Nos chars et / ceux des allemands” (au stylo, au revers)

Name given by museum : Photo Krementchousky n° 1036 - Deux soldats devant un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour)

s4gtdGA.png

Krementchousky picture n° 1037

Krementchousky notes : Inscription manuscrite - “Skoda 76,2 mm” (au crayon, au revers)

“23” (sur la tourelle, à l’avers)

Name given by museum : Photo Krementchousky n° 1037 - Quatre soldats français et un chasseur de chars Sd.Kfz. 139 Marder III (oued Gragour?)

ndFIJqb.png

Maybe the same Marder III before capture (?)

Cc77GTM.jpg

Butt of the vehicle (german picture)

y44nwxV.jpg

Overview :

The tank is ingame, you’ve already seen it, drove it, fought it, killed it and got killed by this thing, but let’s review it together.

The Marder III is a Czech Skoda LT vz. 38 modified in 1942 equipped with a Soviet 76.2mm F-22 field gun modified to accept german 75mm rounds. Conversion was done by ČKD. The gun is limited by its 20° firing arc (10° per side) but has good depression (-6° and elevation + 18°)

The gun was modified to fire rounds such as the PzGd rot 39 APCBC (APHE) round and the HLGR 38C (HEAT) round, however you only have 30 rounds (4 minutes of continous fire) which can be a bit short for lengthy matches. Since you can one shot whatever you look at, don’t worry too much.

The superstructure housing the gun is overall 19mm thick while the chassis has a 50mm front plane (almost rivaling the 60mm of the B1bis at the same BR), roadwheels are 2 6mm armour plantes welded together.

Mobility is rather good with almost 50km/h top speed for a 14.1 hp/t (160 hp for 11.3t) using a leaf dspring suspension with 2 bogies linked together

Differences : the major differences are the crew, the marking of the tank, the absence of the hull 7.62mm and the name.

This is a captured vehicle, the crew is now french. So French crew models and voice lines.

(Notice the Lorraine cross on the side (picture 1037)

The hull MG24 machine gun is gone

The only recorded name for that vehicle comes from the photograph himself, who recorded it as a “Skoda 76,2”

This comes from the website of the museum.

translation : Handwritten inscription : “Skoda 76,2” (pencil, back of the picture)

“23” (on turret, front of picture)

Sources :
Museum which holds the pictures :

Specifically :

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His photo collection given to the museum by . The specific picture i used are 1035,1036 and 1037, all taken in 1943.

https://www.parismuseescollections.paris.fr/ru/recherche/type/oeuvre/ET/auteur/Krementchousky%2C Alexandre%2C Docteur

Who is Alexandre Krementchousky ?

He was one of the doctor of the French Flying column (which was made of the 1st CACC and the 1st Spahis)

(biography by the museum of the order of the liberation)

https://www.ordredelaliberation.fr/fr/compagnons/alexandre-krementchousky#:~:text=Docteur en médecine%2C il devient,dans les Forces françaises libres.

Overall stats :

https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/marder.htm

https://wiki.warthunder.com/Marder_III

It could be a cool premium but i don’t think it should be in the tech tree :P

+1 Always up for more captured premiums.

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