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Late to the party: Yugoslav Somua with 6 pounder fitted
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:08 am
Post subject: Late to the party: Yugoslav Somua with 6 pounder fitted



Came across this pic of a captured Somua used by Tito's partisans fitted with a 6 pounder gun from an AEC mk II/III armored car. Anyone know of another pic of this beastie, possibly from the front of the vehicle? Interesting nevertheless! Regards, MK
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:30 pm
Post subject: Re: Late to the party: Yugoslav Somua with 6 pounder fitted

Dear Colleague,
I'm sorry, but I need to confirm your suspicions, because the other photos are unknown. Conversion allegedly took place in an unknown factory in the town of Sibenik.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:06 pm
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I got this picture from a fellow, but it seems to raise more questions than it answers...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:29 am
Post subject: Re: Late to the party: Yugoslav Somua with 6 pounder fitted

The tanks Somua of the Yugoslav partisans - see mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/ yugoslavia/yugoslavia.html

Quote: One, possibly two, of these vehicles were captured by partisans from the Germans. The vehicle had it's turret removed and a British 6pdr gun installed.

Tenk Somua S-35 (Char Somua Modele 1935-S) - see oklop2.tripod.com/somua.htm

Photo S-35 demonstrably the Yugoslav origin:

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