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Subject: Did wagons pull guns in ww2? rss

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David Hong
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Did horse wagons in ww2 pull guns in WW2 like you can in CoH? wiki says that a 5cm pak38 is about 830 kg (1,829.84 lb) in weight. I dont know much about horses, but that's amazing if they pulled that
 
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I have read that both sides used far more horse drawn carriages than trucks. A team of 2 horses could pull that fairly easily through non-rough terrain.
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A few years ago I read "Soldat" (http://www.amazon.com/Soldat-Reflections-German-Soldier-1936...), by a German that fought on various fronts in WWII. I seem to recall him mentioning that early in the war (in Italy I think) a lot of their artillery was hauled around by horse (or maybe mule), so I assume that the guns were on wagons, or wheels anyway...

 
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Wagons no, limbers yes. The Germans and Soviets both used lots of horse drawn transport for artillery, supply etc.
 
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German PAK guns also came with straps so that men could pull them around. Four men can pull a PAK36 around quite quickly, so I'm sure two horses would have no problem.
 
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Martin Nelmes
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In the German Army the majority of their artillery was horse drawn right up until the end of the war (as was much of their ammo and equipment transport).
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