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|Posted by: Skarn March 09, 2019 03:05 pm|
Does anyone know what type of armored cars equipped the Divizia 1 Blindata Grupul Cercetare in the first half of 1941?
|Posted by: amz March 17, 2019 10:28 am|
| As far as I know, only motorcycles and side cars were used during initial stages of Barbarossa and 222s were received before Stalingrad.
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|Posted by: Skarn March 22, 2019 09:10 pm|
Thank you for your answer and the information you provided.
Do you think that the recon elements of the Divizia 1 Blindata, apart the motorcycles and side-cars, were equipped with Tatra T93R trucks?
|Posted by: amz March 25, 2019 09:21 am|
I don't know this for sure but it it very possible that 1 Blindata did have also those R trucks in their Recon group.
|Posted by: Agarici March 25, 2019 06:42 pm|
| Apparently Romania had (there are photos and documents regarding the issue) 9/10 (a full company) of serviceable Tatra recon armoured cars (Tatra OA vz. 30), which took refuge in Ro after March 1939 (German occupation of Bohemia and Moravia) They were probably included in the First Motomechanized brigade (created in October on November 1939), and then (probably paired with motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles) into the recon group of the Armoured division.
Also if we add the tankettes (R 1) of the partially motorized cavalry brigades (3 brigades, 6 machines each) with those of "pure" cavalry ones (3 brigades, 4 machines each) we are still left with an valiable platoon of 5 out of the total of 35 engines (36 including the prototype). Plus an assortment of older Skoda (OA vz. 27) or even WW 1 French and licensed Russian-made cars.