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sFH.18 and Limber (for Poser)
• Offered By: Touchwood
• Downloadable File Size:
2.04 M (approx.)
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• Uploaded on: 4/26/10
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Poser 5 and above
• File Format: Poser
This product contains: cr2, pp2, pz2, and/ or other Poser files.
• Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
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The backbone of the German artillery forces throughout the war was the 15cm Field Howitzer designated sFH18. It was produced in parallel with the heavy 10cm Kanone which employed the same carriage but was distinguishable by its shorter barrel.
Both weapons were developed in the 1920`s and which entered service in 1933/4. However, the army became rapidly disillusioned with the 10 cm and focused on the 15cm which saw service throughout the war. The sFH 18 was seen in almost all film shot of the German army at war from the first to the last days of the conflict.
It was moved initially by horse but later was adapted to be towed by half-track. The performance of this type of gun was dependent on the charge and shell type. The standard HE shell when propelled by a single charge was some 4000 yards and when boosted to the maximum charge it was boosted to some 14,000 yds. In an attempt to increase the range further, it saw the introduction of the first tentative use of rocket assisted shells in 1941. It could only be used on weapons with muzzle brakes but could increase range to some 19,000 yards. It was not a success and was withdrawn quite quickly.
Its Achilles heel though was its inability to be moved quickly weighing in at over 5 1/2 tons. To try and correct this the gun was later mounted onto a Panzer 111/1V chassis and was known as the `Hummel` or Bumble Bee.
.: Model Features :.
Open Trails independently or together
Open left and right toolbox Lids
Open and close left, centre and right trail latches
Rotate Wheels independently or together
Adjust Gunsight. Moves adjustment wheel and sight arm
Left and right traverse, moves handwheel and pinion
Elevate Gun. Moves handwheel and sight mechanism/sight arm
Open Breech. Moves breech handle
Rotate wheels independently or together
Ammunition Box and Lid
Charge Case and Lid
Gr.19 High Explosive Shell
Gr.19 Concrete piercing Shell
Left and Right Hand Spades
Left and Right Crowbars
Ram to load shells
Left and Right Trail Spades
Panzer Grey Dark
Panzer Grey Light
Towed.pz3 - Gun and Limber in the towing position with all relevant props parented to their respective bodyparts.
Deployed.pz3 - Gun in firing position with trails open and both trail spades located. All relative props parented. Includes Limber.
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