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Nord
19 Mar 10,, 10:11
The Heuschrecke 10 (German: Grasshopper 10) was a prototype self-propelled gun and Waffenträger (German: "Weapon carrier") developed by Krupp-Gruson between 1943 and 1944. The official designation of the vehicle was 105 mm leichte Feldhaubitze 18/1 L/28 auf Waffenträger Geschützwagen IVb and it was to be built in Magdeburg, Germany. The Heuschrecke featured a removable turret that could be deployed as a pillbox or towed behind the vehicle as an artillery piece.

Krupp produced only three prototypes from 1942–1943, which were given serial numbers 582501–582503. The Heuschrecke initially made use of a shortened Panzerkampfwagen IV (Panzer IV) chassis, but was later switched to the Geschützwagen IV chassis developed for the Hummel self propelled gun. Mass production of the Heuschrecke 10 was scheduled to start in February 1945, but never eventuated.



http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2828.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2840.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2852.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2854.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2855.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2859.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2860.jpg

Chogy
19 Mar 10,, 15:18
Another magnificent model, Nord! And a very unusual one... I was not aware that such a beast existed. Kind of like a "Transformer" toy. "It's a TANK!" "No, it's a PILLBOX" "No, it's a TOWED FIELD GUN!" :tongue:

I wonder if the concept was this - in the event of a track problem, mobility kill, whatever... we can still drag the main gun along and make use of it.

Nord
02 Apr 10,, 18:41
Hehe, that`s probably what they had in mind...

Tarek Morgen
02 Apr 10,, 18:58
btw: Locust would be a better translation of the name in my opinion.

Nord
28 Apr 10,, 13:03
Admin, I need to edit my posts....

TopHatter
28 Apr 10,, 14:55
Admin, I need to edit my posts....

Shoot me the links and I'll insert them into your previous posts and then tidy up the thread :)

Nord
29 Apr 10,, 21:45
Just start the links by "http://www.embassy.se/armor/Images" aso, instead.....



Thanks!

TopHatter
29 Apr 10,, 22:11
Just start the links by "http://www.embassy.se/armor/Images" aso, instead.....



Thanks!

Can't access it :(

Nord
09 May 10,, 14:21
Here`s an example...


http://www.embassy.se/armor/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2828.jpg

TopHatter
09 May 10,, 14:47
Here`s an example...


http://www.embassy.se/armor/images/panzers/Heuschrecke/_MG_2828.jpg

Same thing, I've tried to go to embassy.se but I can't find the links to Armor etc. :frown:

By the way, it's best if you upload the pictures to our server, hotlinking from other sites is discourage to say the least (unless of course you own the site :) )

Nord
09 May 10,, 23:23
I will upload new later on... Takes alot of time. :)