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New WW2 German infantry unit type discovered

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The Germans were all into hiring the handicapped and the first to experiment with the Rollstuhl Truppen.

Check out the small wheels on the device this guy is packing. Either it's a wheelchair or the grim look on his face is because he is pissed he still has to use training wheels on his bicycle. And look at the face of his comraden to the left. That guy is like "Was ist das? Trainingsrad?"

"Hans could never figure out why the others were mad at him and picking themselves up off the ground when he rode up on his bicycle with the playing card placed on his frame so that it made a cheerful "rat-tat-tat" noise when it struck the spokes of his rear wheel".

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the infamous late war Volkssturm Para elite! B) Weren´t employed in the Netherlands though. The cross country capability of the standard wheels would just allow to wheel few meters into defense position and then die in place for the fatherland.

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No, you silly CAT...You fold-out the Bike and the small wheel is the Bar/Chain & Foot Peddle that's located bottom center of Bike...O I C,  you knew that, but just wanted to make a joke...Silly me  :-(

Edited by JoMc67

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Speak of the devil!

 Here is a actual picture of the Volkssturm Rollstuhl Truppen in action!

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Plus a museum picture that shows the only surviving model of a early American attempt at a cost effective scout car.

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Looks like there are smaller FJ climbing the risers of the far left FJ shown.  But the PK has sent word this picture, provocative as it is, is to be ignored because "everyone knows" Luftwaffe FJ chutes use only single point suspension. Grog remarks never rest!

Regards,

John Kettler

 

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Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, Warts 'n' all said:

Being ten hours late isn't bad going for someone 400 years old.

Sounds like just an excuse to me.

Edited by Frenchy56

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