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Monday, August 29th 2011, 2:07pm

Proposal - Indigenous Armoured Car Design

39M Csaba Armoured Car

This OTL vehicle was designed by Nicholas Straussler and adopted by the Royal Hungarian Army in 1939. I propose that in WW its development was pursued and that it is currently in production.

Crew: 3
Weight: 5,950kg
Armor: 9mm
Length: 4.52m
Width: 2.1m
Height: 2.27m
Ground Clearance: 33.3cm
Track: 1.7m
Armament: 20mm 36M cannon, 34/37M 8mm MG.
Ammunition: 200 rounds 20mm; 3,000 rounds 8mm
Engine: German Ford, 8cyl, 90hp, 3560cc
Transmission: 4 x 4, 5 forward, 5 reverse
Performance: 65 km/hr
Range: 150 km
Gradient: 30 degrees
Vertical Obstacle: .5m
Fording Depth: 1 meter
Fuel: 135 liters


Monday, August 29th 2011, 7:28pm

Proposal - 36M Field Car

In lieu of a specialized military field car, which would be expensive to develop and procure, I propose that the Royal Hungarian Army might have adopted a variant of the commecial Fiat 508C light car fitted with military coachwork. The chassis was readily available in the OTL, and I presume that the type was developed by the Italian auto industry in WW.


Fiat 118A 4-cylinder 1944cc side-valve liquid cooled petrol engine rated at 45 bhp at 3,600 rpm driving rear wheels via 4-speed gearbox and worm-drive rear axle with locking differentials. Hydraulic brakes. Rigid axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs. Typre 5.50-15. Wheelbase 2300mm. Overall dimensions 3695 x 1580 x 1870 mm. Weight 1,500 kg, gross weight 1,900 kg.


Monday, August 29th 2011, 7:31pm

Raba 38M Botond Light Truck

This vehicle was an indigenous Hungarian design adopted by the OTL Hungarian forces in 1938 as a troop carrier and gun tractor. In WW, it has been purchased by the Royal Yugoslav Army for the latter role.


MVG 4-cylinder 3770cc petrol engine rated at 70 bhp driving the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox and worm drive rear axle with self-locking differentials. Hydraulic brakes. Leaf spring suspension at front, independent with coil springs and balancing beams at rear. Tyres 8.25-20. Wheelbase 3030mm (BC 1120mm). Overall dimensions 5750 x 2200 x 2550mm. Weight 4,100 kg.


Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 12:50am

Troop Table - Hungarian Armoured Battalion