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#1 MiloMorai

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 0842 AM

Wasn't sure where to post this. Note the shadow on #231

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 0943 AM

That's... Very interesting.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1329 PM

mounted as a last defense in 45?


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#4 Tim Sielbeck

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1354 PM

Looks to me like a crew training device.  Use something similar at Ft. Knox in '79.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1422 PM

Must be training, the concrete is way to thin to offer any meaningful protection.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1425 PM

The close proximity makes me think of training equipment, likely at Ploen.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1517 PM

Also, no cammo whatsoever: just excellent target practice.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 1838 PM

This showed up on Shitebook recently. Apparently it's a gunnery training school.


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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 0655 AM

This interesting video popped up on the Tank Museum youtube channel some months ago. It points to new evidence that has emerged over the Capture of Tiger 131. Most interestingly, it didnt happen where they thought it was.....


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 1750 PM

This interesting video popped up on the Tank Museum youtube channel some months ago. It points to new evidence that has emerged over the Capture of Tiger 131. Most interestingly, it didnt happen where they thought it was.....

It seems the gun that did the deed was the mighty 7,5 cm Pak 97/38 (L/36) that could not of penetrated the Tiger..  Except for the lucky hit that jammed metal into the turret race it would of been a different story.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0143 AM

Strange story isnt it?

 

For me, its not entirely clear from the narrative whether it was a 75mm PAK, or a captured French weapon. Which would presumably be a French 75?


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0255 AM

What happened to the Tiger that was captured on the Robaa Rd Jan 20 1943? This also had a 6pdr round jamb the turret.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0304 AM

I dont know. Is that the one the Germans claimed to have demolished under our noses?


Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 25 May 2019 - 0305 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0322 AM

There was 2 Tigers captured that day. The Brits blew up one of them.

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The reason I asked was this Robaa Rd Tiger was captured several months before #131 which in the video states was the 1st captured Tiger.


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#15 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0405 AM

Its been a long time since ive read it. But I see to recall Tiger 131 is claimed to be the second Tiger. The first was the one we demolished. Ive heard nothing about a 3rd example. Which isnt to say it didnt happen I might add, but Ive never heard of it.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0413 AM

See Fletcher's book on the Tiger.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0541 AM

Is that 'Tiger, a British view'. Its been a long while since ive read it, but I only remember those 2 tanks. Which like I say, means nothing. :)


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0748 AM

Yes, that is the book.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0820 AM

Strange story isnt it?

 

For me, its not entirely clear from the narrative whether it was a 75mm PAK, or a captured French weapon. Which would presumably be a French 75?

In the video there is a shot of the British firing it at 13:15.   Compare that to https://en.wikipedia....5_cm_Pak_97/38

Note the peculiar breech.  


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#20 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 0153 AM

Yes, but how sure are we that was at this battle? For all we know that was taken at one of a dozen different places they must have captured PAK's.

 

I dont have the time to listen to it now, but im sure they said 'captured from the French'. Which implies if it was a Pak75, they must have supplied it to the French. Did they ever do this? I cant see it would make much sense from their point of view.


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