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#3401 Ken Estes

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 1242 PM

 

 

When a Tiger is tired and lies down

 

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And I thought our town's potholes were bad!

 

What the heck did it fall into? Looks a bit big for a water main or some such.

 

 

I wondered too, but if that's an IS-2 in background, this might be Berlin, Vienna or Budapest with all the possible utilities, subways, waterways, other passageways of any big city. Streets were weakened by shelling and not built for 70-ton tank traffic.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 1309 PM

When a Tiger is tired and lies down
 
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And I thought our town's potholes were bad!

What the heck did it fall into? Looks a bit big for a water main or some such.

 
I wondered too, but if that's an IS-2 in background, this might be Berlin, Vienna or Budapest with all the possible utilities, subways, waterways, other passageways of any big city. Streets were weakened by shelling and not built for 70-ton tank traffic.


Agree. Could be a caved in tunnel. Maybe hit by a block buster that dug the hole and the the KT drove into the hole during comabt. Probably at night, but vision is already bad at day time in a KT.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 1443 PM

FWIW, Schneider has the picture captioned as a tank of s.SS-Pz.Abt.503 that was immobilized "in a bomb or shell crater" during fighting in the Danzig pocket.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 1743 PM

Looks to be parts of railway (too wide for tram) tracks behind it.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 1758 PM

Thats is a fairly famous photo, taken in Gdansk (Danzig), 1945. The location is called "Długich Ogrodach"-Long Gardens-. Few more photos of the same vehicle:

 

http://gdansk-nowy-p...5ce6e3538817cbb


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#3406 Ken Estes

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 2236 PM

Maybe. Stragglers from the shattered German forces in Pommerania did join the last defenders of Danzig, looking for ships heading west. SS Heavy Tk Bn 503 [former 103] refitted with Tiger B and was sent to army Group Vistula, was down to 5 operational tanks on 27Apr45.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 1547 PM

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 1908 PM

FWIW, Schneider has the picture captioned as a tank of s.SS-Pz.Abt.503 that was immobilized "in a bomb or shell crater" during fighting in the Danzig pocket.

The rails do seem to be bent up slightly behind the tank (front rails could have been bent up by the force of the tank), reinforcing the bomb or shell crater claim.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 1000 AM

Looks to be parts of railway (too wide for tram) tracks behind it.

 

there are trams that ride on 1435 mm width rails. e.g. Berlin or Karlsruhe are two from the top off my head.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:17 AM

Turkish Leopard 1A5 stalls during river crossing exercise, it must have been fun for the driver

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Posted Yesterday, 06:22 AM

 

Looks to be parts of railway (too wide for tram) tracks behind it.

 

there are trams that ride on 1435 mm width rails. e.g. Berlin or Karlsruhe are two from the top off my head.

 

 

Hungary too.

 

 

 

Long ago, Ukraine.

 

borzsa190.jpg


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Posted Yesterday, 01:30 PM

 

 

Looks to be parts of railway (too wide for tram) tracks behind it.

 

there are trams that ride on 1435 mm width rails. e.g. Berlin or Karlsruhe are two from the top off my head.

 

 

Hungary too.

 

 

 

Long ago, Ukraine.

 

borzsa190.jpg

 

 

I'm confused.  What are we looking at here?  I mean, beyond the basics which are : tank with no turret, treads removed and laying out in front of it.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:42 PM

 



I'm confused.  What are we looking at here?  I mean, beyond the basics which are : tank with no turret, treads removed and laying out in front of it.

 

 

Just some everyday photo of a not so usual tank on a narrow gauge railway station. I never seen this variant before. It is not turretless in the sense of the word as the IR searchlight is attached. I'd expect changing tracks is harder when both tracks are off in the same time.

 

If you think it has no value I delete it.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:47 PM

I like it.  It looks to be a recovery variant or maybe an engineering variant.


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Posted Today, 12:52 AM

 

 



I'm confused.  What are we looking at here?  I mean, beyond the basics which are : tank with no turret, treads removed and laying out in front of it.

 

 

Just some everyday photo of a not so usual tank on a narrow gauge railway station. I never seen this variant before. It is not turretless in the sense of the word as the IR searchlight is attached. I'd expect changing tracks is harder when both tracks are off in the same time.

 

If you think it has no value I delete it.

 

 

No!  No please don't, far from it!  If anything I find it more interesting than usual.  Any more information on it?  Please do leave it up :)


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