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#21 Fritz

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 1602 PM

Looks like G to me. I don't think there were any Hs in Africa.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 1717 PM

Looks like G to me. I don't think there were any Hs in Africa.

Thank you. 

Do you know if the PKW IV F2 was deployed to North Africa?. Am trying to remember if it was the F2 or the G that initially caused 8th Army problems.

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 1735 PM

It would have been PzIV Ausf F2 (then renamed to G) or Ausf G, depending on the date of production.

H wasn't introduced till a month after the end of the campaign.



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 0104 AM

What gives the foreground away as a Tiger?

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 0111 AM

What gives the foreground away as a Tiger?

The track is quite obviously from a Tiger and that did it for me.  No other vehicle in North Africa had such a wide track.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 0136 AM

Thanks.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 1059 AM

Iraqi T-55 

 

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 2210 PM

What gives the foreground away as a Tiger?

Yep, the track, thickness of the side armor, torsion bars, and road wheel size and configuration. Pz.Kpfw.III also used torsion bars, but this ain't no Panzer III. ;)

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 0906 AM

IIRC the Tiger is one of the seven lost during "Ochsenkopf" in February 1943. Five due to mine damage, one hit by artillery and one got stuck in soft ground. At least five of them were blown up.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 2050 PM

French Schneider 

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 0413 AM

The writings can be translated as "up to here and not any further" and "assault section 122".

Curiously there is a writing error. it should be "hierher" not "Hieher". Does not help your propaganda if you cannot write correctly. :D

Edited by Panzermann, 08 April 2015 - 0414 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 0459 AM

Curiously there is a writing error. it should be "hierher" not "Hieher". Does not help your propaganda if you cannot write correctly. :D

 

Well, it is correct, you can find it in the Duden online.

"hieher

Gebrauch: süddeutsch, österreichisch, sonst veraltet"


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 0607 AM

I thought it was probably related to the old-fashioned "hie und da". Still should not have capitalized it. But then Grammar Nazis never won a war either. :D



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 0649 AM


Curiously there is a writing error. it should be "hierher" not "Hieher". Does not help your propaganda if you cannot write correctly. :D

 
Well, it is correct, you can find it in the Duden online.
"hieher
Gebrauch: süddeutsch, österreichisch, sonst veraltet"

Southern dialects.
Of course!
I was stuck in todays predominance of standard german. Oops.

Could be a bavarian soldier or of Baden or some such. Is there more known about the sector and units where this photograph was taken?


But a capital H is still wrong. ;) But as Banshee said, grammar Nazis do not win wars. Just like uniform Nazis.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 2121 PM

KV-2, Russia 1942

 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 0001 AM

What is that in hole the middle of the turret flank?  My initial thought was shot-hole, but of course it's too symmetrical and there's no stippling or creasing around it, and of course there's something hanging out that looks suspiciously like an old style phone earpiece...



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 0025 AM

I am fairly sure that is a pistol port. 



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 0031 AM

I am fairly sure that is a pistol port. 

 

Ah, I see...I see.  So what would that be dangling there, a closure plug for the hole?



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 0154 AM

 

I am fairly sure that is a pistol port. 

 

Ah, I see...I see.  So what would that be dangling there, a closure plug for the hole?

 

 

Yep, if you look in this picture, it's the thing that looks like a solitary rivet on the side of the turret. 

 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 0359 AM

Bryansk, 1941

 

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