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Off-Topic => Off-Topic => Topic started by: Lightning on 28-03-2009, 17:03:29

Title: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lightning on 28-03-2009, 17:03:29
Post your interesting / amusing / remarkable World War 2 photographs in this thread.

The rules are:
- One picture per member per day.
- Only pictures relating to the Second World War are allowed.
- Only posts with pictures and discussing the pictures are allowed.
- Posts in violation of these rules will be deleted without warning.


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [ret]azreal on 28-03-2009, 17:03:03
So we post POTD in here now? Ok.

(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa254/azreal64/soviet_inf_sig.jpg)
Always liked this image. Thought it would make a good sig w/ the guy on the right.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [11PzG]matyast on 28-03-2009, 18:03:36
No thread is complete without assault donkey!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/matyast/attackdonkey.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 28-03-2009, 18:03:18
(http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/Photos1/Pic_KillickPatrol_3.jpg)
POsing with guns aye? This sten with bayonette is a funny pose. Yes it was taken at Arnhem.

"An eight-man patrol of mixed units, led by Captain Killick of the 89th Field Security Section, edging westwards from the bridge in an attempt to locate the 1st Para Brigade moving into Arnhem. In the event the patrol made little ground before they realised they were in danger of being cut off and so withdrew to the bridge, having suffered no casualties and collected several stragglers and a prisoner (seen standing in the centre). They reported that there were no sounds of battle to the west of Arnhem and so it was correctly assumed that the 1st and 3rd Battalions were some distance away. Captain Killick can be seen partially obscured on the extreme left. Standing beside him with the butt of his rifle resting on the ground is Private Bernard Salt, and in the foreground, third from the right carrying a Sten gun, is Sergeant Larry Ansell, both men are of No.6 Platoon, B Company, the 2nd Battalion. Copyright: Sam Presser / Maria Austria Instituut."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 28-03-2009, 19:03:39
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3428/day137.jpg)

Finnish soldiers advancing east through Ladoga's Karelia and towardsOlonets Karelia with a captured T-28 on their side in the late summer 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 28-03-2009, 19:03:20
(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/4236/mg34gunnerjc9.jpg)
 ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kebert Xela on 28-03-2009, 19:03:19
Indian soldiers under German command located at the "Atlantikwall"

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2228/bundesarchivbild101i263.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-03-2009, 19:03:16
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090314/28bbaf7bcaab632fed53a381f99c1ace/ca5b1546e6bd9a005e3275001603f743.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 28-03-2009, 22:03:59
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6486/panssukki.jpg)

the monster is back :) so, finnish Renault FT-17 summer 1939.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 29-03-2009, 06:03:03
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090309/d5f6892c360d4ae0366708646e3a7a2f/ff279a4499056c68b9519588e0f470df.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kebert Xela on 29-03-2009, 08:03:30
German wehmracht soldiers (Gebirgsjäger?) on crete, what kind of MG is that? a maxim?

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9333/ww2kreta1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zero on 29-03-2009, 10:03:36
german paintjob in an italian town
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/blotter82/IMG_1072.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-03-2009, 12:03:01
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7179/redarmysoldiersliberati.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 29-03-2009, 12:03:18
Germans in Lapland, 1942.

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/415/day138.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 29-03-2009, 16:03:54
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5024/64e575ae10fcd0765.jpg)
Captured Waffen-SS officer arguing with American soldiers. The guy behind him seems to be amused.
Btw, is he from the Waffen-SS Division "Totenkopf"?
Or did other divisions pin the death head to their caps?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 29-03-2009, 16:03:08
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/17gvbmc9.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 29-03-2009, 19:03:21
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=167882)

Maschinenkarabiner 42 in the back.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 29-03-2009, 20:03:01
Yeah, tank units used the Totenkopf on their collar patches (thingie ^^) but instead of having only one, like the Totenkopf guys had, they had two. That actually led to some confusion, when angry Russian soldiers rounded up captured Panzer crew men and thought they were SS guys. They were shot then. Not quite sure if that story is true or not, though.
Well, I hope Mudra comes back here, soon and he can answer my question. I´m not sure if really ALL SS soldiers used the Totenkopf..

All Waffen SS headgear (bar steel helmets) had a totenkopf on them.


Anyway my pic of the day:

A Cromwell VI captured at Villers-Bocage is driven off by its new owners.


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/skcoclis/CScromwellgermandriver.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 29-03-2009, 20:03:25
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_004206_E.jpg)
Gunnery instruction using a specially mounted Crusader tank turret fitted with a rifle, firing at a target tank on a miniature range.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 29-03-2009, 22:03:13
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090307/3dfed23681af3ef7785c002fe1b54d84/47dee89512e73107c49d3b748a0d3e50.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-03-2009, 00:03:53
(http://englishrussia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/lenin_nazi.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 30-03-2009, 02:03:45
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5656/gilooting.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 30-03-2009, 06:03:29
And what on earth is that supposed to be?

Dudka infra-red device, tested in winter 1941.
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090305/ef47587ebcf67a87b2997f2444e85184/317a481a6771f99a3fda0a1b6793ed80.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 30-03-2009, 11:03:47
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/kinkelt-rocherath-1940-1945-004.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zero on 30-03-2009, 14:03:03
"nap time" between holland and belgium
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/blotter82/sleepy_heer-holland-belgium.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 30-03-2009, 14:03:10
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7703/parabelumno4.jpg)

Soldier with my favourite pistol, the P08 aka "Luger". Waffen SS or Wehrmacht? My knowledge about the different camo schemes and their usage is unfortunately limited. (I love this forum! It succesfully stopped me from learning for my history exams ^^)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Turkletoon on 30-03-2009, 16:03:22
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/221690-2/UBiB_320_1%23)
Wounded german soldiers in the soviet union waiting for transport
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 30-03-2009, 17:03:49
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7003/sspanzergrenadierskursk.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-03-2009, 18:03:11
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005192.jpg)
A disabled Sherman Crab flail tank of 22nd Dragoons, 79th Armoured Division, lies abandoned on Queen White area of Sword Beach, 7 June 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 30-03-2009, 23:03:06
Usually the gunner assistant was facing the other way around, holding the bipod with both hands.


---------
Just a little lafette...
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3594/28953675.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 31-03-2009, 11:03:10
Soviet evil killdozer ;D
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090204/a9a53c605825019322b6466219019acf/d99692c8f74c73821e9a4c1c7a27403d.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 31-03-2009, 15:03:47
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/p108.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 31-03-2009, 15:03:32
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/HU028788.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B88FB5D23-58D9-4287-ADD1-04C91D0D386D%7D)
Alsatian Dogs in Training With Finnish Army, 1940
Two Alsatian dogs in training with the Finnish Army. The letters "SA" seen on their white uniforms stand for Suomen Armeija (Finnish Army). Alsatian dogs are used by the Finnish Army and these pictures show them wearing their snow-cloaks while in training.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 31-03-2009, 16:03:28
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs//image/TR_000939.jpg)
Sergeant Elms of 16/5 Lancers and his tank crew at El Aroussa; Trooper Bates, Royal Armoured Corps, Signalman Bower, Royal Corps of Signals, and Trooper Goddard, Royal Armoured Corps, clean the 6-pounder gun of their Crusader tank while preparing for the drive on Tunis.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 01-04-2009, 00:04:14
German t-34 with an 88 on top:

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7043/88t34.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 01-04-2009, 03:04:34
MP41 in action

(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=148871)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 01-04-2009, 11:04:28
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/A6M5_TAIC.jpg)

A A6M5 Zero captured by US Tactical Air Intelligence Command and painted in US Army Air force colors
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zero on 01-04-2009, 11:04:31
A A6M5 Zero captured by US Tactical Air Intelligence Command and painted in US Army Air force colors
;D

(http://media.hostedfile.com/hostedfile/pdata/44323-m.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 01-04-2009, 15:04:14
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4286/z75ny7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 01-04-2009, 18:04:18
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006722.jpg)
Some of the first troops to enter Caen pose with local inhabitants outside wrecked shops, 9 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 01-04-2009, 18:04:51
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/hitlerdniepereq8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-04-2009, 18:04:28
Experimental NKL-26 with 4XRS-82 rocket missiles. Now on the wheels  ;D
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090312/85faa28049717ab6a19ca2e2896c31c5/b75498877ffaa99f3435ddd7ac91f32c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 01-04-2009, 22:04:06

A A6M5 Zero captured by US Tactical Air Intelligence Command and painted in US Army Air force colors

Captured FW-190

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2v1adkw.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 02-04-2009, 02:04:49
nice.

more captured aircraft pictures:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/B17_kg200.jpg)

Captured B17 painted in Luftwaffe colors, flown by Kampfgeschwader 200 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KG_200)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 02-04-2009, 03:04:05
And one more:

(http://www.j-aircraft.com/captured/capturedby/b-17/b-17_japmks.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Pointblank86 on 02-04-2009, 03:04:51
"Bomb" was the only Canadian tank that rolled unstopped from D-Day to VE-Day-fighting its way from the beaches of France through Holland and into Germany. It travelled 4000 kilometers, fired 6000 rounds and never missed a day of action.
(http://www.flandersbattlefields.com/images/worldwar2/Flanders%20Battlefields%20Sherman%20Tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 02-04-2009, 04:04:51
Captured FW190..

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6cCo5oLDQCc/R082vy-wyLI/AAAAAAAAFYo/8iLeYfAtu_c/s1600/190178770156.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 02-04-2009, 10:04:57
And one more:

(http://www.j-aircraft.com/captured/capturedby/b-17/b-17_japmks.jpg)

If I remember corect,
That B-17 hase been captured on Java, the Americans send bomber and fighter groups to suport the Dutch and British defending there. The 2 fighters in front of the B-17 are defently dutch, cose we where the only one ho ever used it in a combat roll.

The small singelseater is a Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Interceptor and the 2 seater is the Curtiss Falcon.
They where both orderd by the Dutch Goverment in defence against the German invasion, they where to late deliverd and there for send to the Dutch East indiës, 42 Interceptor's where availible by the time the Japs invade. It hade Topspeed off 500 k/ph  at a altetude of 1700 meters it could pull up with a speed of 24.4 m/ps what was very good for its time. armed with 4 7,7mm guns where just to weak against the japanees fighters armed with canons.

Here is a other picture of the Interceptor:

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7973/37190373.png)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 02-04-2009, 11:04:57
Weren't B-17s around those times equipped without a tail gun?

I'm not sure.

And I don't really remember many Japanese fighters with razorbacks like that, so is that a captured Wildcat or early P-47 everyone's crowded around? The tail, wing shape, and size are really throwing me off.

I think its a wildcat

nevermind, i didnt read the above post, apparently its a Dutch aircraft.

*edit*

now another interesting pic from my collection:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/Normandycamof-1.jpg)

A US Army soldier wearing US Marine Corps camouflage in Normandy. If memory serves me the caption for this pic is some units in the Army actually used the Marine Corps camouflage. But soon after Normandy many of them that used the camouflage went back to the Army O.D.s because the camo was too similar to the Waffen-SS camouflage uniforms and there were too many friendly fire incidents.

BTW the USMC used this camo uniform from 1943 til 44 but in 1945 i think they went back to their old uniforms that are similar to the army's O.D.s because the poor dye used in the uniform would actually start to turn white in the hot pacific sun after many a days of combat and they would of course stand out and be exposed.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 02-04-2009, 11:04:37
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/90cede0c6256.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 02-04-2009, 14:04:42
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_003438_E.jpg)
RTR tank crews being introduced to the new American M3 Stuart tank at a training depot in Egypt, 17 August 1941. Note the Matilda in the background.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 02-04-2009, 17:04:39
Ferdinand after 152-mm shell hit
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090310/ca42aa328a37019e4933f2c0792f25a0/c0befc79a2ce2cb487ac81d99ce34b83.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zero on 02-04-2009, 18:04:33
dutch soldier, ymuiden, may 1940
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm90/blotter82/dutch_soldier_Ymuiden_may_1940.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 02-04-2009, 18:04:59
"Fritz, I think we've got enough ammo for ze MG..."

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6645/1172950407.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 02-04-2009, 20:04:46
Sherman crew snatching a Ha-Go:
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3244/shermanhagolooting.gif)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-04-2009, 06:04:11
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3137/grfalschirmjger252.jpg)

Fallschirmjager on the russian front.  Note the FJ badge...its the HEER badge, meaning this guy is an alte hasse of the FJ.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 03-04-2009, 12:04:39
One of my favorite pics of WW2 (besides the one in my sig):

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/AmericantroopsmarchdowntheChampsEly.jpg)

American troops marching down the Champs Elysees
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Turkletoon on 03-04-2009, 13:04:18
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/222508-2/ww2_22)
US soldier uses a captured Japanese light machine gun in Guadalcanal
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 03-04-2009, 17:04:16
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1365/222409060o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 03-04-2009, 17:04:27
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/ppsh41earlyio7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-04-2009, 17:04:04
17 july 1944, Moscow
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/f/f7/Moskva_nemzy_1944.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 03-04-2009, 19:04:46
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000103.jpg)
A Covenanter Cruiser tank during exercises.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 03-04-2009, 21:04:05
(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/4665/panzeriii.jpg)

A strange field modification of a Panzer III.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 04-04-2009, 02:04:37
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-676-7996-13_.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Pointblank86 on 04-04-2009, 02:04:14
T-28 Super Heavy tank, only 2 built, origianly made to punch through siegfried line
(http://www.fototime.com/05BFEFF9E421515/orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 04-04-2009, 09:04:19
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2792/schotten04.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 04-04-2009, 09:04:49
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8851/img237ss0.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 04-04-2009, 09:04:42
Ah, Jack Frost. Not the frist time he saved the Russians ass ;)

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2831/wolmiflame.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 04-04-2009, 10:04:33
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/79/76438428.jpg)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5571/73308924.jpg)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9558/97683065.jpg)

I have no information about any of the above, found'em on Military Photos, really good pictures (Luftwaffe thread) I highly recommend it

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154670 (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154670)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-04-2009, 13:04:39
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9813/day139.jpg)

Russians land on the wrong beach during the battle of gulf of Viipuri in 1944 summer. Finns noticed this and used the opportunity for their own benefit by barraging the russians on the wrong island with mortars and from nearby islands.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 04-04-2009, 18:04:08
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/12lenhb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 04-04-2009, 20:04:02
T34 with what looks like a vierling:
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/2565/t34vierling.jpg)

German AA:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/34pmjie.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 04-04-2009, 23:04:05
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Type_94_TK_tankette.jpg)

Its kinda cute, in a rund-down, military kinda way.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 05-04-2009, 00:04:11
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_023097.jpg)
Troops landing on the beach from an assault craft during pre invasion fleet exercises in the English Channel in the Portsmouth and Isle of Wight area. A Duplex Drive Valentine tank is driving up the beach whilst in the foreground troops leave a landing craft assault.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 05-04-2009, 00:04:23
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2332/sniper1qz9.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Turkletoon on 05-04-2009, 02:04:32
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/218283-2/20090320)
A Finnish soldier with an Lahti-Saloranta M/26
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 05-04-2009, 07:04:54
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/OkinawaMarineOrphan.jpg)

2 Marines in a foxhole with a orphaned Okinawan Child on Okinawa.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 05-04-2009, 10:04:48
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7483/cdtbulle.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 05-04-2009, 18:04:03
(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/8233/2005286040140299842rs.jpg)

FJ in snow camo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 05-04-2009, 19:04:53
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_011228.jpg)
Two of the landing craft, one containing a Bren-carrier, alongside a destroyer after returning from the beaches during the Combined Operations daylight raid on Dieppe. The landing craft mechanised are (left to right) LCM (1) 169 and LCM (1) 2.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 05-04-2009, 20:04:30
A Swiss soldier with a Solothurn M31 LMG (they have funny helmets, btw):

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8804/schweizermitsolothurn31.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-04-2009, 20:04:00
Due to the large number of responses I'd like to complete the series of converted Pathers from the Ardennes at once.

The same tank after the snow melted. The wall has been fixed and the turret has been moved.
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3041/68cmf.jpg)

Another modificated Panther from malmedy area.
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5330/malmedy25191.jpg)


Here you can see how the rear around the exhaust has been reworked:
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8327/99135137.jpg)


Finally a modified panther that ended probably up in a tough fight as well.
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3519/56486030.jpg)

(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/921/malmedywrecks133.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-04-2009, 06:04:13
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090406/9d7fce173ef3615a10c6df9d7f1c7cf8/174aaf0c172e6686281dc5d26e75121c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 06-04-2009, 12:04:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_003148_E.jpg)
An Australian Vickers Light Tank Mk VI and crew at rest during the advance into Syria, 11 June 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 06-04-2009, 18:04:13
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/553/2005249739547309005rs.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 06-04-2009, 21:04:50
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/T55E1-motor-carriage-haugh.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Emperor Showa on 07-04-2009, 01:04:06
Alternate WW2, but still WW2.
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6504/8889577f84625x1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 07-04-2009, 02:04:13
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/Flamethrower_in_Tarawa_jungle-1.jpg)

A US Marine using a flamethrower on Tarawa
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-04-2009, 07:04:13
KSP-76 wheeled self-propelles gun
(http://i027.radikal.ru/0904/9d/242dd93e876f.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 07-04-2009, 07:04:26
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8260/bundesarchivbild101i301.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 07-04-2009, 11:04:52
MGs being calibrated on a Stuka.

(http://i12.tinypic.com/2w3coeh.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 07-04-2009, 15:04:59
Some sort of Japanese armored shell:

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4018/armoredshellwwii.jpg)

I know nothing about this, I just found it randomly posted on a Japanese image board.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 07-04-2009, 15:04:46
For laying turtle mines!

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005681.jpg)
A Cromwell tank crew of 4th County of London Yeomanry, 7th Armoured Division, preparing a meal in front of their vehicle, 17 June 1944. Left to right: Trooper Arthur Nelson, Trooper William Leonard and Sergeant A Gordon.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-04-2009, 19:04:29
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/4861/2002157023252253407rs.jpg)

FJ on Crete
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 07-04-2009, 21:04:04
German Fallschirmjäger, some landing, some manning a MG34 on a Lafette. ;)

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3746/fj40la2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 07-04-2009, 22:04:02
Nom nom nom Lafette

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9343/mg34n5.jpg)

FJ manning a lafette in the desert.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-04-2009, 22:04:58
FJ manning a lafette in Normandy  ;D

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1792/norm1.jpg)
(Sorry for two pics a day)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 07-04-2009, 22:04:56
Since my other one was a repost (sry for that) another one (sry for the quality), hoping it was not posted in the old .. what was the name.. ah filefront.. -tread)

"Achtung, Granate!"

(http://i43.tinypic.com/zn448.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 07-04-2009, 22:04:55
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/30stalingradnj2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 07-04-2009, 23:04:43
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/T30_Heavy_Tank.JPG)

Not even identification marks on this baby. This'll be a toughy unless you look at the image hotlink source.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 08-04-2009, 10:04:04
Even soldiers had picture of the day...
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_001540.jpg)
British soldiers serving with a forward artillery unit near Mareth in the North African desert look at a display of official war photographs laid out in a gun pit. The photographs were taken by the Army Film and Photographic Unit.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 08-04-2009, 12:04:25
Parade in Moscow after end of WW2.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/VE-day-parade-moscow.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 08-04-2009, 14:04:42
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1834/day140.jpg)

Finnish Tupolev SB bomber mg-gunner in his mg-cupola.

EDIT: Wasnt a bristol blenheim, Töris and GooGeL screwed up.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 08-04-2009, 15:04:15
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/305_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 08-04-2009, 16:04:29
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1983-109-14A%2C_Frankreich%2C_MG-Sch%C3%BCtze.jpg)

Machine-gunner in France.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 08-04-2009, 16:04:13
Somehthing from me ;)
Prototype of LB-62 light armored car, winter 1940-41. Prototype have "iron" hull nd turret from first series T-40.
(http://img5.imageshost.ru/imgs/090405/8a6cb381e0b3287aacaa8773561b50fc/f59bdbd6f2b0652d29b2d0719b3b13a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 08-04-2009, 17:04:28
(http://f.imagehost.org/0055/badass.jpg) (http://f.imagehost.org/view/0055/badass)

Well equipped.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 08-04-2009, 20:04:31
Let's get back on track and everybody be friends!

"Heinz, we have a flat tire! We have to stop!
-Don't worry..."

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2zxqadv.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 08-04-2009, 20:04:38
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/U902135INP.jpg?size=67&uid={b0333cf5-d8e1-4cba-8bc8-467d080cb486})

Somewhere In Finland: Neither Flesh And Blood Nor Steel--The merciful snow has a softened out the more ugly lines of this scene on a sector of the Finnish front where a Red Army Division was trapped and wiped out by the Finns recently. Neither the numerical strength of Soviet manpower, nor the mechanized might of the Red army could prevail here against the gallant Finns and their ally - General Winter. No one bothered to count this pile of dead. The tanks, however, were salvaged for possible further use against their former owners.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 09-04-2009, 00:04:26
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5857/panthersl.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 09-04-2009, 13:04:48
Beware of the evil murderers of the luftwaffe.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2hcpafc.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 09-04-2009, 16:04:54
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/a030fr6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 09-04-2009, 16:04:27
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_019727.jpg)
An Achilles 17pdr tank destroyer of 93rd Anti-Tank Regiment crossing the River Savio on a Churchill ARK which was driven into the river, 24 October 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 09-04-2009, 17:04:28
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-2008-0415-500%2C_PK-Filmberichter_an_Kamera.jpg/432px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-2008-0415-500%2C_PK-Filmberichter_an_Kamera.jpg)

A Deutsche Wochenschau reporter filming the actions of a FlaK gun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-04-2009, 21:04:36
(http://s52.radikal.ru/i138/0904/fc/2d518b0b12a5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 09-04-2009, 23:04:28
Wittmann briefing his tank commanders

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4959/tigertank12wittman.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 10-04-2009, 00:04:46
Alright, new day, new pic!
GD Landsers with an MG2 on a Lafette (I just checked the MG42 facts and found out that it was able to fire several kilometers when on the Lafette! Also the Bundeswehr still uses MG3s on a Lafette mount. Here´s a video of it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROpu1KpDc1I). Probably some of the older mounts exist from WW2 and have only the eagles sawed off ^^).

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7725/smg42rd0.jpg)

I think I start to become a Lafette-fanatic, too ^^
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-04-2009, 09:04:27
at any rate...:

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/538/bundesarchivbild101i198.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Niebler on 10-04-2009, 09:04:01
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8571/nicephotowh5on.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nicephotowh5on.jpg)

Annnd...

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/1555/1228499020186.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1228499020186.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 10-04-2009, 12:04:07
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4136/korohorojoo.jpg)

Finnish mortar crew.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 10-04-2009, 15:04:20
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/faliberlin.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 10-04-2009, 15:04:44
TKS skiing:
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1269/tksskisxu3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 10-04-2009, 17:04:20
Nothing gets you combat ready like a good ol' Leberwurstbrot, just like mama used to make it.

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/9430/1215176685931.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 10-04-2009, 22:04:33
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/D_014772.jpg)
A close-up view showing the protective casing being clipped into place around the glass flask of a sticky bomb at a workshop, somewhere in Britain. The casing is held in place by a narrow metal band around the neck of the flask. Once this clip is released, the two halves of the casing fall away, exposing the adhesive surface of the bomb.

The original MoI 'background story' caption for this sequence of photographs reads: One of Britain's latest weapons to come off the secret list is the sticky bomb, successfully used in the North African campaign. This series of photographs shows how the glass flask which constitutes the body of the bomb is fitted with a woollen jacket, treated with special adhesive, and put into its protective casing ready for dispatch to the filling factory. When the live bomb is thrown at a tank, after removal of the casing, it sticks to its target and detonates a few seconds later. The No 74 ST Grenade was an anti-tank grenade used by the British Army in North Africa and also by the Home Guard.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 10-04-2009, 23:04:01
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7452/dasreichnormany19443.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 11-04-2009, 11:04:43
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8193/be0349191944france.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 11-04-2009, 17:04:06
Large image:

(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5034/panther1jy7.jpg)

Same panther:
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1433/panther2qy7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 11-04-2009, 19:04:58
French "collaboratuers". They´re not SS, because they have Wehrmacht uniforms, right?

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1509/frenchsssizedfr1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 11-04-2009, 19:04:34
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/4135cr8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-04-2009, 23:04:35
-Hans check my uber skills whit the ol' pistolen!

-Ye sure..

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/226524-1/Postkort2)

Check this out

German soldiers smoking American Cigarettes.. but.. the Guy ion the Centre.. isnt he the most Famous German soldier?

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/221560-2/German+soldiers+smoking+looted+American+cigarettes+during+the+Battle+of+the+Bulge)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c170/Militarymemorial/wehrmacht.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 11-04-2009, 23:04:14
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2097/elefantebay.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 11-04-2009, 23:04:27
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_003306.jpg)
Pillbox camouflaged as a car in Felixstowe, 24 August 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 12-04-2009, 01:04:15
aaand back to actual pictures

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4813/6xafxxg.jpg)

Hungary
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 12-04-2009, 07:04:25
KV-1 on the Leningrad ouskirts, 1943
(http://s57.radikal.ru/i155/0904/2f/1ea55fdbc7cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 12-04-2009, 09:04:29
Photoshoping work few years ago ;)
(http://i049.radikal.ru/0904/0c/2ae80ed3be34.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 12-04-2009, 09:04:13
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1125/autoblindaab4104.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 12-04-2009, 10:04:52

I keep returning to the Luftwaffe thread on MilitaryPhotos.net

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9506/139u.jpg)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3776/142pri.jpg)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5982/156zkl.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 12-04-2009, 11:04:31
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7435/day142.jpg)

Some anti-air for the sons of ural.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 12-04-2009, 12:04:16
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_008961.jpg)
North West Europe 1944 - 1945: Churchill sits on one of the damaged chairs from Hitler's bunker in Berlin.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 12-04-2009, 12:04:12
German Fallschirmjäger with a captured American M1919 machine-gun.

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4831/germanswith1919a4zz7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 12-04-2009, 15:04:32
Germany's finest:
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9506/germancarriageub1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 12-04-2009, 16:04:39
Hey, I wanted to post that too!
Well then another one:

"Große Aufgaben liegen vor uns, Oberleutnant Spitz."
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7696/dognkn.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 12-04-2009, 16:04:10
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/confrontotn6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-04-2009, 20:04:29
PIII with dive equipment and trailer. Early eastern front.

(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7236/tauchback.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 13-04-2009, 00:04:17
(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/2883/pantherfunny.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 13-04-2009, 09:04:12
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8591/frenchitaly.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 13-04-2009, 14:04:25
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/belgiumsniperwx9.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 13-04-2009, 15:04:11
Camel jockey:
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/8387/camel2345pz1pxvr3.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 13-04-2009, 21:04:05
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/D_004357.jpg)
A group of Home Guard are trained in the use of a Northover Projector near the factory at which they work, somewhere in England, 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 14-04-2009, 14:04:26
Japanese soldiers shooting a Type 92 machine gun:
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4189/japanesetroopsfiringahe.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 14-04-2009, 15:04:16
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/wwiiof6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 14-04-2009, 15:04:16
Captured TKS:
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4445/germanstksvy0.jpg)

TKS with rail wheels (or something):
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8623/tkswhatnt8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 14-04-2009, 17:04:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/AUS_000897.jpg)
Australian anti-aircraft gun in action at Tobruk during an air raid at night. Gun flashes provide the only lighting for this photograph.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 14-04-2009, 18:04:24
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8014/pantherausfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 15-04-2009, 02:04:22
(http://www.overvalwagen.com/images/marmonadtanks.jpg)

Even Me, Marmon Herrington?

Yes, Private DuFresne, even you can help build tanks and help beat back the Hun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 15-04-2009, 11:04:18
Secret photographs of a testing session of the new panzer prototype "Löwe".

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5561/23h525w.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-04-2009, 11:04:43
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2475/864694799.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 15-04-2009, 12:04:05
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/Canada_Ortona_1_WW2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 15-04-2009, 14:04:55
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4786/day143.jpg)

Captured T-28 moving in rather rough terrain towards its unknown destination. Notice the finnish flag on top of the tank, most likely this photo was taken for propaganda uses.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 15-04-2009, 15:04:02
Gimme funf!
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6282/pak38allrightgx0.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 15-04-2009, 18:04:51
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4467/bundesarchivbild101i581.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 15-04-2009, 20:04:24
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3013/flammenwerfer41sswiking.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-04-2009, 21:04:44
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005040.jpg)
Universal carriers with deep wading screens pass through La Breche. A Churchill AVRE can be seen in the background.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 15-04-2009, 23:04:44
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/T18E2-armored-car-haugh-1.JPG)

T18 Boarhound, an American armored car produced in limited numbers for Great Britain. 2 .30 caliber Brownings, one Ordnance QF 6 pounder, and 9.5-50.8mm of armor. IMO even better than a Puma.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 16-04-2009, 15:04:39
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/017bfn1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-04-2009, 16:04:06
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CH_002187.jpg)
A bomber crew of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF study a map, while sitting on 250-lb GP bombs which are about to be loaded into their Vickers Wellington Mark IC at East Wretham, Norfolk.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 16-04-2009, 18:04:28
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9353/1239903244593.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 16-04-2009, 18:04:15
Mortar crew:

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8678/day144.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 17-04-2009, 15:04:00
Swiss BF109: One of the few things in Switzerland that fought during WWII

(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/245/109e327ee.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 17-04-2009, 15:04:14
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/tankflagae9.jpg)

(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/pzeastul6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 17-04-2009, 16:04:00
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000141.jpg)
The Commander in Chief Home Forces, General Sir Bernard Paget, spending a day with the 42nd Armoured Division during a large scale exercise near Malton in Yorkshire. He is seen watching from a Crusader tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 17-04-2009, 20:04:57
The truck is a german Mercedes-Benz L6500.
But I'm very unsure about that #39 beyond.

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8859/6977.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 17-04-2009, 23:04:31
(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/7548/post1142071954.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-04-2009, 07:04:35
Soviet Soldiers and German Soldiers.. SS and Heer in the Volkhov pocket.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/226628-2/145)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 18-04-2009, 12:04:00
(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/7244/day145.jpg)

Finns leaving the island of Uuras after the Red Army had gained a strong foothold on the island during the Gulf of Viipuri battles in 1944 summer.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-04-2009, 13:04:38
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_014628.jpg)
A sniper from "C" Company, 5th Battalion, The Black Watch , 51st (Highland) Division, in position in the loft space of a ruined building in Gennep, Holland, 14 February 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 18-04-2009, 13:04:15
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9715/radistissjq2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 18-04-2009, 13:04:35
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/917/liberation.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 18-04-2009, 14:04:30
Bosco: Awesome picture!

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5851/92049733.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 18-04-2009, 16:04:52
ANy background info on what they were doing together or why?

Doing some googling I found the same picture except with a caption:
(http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/9873/33320066.jpg)

I think it says something along the lines of "Captured soviet soldiers are happy for the good treatment".
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 18-04-2009, 17:04:45
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/2050637540089413999ybpstv7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 18-04-2009, 22:04:12
I guess that pic is awesome..

It has.. MP40.. SS whit Heer soldiers.. MP38 or something.. Happy Russians.. Germans and Russians smiling.. and these Russian Hats  ;D




Wait until they arrive at the gathering point for the further transport to the labour camps. Uhh, forgot, no picture.

Without knowing who actually sat the caption this might be a german propaganda masterpiece. Asians like these got the hardest treatment, being considered subhuman. When these soldiers were kids, they probably had the chance to watch africans exhibited in the zoo.


A panther turret for a static emplacement like they seem to have been delivered ex works.
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4285/0001fzh.jpg)
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9671/0002rhm.jpg)
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4149/0003zlt.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 19-04-2009, 00:04:42
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8766/img123uq5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 19-04-2009, 00:04:52
Quite a firing position.
(http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/all_images/Briefings/Normandy/4th-Canadian-AD-03.jpg)

Canadian Firefly in Holland.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 19-04-2009, 10:04:36
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1191/post1271123689956.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: K.Cower on 19-04-2009, 11:04:56
POW (german soldiers, Kalach pocket USSR)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-04-2009, 20:04:24
Encasing in concrete of a static Panther turret.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/428/pantherstellungenconstr.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 19-04-2009, 21:04:53
^ turret from an Ausf.D, IIRC this Pantherstellung was located in Berlin.


Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.C of Panzer-Regiment 22 (21. Panzer Division), Normandy, June '44:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/skcoclis/potd/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-721-0378-282.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 19-04-2009, 21:04:39
Wow, thats a really early war tank.  They must have been desperate to use that in Normandy.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_001239.jpg)
On board HMS VANITY a rifle being used to throw a line to pass a message to the Commodore of the convoy. Note the sailor holding the container with the rope inside it.

P.S. I think the rifle is an MLE, can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 19-04-2009, 21:04:12
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/37mm_Gun_fires_against_cave_positio.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mr. Corny on 19-04-2009, 22:04:51
LeFh 18 in North Africa
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 20-04-2009, 05:04:27
I have a new goal, I must find things Jumjum has never heard of with each pic now.

(http://www.m29cweasel.com/gallery/_images/10thmt/00200923.jpg)

The M28 Weasel towing soldiers of the Tenth Mountain Division on a tracked trailer in Colorado. The Studebaker Weasel was a sort of American unarmored Universal Carrier. The M-29 Variant was introduced in 1942 for the First Special Service Forces to use when raiding the German heavy water plant in Norway, and was Airdroppable. The M-29C was a modified variant with flotation cells. These were used throughout the war, in Europe, the Pacific, and Alaska.

M-29 Weasel (http://www.transchool.eustis.army.mil/museum/weasel.htm)

(Tried to find you a vehicle that was used in combat, Jummy. Sorry if you already know this one.  :P)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 20-04-2009, 12:04:43
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/knockedoutpzivsnearstoncv6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 20-04-2009, 12:04:41
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3118/bf109e1perro9hj.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 20-04-2009, 18:04:44
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2708/wvxn0.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 20-04-2009, 19:04:10
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9186/1240251002080.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 20-04-2009, 23:04:26
'Did you HAVE to make vindaloo again?'

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_013944.jpg)
Churchill Crocodile flamethrowers in action against the village of St Joost, north of Schilberg, during an attack by 1st Rifle Brigade, 20 January 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 21-04-2009, 15:04:31
(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/Ww2_allied_advance_siegfried_line.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 21-04-2009, 18:04:47
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_004733.jpg)
Posed portrait of a soldier with rifle and bayonet standing watch behind beach defences 'somewhere in Southern Command', England, 15 October 1940.

Photograph was taken at the request of the General Officer Commander in Chief, Southern Command for use as a Christmas card.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 21-04-2009, 18:04:47
A ton of shermans and grants:
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/3011/shermangrantcongo.jpg)

I think I see some stuarts in the back too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-04-2009, 19:04:25
A static panther turret mounted on a basement. Somehow the turret itself has not been imbedded in concrete. Due to the raised position I consider this rather vulnerable.

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/392/feba.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 21-04-2009, 19:04:47
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/195/mgderevnjapa4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 21-04-2009, 22:04:07
(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/tanks-medium/t6/t6-medium-tank-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 22-04-2009, 07:04:07
Yellow stripe and star.. Operation Torch? Sicily?

Looks like stateside maneuvers to me. Most likely at or around Ft. Knox.

yeah thoes are from a serie of photo's around that location. I have some more somewhere.

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j75/meerpaal/US%201940/phot5063a.jpg)
here are some pre war photos of the US army..I got from taranov.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 22-04-2009, 13:04:51
Germans advancing towards east in the Salla region, in northern finland during 1941 autumn.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/4926/day146.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 22-04-2009, 16:04:28
A Char B1 with unusual armor:
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4323/chararmor.jpg)

Did some googling and it's apparently the "Char B1 ter".
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 22-04-2009, 20:04:45
Another variant of a bunker for a static panther turret. This variant is larger than the one posted before and required more construction material. The turret itself had no steal basement but was inserted directly into the bunker notch. While this big variant is a 'standard construction' the smaller variant is a 'special construction'.

I guess the smaller variant was introduced to match with the simplified and improved production technics. With the turret already mounted on the gearing(?) it could be sat on top of the bunker without having the need for complex technical knowledge.

Unfortunately I do not have any satisfying pictures except this blueprint.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4153/plan1p.jpg)

Finally: proof that necessity is the mother of invention.

(http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/7361/arm7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 22-04-2009, 21:04:44
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j75/meerpaal/US%201940/phot5054a.jpg)
(Note, this vehicle is US.)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 22-04-2009, 21:04:38
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005185.jpg)
Men of the Staffordshire Yeomanry crowd in and around a universal carrier for a portrait, 7 June 1944. The vehicle is equipped with a .50-inch Browning machine gun, 7 June 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 22-04-2009, 23:04:49
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9743/bundesarchivbild101i301r.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-04-2009, 05:04:45
What the....?


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/222883-2/ww2_33)

Totenkopf soldiers on the attack in mid 1942.By this time around one third of the division's troops were underweight,weak and listless due to intense cold and inadequate shelter.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 23-04-2009, 15:04:25
Continuing the theme of the update:
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006350.jpg)
The crew of a Sherman ARV pose with an intact German PzKpfw IV tank which they successfully recovered and brought back to 27th Armoured Brigade workshops, 3 July 1944. This vehicle had the turret number '612'.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sir Apple on 23-04-2009, 15:04:15
Bougainville - American aiming at looks to be a Japanese soldier... but its very difficult to tell.

(http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/trgallery/AWM_090360_slaters.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 23-04-2009, 18:04:31
(http://pro.corbis.com/images/SF25315.jpg?size=67&uid={24fd7093-c8ce-4623-b5de-ec40e67f5370})

Women's Army Corps Boarding Transport
Original caption: At a port in southern England, a group of U.S .Army WACs board a troop transport, via gangplank, on their way to France.
Date Photographed:         July 15, 1944
Location Information:         England, UK
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 23-04-2009, 20:04:27
Thats a T17E3 Staghound, Torenico.

(http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/ww2_02.jpg)

Rommel's retreat from Africa.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 24-04-2009, 17:04:13
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2769/pz4j6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 24-04-2009, 20:04:12
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4477/ohlacheater.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 24-04-2009, 21:04:18
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_010376.jpg)
A soldier crouches near a knocked-out German PzKpfw III tank in Oosterhout near Nijmegen, 27 September 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 25-04-2009, 00:04:05
"...and remember: when the photographer comes up: BE COOL!"

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2039/tiger32.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 25-04-2009, 09:04:21
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1581/post1132435025.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 25-04-2009, 09:04:42
Pretty colours!  :D


POTD:


(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1908/day147.jpg)

Finnish used Maxim Sokolov on a sled, used in combat at Maaselkä Isthmus, during the 1941-42 Red Army counterattack right after the finnish advance had stopped to where they remained until 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 25-04-2009, 10:04:10
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1623/flakturm2.jpg)

Flakturm in Berlin
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 25-04-2009, 14:04:54
That's some really huge buggers  :o

Yup... here's another one:

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4008/flaktowers.jpg)
pardon the double post
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 25-04-2009, 15:04:11
Yeah, those Flak towers were monsters. AFAIK they still exist today and the Allies weren´t able to destroy them because they were too massive.
New pic:
German soldiers arrest French Resistance fighters:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J27289%2C_Frankreich%2C_Festnahme_von_Franzosen.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 25-04-2009, 16:04:46
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1227568192/gallery_28554_184_4545.jpg)
Captured  Matilda II
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-04-2009, 17:04:35
Flakturm is awesome!


(http://www.panzerworld.net/pictures/00116.jpg)

Tiger II was something like a bullet magnet..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-04-2009, 01:04:32
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6178/bild53f.jpg)
10,5cm leFH18/3 on Char B2(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 26-04-2009, 09:04:37
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/3895/post1271123688904.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 26-04-2009, 12:04:01
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1239839619/gallery_28554_184_106718.jpeg)
Kuomintang-Troops with Pak 35/36


no problem when the easy way dont work
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 26-04-2009, 17:04:40
Since I missed yesterday, two from me:

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_003531.jpg)
Loading dummy torpedoes on to two Fairey Swordfish Mk I Fleet Air Arm aircraft prior to a training flight from Royal Naval Air Station Crail.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_009320.jpg)
The gun turret of a Matilda tank that had been captured and concreted into position to be used as part of the defences of Halfaya Pass, 16 March 1942. A Valentine tank passes by in the background.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mr. Corny on 27-04-2009, 15:04:52
Smoke break
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 27-04-2009, 17:04:18
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1212441424/gallery_28554_184_49553.jpg)
Canadian Staghound  8)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 27-04-2009, 19:04:24
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_009766.jpg)
View inside the turret of a Valentine tank showing the 2-pdr gun being loaded, 27 March 1942.

The 2pdr shell looks a bit dainty.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 27-04-2009, 19:04:13
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1944/day148.jpg)

Landing training.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 27-04-2009, 21:04:52
Dnieper Dam, after the retreating Soviets destroyed it, along with its power plant, to prevent its capture and use by the Germans.

(http://www.fas.org/irp/imint/ww2_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-04-2009, 08:04:10
(http://s59.radikal.ru/i166/0904/38/ca4955cd5ab5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 28-04-2009, 18:04:24
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_006205.jpg)
A line of sailors, carrying between them a belt of 2 pounder shells, walk along the deck bring ammunition from the shell magazine to the gun platform of the 2 pounder Vickers Mark VIII 'pom pom' gun aboard HMS ASHANTI whilst at Scapa Flow.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 28-04-2009, 18:04:51
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8493/camo9.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 28-04-2009, 20:04:42
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1239839619/gallery_28554_184_3176.jpg)
Jagdpanzer I in NA
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 29-04-2009, 17:04:56
(http://s41.radikal.ru/i093/0904/17/c3c5c698df92.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 29-04-2009, 17:04:15
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_020535.jpg)
Universal carriers 'attack' men of 10th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment defending from slit trenches during training near Sudbury in Suffolk, 10 June 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 30-04-2009, 05:04:17
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3836/japanesedestroyer.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-04-2009, 22:04:40
Oddly, I've noticed that reference to "gum chewing" americans a lot.  Never understood why, but the germans in WW2 looked down on "gum chewing" xD
The americans probably sneaked into German barracks at night and stuck gum under tables and into sleeping soldiers hair.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_015306.jpg)
British soldiers take cover from German shelling in a shallow trench during the breakout. The trench is similar to many which were dug along the opposing front lines during the lifetime of the bridgehead.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 01-05-2009, 08:05:10
Looks like this grant (lee?) has seen better days:

(http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/2568/1241161832064.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 01-05-2009, 12:05:18
Oddly, I've noticed that reference to "gum chewing" americans a lot.  Never understood why, but the germans in WW2 looked down on "gum chewing" xD

Because it looks ridicolous... like cows standing on a meadow.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-05-2009, 12:05:59
(http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2480/si30.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 01-05-2009, 12:05:37
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9855/day149.jpg)

Wounded finn being pulled on a sled in the village of Karhumäki very near to the lines where the finnish attacks in 41 and 42 were halted to at Maaselkä. Photo is from during the Red Army counterattack on Maaselkä and Syväri in the winter 41-42, close to the time when Mannerheim halted finnish movements on their tracks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 01-05-2009, 16:05:38
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6227/image004rvb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 01-05-2009, 17:05:29
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006501.jpg)
'Bobs', a Labrador, serving with No 1 Dog Platoon of the Royal Engineers, locates a buried mine at Bayeux, France.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 02-05-2009, 11:05:29
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/image/A_004154.jpg)
A blazing German troop-carrier (JU-52), hit by machine-gun fire from an entrenchment adjacent to the bombed area during the invasion of Crete, May 1941. Parachute troops and equipment are seen descending.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 02-05-2009, 11:05:13
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5/ab4172.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 02-05-2009, 11:05:53
"Seriously comrades, you watched too many movies."

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3256/chariotnk3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 02-05-2009, 11:05:10
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4267/wirbelwindstoumont.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 02-05-2009, 13:05:47
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7594/day150.jpg)

150th POTD from me.

Today: Finnish soldiers watching the play that the Kuhlmey stuka's had put up during the battle of Gulf of Viipuri.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-05-2009, 15:05:16
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1239839619/gallery_28554_184_2364.jpeg)
Knocked-out "Achilles" tank destroyer France 44
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 02-05-2009, 20:05:09
The Autoblinda 41 was one of the few successive designs of the italians. After the fall even the germans kept producing it. Would be cool to have this and probably be as good as the british Daimler.

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3578/kuebelwagen07.jpg)
Kübelwagen with 7.5cm IG 37
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 02-05-2009, 21:05:16
Sorry for posting 'your' images Seth but I found this one quite interesting:

(http://beute.narod.ru/Beutepanzer/italy/autoblinda/AB_41/ab-41_02.jpg)

One of the Autoblinda's in Berlin, May 1945. From Libya to Berlin, quite a drive.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 03-05-2009, 11:05:21
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8041/frenchitaly2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 03-05-2009, 11:05:53
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8776/day151.jpg)

Fixing up that radio.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 03-05-2009, 14:05:18
The fearsome garrison of Normandy, preparing for a fierce fight (note the french volunteer, to the very left of the 2nd line!).

(http://i41.tinypic.com/w214xt.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 03-05-2009, 20:05:16
G98=Gewehr 98
K98k= Karabiner 98k
K98k has a longer barrel and a bent "Kammerstengel" (don´t know the English word for it..)

Anyway, new pic:

(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5144/bundesarchivbild101iiih.jpg)

One of my favourites, the Sdkfz. 232 scout car, armed with a 2cm cannon and a MG34. The metal frame is a long-range antenna. Too abd we don´t see them in Africa theatre :/
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 03-05-2009, 21:05:37
B-26 Marauder over Normandy

(http://uppix.net/b/9/b/cdc4f5cbfc2a21c3eb93b0fa322b6tt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/b/9/b/cdc4f5cbfc2a21c3eb93b0fa322b6.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 03-05-2009, 23:05:17
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002318.jpg)
A Life Buoy flamethrower in action. This could produce a jet of flame up to 50 feet in length.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 04-05-2009, 03:05:46
(http://www.olive-drab.com/images/id_m6_heavy_tank_04_700.jpg)

The M6 heavy tank. The Germans were reportedly quite worried about how to face it should America declare war early on. However, Tank design soon made its 3.25 inches (83mm) of 30deg armor and 3 inch gun obsolete in a heavy tank, and it was decided not to produce them and ship them overseas, due to the tonnage taken away from Medium tanks. Another factor in their reasoning was America's experience 100 Liberty Mark VIII tanks post WW1. Despite having the most powerful armored force in the world at the time, the reliability issues persuaded America that heavy tanks were a boondoggle, and (imo) their low speed helped define America's armored tactics, of tanks supporting infantry and avoiding tanks, and lightly armored and speedy tank destroyers engaging tanks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-05-2009, 11:05:52
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9188/day152.jpg)

Germans in Lapland. We gotta have that car in FH2.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 04-05-2009, 19:05:07
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/C_005092.jpg)
Still from film shot from the nose camera of a Bristol Beaufighter, flown by Lt Burne of No. 16 Squadron SAAF, showing rocket projectiles from his aircraft exploding on an enemy-occupied building in the village of Gospic, Yugoslavia.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 05-05-2009, 00:05:48
Not that those tactics ever worked worth a damn.  The tank destroyers ended up being too weakly armoured, and the tanks were forced to fight things they were meant to fight.

Well, yeah, that was my point. It was a double edged sword, in that it helped them steer away from accepting large, unreliable, and cost-ineffective tanks, but at the same time prompted them to think that tanks were too slow to operate sans infantry, and that Tank-killing should be undertaken by speedier vehicles. Their tactic was also probably influenced by Plan 1919. (http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n1/1919.html)

If they had only accepted the first lesson, most Shermans would have had 76mm guns (i think they asked for relatively few because a gun with good armor piercing capability would inspire aggressive action), whereas if they only absorbed the second lesson we would have had more of these behemoths, with a gun with poor anti-armor capability and low speed but thick armor.

(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/tanks-medium/t23/t23e3-medium-tank.jpg)

T23E3 Medium tank prototype armed with a 76mm gun and 76mm of frontal armor at 47 deg.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 05-05-2009, 13:05:50
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/445/day153.jpg)

Curious finn checking out the damage done to the turret of a Sotka 85 after the battles at Äyräpää-Vuosalmi had ceased. No record which gun did that damage, but it happened at Vuosalmi. It could be anything from PaK40's to Sturm's, panzerfausts and shrecks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 05-05-2009, 18:05:13
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006015.jpg)
Lance Corporal Lodge of 278 Field Company, Royal Engineers, holding a German hollow charge anti-tank magnetic mine during Operation 'Epsom', 26 June 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 05-05-2009, 18:05:39
Sturmrad44

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9779/146912759dqnsvgphsk9.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 05-05-2009, 19:05:16
KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger or Royal Netherlands Indies Army), the Dutch colonial army in the Netherlands East Indies (present day Indonesia).

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9628/knil1pw.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-05-2009, 20:05:29
Don't know whether I posted this before.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9176/w113.jpg)
Wanderer W11

4.500 were produced for the Wehrmacht between 1933 and 1940. The engine came from the W14(sportscar).

Motor                    6 Zyl. Reihe 4 Takt
Ventile                    obengesteuert (OHV)
Bohrung x Hub            75 mm x 112-113 mm
Hubraum                    2970 - 2995 ccm
Leistung (PS)          65
Leistung (kW)         48
Verbrauch                    15 l / 100 km
Leergewicht            1500 - 1600 kg
Zul. Gesamtgewicht      1950 - 2050 kg
Länge                    4600 - 4770 mm
Breite                    1720 mm
Höhe                      1850 mm
Radstand                    3000 - 3170 mm
Spur vorne / hinten    1420 mm / 1420 mm
Wendekreis            12 m
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-05-2009, 21:05:52
(http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/0905/39/59d59e9ffa41.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-05-2009, 06:05:09
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7302/bundesarchivbild101i279.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 06-05-2009, 13:05:59
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1420/day154.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 06-05-2009, 15:05:53
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_006022.jpg)
A discarded Italian bomb is blown up beside a Matilda tank near Tobruk. The resulting craters were used to hide the tanks, 15 October 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 06-05-2009, 17:05:47
Raketenwerfer Püppchen

(http://uppix.net/a/a/d/3c54d7c70abfa10c54928618cb992tt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/a/a/d/3c54d7c70abfa10c54928618cb992.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-05-2009, 20:05:58
(http://i057.radikal.ru/0905/ba/699d030efeb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 06-05-2009, 23:05:32
No pants club:
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1927/nopantsclub.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-05-2009, 06:05:19
Son of the Regiment
(http://i070.radikal.ru/0905/02/932a6e9a980a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 07-05-2009, 10:05:26
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9391/day155.jpg)

Only a hat was left behind from the crew of this BT-series tank. My 155th and for now the last picture, unless I start digging up more.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 07-05-2009, 17:05:49
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CH_015378.jpg)
A 22,000-lb MC deep-penetration bomb (Bomber Command executive codeword 'Grand Slam') released from Avro Lancaster B Mark I (Special), PB669 'YZ-C', of No. 617 Squadron RAF, explodes on its target, the railway viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 07-05-2009, 20:05:57
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8852/3315037.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 07-05-2009, 22:05:13
Looks like I was driving this T-35:

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/484/t35flipped1.jpg)
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4831/t35flipped2.jpg)
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4713/t35flipped3.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 08-05-2009, 10:05:55
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3404/5210d.jpg)
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9170/greceo10.jpg)
(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1361/propau11.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 08-05-2009, 14:05:28
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j75/meerpaal/US%201940/phot5126a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 08-05-2009, 14:05:15
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_008275.jpg)
A Stuart and a column of Sherman tanks of 2nd Irish Guards, Guards Armoured Division, move across country during the advance south of Caumont, 31 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 09-05-2009, 10:05:47
(http://uppix.net/1/b/a/7724fba108416f731eb22a887be94tt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/1/b/a/7724fba108416f731eb22a887be94.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 09-05-2009, 11:05:10
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8201/96669979.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 09-05-2009, 11:05:07
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4538/day156.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: $pitfire on 09-05-2009, 12:05:47
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4636/img0479s.jpg)

Ihantala, during the summer of 1944, Finnish patrol waiting for the Sotkas...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 09-05-2009, 12:05:38
A StuG IV of SS Panzer Abteilung 17, and a Fallschirmjager (most likely of FJR.6), move along a road in Normandy.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/skcoclis/StuG.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 09-05-2009, 14:05:42
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_024427.jpg)
Tracer fire from HM ships streaking the darkness as an almost impenetrable screen is put up against the enemy bombers during a night bombing attack at the anchorage at Ouistreham off Normandy. Photograph taken on board HMS MAURITIUS.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 10-05-2009, 01:05:36
(http://i41.tinypic.com/s5ehc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 10-05-2009, 11:05:20
yes

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5167/picturesoos.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 10-05-2009, 15:05:31
A bit late for VE day, but anyway:

(http://images3.webpark.ru/uploads53/090508/Road_wars_76.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 10-05-2009, 17:05:22
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/IWM_FLM_002570.jpg)
Operation NEPTUNE. Canadian infantrymen of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment disembark from a Landing Craft Assault [LCA] onto 'Nan Red' Beach, JUNO Area, at la Rive, near St Aubin-sur-Mer, at about 8.05 am on 6 June 1944, while under fire from German troops in the houses facing them.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 11-05-2009, 01:05:26
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=145369)

Gebirgsjaeger in Greece. Note the captured tommygun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 11-05-2009, 02:05:46
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5166/2cmflakbreda1551pf.jpg)

There are some very interesting photos on this Axis history forum.
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=99382
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 11-05-2009, 15:05:45
(http://uppix.net/1/5/0/cb37916c90233d3bf3874a01a00aett.jpg) (http://uppix.net/1/5/0/cb37916c90233d3bf3874a01a00ae.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 11-05-2009, 16:05:05
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/IB_000229.jpg)
The Arakan Campaign January 1943 - May 1945: A Gurkha soldier at a camouflaged position in the Arakan jungle.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Toddel on 11-05-2009, 17:05:04
i liked that (http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/235485-1/Germanwith50)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 11-05-2009, 20:05:34
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4237/kuebelwagen06.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 12-05-2009, 17:05:17
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_013261.jpg)
The driver of a Grant tank takes a closer look at a gouge in the armour plate made by a 50mm anti-tank round, Libya, June 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 12-05-2009, 17:05:06
Uranium's pic reminded me of that one:

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8347/circo02.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-05-2009, 21:05:24
Soldiers, whose nationality I cannot recognize, inspecting a hungarian M39 Csaba scout car equipped with 20mm autocannon and 8mm machine gun.
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1092/csaba8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 12-05-2009, 23:05:05
And that video reminded me of this.
Probably a fun-time reenacting of a soviet or german propaganda poster.  :)

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/8425/circo.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 13-05-2009, 19:05:01
(http://uppix.net/f/5/2/640955f3c6fa00d3c7c253f27c8bbtt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/f/5/2/640955f3c6fa00d3c7c253f27c8bb.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 13-05-2009, 20:05:33
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_008177.jpg)
A sniper demonstrates his camouflage at a sniper school in a French village, 27 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 13-05-2009, 21:05:51
(http://sfw.org.ua/uploads/posts/1175198047_111111111111111111.jpg)
IS2
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 14-05-2009, 03:05:43
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8567/3091534.jpg)

A very, very well decorated Jager NCO
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-05-2009, 05:05:01
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/U-47s.jpg)

October 1939. U-47 returns to port after sinking HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow. The battlecruiser Scharnhorst is seen in the background.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 14-05-2009, 08:05:01
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1517/15831336.jpg)

Found this over at MP.net

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 14-05-2009, 16:05:35
Hope Flippy wont mind this post.

Captured Universal Carrier in German service driving over the Mannerheim Bridge in Finland.
I found this a very interesting picture.

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6015/universal39.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 14-05-2009, 17:05:39
(http://www.gemeentearchief.rotterdam.nl/brandgrens/images/stories/Album_bombardement/hoogstraat-1940.jpg)
Photo taken in may 1940 after the german bombing of Rotterdam, Today the 14the of may we remember the bombing.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 14-05-2009, 19:05:47
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006924.jpg)
Sherman tanks and 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the centre of Caen, 10 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 15-05-2009, 12:05:20
An armoured car on the Ostfront, 1941. It's origin isn't German, now guess where this heavy beast came from  :)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4158/bth20.jpg)


@Flippy, pityfull he only shows pictures of captured material in German service, he has a link to a lend-lease site but that one is down.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 15-05-2009, 12:05:17
russia!
BA-10?

i would agree with the BA-10
http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/armored-cars/ba-10.asp (http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/armored-cars/ba-10.asp)  this looks very much like it

(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/armored-cars/ba-10/ba-10-05.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-05-2009, 16:05:12
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_007026.jpg)
Daimler Mk I scout car and Cruiser Mk III tank of 1st Armoured Division, seen in a picturesque village near Arundel in Sussex, 5 February 1941. The scout car belongs to HQ 22nd Armoured Brigade, while the Cruiser is a regimental command vehicle from 3rd County of London Yeomanry (3CLY).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-05-2009, 23:05:47
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7716/svt.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 16-05-2009, 04:05:06
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/8558/1242438415455.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-05-2009, 11:05:47
If you come up with a picture of Soviet used Churchill tanks on the Isthmus (they participated in the battle of Viipuri for example), be sure to post them!
I couldn't find that one but I think you will find this interesting too. These are a KV-1 and a T34-76 in Viipuri on June 20th 1944. However there is a little story behind them, look at the cupola's. Those are German. That means these where first captured by Fritz on the Ostfront, modified, send back to the front and then re-captured by the Soviets who re-painted them and send them to the front at Viipuri!

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6181/viipuri22.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 16-05-2009, 12:05:52
I also posted the same pic in old forums which shows the whole IS-2. ;) Way shittier quality than yours thought:

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3019/353i.jpg)

Good night nevertheless. Keep going and you will find the Churchills somewhere. ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 16-05-2009, 14:05:07
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9195/obr6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-05-2009, 22:05:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_000245.jpg)
A Bren gunner of the 5th Coldstream Guards covers a street in Arras, 1 September 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 17-05-2009, 00:05:07
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2725/day157.jpg)

Brave BT-42 during the battle of Viipuri in summer -44. It made it through the war too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 17-05-2009, 10:05:22
if already post sorry

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8454/090513082207397182.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 17-05-2009, 15:05:41
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001800.jpg)
A British soldier with a Bren gun in the ruins of Monte Cassino.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 17-05-2009, 21:05:50
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-1019-03%2C_Frankreich%2C_Brest%2C_Soldatenbordell.jpg)

Soldiers leaving a bordello.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-1019-10%2C_Frankreich%2C_Brest%2C_Soldatenbordell.jpg)

Condoms were free.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-1019-15%2C_Frankreich%2C_Brest%2C_Soldatenbordell.jpg)

She may look clean...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 18-05-2009, 00:05:21
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6687/1242603209776.jpg)

Soldiers sure like the bren.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-05-2009, 00:05:56
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/59/US_Army_WWII_field_artillery.jpg/753px-US_Army_WWII_field_artillery.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cadyshack on 18-05-2009, 05:05:09
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6687/1242603209776.jpg)

Soldiers sure like the bren.
There's a picture of General Wavell with a very similar grin that just cracks me up. I have it in a quickie reference book to WW2. Might as well start scanning stuff.

That is for another time, though.

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/germ8.jpg)

"It is not a Puma, Heinz, but it will have to do."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 18-05-2009, 20:05:28
Pz 1 in pre-war training?
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4735/73822412.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-05-2009, 20:05:56
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_006685.jpg)
Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): During 10 - 11 September, the strength of German resistance steadily increased. A counter-attack cut the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in Battipaglia off from from the main force and required new defences to be created. A gun crew of 267 Battery, 67 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery prepare a 17 pounder Pheasant anti-tank gun for action.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 19-05-2009, 13:05:41
8.8cm PaK 43/41, towed by an armoured cab schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper (sWS):

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m311/loiccharpentier/88cmPak43-414.jpg)

... makes the 17pdr look small.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Niam on 19-05-2009, 13:05:25
I've just checked the size of the PaK 40 and was quite surprised how nimble it is in comparison:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J28807%2C_Italien%2C_Fallschirm-Panzerj%C3%A4ger_mit_Pak.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 19-05-2009, 19:05:45
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5763/day158.jpg)

More big guns.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: verg_6 on 19-05-2009, 20:05:05
I've got big guns, and he's got big guns, and she's got big guns. But we've got the biggest guns of them all!
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/26510-6/Sans+titre-Num__risation-01)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 19-05-2009, 21:05:24
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006739.jpg)
Sherman tanks move through Lebisey, 9 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 19-05-2009, 21:05:56
128mm Pak 44 in Hungary
(http://panzerkeil.dre.hu/harcjarm/jpz/jagdtiger/128mm_pak44_krupp.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 19-05-2009, 23:05:39
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4669/mediumstenwaffenssgerat.jpg)

Notice the submachinegun he's carrying ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 20-05-2009, 00:05:58
If I were a soldier in those days, I'd have hated the 8.8 Pak 43 for some reason.

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/673/21360276.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 20-05-2009, 18:05:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CM_000923.jpg)
A Fordson Armoured Car of No. 2 Armoured Car Company RAF, operating with 'Habforce', waits outside Baghdad, while negotiations for an armistice take place between British officials and the rebel government during the Iraqi Revolt.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 20-05-2009, 22:05:33
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6573/pa138284lrg.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 20-05-2009, 22:05:36
(http://i42.tinypic.com/33xc03c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 21-05-2009, 03:05:09
Hahaha, small.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Captured_L3_and_L3_cc_tankettes.jpg/800px-Captured_L3_and_L3_cc_tankettes.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 21-05-2009, 03:05:28
(http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/tanks/t16-carrier.jpg)

Now thats how to arm a bren carrier.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 21-05-2009, 03:05:38
Nah, this is:

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7531/bren1.jpg)

3 panzershrecks!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 21-05-2009, 09:05:54
I think this is an awesome tankette. Czech P-I Tankette!

(http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Czech/Czech1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-05-2009, 09:05:05
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/993/italyvillage.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 21-05-2009, 09:05:47
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2aj9ap1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 21-05-2009, 12:05:31
Sorry for posting 2 pictures today but does anyone know what this vehicle is and what the story behind it is? Looks like a Gestapo guy and on first sight it looks like a Willys but it isn't.

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3314/1238ww29.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 21-05-2009, 15:05:48
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1456/day159.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 21-05-2009, 15:05:46
Seriously man, this is original versace, no bad copy, really, only two euro!

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/180/luftwaffeinafrica.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 21-05-2009, 16:05:58
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/F_004529.jpg)
4th Battalion Border Regiment on the Somme Front, May 1940: Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, Border Regiment take up defensive positions by the roadside.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-05-2009, 17:05:24
Sorry for posting 2 pictures today but does anyone know what this vehicle is and what the story behind it is? Looks like a Gestapo guy and on first sight it looks like a Willys but it isn't.

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3314/1238ww29.png)

Stoewer Marschall Typ M 12
Bezeichnung        12/60 PS
Bauzeitraum       1930 - 1934
Aufbauten               L4, Cb2, R2
Motor              8 Zyl. Reihe 4 Takt
Ventile                   stehend (sv)
Bohrung x Hub        68 mm x 102 mm
Hubraum                2963 cm³
Leistung (PS)        60
Leistung (kW)       44
Verbrauch               14 l / 100 km
Höchstgeschwindigkeit     90 km/h
Leergewicht       1650 kg
Elektrik               6 Volt
Länge               4600 mm
Breite                1720 mm
Höhe                       1750 mm
Radstand                3100 mm
Spur vorne / hinten      1420 mm / 1420 mm

The german army received 800 of these from 1935 until 1936.

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1020/stoewerm12.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 21-05-2009, 22:05:37
(http://i42.tinypic.com/iw6wdx.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-05-2009, 01:05:03
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/236451-2/L3-35Greek_001)

A Greek tankette, captured from the Italians during the Greco-Italian war (1940-41). It reads "The Avenger of Elli" (the Greek cruiser sunk by an Italian submarine months before the declaration of war).


And another one because greek soldiers are cool

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/236460-2/StEtienneMle1907MG)

Two Greek soldiers relocating their obsolete St. Etienne machine guns during the Greco-Italian war (1940-41).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-05-2009, 02:05:45
I wouldn't call that an obsolete machine gun, considering its just your generic heavy MG, like the british vickers or russian/finnish maxims.  Hell, even the US was still using water cooled 30cal MGs in 1945 and into the Korean War.  There's a huge difference between old and obsolete.  A single shot breechloader is obsolete.  But a G98 or Berthair in WW2 is just old, not obsolete.

Yeah but, CopyPasta  ;D

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/240754-2/Dentist)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 22-05-2009, 10:05:24
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1392/amr201.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 22-05-2009, 21:05:20
(http://i44.tinypic.com/29yr23k.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 22-05-2009, 21:05:21
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_007756.jpg)
A scene of destruction in the village of Cagny, 19 July 1944. Two Sherman ARVs arrive to recover a disabled Sherman tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-05-2009, 04:05:24
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-174-1154-13%2C_Jugoslawien%2C_franz%C3%B6sischer_Panzer_H39.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 23-05-2009, 10:05:47
What is it?

Panhard 201, french scout car adopted the 1st may 1940 ...
8 motorized wheels. Basic design for later french scout/light car.
 ;) 60mm turret armor



(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3936/88abb2.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 23-05-2009, 15:05:15
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1241873032/gallery_28554_186_56339.jpg)
Panzerschreck 105mm  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 24-05-2009, 10:05:34
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8241/155sedan.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 24-05-2009, 10:05:46
Käääseku... oh.. wait Uncle Willi, is this camera an english fabricat? You know what that means...

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2858/99331356zr3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 24-05-2009, 11:05:29
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2j0xiqg.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 24-05-2009, 12:05:28
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2elfb6g.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 24-05-2009, 17:05:36
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1213983440/gallery_28554_184_22359.jpg)
South Africa Heavy Armored Car Mark V
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 24-05-2009, 22:05:22
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_007512.jpg)
Tank crews and infantry run to mount their Sherman tanks at the start of Operation 'Goodwood', 18 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 25-05-2009, 17:05:55
(http://i40.tinypic.com/21obtk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 25-05-2009, 18:05:09
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1212441424/gallery_28554_184_16791.jpg)
German Firefly  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 25-05-2009, 18:05:45
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/SE_007910.jpg)
Chindit Operations - General: Chindits with their mules carrying supplies make their way through the jungle.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 25-05-2009, 20:05:53
Stug 40 Ausf. G
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7715/phototankdestroyercamof.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 25-05-2009, 20:05:02
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3562/bundesarchivbild101i696.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 26-05-2009, 12:05:49
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6194/1243333141579.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 26-05-2009, 13:05:58
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_012466.jpg)
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_012469.jpg)
Sgt J G Dickinson, a section leader with No. 9 Commando at Anzio, equipped for a patrol with his a Lee Enfield No.4 Mk I rifle and fixed bayonet, 5 March 1944.

A member of No. 9 Commando at Anzio, equipped for a patrol with his Bren gun, 5 March 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 27-05-2009, 03:05:57
Another picture of everyones favorite German.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5535/1243386191071.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 27-05-2009, 09:05:33
Landsers receiving medical assistence during the campaign in France. "Sanitäter!"
[read the edit]

EDIT: That was strange. Apparently I forgot to add the picture  :-X
Now I can't find it again, shame, it was a really nice picture.

I'll keep it in the same theme, an immobile Char B1 in France. It got quite a big punch from the Germans.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-125-0277-09%2C_Im_Westen%2C_zerst%C3%B6rter_franz%C3%B6sischer_Panzer_Char_B1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 27-05-2009, 21:05:07
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_015007.jpg)
Corporal Bennett of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, armed with a Sten gun and about to go on a fighting patrol, Elst, 2 March 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 27-05-2009, 22:05:06
Landsers receiving medical assistence during the campaign in France. "Sanitäter!"
[read the edit]

EDIT: That was strange. Apparently I forgot to add the picture  :-X
Now I can't find it again, shame, it was a really nice picture.

I'll keep it in the same theme, an immobile Char B1 in France. It got quite a big punch from the Germans.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-125-0277-09%2C_Im_Westen%2C_zerst%C3%B6rter_franz%C3%B6sischer_Panzer_Char_B1.jpg)

Same tank:
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/9851/charbearn1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 28-05-2009, 09:05:39
Nice find Lupin!

Rommel his car is stuck in the sand so he helps pushing it out, Libya 1941.

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1539/rr0.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 28-05-2009, 11:05:06
(http://storage.kennispuntmei1940.nl/images/woh/foto/normal/greb_scan_0002.jpg)

Abandoned French Hotchkiss medium tanks in Brabant - may 1940
Picture of two crippled or deserted French Hotchkiss medium tanks that were abandoned in Brabant. The French had a considerable number of these capable tanks available during the fights in the Netherlands, but these fine weapons were never applied in a wise tactical manner. Many were lost by simply being abandoned by their crews due to lack of fuel, jammed roads or light damage. They never engaged a single German tank during the four days they were fighting on Dutch soil. The French made extremely poor use of all their assets.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 28-05-2009, 23:05:25
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/MOI_FLM_002000.jpg)
A view over the rooftops of London captured on cine film as a V1 flying bomb explodes close to Westminster in London. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament can be seen on the right.

A scene from 'V-1', a Crown Film Unit production, dealing with the flying bomb attacks on London and Southern England.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 29-05-2009, 09:05:14
Two of them today.

Battleship surrounded by civilian boats:
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6070/1243580719829.jpg)

Kitten:
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5448/1243582938696.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 29-05-2009, 10:05:07
Afrika Korps Gefreiter with a Panzerbüchse as we know it in FH2.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-783-0142-22%2C_Nordafrika%2C_Soldat_mit_Panzerb%C3%BCchse.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 29-05-2009, 13:05:28
German soldier in Italy with a Granatbüchse 39:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2432/3575963910_9f4e874e45_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 29-05-2009, 15:05:47
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_009090.jpg)
A captured German 28mm sPzB 41 anti-tank gun, 6 March 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 29-05-2009, 19:05:28
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7340/day160.jpg)

Command Sturmi "Aili" receiving ammunition during the battles around Leitimojärvi (Campaign of Tali-Ihantala). More precisely at the staging area very close to the finnish frontline positions at Murokallio. "Aili" destroyed five Sotka's during the battles at Leitimojärvi and later another 2 Sotka's at Vuosalmi (Äyräpää-Vuosalmi battle).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 29-05-2009, 19:05:49
Those are Dutch soldiers with the Carden-Loyd armoured carrier if I remember correctly.
Corect, both vehicles helped in the defence of Waalhaven Airport.

(http://storage.kennispuntmei1940.nl/images/woh/foto/normal/foto19.jpg)

German airbornes and Dutch POW's - may 1940
German airbornes and their Dutch POW's witness the German air strike on the Dutch artillery positions in the Hoekse Waard in the early evening of the 12th.

A bit iligal but I post 2 today, cant recist it:

Anyone ever seen a Pz1 Auf.A camoflaged? I thought all german armoured vehicles where grey in thoes times.
(http://www.grebbeberg.nl/dordt/fotosdordt/gfx/normal/NL-203.jpg)
This I find a very intresting picture, This pic shows 3 dutch soldiers investegating a german vehicle back in 1940.
The vehicle is from the 3e Kompanie Rgt 33, 9e Pantserdivision. I wonder why its abandon. Btw Note the riding Spurs on the 2 soldiers boots.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-05-2009, 21:05:41
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6940/25mmequipe.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 30-05-2009, 10:05:51
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2jbv7ra.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 30-05-2009, 13:05:50
An interesting picture, especially when you consider that it features 20% of the Netherlands 'tank' strength in 1940.  ;)
Tank? You even consider that a tank? We only had 1 FT-17 to study and test, if I remember correctly. Then we had the DAF M38, Landsverk armoured cars. No tanks lol.
Yeah exactly, Although Tankette would be the name right?

Before:
(http://www.grebbeberg.nl/dordt/fotosdordt/gfx/normal/foto02.jpg)
After:
(http://www.grebbeberg.nl/dordt/fotosdordt/gfx/normal/NL-131.jpg)

Dutch 7-veld canon hit by a shell of a german Tank. Unsure if its was a T-38/pz.III pz.II.

Note: Dutch canons often hade somekind of Artwork on them. I noticed it on the Stuk 10 Veld and PAG also.

(oh I just noticed both pictures shown the destroyed Gun.)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 30-05-2009, 14:05:43
Firefly called "Erich" in Normandy.
(http://uppix.net/8/6/1/a51ef898e8b73c3b2ee482ea44a82tt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/8/6/1/a51ef898e8b73c3b2ee482ea44a82.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-05-2009, 14:05:27
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_000926.jpg)
A Sherman Firefly tank of the Irish Guards Group advances past Sherman tanks knocked out earlier during Operation 'Market-Garden', 17 September 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 31-05-2009, 08:05:29
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6710/1243753738108.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 31-05-2009, 10:05:41
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2agp3iu.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 31-05-2009, 11:05:27
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8615/roks.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 31-05-2009, 16:05:39
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8018/day161.jpg)

Finnish used Sotka chasing germans, lapland, early autumn 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 31-05-2009, 20:05:41
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4348/0078vt.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 31-05-2009, 20:05:49
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/B-17-battle-casualty1.gif)

The "All American" after colliding with a Bf-109G on a raid over Tunis, Tunisia. “All American” made it back to Biskra, Algeria, with all aboard safe.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 31-05-2009, 22:05:05
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/GM_000836.jpg)
A Matilda tank during an exercise in the Maltese countryside, 24 May 1942. Note the distinctive camouflage, and its inspiration - a stone wall - behind.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 01-06-2009, 01:06:18
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9530/is2rx6hc3.jpg)
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/160/js2fswxe4.jpg)

Well, you see what it is.  :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-06-2009, 08:06:59
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4301/694pxtype92heavymachine.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 01-06-2009, 10:06:57
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1z3ngo8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 01-06-2009, 21:06:15
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_012184.jpg)
'Cuckoo', a German Panther tank captured in running order by the 4th Coldstream Guards, seen here in action against Geijsteren castle on the banks of the Maas, 29 November 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 02-06-2009, 00:06:11
(http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/a/a1/Jewsforhitler.jpg)

don't ask me about background story, the site it's from is not trustworthy. But still: WTF
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 02-06-2009, 14:06:07
(http://i44.tinypic.com/6hsrp4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-06-2009, 15:06:43
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1241873032/gallery_28554_190_33304.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 02-06-2009, 22:06:04
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_012425.jpg)
The townspeople of Worthing in Sussex watch with interest as the Home Guard resist an 'attack' on the pier by regular troops supported by a Universal carrier, 3 August 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-06-2009, 23:06:07
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1241873032/gallery_28554_190_73149.jpg)
No Kit-limit  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 03-06-2009, 18:06:12
German officers alongside with fresh finnish SS troops in summer 1941 during a ceremony, notice the finnish flags in the background.

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/11/day162.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 03-06-2009, 18:06:32
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_034426.jpg)
German Tiger I tank captured in Tunisia, on display at Horse Guards Parade in London, 18 November 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 04-06-2009, 07:06:38
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6996/432pxbundesarchivbild10.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-06-2009, 10:06:09
Everyone knows the most famous photograph of that destroyed Sotka 85 on the road from Ihantala to Kilpeenjoki with two finns looking at it. For the next three days I present you pictures of the same event:

Today, that german sturmgeschutz from 303 who made the kill, moves to its new position towards the back. This kill was the only one the german 303 brigade did during the battles for Ihantala. Previously they made a few more tank kills and quite some infantry kills around Nurmilampi.

You can see finnish soldiers at the burning wreck of that Sotka, on the far left.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2871/day163.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 04-06-2009, 14:06:45
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1244120298/gallery_28554_190_60283.jpg)
Slovakia soldier with PPD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 04-06-2009, 15:06:43
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005348.jpg)
A Sherman tank of 13th/18th Royal Hussars in action against German troops using crashed Horsa gliders as cover near Ranville, 10 June 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-06-2009, 05:06:34
(http://i033.radikal.ru/0906/3e/f13405564896.jpg)
Source: http://militariafuchs.de/petrov-45.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 05-06-2009, 06:06:42
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=71380)

(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=49996)

Can't decide which is sweeter.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 05-06-2009, 12:06:47
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1244120298/gallery_28554_190_695.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 05-06-2009, 17:06:45
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/EA_000031.jpg)
'Salvo', the 'Paradog' completing a parachute jump during training at Andrews Field, near Great Saling, Essex.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 06-06-2009, 01:06:11
(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6176/tellermineum9.jpg)

I guess when you're tired enough, anything can be a pillow.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/Lehto/Album%202GM/resbaln.jpg)

Apparently, the Germans also invented break dancing.

(http://www.gewehr43.com/badass.jpg)

They also had a Rambo.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 06-06-2009, 10:06:11
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/371/ww2118.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 06-06-2009, 12:06:52
Two German 303 Sturmgeschutz Brigade Stug's at northern Ihantala.

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6861/day164.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 06-06-2009, 12:06:40
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005093.jpg)
A jumble of infantry, carriers and other vehicles on Sword Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005090.jpg)
Troops crouch down on Sword Beach as they wait the signal to advance.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 07-06-2009, 16:06:10
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3434/dsk.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-06-2009, 21:06:33
(http://i39.tinypic.com/15f3vjr.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 07-06-2009, 21:06:27
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_000392.jpg)
The French Browning Machine Gun being manned by two crew members wearing gas masks. They are on board the French sloop FFS COMMANDANT DUBOC at Plymouth. The ship is manned entirely by Free Frenchmen. Note the pipe leading out of the jacket of the machine gun to allow the liquid coolant to work.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 08-06-2009, 01:06:08
Fallschirmjägers with one of those nifty recoilless thingies.
 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-567-1503E-34%2C_San_Felice%2C_Inspektion_von_Fallschirmtruppen.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 08-06-2009, 01:06:14
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=71381)

(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=173811)

Again, can't decide.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 08-06-2009, 12:06:02
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9200/day165.jpg)

Ihantala, at Kilpeenjoki road. The world famous destroyed Sotka in the background.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 08-06-2009, 12:06:21
(http://i44.tinypic.com/28hijjn.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 08-06-2009, 18:06:37
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_008543.jpg)
British troops fire a captured German MG42 machine gun during training at 59th Division's Battle School at Vienne En Bessin, 1 August 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 09-06-2009, 11:06:09
9th of June, gentlemen. You know what that means.

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6493/day166.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-06-2009, 00:06:04
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2816/016jagdtiger.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 10-06-2009, 17:06:50
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_007521.jpg)
Sherman tanks caryying infantry, a Sherman Crab flail tank, and an ambulance halftrack assemble at the start of Operation 'Goodwood', 18 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 10-06-2009, 17:06:20
If you attack the Sherman Crab's weak spot, does it inflict MASSIVE DAMAGE?!

Anyway, in relation to the thread:

(http://www.nzetc.org/etexts/WH2Chri/WH2Chr10a(h280).jpg)

Some Universal Carriers outside Fort Capuzzo.  Including one with (what looks like) a Boys Rifle mounted on it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 10-06-2009, 18:06:35
That's not a pupchen Coca, that's a recoiless rifle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicht_Gesch%C3%BCtz_40

The image in that Wikipedia article is totally wrong, the article is about the 7.5cm LG 40, while the image shows a 10.5cm LG, i think it's an LG 42, which is about twice the size of an 7.5cm LG 40 and has a gun shield.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2816/016jagdtiger.jpg)

Still around, unlike some of the other vehicles we got our hands on (Sturmtiger, Grille 17, Panther Ausf.D, Bergepanther)

(http://www.airbum.com/BlogPix/TTM-Jagdtiger-LW.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 10-06-2009, 19:06:17
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-228-0301-09A%2C_Frankreich%2C_Artilleriestellung%2C_Gesch%C3%BCtz.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-06-2009, 23:06:22
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2361/47mm.jpg)

4,7cm Pak(t) on Hotchkiss 35R(f). Czech AT-gun on french tank in german service.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 11-06-2009, 22:06:50
Somehow, colour pictures just make the whole war seem more real than black and white.  So, I'll be digging out colour pics for a while.
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002837.jpg)
Allied gliders and aircraft flying over the devastated town of Kevelaer on their way to the Rhine crossing.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 11-06-2009, 23:06:11
Those tiny dots in the sky, white part to the right side. I guess.

Captured FJ's at Caen.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Powcaen.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 12-06-2009, 08:06:55
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/122920-2/Sherman+Tank+Of+XXX+Corps+Supporting+the+101st+Airborne+Division_+506th+Parachute+Infantry+Regiment)

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/37599-5/knocked+out+sherman+with+crew+grave)

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/214258-4/German+panzer+w+graves+Poland)

The Sherman in the top pic (caption claimed it was a Firefly, but the gun looks like the 76mm to me?) was knocked out by a Jagdpanther, and two of the crew of the Sherman in the middle picture barely escaped with their lives. As for the bottom picture, it appears to be a Panzer II, so presumably there is another knocked out tank just out of the picture, as it had a crew of only 3.

All pictures taken from the fabulous http://www.ww2incolor.com (http://www.ww2incolor.com/updates)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 12-06-2009, 11:06:37
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002570.jpg)
A tank crew of the 4th Battalion, the Royal Tank Regiment, 4th Armoured Division, unpack a Christmas parcel. The crew who are shown with their camouflaged tank looking like a 'travelling Christmas tree' had been together for three years. They had seen action in Libya and Italy before coming to Holland. Left to right: Trooper R Buckley; Trooper J Round; and Sergeant H Kirk.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 12-06-2009, 19:06:40
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5853/tanksugarcane.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-06-2009, 20:06:01
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3264/unicp107spw.jpg)

Unic leSPW U304(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 12-06-2009, 23:06:45
(http://i40.tinypic.com/33ndiqb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 13-06-2009, 21:06:51
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6695/jgasmasks.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 13-06-2009, 22:06:14
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4725/axe1eu.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 14-06-2009, 01:06:53
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8375/1832.jpg)

Unic leSPW U304(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 14-06-2009, 13:06:09
Smoke break.

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2903/day167.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 14-06-2009, 16:06:03
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1258/neathats.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 14-06-2009, 21:06:48
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002371.jpg)
Children wearing orange ribbons and waving Dutch flags during celebrations in Eindhoven, the first major town in Holland to be liberated. Eindhoven was later bombed by the German Air Force.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 14-06-2009, 23:06:36
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9205/220cm20flak203820auf20c.jpg)

Unic leSPW U304(f) with 2cm Flak 38
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 15-06-2009, 09:06:28
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/B-17_Flying_Fortress.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 15-06-2009, 10:06:06
(http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/5735/stg44nam8no379pm1.jpg)

Don't ask me whats behind it, USAF private with StG44, looks quite some years post war though.
Actually, the majority of the city was destroyed by the Allied airforce.
Both sides screwed us over.

<Paratroopers liberate it>
Germans: "What? Zhey where not happy with our ZURPRESSION? Bomb it!"
Americans: "What? Those clog wearing weirdos are now with the Germans again? Bomb it!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 15-06-2009, 17:06:11
Rumanian soldiers speak to Soviet prisoners.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-218-0513-23A%2C_Russland-S%C3%BCd%2C_Rum%C3%A4nen%2C_russische_Kriegsgefangene.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 15-06-2009, 23:06:10
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9958/unicp107spwwithpak36.jpg)

Unic leSPW U304(f) with 3,7cm Pak 36
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-06-2009, 23:06:30
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002025.jpg)
A Churchill tank of 51st Royal Tank Regiment, moving through the undergrowth during an advance across the Italian countryside.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 16-06-2009, 00:06:28
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Lockheed_P-38J_Lightning_-_1.jpg/780px-Lockheed_P-38J_Lightning_-_1.jpg)

Sorry if this is posted before, but that is beautiful.


(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002025.jpg)
A Churchill tank of 51st Royal Tank Regiment, moving through the undergrowth during an advance across the Italian countryside.
Ah, nothing quite like a Churchill ploughing through a hedge to make those axis infantry crap themselves  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-06-2009, 21:06:17
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000631.jpg)
Under cover of trees, men of a reconnaissance unit of the 78th Division rest by their Bren carriers and scout cars.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 16-06-2009, 23:06:41
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm1/REHMM/RWS307f.jpg)

8cm Reihenwerfer (arraymortar?) on SPW Somua S307(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 17-06-2009, 04:06:59
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3928/shreck.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 17-06-2009, 18:06:25
A colleague of mine sent me this link today: http://gigapica.geenstijl.nl/2009/06/operation_overlord.html#more
(http://uppix.net/f/4/d/4f0345120051064b262f52189c479tt.jpg) (http://uppix.net/f/4/d/4f0345120051064b262f52189c479.html)

We need the hatchet (on the left) in FH2!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Slayer on 17-06-2009, 18:06:55
In which picture?

I really like that set. I'll post my favourite:

(http://g.imagehost.org/0900/ae167944_GGDDay07.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 17-06-2009, 19:06:12
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000212.jpg)
Squadron leader gives instructions to tank commanders on the turret of one of the Churchill tanks of A Squadron, 43rd Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, 33rd Brigade.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 17-06-2009, 19:06:54
(http://i42.tinypic.com/fvy0ig.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 17-06-2009, 22:06:36
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6124/flor2.jpg)

15,5cm Kanone 416(f) (Grand-Puissance-Filloux)

Must be the little sister of the 418.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 18-06-2009, 14:06:56
Original:

(http://www.grebbeberg.nl/dordt/fotosdordt/gfx/normal/dordt_jens_01.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4456/19528889.jpg)
In the hands of the photographer the original photo they are recreating.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-06-2009, 23:06:41
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001047.jpg)
A paratrooper looking through binoculars with his rifle over his shoulder while sheltering under the nose of an Airspeed Horsa Glider of No 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit. The paratroopers were taking part in a Press Facility Day exercise.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 19-06-2009, 05:06:22
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/P-47_040315-F-9999G-029.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Krätzer on 19-06-2009, 05:06:50
(http://www.xrender.de/upload/users/NightHawk/0051.jpg)

27.L - Flottille 1942
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cadyshack on 19-06-2009, 07:06:59
(http://www.daveswarbirds.com/navalwar/men_pics/lsowatch.jpg)

An LSO watches his work as an Avenger hits the deck.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 19-06-2009, 10:06:28
S-Boote coming back from a trip in a harbour, I think one of the Dutch ones.

(http://dkepaves.free.fr/img/sboot.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 19-06-2009, 15:06:51
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000036.jpg)
A bomb-train of sixteen 250lb bombs arriving to be loaded by the waiting Royal Air Force armourers into Short Stirling bomber N6101 of No 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. (N6101 was one of the first built by Short and Harland at Belfast).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 19-06-2009, 20:06:42
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5762/gugu4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-06-2009, 21:06:20
The last meal.

Edit://

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5848/lorraine021.jpg)

Lorraine 37L tractor. The german army captured quite a lot of these during their Blitzkrieg campaign on france.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 20-06-2009, 10:06:27
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3197/wqsbxy.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 20-06-2009, 13:06:29
Panzer IV vs. KV-2  ;D
(http://i049.radikal.ru/0906/0b/89f9ce45e7c2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-06-2009, 20:06:12
Haguro under attack at Rabaul on November 2, 1943, showing damage received in the battle of Empress Augusta Bay that morning.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Japanese_cruiser_Haguro_at_Rabaul.jpg)

USAAF gun camera footage of the Haguro under attack at Rabaul
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f3/H82476.jpg/651px-H82476.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 20-06-2009, 23:06:11
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001399.jpg)
Sergeant P Hopkinson of the Royal Engineers, who was the first Allied soldier to be attached to an Italian Unit after the Armistice, with Italian artillerymen who are explaining shell markings to him.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-06-2009, 01:06:02
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3866/12l38vbcp.jpg)

Lorraine 37L with trailer.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 21-06-2009, 03:06:29
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/219206-2/__+______________+1_001)
Breslau 1945 PTRS

No idea if this is a real photo or just a fake.  No more description than that sentence.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 21-06-2009, 05:06:57
(http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/GreatBritain/GB-TOG2star.jpg)

TOG II (The Old Gang)

How nice it would've been, to have a 17 pounder in service before the Tiger even made it to combat.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-06-2009, 09:06:14
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4140/flags1j.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-06-2009, 23:06:10
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7793/lorrainel37pricepym4003.jpg)

Lorraine 37L with trailers. Look like fuel trailers to me.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 22-06-2009, 05:06:25
Experimental ISU-152 SP gun, armeb by 152-mm LB-8 gun.
(http://s56.radikal.ru/i152/0906/e4/0d37a72d9d51.jpg)

Gun
http://s44.radikal.ru/i104/0906/17/2fe7db9005ac.jpg

And result of firing against 203-mm armor plate
http://i067.radikal.ru/0906/3d/a5e33fe851d5.jpg
http://i050.radikal.ru/0906/02/5192fd43c8a9.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 22-06-2009, 10:06:09
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/218747-2/Lahti-Saloranta+M26+in+firing+position+at+Kollaa)

Oh no? Alright, fine, they didn't. I'm just a sucker for forest fighting.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 22-06-2009, 21:06:15
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000021.jpg)(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000022.jpg)
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000023.jpg)
Flight Lieutenant Laurie of No 222 Squadron, Royal Air Force starting up Supermarine Spitfire Mark V, BM202 'ZD-H' "Flying Scotsman", at North Weald, Essex. The aircraft was the second bearing this name to be paid for from donations made by LNER personnel.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 22-06-2009, 22:06:43
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/37mm_Antiaircraft_gun_in_Solomons.jpg)

M1 37MM autocannon on the Solomon islands in 1943. Aint she a beauty ^^
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 22-06-2009, 22:06:53
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2ihkosk.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 23-06-2009, 00:06:24
The Lahti does make a heavenly sounds, doesn't it.

Finns armed with a Panzerschrek. The one on the right does seem to be rather terrified, and justifiably so, I would think.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/149570-2/Finnish+Panzerschreck+team+in+position)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 23-06-2009, 03:06:38
T-80 light tank with VT-43 gun. He passed trials, but not entered to production.
(http://s55.radikal.ru/i148/0906/79/8cd09a74a683.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 23-06-2009, 16:06:08
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2ujp2qe.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 23-06-2009, 17:06:14


Posted before.

Oh Dear God, I'm sorry, how will I be able to sleep at night now, knowing I posted a picture and wasted 2 seconds of someone who can remember every page of a 67 page thread's life.

Wow you screw'd dude!
Go kill yourself! That is, if you survive long enough. May the STURMBOCK protect you!

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2928/sheepq.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 23-06-2009, 19:06:07
(http://site.voila.fr/bunkers/abwfw42red2.jpg).

German 'light your ass on fire' mine.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 23-06-2009, 23:06:04
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001795.jpg)
A gathering of men of No 467 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force to celebrate the completion of 100 operations by the Avro Lancaster R5868/`PO-S' (S for Sugar) after its sortie on 11 - 12 May 1944 to a communications target in Belgium. Below the cockpit of the Lancaster are the emblems indicating the number of operational flights and the award of three DSOs and two DFCs to crew members.

The bomber started operations in 8/9 July 1942 with No 83 Squadron (where it was `OL-Q') and reputedly flew 79 trips from Wyton and Scampton until being withdrawn for a major overhaul in August 1943. It joined No 467 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force at Waddington in November 1943 and went on to a reputed 137 sorties, the last on 23 April 1945 to Flensburg. Records indicate that the official 100th operation was possibly not the actual one. The aircraft is now on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 23-06-2009, 23:06:46
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6760/chenillettelorraine37l1.jpg)

Lorraine 37L
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 24-06-2009, 12:06:29
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/3654985526_d9dc853a12.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 24-06-2009, 16:06:20
Bombardier B3 armored snowmobile on the Red Army trials
(http://s56.radikal.ru/i152/0906/92/7ef5ba65059f.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 24-06-2009, 16:06:57
Bombardier B3 armored snowmobile on the Red Army trials
Is that a bren gun and a thompson I see there?  If so, why?

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_000335.jpg)
Sailor wearing steel helmet and carrying rifle with fixed bayonet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 24-06-2009, 17:06:56
If the red army recieved a M3/m5 stuart, 2 Thompsons where standard included


(http://www.458bg.com/Crews/Spaven/FlakMagnetNA_WEB.jpg)

Intresting B-24 :p
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 25-06-2009, 00:06:02
A rather well documented event:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6361/03573.jpg)

15cm sFH 13 on GW Lorraine tractor 37L(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Krätzer on 25-06-2009, 05:06:42
(http://www.xrender.de/upload/users/NightHawk/adasdasd.jpg)

The Allies have no Chance against our hardest Tank  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 25-06-2009, 15:06:10
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1245173775/gallery_28554_197_41680.jpeg)
V-Day 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 25-06-2009, 21:06:53
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6213/mgchina.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 26-06-2009, 00:06:36
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/COL_000188.jpg)
Spitfire Mark VB, AD233 'ZD-F', being flown by the Commanding Officer of No.222 Squadron RAF, Squadron Leader Richard Milne, when based at North Weald, Essex. On 25 May, AD233 was shot down by Focke Wulf Fw 190s over Gravelines, while being flown by Squadron Leader Jankiewicz.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-06-2009, 03:06:34
Willys MB on the Kubinka trials. He can tow 1,5-t guns! :-X
(http://i081.radikal.ru/0906/82/5c53d2ecfde5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 26-06-2009, 13:06:36
Generalfeldmarschall Ente and his staff on the Ostfront.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-087-3675A-17A%2C_Russland%2C_PKW.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 26-06-2009, 23:06:51
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/COL_000156.jpg)
German Gebirgsjager [mountain troops] with their pack animals, probably in Italy or the Balkans.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 27-06-2009, 08:06:31
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8400/5148sturmcover1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 27-06-2009, 10:06:10
(http://i39.tinypic.com/1zoyo47.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 27-06-2009, 23:06:26
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/COL_000161.jpg)
Two dust covered German despatch riders relax with cigarettes by their Zundapp motorbike after delivering a despatch on the Eastern Front.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-06-2009, 06:06:50
ZiS-41 halftrack on the trials, winter 1942
(http://s49.radikal.ru/i126/0906/98/ed383773fb87.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 28-06-2009, 09:06:03
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4918/ssmariatheresia.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 28-06-2009, 10:06:24
(http://i43.tinypic.com/23lf6o7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 28-06-2009, 10:06:55
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1246181982/gallery_28554_197_9327.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 28-06-2009, 10:06:56
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/US_7th_Armored_Division%2C_Vielsalm%2C_Belgium_12.23.1944.jpg)

a M5 gun near Vielsalm during the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium

The M5 saw quiet some action during from 1943. First in Italy, then in North-west europe
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 28-06-2009, 23:06:32
German armoured train. The vehicle in the first waggon is a Lorraine tractor 37L with a russian 12,2cm artillery gun 390. Must have been some rare custom installation.

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4841/122mm.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-06-2009, 09:06:53
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/803/brow.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 29-06-2009, 14:06:39
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1246181982/gallery_28554_197_7996.jpg)
Revenge for 1918
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 29-06-2009, 22:06:52
Probably the same armored train after having been captured by allied forces in the station of St. Layare, Paris, 1944.

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5302/germanarmoredtraincaptu.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-06-2009, 01:06:38
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001922.jpg)
A British soldier examining a knocked out German 88mm gun north of Rome.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-06-2009, 13:06:03
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001501.jpg)
Gunner B Cooper of Christchurch, cleaning a 5.5 inch shell before loading in order to save wear and tear on the gun barrel, near Sessa Aurunca, Garigliano River Valley, Italy.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 30-06-2009, 16:06:34
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2en2nue.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 30-06-2009, 17:06:59
 ;D
(http://cs4180.vkontakte.ru/u7483209/88166041/x_8d3a57b2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jobabb Jobabbsen on 01-07-2009, 16:07:28
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/ernochka/tandembikelosingtire.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 02-07-2009, 23:07:44
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2496/marderilorrainephoto013.jpg)

7,5cm Pak 40 on Lorraine 37L (Marder I)

Appendix:
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9564/132170710eocuilph.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9564/132170710eocuilph.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-07-2009, 15:07:21
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3328/avtos1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 03-07-2009, 18:07:28
Finnish families heading to air raid shelters by sleigh during the Russo-Finnish War.
Location:   Finland
Date taken:   December 1939
Photographer:   Carl Mydans

(http://tbn0.google.com/hosted/images/c?q=6c5089847e3a81de_landing)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 03-07-2009, 20:07:28
(http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/2707/315476.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 03-07-2009, 22:07:30
Stuka zu Schlitten ;)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 03-07-2009, 23:07:50
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_010439.jpg)
Men of the 1st Royal Fusiliers operate a captured German Marder 75mm self-propelled gun, 30 December 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 04-07-2009, 00:07:36
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3544/105mk4.jpg)

10,5 cm leFH 16 on Vickers Mk. VI(e)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 04-07-2009, 09:07:07
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5953/radiosq.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [F|H]Deek_101 on 04-07-2009, 14:07:04
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/279752-2/C__pia+de+d+Malaya+_4_6)
Japanese officers using a periscope (Malaya 1941)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Krätzer on 04-07-2009, 16:07:51
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/2434/tr41392603.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 04-07-2009, 20:07:05
(http://i41.tinypic.com/11j87x0.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 04-07-2009, 22:07:56
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1968/monkeye.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 04-07-2009, 23:07:22
(http://i44.tinypic.com/f3fbpz.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-07-2009, 01:07:32
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1966/02164.jpg)

8cm Granatwerfer 34 on Automitrailleuse de Reconnaissance Renault Modèle 35 Type ZT / AMR 35(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-07-2009, 06:07:08
(http://s60.radikal.ru/i169/0902/7e/7012af74c5d6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 06-07-2009, 17:07:10
(http://i39.tinypic.com/do589c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-07-2009, 18:07:09
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7444/0016sk4b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-07-2009, 01:07:24
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9579/tpanhard5cmkwk113.jpg)

5cm KwK 38 L/42 on Panhard 178-P204(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 07-07-2009, 13:07:07
Just to prove you can a live tame bear:

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/HU_016544.jpg)(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/HU_016543.jpg)
Troops of the Polish 22 Transport Artillery Support Unit watch as one of their comrades play wrestles with Voytek (Wojtek) their mascot bear during their service in the Middle East.

'Voytek the Soldier bear' was adopted by troops of the 22nd Artillery Support Company of the Polish II Corps after he was found in Iran, ill and malnurished in 1942. He soon became a mascot for the unit. When the company shipped out to Italy authorities refused to allow pets so the troops 'enlisted' Voytek as an serviceman in their unit giving him a name, rank and service number. In return for the occassional cigarette and beer the bear would help the unit by carrying heavy loads. He became world famous after his exploits during the campaign in Italy notably including helping move artillery shells to the firing guns during the bombardment of Monte Cassino. After the war Voytek followed the unit to Scotland but after its dispansion he was housed in Edinburgh Zoo until his death there aged 22 in 1963.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-07-2009, 16:07:28
(http://i26.tinypic.com/34gsnz5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-07-2009, 18:07:16
(http://s59.radikal.ru/i163/0907/ca/b07b39f097d6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 08-07-2009, 00:07:17
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4171/normandy.jpg)

Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 08-07-2009, 18:07:41
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/StalingradRus.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 08-07-2009, 18:07:18
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_001292.jpg)
A special remote controlled mine-detecting lorry intended for the Mareth line battles. The spiked concrete rollers were intended to detect the start of a minefield, after which the vehicle was removed and engineers took over the task of locating and lifting the mines.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 08-07-2009, 21:07:02
(http://i30.tinypic.com/4kfvgo.jpg)
(http://i32.tinypic.com/33upi0n.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 09-07-2009, 00:07:27
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_001292.jpg)
A special remote controlled mine-detecting lorry intended for the Mareth line battles. The spiked concrete rollers were intended to detect the start of a minefield, after which the vehicle was removed and engineers took over the task of locating and lifting the mines.

Pah!
That is a back number.
Look at my remote controlled, carrier based and fully mechanized mine-clearer 3000!

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4140/biaf.jpg)
Panzerbefehlswagen I Ausf. B with Minenräumpanzer Borgward B I
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 09-07-2009, 06:07:02
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/9919/amecv33zd3.jpg)


Can someone explain this pic?

Looks like that Italian Light tank, used by the allies somewhere around in 1943, whit an B17 in the back.

Or i am wrong?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 09-07-2009, 19:07:50
(http://i25.tinypic.com/vo0i7m.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 11-07-2009, 10:07:20
(http://i29.tinypic.com/ic43sn.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 11-07-2009, 10:07:34
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2149/grp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 11-07-2009, 12:07:55
YOung German POWs
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5656/funnygermanfb7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 11-07-2009, 17:07:26
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Sherman_crab_flail_tank.jpg)

Also, not WW2 but funny as heck:
Minesweeper: The Movie (http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1770138)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 11-07-2009, 17:07:07
Fallschirmjägers pause before the graves of their fallen comrades.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Bundesarchiv_Bild_141-0848%2C_Kreta%2C_Soldatengr%C3%A4ber.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 11-07-2009, 22:07:12
(http://w3vq6pi37.homepage.t-online.de/f5901-6000/5963.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-07-2009, 00:07:46
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/285821-2/VdeA_6_1%23)

German Soldier surrendering to an US Armoured Unit.. so alone.. i feel sorry for him.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 12-07-2009, 00:07:30
How to:

(http://i25.tinypic.com/xbjv9j.jpg)
(http://i28.tinypic.com/ngtyzs.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-07-2009, 01:07:10
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/285821-2/VdeA_6_1%23)

German Soldier surrendering to an US Armoured Unit.. so alone.. i feel sorry for him.

Did he just got lost or was he the last to crawl out of some foxholes? Well, he doesn't look that dirty.


(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/5967/mcgmun.jpg)

Ammo carrier SPW S307(f)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 12-07-2009, 10:07:17
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8363/gingal.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 12-07-2009, 10:07:40
(http://model.otaku.ru/1/haldei_1941.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 12-07-2009, 12:07:25
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4381/771944ihantalantakamaas.jpg)

7.7.1944 Rear area of Ihantala, near the village of Kontu. Commander Börje Brotell is painting victory rings on request by the photographer. In reality, the markings had already been painted on 29.6. Ps. 531-10 (Brotells stug) destroyed 4 more tanks at Vuosalmi.

Ps. 531-10 (http://andreaslarka.net/ps531010/ps531010.html) is the one that scored the most victories during the hard fighting in the summer of 1944. With 11 confirmed tank-kills this StuG now stands as a monument at the Finnish Armoured Brigades garrison area in Parola, Finland.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-07-2009, 14:07:14
Germans were also toying with the ones they captured. Result: Useless.

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9033/c966f2f304f30b40352acc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-07-2009, 20:07:39
Now its time for real pictures :D


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/267362-2/22028129hx7)

Hmm, a big calibre gun should have killed the crew of the T34.. i wonder if its a KwK 43 or something..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 13-07-2009, 09:07:15
Hmm, a big calibre gun should have killed the crew of the T34.. i wonder if its a KwK 43 or something..
My vote for Flak 88 or some of its derivatives.

-------------------------------------------


(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2481/isu1521.jpg)

This ISU-152 assault gun, "1212", was captured on 25 June 1944 near the Portinhoikka crossroads. It was hit twice on the bow just below the gun. It was recovered for repair to Panssarikeskus (armor center) in Varkaus, where it was converted to a recovery vehicle ISU-152V. This was the first one of two ISU-152s captured by Finland during summer 1944. This ISU-152 stands today at Parola armored museum, converted back to its original outfit.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 13-07-2009, 19:07:04
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2dlt11g.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-07-2009, 21:07:14
The Italian army had nifty postcards.
(http://www.comandosupremo.com/card1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 13-07-2009, 22:07:24
One Fallschrimjager Soldiers and probably, a Wehrmatch one surrendering to the Russians in Berlin.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/210023-4/20090301)


Some pleople claims that is Reenactment, i dont think so, any German reenactor will have that face, looks extremly scared.


Mudra, when you have been captured, you had that face? i doubt it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 13-07-2009, 23:07:46
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/C_001154.jpg)
An airman, wearing gas clothing and mask, holds down the wing of a Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 85 Squadron RAF during a gas attack practice at Lille-Seclin.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 14-07-2009, 10:07:25
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9775/ps2313o.jpg)

R-111 (forthcoming Ps. 231-3) in Äänislinna at 30.1.1944. This sotka was captured from Räisälä-Kaukola area in summer 1941. This was the first time finns encountered T-34 in battle and also the first sotka to be captured. The crew had abandoned the tank after it was immobilized by artillery shelling. This sotka destroyed 4 enemy tanks during summer 1944.  Ps. 231-3 is nowadays preserved in Joensuu, Finland.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 14-07-2009, 17:07:13
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/USMC-C-Peleliu-p6a.jpg)

Navy medics scramble ashore amongst disabled and burning LVT's, Peleliu, September 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 14-07-2009, 21:07:07
Where is it? Italy? Sicily?

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8191/drache.jpg)

Focke Achgelis Fa-223 Drache(Dragon)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-07-2009, 23:07:30
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/246558-2/char2c)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 15-07-2009, 11:07:14
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4065/m39atrifle.jpg)

Finnish M/39 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahti_L-39) AT-rifle in position during continuation war. Its size made transportation difficult, so it was nicknamed "Norsupyssy" ("Elephant Gun")
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 15-07-2009, 12:07:32
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/SC180577t-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 15-07-2009, 13:07:10
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/USMC-C-Peleliu-p42.jpg)

F4U Corsair drops a bomb on Japanese positions on Umurbrogol Mountain, Peleliu, 1944. The airfield was so close to the frontlines that planes would take off and drop their bombs before they retracted their landing gear.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 15-07-2009, 20:07:42
Anti Materia sounds Anti Everything :P

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/41409-5/kettenwechsel)

The crew of a german Panzer IV reattaches the left track which was damaged during a fire fight. Picture was taken at Cassino/Italy, April 1944.

Panzer IV ausf.H of 15th Panzergrenadier Division. Very clear pix in Squadron/Signal Panzer Colors#3 where rear plate & division insignia visible. The white 5-pointed star has their commanders initial inside (PzAbt 115 used "G", PzGrRgt 129 used "F" & PzGrRgt 104 used aN "e"). This unit is usually identified as being Hermann Goering which they fought alongside of with elements of sPzAbt 504 that this Panzer IV was supporting when tracked.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 15-07-2009, 23:07:14
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4179/h97503.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 16-07-2009, 11:07:13
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8376/aam39.jpg)

Finnish anti-aircraft rifle M39/44 on improvised AA mount. The AT rifle was fitted on top of a tree trunk cut approx. 1.5m tall using a simple hinged device. M39/44 AA rifle was basicly M39 AT Rifle modified to fire full auto and fitted with AA scope.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-07-2009, 14:07:20
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/019.jpg)

"Lying in terror looking longingly up the slope to better cover, I saw a wounded man near me, staggering in the direction of the LVTs. His face was half bloody pulp and the mangled shreds of what was left of an arm hung down like a stick, as he bent over in the stumbling, shock-crazy walk. The half of his face that was still human had the most terrifying look of abject patiences I have ever seen. He fell behind me, in a  red puddle on the white sand."--Tom Lea, Life Magazine artist, Peleliu, 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 16-07-2009, 15:07:17
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5739/u166conningtower.jpg)

U 166, Type IX-C submarine, most likely in the Kiel Canal. The officer on bridge with the white cap is lieutenant Kuhlmann. Sunk by depth charges from USS PC 566 on June 30th 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico, 70km from New Orleans. 51 casualties, no survivers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-07-2009, 00:07:03
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/140965-2/Hitler_001)


Hitler and Goebbels signing autographs
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 17-07-2009, 10:07:37
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1373/m39rax.jpg)

Anti-tank rifle M39 in the winter. The report of this gun was quite loud, so the shooter has protected his hearing by placing empty cases in his ears.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [F|H]Deek_101 on 17-07-2009, 11:07:26
(http://img.odkrywca.pl/forum_pics/picsforum13/panther_mont_ormel_03.jpg)
(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/1858/mace86oy.jpg)
German convoy destroyed by Polish soldiers in "Korytarz Śmierci" (the "Corridor of Death"):

Sorry if I broke the rules by posting to pictures but it gives a better perspective of the damage the Polish 1. Armoured Division did to the Germans at Hill 262(Mount-Ormel).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 17-07-2009, 15:07:28
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/fScan136.jpg)

Another Tom Lea painting, of a chaplain at an aid station on Peleliu.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 17-07-2009, 17:07:01
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6586/u166kuhlmanbridge.jpg)

U 166 Lieutenant Kuhlmann

Edit:// The wreckage has been declared as sea grave.

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6651/u166sonar.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 17-07-2009, 19:07:42
(http://i26.tinypic.com/v5wr9h.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-07-2009, 23:07:39
You've posted that pic earlier.. or it was in this forum or in Filefront.

Still i like it

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/269661-2/D12SSPDHJ_75_2%23)

Soldiers from the 12th SS Hitlerjugend salvage a shot down Allied fighter bomber pilot in Normandy. A quite interesting photo since these particular pilots weren't too popular with the German troops permanently haunted by the "Jabos".

I dont wanna be shot down and fall into SS Hands... consider yourself lucky if they dindt shot you at the moment.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 18-07-2009, 09:07:07
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5952/palembankg5japanesairbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 18-07-2009, 10:07:38
You've posted that pic earlier.. or it was in this forum or in Filefront.

Filefront :p

same goes for this one:

(http://i27.tinypic.com/24xe5a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 18-07-2009, 11:07:04
I am sorry to break the one picture rule, but these two are from same thing and additional picture gives more perspective.
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3031/moranedmg1.jpg)


(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1740/moranedmg2.jpg)
Morane MS-650 of 1/HLeLv 28 was damaged on 25 may 1944. In front is the pilot Capt R. Turkki, who escaped all injuries.

Can anyone guess which plane made the damage?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 18-07-2009, 13:07:07
Actually, the 12th was known for being ok with prisoners, unless they were Canadian, who they pretty much gave no quarter.
Whats wrong with the canucks?

No one really knows.  The 12th SS and the Canadians both had almost no quarter to each other, and when they did take prisoners, they were often still brutally beaten.  Its hard to say who started it, but what is known is hundreds of 12th SS and Canadians were killed by the opposite in cold blood.

The 12th SS killed them because SS-Standartenfuhrer Kurt Meyer specifically ordered on June 7th that no prisoners were to be taken at the Juno beachhead. The first killings took place on June 7th and continued over the next month (Meyer was battlefield promoted to division commander on June 14th). 20 of the killings took place inside Meyer's headquarters at the Abbey d'Ardenne in Caen.

At the time, the reason Meyer gave for ordering the killings was because the division was low on food and he didn't want to have to feed prisoners.

Meyer was later brought to trial for war crimes, convicted and sentenced to hang. His sentence was later commuted to life in prison but he was released after 9 years.

As far as I know, the only person to ever claim that the killings were in revenge for Canadian killings of Hitlerjugend troops was Meyer at his trial. He also claimed he knew nothing about the killings of 20 POWs that took place inside his headquarters.

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=memorials/ww2mem/ardenne
http://www.valourandhorror.com/DB/ISSUE/Abbaye/

Now, for today's picture.

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/FlagsOverStilwellRoad.gif)

American and Chinese troops put flags on the first vehicle to cross the Ledo Road, Burma, January 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-07-2009, 19:07:03
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/270123-2/wm724_6)


Japanse officers inspects a Tiger I 88mm Cannon, in november 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 18-07-2009, 20:07:23
(http://i31.tinypic.com/2eocwzq.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 18-07-2009, 21:07:54
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4570/1941sumvaplrevoliutsgrm.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-07-2009, 04:07:56
And their captors dindt said "Wait this guy has a family somewhere" I hate that shit!

Hitler inspects a Ferdinand Porsche, his new cat, Dog.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/31099-4/2440998833_a12427a414)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 19-07-2009, 06:07:56
Well Mudra the massacre of the SS that you describe seems to be well documented. This Polish thing though, I'm still not so sure. But regardless...

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/USMC-C-Peleliu-p18a.jpg)

Another picture from Peleliu. Remains of Japanese armor that counter-attacked the beachhead.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 19-07-2009, 09:07:06
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6770/sellerlehesten.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 19-07-2009, 12:07:41
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3828/stugenso.jpg)
Stugs of 1. Rynnäkkötykkikomppania (stug. company) in Enso 4. June 1944 during parade of Puolustusvoimien lippujuhla (no idea how to translate this). First stug is Ps. 531-7 commanded by Sgt. Vartia, second is Ps. 531-6 commanded by Cpl. Koskiniemi (Cpl. Koskiniemi was KIA during battle of kuuterselkä). The boys seem to stick closely on the bank, because few weeks earlier a small boy was hit by Ps. 531-9 and was wounded badly.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 19-07-2009, 19:07:04
Road to Tarawa
(http://4.media.tumblr.com/0HQKF6gbplgh8v6crcYclENFo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [F|H]Deek_101 on 19-07-2009, 20:07:21
That guy coughing must have started the swine flue pandemic!
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/290823-4/07-17-2009+07_31_41PM)
Panther wreck in Paris
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-07-2009, 21:07:56
(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/7905/drilling01.jpg)

Quote
Close to the end of World War II attempts were made to encounter the rising threat from the air. Due to the lack of heavy anti-air equipment hope was to find relief with lighter guns that were cheaper and faster to produce or have been available in large quantities already. For this purpose the aircraft MG 151/20 appeared to be suitable, as it was numerous in stock and was about to be replaced as armament for airplanes by stronger guns. Mounted as a tripplet it achieved better results than single mounted in an aircraft.

Annotation: These guns used 1.5cm belt ammo. Ammo was provided from the 3 boxes below. As it was designed for aircrafts, the empty casings were automatically collected in the socket.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 20-07-2009, 09:07:09
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9905/mdsensisu.jpg)
20mm Madsen AA-gun aboard finnish submarine mothership Sisu.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-07-2009, 15:07:38
The Japanese Military Police posing uncharacteristicly with some British POWS.

(http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/allies-bomb-northern-nazi-germany-49.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 20-07-2009, 20:07:25
(http://i27.tinypic.com/j6q6iw.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [F|H]Deek_101 on 20-07-2009, 23:07:22
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/283193-2/7)
Light(est) Soviet anti-aircraft
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 21-07-2009, 08:07:23
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8476/vickersbridge.jpg)
Vickers 6-ton light tank uses bridge built by engineers to get over Tuulosjoki during the attack phase of jatkosota.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-07-2009, 09:07:29
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3338/12zp8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-07-2009, 13:07:55
Admiral Thierry de Argenlieu, comandant of the FNFL, inspect the soldier of the commando Kieffer (commando n°4). October 1943

here the rest of the pictures of the series:
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/883/11fu7.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2281/10in3.jpg)
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5536/09bb1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 21-07-2009, 19:07:01
(http://i25.tinypic.com/ml2m3s.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-07-2009, 21:07:13
(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/447/drilling03.jpg)

The 2 nozzles on the outer barrels cause the bullet tracers to intersect in front of the gun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 22-07-2009, 11:07:31
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4278/06ue8.jpg)
Chasseur alping going to Norway 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 22-07-2009, 19:07:45
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/21/l35017f2.jpg)

Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Fliegerabwehrwagen
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 23-07-2009, 08:07:14
What a cute puppy.  What model is it?  ;)

a Patou i think:
(http://accel10.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/499x500/1/21/20/43/Animaux/Diaporamas/divers/0201gc0.jpg)

OT
(http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/15/a61kg6.jpg)

CEF in italy july 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 23-07-2009, 12:07:29
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9250/vuosalmi.jpg)

Wrecks of the tanks that tried to attack HQ of JR 7/II (second battalion of inf. regiment 7), were still visible when the war ended at Vuosalmi 8. september 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 23-07-2009, 21:07:25
It is really getting difficult to post fresh PotDs every day. I think this one might have been posted before. Either here, or over at filefront. However, I can't resist to post these aircraft guns mounted on horse trailers.

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1306/drilling186.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 23-07-2009, 21:07:13
Yet another happy man, this time a masquiard, with a Bren gun.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/136661-2/DlT_34_1%23)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 23-07-2009, 22:07:07
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5154/bundesarchivbild101ig1c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-07-2009, 23:07:26
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/295092-4/ShwPzAbt+501+Sandomir+1944)

SchwPzAbt 501, Sandomir 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 24-07-2009, 05:07:06
Somewhere in Sahara...
(http://s1.directupload.net/images/090718/9zuwr3cq.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 24-07-2009, 08:07:27
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/9531/a67cs9.jpg)

marseille 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 24-07-2009, 09:07:38
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/291923-2/DPdO_81_1%23)

A light "Toldi" tank of 2nd Hungarian Armoured Division crosses a damaged bridge with Hungarian infantry watching. Eastern Poland, summer 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 24-07-2009, 13:07:51
Infantry support probably.
I wonder if there was any soviet infantry units without tank/AT support at that time?
_______________________________________________________________

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7459/jkrit.jpg)
Finnish jaegers (jääkäri) move throught birch forest during the continuation war. These lightly armed infantry units were regarded as the elite of the finnish army, and were sent wherever the fighting was heaviest. They used bicycles or skis to move (regarding to the season).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 24-07-2009, 21:07:29
(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9389/rsoflak.jpg)


Anti-aircraft guns on trailers. On the left the trailer was pulled by an unarmoured Raupenschlepper Ost, on the right it is not recognizeable at all.


Edit:// alternative address: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/112547931f.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-07-2009, 03:07:15
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/291923-2/DPdO_81_1%23)

A light "Toldi" tank of 2nd Hungarian Armoured Division crosses a damaged bridge with Hungarian infantry watching. Eastern Poland, summer 1944.
Was there any combat value for Toldi in 1944?

Why not? maybe some kind of reserve, i mean, Hungary didnt had the enough industries to produce enough tanks like the US or UK, and replace them all whit new models..


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/267472-2/ursula101dr8)

"Ursula"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 25-07-2009, 07:07:29
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7076/bt7h.jpg)
Finnish soldier sits atop a soviet BT-7 tank, knocked out during the continuation war. The original caption reads: "The russian left so fast, he forgot his hat."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 25-07-2009, 08:07:33
(http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/photo-war2/phot5884a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 25-07-2009, 10:07:54
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2873/ddaybagpipes.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jerry_03 on 25-07-2009, 11:07:08
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/Jerry003/Yanks_advance_into_a_Belgian_town.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 25-07-2009, 22:07:20
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8407/crewfhhbook.jpg)

Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Fliegerabwehrwagen MG151/20 Drilling with HWF telescopic sight.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 26-07-2009, 09:07:23
@ Seth
 Great picture but whatis there any information behind it? I play in a bagpipe band and I always like to see oddities like 2 drone pipes and for the life of me I cannot make out a single unit badge so I could look into this image further.

 

a canadian unit  at dday, i don't have more information. But it restricts a lot the research...


(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6530/36grenadea151024v6.jpg)

Private Marcel St-Laurent of "D" Company, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, clowns for the camera at Cuyk, Netherlands, on 23 January 1945. Details of the fuze on the bottom of the No. 36 Grenade can be seen. The length of the cloth bandolier has been altered by tying a knot in it to make it shorter.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-07-2009, 10:07:14
(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3899/panzeriiausfjvk1601.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 26-07-2009, 10:07:28
Taranov any info on pic? Where is it taken?

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7284/talvisota.jpg)
In a hastily dug position, two Finnish soldiers armed with a Suomi kp/31 and a captured Soviet Degtyarev DP light machine gun. Both men are well protected against the cold and well camouflaged, including white cloths wrapped around their field caps.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 26-07-2009, 14:07:00
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1246181982/gallery_28554_190_69173.jpg)
NRA troops going into battle of Shanghai
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 27-07-2009, 13:07:05
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7030/bofors.jpg)

The crew of Bofors 40mm AA gun during continuation war.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 27-07-2009, 16:07:28
Amphibious version of Panzer II
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6818/swimmpanzeriipictureeba.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 27-07-2009, 19:07:08
Russian Liberation Army
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1246181982/gallery_28554_190_27237.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 27-07-2009, 20:07:57
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1553/flak01.jpg)

1,5cm MG 151/20 Fla SL 151 (Drilling) on a Reichsbahn railway carriage.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 28-07-2009, 09:07:45
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/130/piiskatykki.jpg)
A finnish crew clean the barrel of their captured soviet 45mm AT gun, the so called "Piiskatykki" (whip cannon), during continuation war. This gun, based on a scaling-up of the 37mm german PAK 36, was a welcome addition to Finns inadequate AT armoury. Hundreds of these AT guns were captured during both wars and it is the most used AT gun in finnish army.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 28-07-2009, 11:07:55
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/742/a87mw1.jpg)
1ere Division blindée, Harth october 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-07-2009, 20:07:00
Grosstraktor in Kummersdorf proving ground
(http://i014.radikal.ru/0906/3d/be2645354506.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 29-07-2009, 00:07:21
We had the following picture already:

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2905/mtk4mwvjnzjhzje2ywi5zjn.jpg)

Captured Reichsbahn railway carriages with 1,5cm MG 151/20 Fla SL 151 (Drilling)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 29-07-2009, 10:07:43
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3161/maximm.jpg)

The crew of a Finnish-modified Russian Maxim heavy machine gun pictured in December 1939 during the Talvisota (winter war). All wear hooded snow camouflage uniforms.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 30-07-2009, 00:07:17
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5091/flak02.jpg)


1,5cm MG 151/20 Fla SL 151 (Drilling) on a Reichsbahn railway carriage.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 30-07-2009, 09:07:58
(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5273/landsverkantiii.jpg)
A Landsverk II AA tank, one of only six bought from Sweden in 1942 and used by the Armoured Division's AA battery. This conversion of the Landsverk light tank was also in service with the Hungarian Army, who called it the Nimrod.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 30-07-2009, 11:07:27
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2695/a90pf9.jpg)
21 november 1944, french army at Belfort
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 30-07-2009, 15:07:38
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/WDW_Megaraptor/Chinese_troops_on_Stuart_tanks_Ledo.jpg)

Chinese M5 Stuart tanks on the Ledo Road.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 31-07-2009, 20:07:25
Valentine I from first series, tracks same than Cruiser tank Mk.I/II
(http://s41.radikal.ru/i091/0907/bd/340498e17c84.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 31-07-2009, 20:07:48
Valentine, serius Bussiness.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/281011-2/Hitler+am+Grabe)

Hitler at the grave of his parents 13.3.1938 in Leonding This is the Frontside of a postcard.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 31-07-2009, 21:07:11
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3118/bshoot2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 31-07-2009, 22:07:17
Thats probably the first image ive seen of the Gewehrgranatengerät being used in combat  :P

Second  :P ;D
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-584-2159-20%2C_Frankreich%2C_Soldat_mit_Gewehr_in_Stellung.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 31-07-2009, 22:07:03
(http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Bilder/Gewehrgranatgerat/Gewehrgranatgerat-2.jpg)

thats interesting, and wtf at the same time lol  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 01-08-2009, 00:08:00
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/410/zthlyme1n2fhmtaznddhm2z.jpg)

2cm Flak 36 and 1,5cm MG 151/20 Fla SL 151 (Drilling)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 01-08-2009, 03:08:36
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/145737-1/6rffr)

A Bren gunner gives cover to members of the 6th Royal Frontier Force Rifles,under fire from German mortars, Lanciano, Italy. December 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-08-2009, 09:08:56
i don't know if this pictures is a fake ...
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3006/2003145.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 01-08-2009, 10:08:43
(http://i25.tinypic.com/dh7khc.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-08-2009, 19:08:31
 :D cool taranov, i wasn't sure because of the quality of the photo.
here, i've got some other like that

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5118/2003130.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 01-08-2009, 19:08:16
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4064/save00029.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 01-08-2009, 21:08:07
I think I'm almost done with these. I'll need some new topic then.

Explicit Content / inappropriate for minors:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1504/midffh2.th.jpg) (http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1504/midffh2.jpg)

Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Fliegerabwehrwagen with MG151/20 Drilling

R.I.P.


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 02-08-2009, 11:08:42
(http://i28.tinypic.com/2j3o8sp.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 02-08-2009, 16:08:38
I've ran out of finnish army pictures, so I have to post some Luftwaffe ones for while.

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6686/preparationfornewsortie.jpg)
Hs 129 of IV (Pz) / Sg 9 is being prepared for new sortie somewhere in Ukraine march 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 02-08-2009, 17:08:39
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3131/22700180.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 03-08-2009, 10:08:58
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1246181982/gallery_28554_186_8429.gif)
Its not a C96 its a Kampfpistole(Combat pistol) or Flare gun
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 03-08-2009, 11:08:53
(http://i25.tinypic.com/b6ol5v.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 03-08-2009, 13:08:24
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5905/hs129.jpg)
Originally a album snapshot, this picture offers viewer a perfect view of gun throughs and the revi gun sight cover.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 03-08-2009, 23:08:13
(http://i28.tinypic.com/ojjf2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-08-2009, 08:08:38
(http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/photo-war/phot5502a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 05-08-2009, 23:08:54
(http://i31.tinypic.com/2mwzcz4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 06-08-2009, 14:08:22
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4724/b04ah4.jpg)

Mulhouse december 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 06-08-2009, 16:08:52
I'd surrender when someone would rub my nose in a Bofors.  ;D


In commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima:
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1661/hiroshima120vgrossgaler.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 07-08-2009, 03:08:16
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3186/b17jp.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-08-2009, 09:08:58
(http://i28.tinypic.com/35lw9p1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-08-2009, 19:08:43
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3337/tig2pp.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 182 Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B Tiger II 'Königstiger' with early Porsche turret.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Gl@mRock on 07-08-2009, 20:08:19
(http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/Tiger-2-2002-Picz/KTiger-506-Captured-Big.jpg)
"This Tiger II from the 2.Kompanie/schwere Panzer Abteilung 506 was captured by American troops and restored to running condition by Company B, 129 th Ordnance Battalion by 15 December 1944."

Ref: http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/tiger2.htm
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 07-08-2009, 20:08:36
(http://www.ss501panzer.com/Wirbelwind_Stoumont.JPG)
Wirbelwind

No other information.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 07-08-2009, 21:08:44
Is it only a coincidence that we are seeing so many Tiger II related POTD's?  :P

What?  :P

(http://i26.tinypic.com/29ff0hj.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 07-08-2009, 22:08:06
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5334/bundesarchivbild101i366.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-08-2009, 00:08:31
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/83694-2/British+antiaircraft)

This is a BSA 1000 ccm bike with sidecar. A machine gun is mounted on the sidecar. This was referred to as "Colonnial Version" and it is depicted here being used by Dutch soldiers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-08-2009, 06:08:28
Can't Resist..

Just see it.

(http://rareaircraf1.greyfalcon.us/picturesm/au16.jpg)

Needs to be in FH2, and now.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-08-2009, 03:08:43
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7302/bundesarchivbild101i279.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 09-08-2009, 08:08:14
(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/e100_1.jpg)

The Only known picture of the E100 Heavy Tank.. Afaik that chassis was later destroyed.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 09-08-2009, 09:08:23
(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/e_100_1.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CbwnjooteyI/R2lE_uAqZKI/AAAAAAAADgA/I2fgFgzjk_A/s400/E-100a.jpg)
(http://media.photobucket.com/image/e-100%20tank/alybagpipe/e-100_with_tracks.jpg)
(http://www.provehicles.co.uk/images/biggest_tanks/e-100_2.jpg)

The other known pictures of the E-100.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 09-08-2009, 09:08:08
wooow seth soldier, your avatar picture, awsome comic isnt it
yes indeed i love this comic  ;)

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8711/bundesarchivbild101i433.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-08-2009, 10:08:04
Two Mark V tanks in Smolensk, used as a monuments. After 1941 tanks stealed to Germany and later scrapped.
(http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/rwcmilitaria/962_002.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 09-08-2009, 11:08:27
(http://i30.tinypic.com/14w7u3m.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 09-08-2009, 12:08:55
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-721-0397-29,_Frankreich,_Panzer_VI_%28Tiger_II,_K%C3%B6nigstiger%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 09-08-2009, 12:08:38
Amazing picture there, Aggro.

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8471/76934034.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-08-2009, 13:08:39
(http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/tanks/churchill/avre03.jpg)

A churchill AVRE somewhere in Normandy.

I swear, the Churchills are gonna be one of my favorite tanks in Normandy :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 09-08-2009, 14:08:31
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1249345617/gallery_28554_188_12762.jpg)
Luftwaffe P38
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 09-08-2009, 18:08:51
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2333/bf110.jpg)

The threat of enemy air raids was taken seriously by mechanics camouflaging Bf 110C during Fall gelb.

This sort of static to airfield would be neat.  :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 09-08-2009, 21:08:13
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/305667-2/3092407098_64a573192d)

A B-25 Mitchell bomber flying over Japanese anti-aircraft gun emplacements during a strafing run, 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 10-08-2009, 01:08:21
Probably posted before since its on wikipedia, but anyway:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Canadian_landings_at_Juno_Beach.jpg)

Canadians landing on Juno Beach
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 10-08-2009, 05:08:42
Star means Allies, not just americans.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/219276-2/DPdO_81_2%23)

Hungarian medium battle tank "Turan". Galicia, summer of 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 10-08-2009, 07:08:51
Is that an American valentine VIII or IX?

It's Valentine XI OP, command tank with dummy gun.

Ah, I see. Thanks.

Brits used the star too.

Star means Allies, not just americans.

Didn't know that. Guess I should do some more research on the Allied side of the war and not just the Axis. ;)

Anyhow here's two pictures (I know I know)

Chi-To:
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8633/chito.jpg)

I believe this is a model 94 tankette:
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5676/20060703104607.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 10-08-2009, 18:08:02
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8344/110bar.jpg)

Perhaps a hardier breed, Allied (Kittyhawk) pilots found a novel use for the tailplane of a derelict Zerstörer. Never mind the midday sun, just keep the beer coming. By all reports, 'Ye Olde Me 110 Inn' was a favourite desert watering hole - courtesy, in all likelihood, of III./ZG 26
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 10-08-2009, 19:08:41
Vomag heavy truck based AA sp gun with Flak 18 or Flak 36 on board
(http://s39.radikal.ru/i084/0908/b1/2014cc3ac9ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-08-2009, 20:08:58
If you ask me, that old modified Vomag looks much too noble to be burned on the frontline. I bet they used them for everyday parades through Berlin. Everything else would be such a waste.


(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5875/88mm212.jpg)
8,8cm Flak 18 on VOMAG bus
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-08-2009, 05:08:40
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/199599-2/aug1944)

Hungarian convoy August 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 11-08-2009, 19:08:17
(http://englishrussia.com/images/berlin_siege/12.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 11-08-2009, 20:08:31
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8305/bundesarchivbild101i584.jpg)

Fallschirmjager using american camo for his helm ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-08-2009, 23:08:01
(http://www.olive-drab.com/images/id_m4_tractor_155mm_2_700.jpg)

A 155mm "Long tom" being towed by a M4 High speed tractor

I love this Field artillery, i really hope they will add it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 12-08-2009, 00:08:33
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8854/1940kollaareservilaiset.jpg)

An ancestor of mine took this photograph. Newly arrived reservists posing for him at Kollaa, 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 12-08-2009, 15:08:33
(http://englishrussia.com/images/berlin_siege/3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 13-08-2009, 01:08:39
Continuing the personal photograph collection of my family member:

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9599/aurinkoapaistattamassa.jpg)

Boys enjoying the sun and smokes in Olonets Karelia during summer of 1942. Sorry about the huge shine on the picture, but it is in the photograph itself and wasnt caused by the scanner.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 13-08-2009, 15:08:59
(http://englishrussia.com/images/berlin_siege/17.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 13-08-2009, 15:08:34
french soldier Mulhouse november 1944
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9707/a99xs4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 13-08-2009, 17:08:40
 Somewhere in 1940, Angers, France:
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5841/germansy.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 13-08-2009, 17:08:02
(http://englishrussia.com/images/fire_hedgehog/1.jpg)

Soviet Field conversion of a unknown plane
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 13-08-2009, 21:08:36
I think those 88 PPsh must have been a joke. Each will have 50 rounds to be gone in no-time, while the penetration is zero. Must be useful if you want to strafe crowded swimming pools in the summer or POW camps during mustering... :-\

Hmm. Picture, a picture...wait. What about a tank?...Hmm. Bingo! This guy remembers me to that japanese officer who also inspected that german Tiger. He got the same expression.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8593/007971.jpg)
Stug III G (?)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 13-08-2009, 21:08:29
(http://englishrussia.com/images/fire_hedgehog/2.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 14-08-2009, 12:08:25
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1047/valkeatkuinmetsakanat.jpg)

Caption is "White as forest chickens." Picture taken in winter, 1940 somewhere near Kollaa.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 14-08-2009, 14:08:24
Trafic accident in France on the road to Nantes (probebly from te direction of Angers)
This car hit a German motercycle with sidecar (can be seen in the background)  I wonder what kind of trouble this got him in :s
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6550/knipsely.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 14-08-2009, 17:08:01
(http://englishrussia.com/images/berlin_siege/22.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 14-08-2009, 18:08:57
(http://www.biathlon.net/wintwar11.jpg)

more winter war!  :)

@ Aggroman

Nice pics man  :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 14-08-2009, 23:08:33
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3069/800pxfinnishtroopstorni.jpg)

Finnish troops at Kemi during The Lapland War 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 14-08-2009, 23:08:12
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/332ndFighterBriefing1945.jpg)
Tuskegee Airmen, 1945. Notice the coolest dude ever on left.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 14-08-2009, 23:08:23
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2213/maahanammuttuilmojenter.jpg)

"Steel bird of the skies shot down"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-08-2009, 23:08:19
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/307110-2/444)

12th SS Panzer Regiment-5th Company (this photo shows the damsge sustained by "536" on 7 June 1944 and was taken the following day when the tank was still immobilised)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-08-2009, 09:08:54
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4564/storia13big.jpg)

italian soldier 1945
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 15-08-2009, 10:08:00
(http://englishrussia.com/images/berlin_siege/21.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 15-08-2009, 13:08:36
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4564/storia13big.jpg)

italian soldier 1945
I bet he´s going to break his shoulder or atleast get some nasty bruises if he tries to fire his nade launcher like that.
BTT:
Recruitment poster for the Croatian Ustasha, that collaborated with Nazi Germany and became infamous for their war crimes against Serbs, Muslims and other groups in Yugoslavia.
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9824/ulegion.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 15-08-2009, 17:08:36
(http://englishrussia.com/images/world_war_2_by_baltermants/31.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 15-08-2009, 17:08:20
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6406/194t.jpg)

- No information regarding time or place



Amazing picture there, ZeG. You got any information on that?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 15-08-2009, 19:08:41
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/301469-2/Coastal+defence+ship+Ilmarinen+in+Turku)

Coastal defence ship Ilmarinen in Turku. The ship served as part of the citys air defence during The Winter War.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-08-2009, 21:08:04
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4081/ww2147.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 15-08-2009, 22:08:23
75mm SP, Autocar (M3 75mm GMC) of 1st The Royal Dragoons armoured car regiment, somewhere in Northern Germany, spring '45.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/skcoclis/142223818_a85ca3fd9f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Gl@mRock on 16-08-2009, 06:08:49
French woman partisan... HO! LA! LA!

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/303010-1/partisana+french)

From this site. 
http://www.ww2incolor.com/
*Warning, graphic images*
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 16-08-2009, 06:08:44
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/310572-2/Ju287+__Lommel__)

The world's very first, forward swept wing aircraft the Ju287 'Lommel' pictured in 1944. This airplane was a critical milestone in aviation history and it's revolutionary design played a major role in postwar development of aviation in both East and West.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 16-08-2009, 10:08:27
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6752/devils6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 16-08-2009, 23:08:09
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5155/barrycrook1.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 124 leFH 18/2 on Fgst. PzKpfw II "Wespe"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 16-08-2009, 23:08:25
Guys are preparing to pose for camera in 1940. Tomorrow I will post the posed photograph itself.

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1215/pojattulossaposeeraamaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 17-08-2009, 16:08:10
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/USS_Louisville_hit_by_kamikaze.jpg)

USN Heavy cruiser USS Louisville being hit by 2 kamikaze planes. Despite this, she afterwards shot down several more planes, and assisted in the shelling of the beaches at Leyte
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 17-08-2009, 16:08:47
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/573/laplandwar.jpg)
Finnish troops acrossing a bridge destroyed by Germans during Lapland War in Finland 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 17-08-2009, 22:08:49
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7853/115ami.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 18-08-2009, 04:08:30
Some are self explanitory, but some like that last one aren't...its a cool one too.  Just wish I knew what was going on.

Anyways:

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2548/broomhandles.jpg)

Japanese motorcycle troops, some armed with C96 broomhandle pistols, in China.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 18-08-2009, 09:08:10
Waffen-SS soldiers and a just captured soldier of the Red Army. Remarkable, the Soviet soldier receives a smoke before even being disarmed.

After all, we all are just people.

And now for that posed picture from 1940 from Ladoga's Karelia near Kollaa.

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/222/pojatposeeraa1940.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-08-2009, 00:08:55
Some armored train. And the tank in the second railcar looks almost like a T-34 but could be everything else.

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3381/pz225.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-08-2009, 04:08:26
I dunno wth is it, but i know one thing, its awesome.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/310325-2/Digitalizar0002_003)

A German anti-tank scores a direct hit on an allied tank. Western front, date and location unknown.

Looks real to me..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-08-2009, 21:08:59
A different variant, but the tank in the second railcar is obviously the same. I think Mudra is right, must be a 38t.
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2372/pz1123.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-08-2009, 01:08:03
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/264579-2/C__pia+de+w+_48_)

italian naval comando whit a panzerfaust in the gothic line
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-08-2009, 05:08:34
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/311465-2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1994-009-17__Griechenland__gefangener_Neuseel__nder_1_)

Panzerbefehlswagen (command tank) III ausf E or F in Greece, fitted with a 37 mm gun and two coaxial machine guns (1940).

Yes, who is that guy on the back of the tank? looks British or Greek.. heres more info.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/312078-2/Digitalizar0003)

This is the same prisoner showned in "Panzerbefehlswagen III", but a photo taken from a diferent angle. Scanned this photo from a old book I have (from 1968), much lower quality when compared with the first photo but a curiosity nonetheless.


Two Pics in one.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 20-08-2009, 14:08:34
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4233/046zj8.jpg)

- Soviets with a T-34 and a lend-lease yank
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 20-08-2009, 14:08:07
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5269/pojatsaaliinsakimpussa1.jpg)

Boys posing with the carcass of a T-26T they had knocked out during one of the battles at Kollaa, 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-08-2009, 04:08:44
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/312908-1/Strassenkampf+MG34+koloriert)

"Voronesh/Central Russia, summer 1942."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-08-2009, 03:08:20
Because its recolorized or something... i got the original.


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/303974-2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1981-058-05__Volksgrenadiere_an_der_Adriafront)

Volksgrenadiers on the watch at the Adria-Front
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 22-08-2009, 21:08:28
The radar system "Würzburg Riese" (Würzburg is a german city, Riese means giant) on a railcar, assembled and ready for operation.

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5756/wrzug.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-08-2009, 06:08:26
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/312799-2/DL_1432-F%23)

Germa Stuka crew shot down and captured in England, the smoking debris of their aircraft in the back, 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 23-08-2009, 17:08:21
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9595/571b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 23-08-2009, 17:08:57
Execution of a collaborator in France's purge after the war.

(http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fa838c83a25a129f_large)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 23-08-2009, 18:08:29
Würzburg Riese

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5234/radartrainsair.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-08-2009, 19:08:43
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/301280-2/ww2-6+017)

German Infantry in Russia. Unknown Date/Place.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 24-08-2009, 05:08:55
(http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/photo-war/phot5502a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 24-08-2009, 22:08:27
(http://www.beute.narod.ru/Beutepanzer/italy/tanks/P40/P40_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 24-08-2009, 22:08:02
I think I've seen that picture before. I think we had a discussion whether it is hungarian or italian. However, I cheated and looked it up. It is an italian Carro Armato Pesante P26/40.


Würzburg Riese disassembled
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3263/fumzug2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-08-2009, 04:08:43
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/313631-2/rsi-antisom-sailors)

italian naval commandos using Beretta submanchine guns during training (italy 1944)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 25-08-2009, 08:08:43
(http://s43.radikal.ru/i100/0908/89/b02410bd07fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-08-2009, 00:08:28
Very nice picture of an armoured train. On the very left you can recognize some flatbed railcar followed by an artillery and AA combo railcar. The next train must be some control room with radio antenna, followed by another artillery railcar with observation turret. At least I think it is a turret.

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4319/bundesarchivbild101i639.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 26-08-2009, 00:08:27
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1212441424/gallery_28554_184_30135.jpg)
Canadian Staghound  8)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 26-08-2009, 02:08:33
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/226117-4/ma6gv9)

 :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-08-2009, 04:08:12
(http://s59.radikal.ru/i165/0908/25/397eca992510.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 26-08-2009, 05:08:42
Loving the pictures,

@ Taranov,
 Do you have pictures of corduroy roads or other field expedient solutions that the germans used to get out of that kind of mud.

@ Dukat,
 kudos yet again for your theme

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: A-tree on 26-08-2009, 16:08:35
It wouldn't be too hard to confuse that picture with one from 1812!
Its hard to believe the photo was taken during the same conflict in which the likes of cruise missiles and jets were starting to make their appearance.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 26-08-2009, 19:08:26
(http://www.tigerpanzer.de/tiger2/pics/140.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-08-2009, 20:08:17
Picture taken inside of the radio and command car of an armoured train.

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9820/70601281.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 26-08-2009, 20:08:19
"Alright, who the hell farted this time!?"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-08-2009, 20:08:08
I was just about to edit: "Did I turn off the gascooker?"   ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 26-08-2009, 20:08:51
I was just about to edit: "Did I turn off the gascooker?"   ;D
lmao!  ;D
"did I leave the Iron on?"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 26-08-2009, 22:08:23
 "Vy duzz it still smell like ze Bratwurst and Sauerkraut in hier?"

 "Hans, you dumbkopf, brush your teeth every once in a while"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 26-08-2009, 22:08:39
Seriously, ive just spent the last half an hour pissing myself laughing thinking about captions for that picture. Never has a World War 2 picture provided me with such hilarity  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 26-08-2009, 23:08:14
 "who evah smelled it- ische, dealt it- ische"
 'it vas zee guy mit der kamera who did it'
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [ret]azreal on 27-08-2009, 04:08:49
(http://www.tigerpanzer.de/tiger2/pics/140.jpg)

That's a KT right? Which turret version is that?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 27-08-2009, 05:08:46
Porsche, that photo is from Normandy (remember, the areas south of Caen actually had big fields instead of hedgerows:P)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [ret]azreal on 27-08-2009, 05:08:46
Porsche went from making KT tank turrets to making some awesome cars? Hmmm, why the change from the original turret?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 27-08-2009, 05:08:23
Because the nice slope on the front also sloped at the bottom, much like the early Panther turrets, created a shot trap and deflecting a shell downwards into the thin armour on top of the hull, knocking it out :P  The Henschel turret corrected this by making a simple flat, back angled surface, that was flush with the hull.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 27-08-2009, 07:08:50
That's a KT right? Which turret version is that?

Tiger Ausf.B with VK 45.02(P) turret, from sPzAbt 503. They used in combat from july 1944, Caen area.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [ret]azreal on 27-08-2009, 07:08:54
Because the nice slope on the front also sloped at the bottom, much like the early Panther turrets, created a shot trap and deflecting a shell downwards into the thin armour on top of the hull, knocking it out :P  The Henschel turret corrected this by making a simple flat, back angled surface, that was flush with the hull.

shit Mudra, if Taranov or Lightning ever leaves the team I'm recommending you for researcher. Ty for the answer :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 27-08-2009, 07:08:07
Haha, no problem. :P  Glad to help always :3
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 27-08-2009, 08:08:10
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/268130-2/712px-OkinawaMarineCaveDemolition)

Marine's watch explosive charges detonate and destroy a Japanese cave,Okinawa
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 27-08-2009, 10:08:14
(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6196/danzigm17.jpg)

dantzig 1945
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 27-08-2009, 14:08:19
dantzig 1945

M17 MGMC, on the International half-track base.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 27-08-2009, 17:08:03
(http://cs865.vkontakte.ru/u3649787/40672037/x_e31d7329.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 27-08-2009, 18:08:09
^Darth Vader prototype?

Heh.  Staged pictures can be really funny.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 27-08-2009, 19:08:52
(http://i31.tinypic.com/2yvudr4.jpg)

 ;D

What the hell? Was there really such a map?

no. that one never been realeased...

yet ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Neverdies on 27-08-2009, 20:08:04
(http://englishrussia.com/images/18/2.jpg)

russian sniper
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 27-08-2009, 20:08:39
(http://home.hetnet.nl/~oostvogels/Album.Dtslnd-tiger.JPG)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 27-08-2009, 20:08:48
Jagdpanzer VI - The M10 style.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 27-08-2009, 22:08:02
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/541/photogermanrivieradefen.jpg)

Quote
Armoured Train No. 10 at the french Riviera.
Besides artillerymen also infantrymen are part of the crew of the armoured train. The wisely fitted loopholes of the armoured railcar provide a superb field of fire in various directions.
contemporary comment 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 27-08-2009, 23:08:13
Aww, no fart-sniffing faces in that one...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 27-08-2009, 23:08:32
Jagdpanzer VI - The M10 style.
I still prefer calling it The Jagdtiger  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-08-2009, 18:08:48
(http://www.101airborne.extra.hu/images/news-pics/88_1230393075.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 28-08-2009, 19:08:02
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r244/VonMudra/DSS-GW_212_1.jpg)

A very successful Pak38 crew on the Ostfront
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 28-08-2009, 19:08:34
Or just a zebra camouflage..!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 29-08-2009, 00:08:29
Armoured train. This time it is a Pz.Kpfw.739(f) Somua on the flatbed. Note the loopholes.

(http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/6344/img00029.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 29-08-2009, 07:08:49
You mean firing slits?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-08-2009, 09:08:16
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/937/3617187083263bcb2574.jpg)
7 german nurse from cherbourg hospital sent back to the german
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 29-08-2009, 12:08:09
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3267144001_57baf57194_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-08-2009, 04:08:43
What if Kit Limit didnt existed......

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/257370-2/Capture_38)


A S/Sgt reads the the orders of the day to a group of medical personnel of the 78th Armored Medical Battalion,8th Armored Div.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 30-08-2009, 14:08:21
(http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/h/_/h_o_braza/t-34-tiger.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 30-08-2009, 15:08:36
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3267144001_57baf57194_b.jpg)

Heil Kitler!

(http://hellhunt.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/kitler30.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 30-08-2009, 16:08:39
That pic looks WW1 so wrong war i would say :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 30-08-2009, 16:08:19
And yeah, it is WW1 :P  crown on the buckle ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 30-08-2009, 16:08:50
I noticed cous of the gasmask first and then the helmet :p

Anyways, what is he holding in his right hand (left side of pic)? A knife/bayonet/sword?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 30-08-2009, 16:08:12
Looks like a bayonet from his bayonet frog on his left side :P

And the helmet and mask aren't dead give aways, considering M16/17/18 type helmets were indeed used in WW2, and WW2 german soldiers did have gasmasks too :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 30-08-2009, 16:08:09

And the helmet and mask aren't dead give aways, considering M16/17/18 type helmets were indeed used in WW2, and WW2 german soldiers did have gasmasks too :P
I thought the helmets were a hell of a lot clunkier than in the Second World War?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 30-08-2009, 16:08:08
Yes, they did use gasmasks, but the model in the pic is the 1915 one. that was replaced by the 1917, 1918, 1924, 1930 an 1938 model. So i seriusly doubd the germans would use a first generation gasmask in WW2 when they were already on generation 6 by then :p I have only seen the 1930, 1938 and 1944 models in WW2 pictures so far (not saying that older models weren't used, but it must have been incredibly rare)

Why do i know so much about gasmasks.... feel like a nerd now :s

i know the helmet was used in both wars.

And yes, probably the bayonet, to bad he is holding it straight to the camera :s
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 30-08-2009, 16:08:01
Winter War loot taken out for a spin during 1942 summer near coast of Lake Onega:

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9504/maallajavedessakulkevah.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 30-08-2009, 16:08:38
Winter War loot taken out for a spin during 1942 summer near coast of Lake Onega:

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9504/maallajavedessakulkevah.jpg)

Siika?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 30-08-2009, 16:08:36
Siikahan se siellä.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 30-08-2009, 16:08:26
Ota siika pois.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 30-08-2009, 16:08:35
Noni!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 30-08-2009, 17:08:14
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5683/36750589719776064af4b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 30-08-2009, 17:08:56
What tank was that?

And what was on the belt buckle?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 30-08-2009, 17:08:54
American soldiers speaking to a Franc-Tiruer Partisan.

(http://www.warfoto.com/bh992x.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-08-2009, 18:08:56
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5683/36750589719776064af4b.jpg)

Guy on left: "Haha, my sword is bigger than yours!"
Guy on right: "Daww, dangit!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-08-2009, 19:08:43
What tank was that?

And what was on the belt buckle?

Yer mum.

To both questions.

You must be drunk, all of your lastest post are stupid.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/315984-2/Lib__-s__nat2)
Along the Sena, the tanks from the 5 security regiment are out We are in the Luxembourg garden
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 30-08-2009, 19:08:39
You must be drunk, all of your lastest post are stupid

He's not drunk. He just pretends to be in order to have an excuse to troll/spam.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 31-08-2009, 04:08:47
What tank was that?

And what was on the belt buckle?

Yer mum.

To both questions.

You must be drunk, all of your lastest post are stupid.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/315984-2/Lib__-s__nat2)
Along the Sena, the tanks from the 5 security regiment are out We are in the Luxembourg garden

That CharB1 is lacking a 75mm, doubt it's a S35.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 31-08-2009, 11:08:35
That CharB1 is lacking a 75mm, doubt it's a S35.

Flammwagen auf Panzerkampfwagen B-2 (f).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 31-08-2009, 12:08:58
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5683/36750589719776064af4b.jpg)

Guy on left: "Haha, my sword is bigger than yours!"
Guy on right: "Daww, dangit!"


Guy on left:"this my sword guys"
Guy in the middle:"oh that's a nice sword laurel"
Guy in the right:"god i must get out of this hole of crazy fool"

:P the guy on the right look reaally worried !
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 31-08-2009, 13:08:07
Right one is worried because left one wants to shave himself with that sword. Or left wants to kill right and that buggers him. Middle one doesn't care, hes a simpleton.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 31-08-2009, 16:08:45
US tank crew POWs, Tunisia
(http://s52.radikal.ru/i138/0908/de/30a1fb0b5305.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 01-09-2009, 04:09:58
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/316788-2/d+Lake+Khasan+_8_3+1)

japanese anti aircraft gun crew preparing to fire at soviet planes (lake khasan 1938)

Are these soviet airplanes?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-09-2009, 06:09:48
[img]japanese anti aircraft gun crew preparing to fire at soviet planes (lake khasan 1938)

Are these soviet airplanes?

Nope, more looks like Ki-27 fighters.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 01-09-2009, 08:09:53
It could be a Yakovlev-UT2?

I heard it was a training Aircraft, but maybe some of them saw action.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-09-2009, 08:09:12
It could be a Yakovlev-UT2?

Nope, they not used in this conflict.
It's japanese fighters.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-09-2009, 09:09:23
(http://www.nick-linzer.de/ebay/310809/pzrgt5_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 02-09-2009, 01:09:01
Giant red splotch?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 02-09-2009, 01:09:04
 That splotch is some asshole defacing a picture for their own copyright.

 Those images and others from Forte Capuzzo are open source and available in an untampered format through the Australian War Museum and some other locations (like diggerhistory).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 02-09-2009, 01:09:01
It looks like the two germans standing next to the Pz3 are wondering why there's a giant red splotch up there.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 02-09-2009, 01:09:12
Well I don't blame them, I would be too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 02-09-2009, 01:09:32
Giant red splotch?
That, my friend, is a straight hit from Antifa's deadliest weapon: The Antifascistsymbolcannon of historicalpictureruing Mark II.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 02-09-2009, 04:09:41
Giant red splotch?
That, my friend, is a straight hit from Antifa's deadliest weapon: The Antifascistsymbolcannon of historicalpictureruing Mark II.

Good god, I heard they captured that from the Russians!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 02-09-2009, 05:09:51
I think the guy is covering a Swastika, it does loooks like a Swastika behind the Red dot of death.


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/315270-2/sniperascope)

German soldier falls to his death after being shot by a Russian sniper seconds before.

Its actually a video it seems.
"In the video,the cameraman is right next to the sniper when he shoots,then it goes to the scope view as shown here. Im guessing he either moved to the shooters scope quite fast,or had another sniper rifle present that he was using to get the scope footage. Which does not suprise me giving how much the Red Army used their snipers for propaganda "
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 02-09-2009, 06:09:13
If it shows the scope and the firing at the same time, from that scope, it would have to have been staged.  If the cameraman was staring down a different scope at the time though, it could be real.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 02-09-2009, 08:09:54
Oops... ;D
(http://www.trixum-s02.de/upload2/PmhKMdQGZnw6vVA.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Smiles on 02-09-2009, 11:09:46
Somekind of race going on there?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 02-09-2009, 11:09:13
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9417/06wn8.jpg)
commando Kieffer at the training may 1942
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 02-09-2009, 17:09:51
http://www.thedarkpaladin.com/images/scharfschtzepw3.jpg

German Sniper with a K98 ZF41

Not posting it here because it shows the side shield of the helmet which may or may not contain nazi symbols that are not allowed in Germany.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 02-09-2009, 17:09:55
I believe that is K98 ZF41
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 02-09-2009, 17:09:24
http://www.thedarkpaladin.com/images/scharfschtzepw3.jpg

German Sniper with a K98 ZF41

Not posting it here because it shows the side shield of the helmet which may or may not contain nazi symbols that are not allowed in Germany.

No it would not as its a historical photograph -_-
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 03-09-2009, 10:09:50
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5125/139p.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 03-09-2009, 11:09:38
Nice, Crusader Gun Tractor, and fitted out for wading. Can't say i've seen many period pics of 'em, certainly not in Normandy.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 03-09-2009, 15:09:32
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1209912350/gallery_28554_184_5180.jpg)
Churchill 3in Gun carrier
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 03-09-2009, 15:09:15
(http://www.triplea-blog.com/Normandy/2003/marmionguth.jpg)

'My helmet is too small'
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 03-09-2009, 18:09:09
Well camouflaged MG and AT bunker guarding a tram line. From the first defensive line around Ghent (but located in Oosterzele), Belgium as it was in 1940. It was armed with a Maxim machinegun and a 47mm AT gun.
(http://www.bunkergordel.be/images/foto's%20alle%20bunkertjes%20voor%20fiches/A-linie/A32-32e%20foto%20bunker%20A32%20getrokken%20in%20mei%201940.jpg)

The blueprints of the bunker.
(http://www.bunkergordel.be/images/originele%20plannen%20bunkers/A32-DO2-Oosterzele.JPG)

And the bunker in 2006.
(http://www.bunkergordel.be/images/foto's%20alle%20bunkertjes%20voor%20fiches/A-linie/A32-01a%20foto%20zoals%20bunker%20er%20heden%20uitziet.JPG)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 03-09-2009, 18:09:21
Woah! An entire house built around it, really clever. I've seen from pictures that in Normandy they painted bunkers in the same colours as villas, with the wooden crossing planks painted on it etc. but this is way better and more expensive/time consuming.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 03-09-2009, 18:09:07
Yes, a lot of the first line defence bunkers where i live had a brick outer wall built around then and real roofs. The wooden panels covering what should have been a window would just swing open just to reveal a mg or at gun. REALLY good camouflage you could say. At this location we also held the German army for a whole 3 days, just to hear the country had surrendered.

Those bunkers where build prewar, and were finished at around 1935, so i guess time wasnt really a problem then.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-09-2009, 21:09:14
(http://forum.exler.ru/uploads/127/post-1205424961.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 03-09-2009, 21:09:41
"confused, dot com".
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 03-09-2009, 22:09:30
Reminds me of those swiss defense works, they had bunkers that looked like ski huts and could be turned 360 degrees.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-09-2009, 22:09:35
Pretty ridiculous to see Alexandria and Nowogorodka in the same direction. Propaganda at its best.

(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6865/img0017qns.jpg)
Soldier 1: "I can see her! She must be barely 17."
Soldier 2: "Wow. Have you seen her *****?"
Soldier 3: "Herr Major, can I have a look?
Soldier 4: "Nono, with those ***** she must be 18 already."
Soldier 5: "Dammit, I don't see anything down here."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-09-2009, 22:09:03
Soldier 1: "I can see her! She must be barely 17."
Soldier 2: "Wow. Have you seen her *****?"
Soldier 3: "Herr Major, can I have a look?
Soldier 4: "Nono, with those ***** she must be 18 already."
Soldier 5: "Dammit, I don't see anything down here."


They mass-use disabled tanks hull+turrets as a armored train parts. T-34 1941 production in Kubinka tank museum - ex-piece of german armored train. He used without engine, tracks and wheels, just hull+turret on the flatcar.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-09-2009, 23:09:40
Um, ok Taranov...that comment had no point to what you quoted....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 04-09-2009, 06:09:35
If anyone has the picture of the German firing an MG42 from the hip handy, I'd appreciate it if you could post me a link. Cheers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-09-2009, 07:09:15
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/292497-2/0594593700)

September 1941 - a Soldier from the 2/23rd Infantry Battalion beside his Bren light machinegun at the frontline in Tobruk


"This is my Gun, Mate!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 04-09-2009, 08:09:19
"Who eat my wing?!" ;D
(http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/29039403/aview/Aufkl_rer-76.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 04-09-2009, 09:09:06
 :-\ the ventral mg gunner got hard time too


(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/405/a41sq2.jpg)

Battle for Royan avril 1945
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 04-09-2009, 09:09:56
(http://www.emersonkent.com/images/wwii.jpg)
Photo of Marine Pfc. Douglas Lightheart (right) and his 30-cal. machine gun, and his buddy Pfc. Gerald Churchby taking time out for a cigarette, while mopping up the enemy on Peleliu.

-can anyone identify the armor in the background ?
could be a water buffalo (LVT not sure what version) but not sure
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 04-09-2009, 10:09:13
LVT(A)-1, I think. As it has a turret and the Americans where fond of flamethrowers in the Pacific.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 04-09-2009, 12:09:41
Yep, LVT mounted with M3 37mm gun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 04-09-2009, 19:09:16
If anyone has the picture of the German firing an MG42 from the hip handy, I'd appreciate it if you could post me a link. Cheers.

Anyone?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 04-09-2009, 21:09:22
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9866/finnishartillery76k0219.png)

"The most common Finnish artillery was a 76 millimeter gun dating back to around the year 1902 (76 K 02). The gun stands as camouflaged in the city of Viipuri in March 1940"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 04-09-2009, 21:09:45
Russian Putilov factory made 76-mm (3-inch) field gun model 1902. In 1930 gun been modifited - barrel replaced to more longer, gun with new barrel have index 76-mm field gun Mod.1902/30.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-09-2009, 21:09:34
And guess from where the finns got the guns from? Trying to make a point or what?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 04-09-2009, 21:09:19
Taranov.ru
Your free source of military knowledge.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 04-09-2009, 21:09:03
And guess from where the finns got the guns from? Trying to make a point or what?

They got lots of M.1902 guns from Russian Empire time ;)
Same with Mosin rifles.
Also Poland have lots of M.1902 guns from same source, but they convert guns to 75-mm ammo. M1902 field guns have "Orthodox" nickname in polish army.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-09-2009, 21:09:35
No shit?!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 04-09-2009, 21:09:41
No shit?!

http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/ARTILLERY3.htm

"Finnish use: 179 guns acquired (captured + bought) in 1918. 11 more bought in 1931. Five captured during Winter War and 54 bought from Germany late 1940 and delivered in November - December of 1940. The most numerous field gun in use of Finnish field artillery during World War 2."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 04-09-2009, 21:09:14
Taranov, you disappoint me so much sometimes. Learn to pick out sarcasm.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7526/35436.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-09-2009, 23:09:37
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/315918-2/do217+ramjet)

Dornier DO-217E-2 whit Lorin Ramjet.

I wonder how that airplane could fly so fast, it wasnt designed for such speed.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-09-2009, 00:09:20
Armoured Train No. 26, Russia, 1942.
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5607/panzerzugno26rusland194.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 05-09-2009, 00:09:54
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/315918-2/do217+ramjet)

Dornier DO-217E-2 whit Lorin Ramjet.

I wonder how that airplane could fly so fast, it wasnt designed for such speed.

Looks backwards! Most jets have the pointy end is on the back.

Flippy: Taranov's first language isn't English, cut him a break. Russians don't have the ability to detect it. :(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 05-09-2009, 05:09:41
If anyone has the picture of the German firing an MG42 from the hip handy, I'd appreciate it if you could post me a link. Cheers.

Anyone?

I think this is as close as you're going to get:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp0FbdrsIGM


(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7934/aa11f.jpg)

Heinkel HE-111B-2.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 05-09-2009, 09:09:15
Thanks mate, but it was definitely a war-time pic of a German during Bulge firing an MG42 and standing completely straight. Thanks though.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 05-09-2009, 09:09:49
I always thought that the early Heinkel and Donier series was much nicer then the later ones when they removed the nose of the plane and made it blunt in the case of the Donier, and just a greenhouse cone in the case of the Heinkel....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-09-2009, 09:09:05
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/317748-2/img14)

royal thai army tank of a Tank squadron led by Major General Luang Phairirayordejd moving to attack the chinese in burma 1942
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 05-09-2009, 09:09:08
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/343/paracitroen.jpg)

French para before ww2
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-09-2009, 11:09:13
royal thai army tank of a Tank squadron led by Major General Luang Phairirayordejd moving to attack the chinese in burma 1942

More interesting tankette on the back side

Carden Loyd Mk.VI (behind crew, with Vickers MG)
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q268/pikalaicum/tankists.jpg)

One still in running condition
(http://www.2bangkok.com/08/carden.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 05-09-2009, 16:09:07
What one is on the left?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 05-09-2009, 16:09:10
(http://forgottenhope.warumdarum.de/screenshotsfh2/news/090904/FH220x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-09-2009, 16:09:40
What one is on the left?

Vickers Mk.E type B
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-09-2009, 17:09:33
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/319310-2/faq25f03b)

a group of american tanks captured by the japanese army in the phillipines and used by the japanese during the battle of corregidor and in the invasion of burma
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-09-2009, 17:09:45
They also use captured T12 75-mm Gun Motor Garriage (pre-production version of M3 Gun Motor Carriage, almost same, just with different gunshield).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 06-09-2009, 17:09:28
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6754/guerre1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-09-2009, 19:09:41
Ex-polish 7TP, captured in France by US Army troops in 1944
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/9/2/1/2/webimg/46142118_o.jpg)
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/9/2/1/2/webimg/46136610_o.jpg
http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/7/9/2/1/2/webimg/46142096_o.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-09-2009, 19:09:24
What? France 1944? 7TP? what the hell is that thing doing there?!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-09-2009, 19:09:13
What? France 1944? 7TP? what the hell is that thing doing there?!

As i know, few vehicles used in 1940 campaign. Maybe it's one of tanks served in France from 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-09-2009, 21:09:50
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/albums/black_and_white/german_panther_tank.jpg)
A nice photo of a panther tank in Russia
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-09-2009, 21:09:20
A nice photo of a panther tank in Russia

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-09-2009, 21:09:45
The crew doesnt looks like germans, at all.

They have British Style hats... and i see no Markings.


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 06-09-2009, 21:09:38
I think it's late war Western front, as I know off some British soldiers capturing a Panther and drove it around untill they got out of ammo. Nickname was something like Alligator or Crocodile..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-09-2009, 22:09:51
Panther with nickname "Cuckoo", captured in fall 1944 in Battle of Overloon.
(http://www.fun-online.sk/forum/files/cuckoo1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 07-09-2009, 02:09:01
looks like the same tank
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-09-2009, 02:09:29
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/319253-4/Bild+101I-310-0880-38%23)

Tiger I tank in front of the Monumento Vittorio Emmanuele II in Rome/Italy. February 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 07-09-2009, 05:09:29
I believe this is a variant of the Ju 287:

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2183/32323n.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-09-2009, 08:09:48
looks like the same tank


Of course  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 07-09-2009, 15:09:18
Yes! It was Cuckoo! Thats why I was thinking about a C, as in crocodile :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-09-2009, 16:09:29
British tanks near Coch, 18.2.1945
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-2/1148779/1007B015-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 07-09-2009, 19:09:58
Over Nine THOUSAND canadian paratroopers sitting on a Churchill Tank
Seems to be one with a 75MM gun, i could be wrong though


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/gallery/albums/black_and_white/canadian_paratroopers.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-09-2009, 20:09:57
Looks loke Churchill IV rearmed to 75 mm gun.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 07-09-2009, 22:09:39
Panzer IV knocked out near lebisey

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9094/panzer87.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 08-09-2009, 00:09:00
(http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/article_images/PB25May07_006.jpg)
Crusader AA Mark III in Normandy 7th June 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-09-2009, 03:09:10
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/320159-2/gas1)

Japanese Soldiers whit Gasmasks in China. Date/Exact Place Unknown.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 08-09-2009, 11:09:20
M13 MGMC in Italy, 1944
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/hagridmerlino/U%20S%20A/AAAUSA108.jpg)
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/hagridmerlino/U%20S%20A/AAAUSA104.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e285/hagridmerlino/U%20S%20A/AAAUSA102.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 08-09-2009, 19:09:14
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-312-0998-27,_Monte_Cassino,_Panzerreparatur_während_Kampf.jpg)

German Panzer IV Ausf H Damaged in combat at Monte cassino. The crew tries to repair it
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.Lord Helmchen on 08-09-2009, 21:09:52
I would say its an f2, since it has no Schürzen.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 08-09-2009, 22:09:58
But is has, at least on the turret it dous.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 08-09-2009, 22:09:51
Whats with the star on the back?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-09-2009, 00:09:10
Prob a divisional symbol

@ helmchen:  lack of schurzen on the hull don't mean it isn't an H model....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-09-2009, 08:09:56
I would say its an f2, since it has no Schürzen.

Ausf.H - one-piece commander's turret hatch.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-09-2009, 08:09:09
For once, thank you Taranov.  I figured as much ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Adee on 09-09-2009, 11:09:23
It also has cupola mount for the aa mg 34 ;p

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9372/panzerivhwitht34tracks.jpg)
PzKpfw IV Ausf H with T34 tracks
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-09-2009, 17:09:49
Ah, famous picture, and very smart crew.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-09-2009, 18:09:08
I would say its an f2, since it has no Schürzen.
They might have been removed since they need to Repair the tracks
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-09-2009, 20:09:07
They might have been removed since they need to Repair the tracks

Thist tank just haven't it :)
Mounts too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 09-09-2009, 20:09:08
They might have been removed since they need to Repair the tracks

Thist tank just haven't it :)
Mounts too.
But it is a Ausf H!



right?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-09-2009, 23:09:50
Just cuz its an H, doesn't mean they ALL got the schurzen.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 10-09-2009, 00:09:34
But it is a Ausf H!

right?

Right
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 10-09-2009, 13:09:08
(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/09/09/73/5176449542afbfaaaf4d973fa8dca401_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)

Details unknown.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 10-09-2009, 13:09:46
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9242/08vd0.jpg)
French 75mm, Battle of Damour 1941
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 10-09-2009, 13:09:54
(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/09/09/73/5176449542afbfaaaf4d973fa8dca401_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)

Details unknown.

^ 21 cm Mörser 18.

Quote from: VonMudra
Ah, famous picture, and very smart crew.


I'd seriously doubt the ballistic protection of track links against high-velocity AP rounds. Provides more of a psychological boost more than anything else IMO.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 10-09-2009, 14:09:53
Why not they are thick and made of metal. No it probably wouldnt do a whole lot but it would help a little, and why not.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-09-2009, 17:09:08
Exactly.  While a cannon shot will surely cause them to blast apart and fall off, they will serve their purpose.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-09-2009, 18:09:39
yay, Schneider was looting einestages comtemporary history page.

You should have taken this one:

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/09/09/69/17ad68bf5b8346817622d885ff79ac90_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)

Quote
Everybody wants to take his own picture
during a visit of Adolf Hitler und Benito Mussolini in Uman/Ukraine on August 28th 1941 (Album Heer 622)


Edit:// While this is really mean. Frontside:
(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/09/09/67/9df00d769285070184b10bc6c5951dc0_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)

Rear:
(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/09/08/87/f6e49778ea960bbf4df241d787c1e66a_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
Quote
The minetest
Motive No. 74 of the pictureseries "Vom Donez zum Don" (Album Heer 481, anonymus) A russian civilian is being send through a river to test whether there are mines hidden in the shallow riverbed. Capatation says these civilians were called minedetector '42.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 11-09-2009, 00:09:40
Vroom vroom no more for this little beauty.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5752/destroyed1.jpg)

Renault UE Chenillette I believe.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 11-09-2009, 07:09:02
Is that a glider in the back?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-09-2009, 07:09:27
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/320048-2/3209904742_6fe64f0833)

French ss soldiers on the eastern front.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 11-09-2009, 08:09:56
(http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/lrdg/LRDG_images/BredaGunCrew.jpg)
Long Range Desert Group taking a breather in the hot Africa sun

More pictures here: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=66094
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 11-09-2009, 09:09:24
Is that a glider in the back?
Yup, Horsa glider.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 11-09-2009, 12:09:08
Yup, Horsa glider.

Waco CG-4A
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 11-09-2009, 12:09:08
I know.. Mixing the names :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 11-09-2009, 21:09:01
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/New%20Photos%205/paratroopers.JPG)
- German paratroopers on the Eastern Front

Found over at this Eastern Front picture collection -> http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/mainpage.html
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 11-09-2009, 21:09:46
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f378/Kvisler/FinnishSS.jpg)
The Finnish SS volunteer battalion in its poignant good-bye march in Ruhpolding, Upper Bavaria, Germany, June 1943. The battalion had suffered huge losses in battles and was being disbanded. About 800 heroic volunteers -- out of 1200 -- died or were wounded battling against Bolshevism.
The unit or its members were never accused of any war crimes.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 11-09-2009, 21:09:28
And as they were disbanded and sent back to finland, they continued to fight alongside their "regular" finnish colleques on all different finnish fronts in continuation war. But for some reason these men didnt keep serving together but were dispersed all over different units and not having them all sent to fullfill into one unit. I guess it was because they bare a lot of field experience which became very vital in the upcoming struggles only year later...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 11-09-2009, 22:09:16
My first POTD for some time now:

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/EA_049120.jpg)
American Dodge Ambulance (T214-WC54, Truck, ¾ ton, 4 x 4) carrying wounded from front line positions, passes a knocked-out German Tiger tank that is being repaired on a road near La Gleize, Belgium, two miles from the front, so that it may be transported back to the United States.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 11-09-2009, 23:09:23
And as they were disbanded and sent back to finland, they continued to fight alongside their "regular" finnish colleques on all different finnish fronts in continuation war. But for some reason these men didnt keep serving together but were dispersed all over different units and not having them all sent to fullfill into one unit. I guess it was because they bare a lot of field experience which became very vital in the upcoming struggles only year later...

IMO, its because the Finnish army weren't big fans of the SS, and having the guys who served in the SS dispersed over a wide area was a way of getting rid of them and burying them....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 12-09-2009, 11:09:09
(http://img7.hostingpics.net/pics/455679GLOIRE_4_44.jpg)

French cruiser "gloire" april 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 12-09-2009, 12:09:23
LOVE that paintjob :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kebert Xela on 12-09-2009, 14:09:33
eheh it works just like the one on a zebra  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 12-09-2009, 14:09:34
(http://www.sodatkuvina.cjb.net/images/Jatkosota/Rintama/4206MannerheiminSyntym%E4p%E4iv%E4HitlerMets%E4ss%E4.jpg)
Hitler walking over traditional Finnish board bridge in a forest, Mannerheim's birthday 4th June 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 12-09-2009, 14:09:47
How does a board bridge become traditional?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 12-09-2009, 14:09:57
Not a picture, but a very interesting video about American weapons used in WW2 and their effect (I didn´t wanted to create a new thread for this vid ;)):
http://www.realmilitaryflix.com/public/401.cfm?sd=60 (http://www.realmilitaryflix.com/public/401.cfm?sd=60)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 12-09-2009, 16:09:19
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Winter%20machinegunner.jpg)
- German MG positon, Eastern Front
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 12-09-2009, 17:09:57
In west Hamburg born and raised
On the battleground where I spent most of my days
Killin' out, aimin', reloading all tense
And all shootin' some Russians outside of my trench
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 12-09-2009, 17:09:25
How does a board bridge become traditional?

Well, as you can see, there is also a traditional Finnish board bridge troll watching him cross.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 12-09-2009, 22:09:06
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f378/Kvisler/pic53.jpg)
The commander and the fighters. General Steiner shaking hands with Finnish volunteers in June 1943. To his right is the battalion commander, Colonel Hans Collani. He was killed in action in Estonia in 1944. Collani is buried in a German military cemetary in Tallinn, Estonia, a Baltic nation just south of Finland.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-09-2009, 22:09:25
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/322183-2/atctg%23)

-I look like Al Capone whit this Machinegun... !
-...

Soldiers belonging to the crew of a German armoured train using "Tommy guns". A limited number of these smg's was captured from the British and Canadian at Dunkerque and Dieppe.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 12-09-2009, 22:09:16
Collani is buried in a German military cemetary in Tallinn, Estonia, a Baltic nation just south of Finland.
Errr I hope we all atleast heard of Estonia, got an idea of where it's more or less located or be able to point it out on the map. Those forumers who live in Europe and attended school there sure can... hehe.

I remember drilling it in at scool quite well: Estland, Letland, Litouwen ( Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). :p
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 12-09-2009, 22:09:19
Collani is buried in a German military cemetary in Tallinn, Estonia, a Baltic nation just south of Finland.
Errr I hope we all atleast heard of Estonia, got an idea of where it's more or less located or be able to point it out on the map. Those forumers who live in Europe and attended school there sure can... hehe.

You must remember our friends from the US of A ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 12-09-2009, 22:09:22
Collani is buried in a German military cemetary in Tallinn, Estonia, a Baltic nation just south of Finland.
Errr I hope we all atleast heard of Estonia, got an idea of where it's more or less located or be able to point it out on the map. Those forumers who live in Europe and attended school there sure can... hehe.

I remember drilling it in at scool quite well: Estland, Letland, Litouwen ( Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). :p

I copied that text.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 12-09-2009, 22:09:50
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/322183-2/atctg%23)

-I look like Al Capone whit this Machinegun... !
-...

Soldiers belonging to the crew of a German armoured train using "Tommy guns". A limited number of these smg's was captured from the British and Canadian at Dunkerque and Dieppe.
Posted on like page 3 or 4 already.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 12-09-2009, 23:09:17
-I look like Al Capone whit this Machinegun... !
-...

Soldiers belonging to the crew of a German armoured train using "Tommy guns". A limited number of these smg's was captured from the British and Canadian at Dunkerque and Dieppe.

IIRC the French recieved quantites of M1928's prior to the capitulation.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 13-09-2009, 00:09:02
In west Hamburg born and raised
On the battleground where I spent most of my days
Killin' out, aimin', reloading all tense
And all shootin' some Russians outside of my trench
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 13-09-2009, 09:09:42
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1385/bundesarchivbild101i738.jpg)
Villers bocage 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fearbefore. on 13-09-2009, 10:09:17
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Winter%20machinegunner.jpg)
- German MG positon, Eastern Front

Love these sorts of pictures, mg positions over a vast expanse.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-09-2009, 05:09:23
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/322724-2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-721-0353-27A__Collombelles__Soldaten_auf_Feld_vor_Fabrik)

A German patrol moves towards the Colombelles factory area. Some of the tall chimneys used by German observers are visible in the distance. July 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 14-09-2009, 14:09:36
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f378/Kvisler/hitler45.jpg)
The last picture of Hitler: Berlin, 30th of April 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 14-09-2009, 15:09:18
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Panzerfaust6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 14-09-2009, 15:09:09
Hyvä Suomi!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 14-09-2009, 15:09:00
(http://www.sodatkuvina.cjb.net/images/Jatkosota/Rintama/4207KarjalaisneitoJaSuomalainenSotilas.jpg)
Finnish NCO and a local woman somewhere in East Karelia, 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 14-09-2009, 15:09:53
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9985/a55wy3.jpg)
Mulhouse november 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 14-09-2009, 16:09:26
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/HU_039517.jpg)
German tanks advance along a railway line in pursuit of retreating British troops in Greece between 25 and 30 April 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 14-09-2009, 22:09:55
Amazing picture, Aggro!

(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/MG34%20position%20in%20trench.jpg)

- German MG34 position, early Eastern Front
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 15-09-2009, 13:09:14
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9985/a55wy3.jpg)
Mulhouse november 1944

Are these French colonial troops?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 15-09-2009, 14:09:50
It looks like they have m1 carbines. In 1944 could'nt they be regular french forces as well?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-09-2009, 15:09:17
yes it could be

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2546/a39wk7.jpg)
French 2eme regiment des dragons at Autun. September 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: GenKnight on 15-09-2009, 15:09:19
Something old, something new...

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad283/matzatj/NY%20Air%20Show/airshow4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Nerdsturm on 15-09-2009, 16:09:42
Something old, something new...

Calling the F-15 new is a pretty big stretch.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: GenKnight on 15-09-2009, 17:09:16
Something old, something new...

Calling the F-15 new is a pretty big stretch.

Yeah but it is all relative...  :)

Here is the proper context...

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad283/matzatj/NY%20Air%20Show/airshow2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-09-2009, 19:09:43
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/136463-2/Breda+mg9)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-09-2009, 20:09:46
US Soldier, facing the gruel tasking of finishing off his Wounded Stallion

(http://www.stripes.com/02/nov02/mauldin/images/_maul35.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: A-tree on 16-09-2009, 01:09:28
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9985/a55wy3.jpg)
Mulhouse november 1944

Are these French colonial troops?
FH2 needs moar free french.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-09-2009, 04:09:44
It looks like they have m1 carbines. In 1944 could'nt they be regular french forces as well?

I was under the impression that post liberation French forces were equipped entirely by the Americans, including with American M1 helmets.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 16-09-2009, 04:09:27
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323661-2/jp_usb%23)

Shot down P-38 Lightning (almost) crashes on German Jagdpanther. The Netherlands, 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 16-09-2009, 04:09:14
It looks like they have m1 carbines. In 1944 could'nt they be regular french forces as well?

I was under the impression that post liberation French forces were equipped entirely by the Americans, including with American M1 helmets.

And you'd be wrong :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-09-2009, 08:09:58
It looks like they have m1 carbines. In 1944 could'nt they be regular french forces as well?

I was under the impression that post liberation French forces were equipped entirely by the Americans, including with American M1 helmets.
Those who still had their Adrian helmet had to wear it while those who lost it got the US M1 helmet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 16-09-2009, 12:09:33
What about the Mk. II?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-09-2009, 13:09:06
In Europe they only got American/French stuff. Different story in Africa I guess.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 16-09-2009, 13:09:19
french army was a mixt of old and new army at the end of the war.


french woman at war : nurse from the RBFM in Lorraine september 1944
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7310/24yn3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 16-09-2009, 13:09:58
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323661-2/jp_usb%23)

Shot down P-38 Lightning (almost) crashes on German Jagdpanther. The Netherlands, 1944.
No ramming!! Damn noobs.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-09-2009, 13:09:53
l0l kamikaze n00b failz
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 16-09-2009, 21:09:27
I think this one was a rather early type of armoured draisine, considering that it isn't really very properly armoured at all. All I know that it is called a 'Zeppelin' which renders any google search useless as google will always insist that a Zeppelin is an airship and will otherwise strongly insist on an combination with "Led".

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9715/img00076zeppelin.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 17-09-2009, 06:09:36
I think this is either a captured russian one or moddified one. Cause I think it has the t-26 turret on top.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-09-2009, 06:09:03
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323814-2/horse_water)

japanese soldier giving his water canteen to a dying horse hit by artillery shell (phillipines 1942)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 17-09-2009, 08:09:41
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/MG34%20winter%20position.jpg)

- German MG34 position, Eastern front. Date N/A.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 17-09-2009, 15:09:58
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323661-2/jp_usb%23)

Shot down P-38 Lightning (almost) crashes on German Jagdpanther. The Netherlands, 1944.
No ramming!! Damn noobs.

Funny looking P-38. :p

It's a C-47.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 17-09-2009, 15:09:34
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6904/21ai9.jpg)
the marinette from the RBFM in Lorraine september 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: GenKnight on 17-09-2009, 18:09:24
Panther 2 - one of two in the world.

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad283/matzatj/Patton%20Walkaround/P1000915.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 17-09-2009, 20:09:34
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3664358614_d93c77d26b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 17-09-2009, 21:09:27
What the hell?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 17-09-2009, 21:09:30
The strong, vast and colossal Russian soldier turned it around.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 17-09-2009, 21:09:48
I think only 1 Panther II was ever built

(http://imcdb.org/images/158/894.jpg)

Char D2 with its crew. I always liked French tanks
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SiCaRiO on 17-09-2009, 22:09:24
whats a panther 2 ??
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 17-09-2009, 22:09:51
whats a panther 2 ??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_tank#Panther_II
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 18-09-2009, 08:09:59
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3261/06yp2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: GenKnight on 18-09-2009, 16:09:17
whats a panther 2 ??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panther_tank#Panther_II

Thanks for watching my back!   :)

I thought at the museum they said two but I am probably mistaken - Oldsheimer you know...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-09-2009, 17:09:28
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J08362%2C_%C3%9Cbung%2C_Panzer-Nahbek%C3%A4mpfung.jpg)
A German training mock-up of T-34 tank, built upon the Polish tankette TKS.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 18-09-2009, 18:09:57
[img]http://pixdaus.com/pics/h1DXvm6nyz7V.jpg/img]
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 18-09-2009, 22:09:34
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Russian%20POWS%20diging%20graves.jpg)

- Russian POW's digging graves for fallen German soldiers, date unknown.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 18-09-2009, 22:09:41
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3544/3512968253_3058068c46_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 19-09-2009, 05:09:05
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3261/06yp2.jpg)

Info please.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-09-2009, 07:09:55
If im not mistaken, its a French Mechanized (? Unit in France 1944


All Aboard......... The Fail Tank.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323071-2/General+Pantazi)

romanian army General Pantazi inspecting the 5th Mechanised Squadron of the 8th Cavalry Division in Crimea, 8 August 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 19-09-2009, 08:09:34
I think it's pre-war and those are Lorraine Infantry Tractors.

My POTD:
(http://worldwartwozone.com/photopost/data/500/medium/R-35_towing_Lorraine.jpg)

R35 towing a Lorraine tractor.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 19-09-2009, 10:09:10
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/New%20Photos%205/passing%20KV2.JPG)

- "Passing through Russian KV2 Tank"

German cavalry! When will we see these in-game?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 19-09-2009, 12:09:39
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/M18-Hellcat-wiesloch-19450401.jpg)

An M18 Hellcat in Wiesloch Germany. Hellcat crews love their vehicle. As it had superb speed, and a .50CAL wich could be 360* travesed

Hellcat was the best US Tankdestroyer imo. Ligthing!We need it in Normandy!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 19-09-2009, 13:09:02
I think it's pre-war and those are Lorraine Infantry Tractors.

yes prewar 1939

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4528/07wk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 19-09-2009, 13:09:54
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3298910556_56b0ae9389_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-09-2009, 19:09:14
Tiger Ausf E Early in Brandemburg Gate?


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323125-2/Focke+Wulf+Fw-190+4)

FW190 A4 Patrolling over the Baltic Sea (?)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 19-09-2009, 19:09:01
Yeah it is in Berlin, in front of the Brandenburger Tor, but I don't know any more about the picture. Maybe the others know more.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 19-09-2009, 21:09:46
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/694/p0002245.jpg)
Leichter Schienenpanzer Steyr K 2670 (Triest, post war)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 19-09-2009, 23:09:11
This can Ruin your day very quickly.... >:(

Jeep after it ran over a mine!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 19-09-2009, 23:09:29
(http://www.strictly-gi.com/lmgbulge.jpg)

US Soldier during the battle of the Bulge. Altough his .30CAL is frozen, American soldiers simply peed on their weapons, and then quickly dried them...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 20-09-2009, 00:09:03
A young German soldier in pain being treated by American GI.
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/87352-2/young-german-soldier-teen)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 20-09-2009, 11:09:23
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5232/panzer7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 20-09-2009, 11:09:12
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/MG%20position%20in%20deep%20snow.jpg)

"MG34 machinegun position in the deep of winter"

- Hmm, I've found a good collection of Eastern Front pictures but still I just keep posting the MG positions wth :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-09-2009, 13:09:56
A cool drawing of the Defence of Brest Fortress during the first days of Operation Barbarossa.

(http://www.great-victory1945.ru/the_brest_fortress.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 20-09-2009, 14:09:39
A young German soldier in pain being treated by American GI.
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/87352-2/young-german-soldier-teen)
Last night when I saw you posted this picture, I remembered it from a book with LIFE photos from WW2.

I tried to find another picture from LIFE with an young German soldier sitting and crying by a destroyed artillery gun

Did not find it in the LIFE collection at Googel, searched for both, "Crying" "German" and 1944/1945

Anybody know where I can find this picture? I'm 99,9% sure it's a LIFE picture
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-09-2009, 15:09:11
Jum Jum posted a link to that gallery a while ago, but you're right now I can't find it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 20-09-2009, 15:09:02
Ye, I got access to the LIFE collection, still, the picture ain't there :(

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dooppie on 20-09-2009, 18:09:32
Broken tank at oosterbeek (near arnhem):
(http://www.operatiemarketgarden.nl/fotoalbum/MarketGarden/mg153.jpg)

What kind of tank is that?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 20-09-2009, 18:09:23
Tiger II
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-09-2009, 18:09:23
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/208065-2/delfinul)

Romanian submarine Delfinul

The Only Romanian navy Submarine. Completed 9 Patrols on the Black Sea.

It was heavily damaged on its Last Sortie, but made it to Romania. When Romania surrendered, the reparations were not done yet, and the Submarine went inactive.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-09-2009, 18:09:51
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Canadiannaziflag1944.jpg/428px-Canadiannaziflag1944.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 20-09-2009, 20:09:53
A Spitfire using its wingtip to 'topple' a V-1 flying bomb
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Spitfire_Tipping_V-1_Flying_Bomb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 20-09-2009, 21:09:30
A Spitfire using its wingtip to 'topple' a V-1 flying bomb
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Spitfire_Tipping_V-1_Flying_Bomb.jpg)

That takes a good Pilot....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 20-09-2009, 22:09:37
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/3143349037_4a292515ea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 20-09-2009, 22:09:40
A Spitfire using its wingtip to 'topple' a V-1 flying bomb
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Spitfire_Tipping_V-1_Flying_Bomb.jpg)

That takes a Crazy Pilot....
*Fixed

"Yo buddy!Can you like, try to fly and topple a 850KG flying bomb???"

The USAAF holds the coolest V2 kill though. A V2 was launched, and a B-24 liberator his gunners shot it instanly down during launch
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-09-2009, 22:09:22
Many people claims that the V2 Shot Down was fake.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/324576-2/sd_20kfz_20222)

SdKfz. 222 armored cars used by the elite 88th Division of the chinese army (china 1937)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 20-09-2009, 22:09:54
(http://i37.tinypic.com/2mwgeh2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 20-09-2009, 23:09:02
Photoshop much?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bosco on 20-09-2009, 23:09:30
No shit, sherlock.  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 21-09-2009, 00:09:10
Panzer VIII Maus

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/dmaus.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 21-09-2009, 00:09:51
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3834/1945danzigpanzerjgerwag.jpg)
Panzerjägerwagen BR-52
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-09-2009, 09:09:17
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8638/422283848e6fd0a44deb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 21-09-2009, 18:09:49
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_CbwnjooteyI/R40lIa1UdyI/AAAAAAAAFhk/SBTRKEX8k5I/s1600-h/Matilda_51.jpg)

HERE Panzer panzer panzer!

Matilda Tank II of the Russian 196th Tank Brigade in ambush. the Kalinin Front, June 29'1942
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 21-09-2009, 21:09:44
The Flettner Fl 282
(http://www.luftwaffe-reich.co.uk/images/helicopter/flettner-fl-282-helicopter-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 21-09-2009, 22:09:05
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Maxim%20MG%20and%20dead%20crew.jpg)

- Maxim machine gun and fallen crew.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-09-2009, 23:09:08
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/323229-2/prin_20apa-basarabia)

romanian troops armed with a light manchine gun crossing river (1941)


Can someone tell me the name of the gun?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 21-09-2009, 23:09:45
ZB-30, I'd reckon.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 22-09-2009, 00:09:56
They mass-use disabled tanks hull+turrets as a armored train parts. T-34 1941 production in Kubinka tank museum - ex-piece of german armored train. He used without engine, tracks and wheels, just hull+turret on the flatcar.

(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8959/v4ui53.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 22-09-2009, 03:09:11
German Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 "Drache" (dragon) helicopter.
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/239323-2/fa223)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 22-09-2009, 10:09:07
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3905/6101178233027big.jpg)

Production of vpgs41
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 22-09-2009, 15:09:58
I like Dukat's theme so I hope he wont mind if I parcipate with him. Panhard 178 adapted for railroad use by the Germans, they are called Schienenpanzer. These where to protect the railways from anything. They could drive on the tracks themselves and have a radio fitted.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-639-4252-20A%2C_Im_Osten%2C_Schienen-Sp%C3%A4hpanzer_Panhard_P178.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 22-09-2009, 16:09:55
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_008970.jpg)
Sailors of a landing party from HMS WHEATLAND storming a barricade at the point of a bayonet whilst they train for fighting on land at Northern Range, Scapa Flow. They also practiced with rifles, automatic weapons and anti-aircraft guns on shore.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 22-09-2009, 17:09:06
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Burial.jpg)

- Burial of a brother in arms, East front.

Can anybody German with some knowledge in Military drills please tell me what you call that the three soldiers are doing with their rifles? I know what it means and all that, I only lack the word for it in German.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 22-09-2009, 18:09:22
The movement is called "present arms", its a formal salute.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 22-09-2009, 18:09:46
The movement is called "present arms", its a formal salute.

I only lack the word for it in German.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 22-09-2009, 18:09:08
The equivalent of "Present arms" seems to exist in German as well; "Präsentiert das Gewehr".
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 22-09-2009, 18:09:32
"Spalier stehen", Schneider figured it out.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 22-09-2009, 19:09:36
Thanks guys!

For your hard work I give you an extra POTD

(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Communist%20building.jpg)

- Deserted Soviet HQ due to advancing Axis early Eastern Front
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 22-09-2009, 19:09:05
The movement is called "present arms", its a formal salute.

I only lack the word for it in German.

Oohh, sorry, forgot that bit:

Präsentiert das Gewehr
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 22-09-2009, 20:09:08
Dornier Do 335
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/7724-2/adc.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 23-09-2009, 20:09:40
(http://www.bilderload.com/bild/13529/pzno350YRC9R.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 23-09-2009, 21:09:26
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/2%20dead%20russians%20laying%20together.jpg)
Quote
Early war photo of 2 fallen Russian soldiers, one of which is wearing a 1936 model helmet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 24-09-2009, 02:09:10
Are Spanish Civil War photos allowed?  (I miss Fuchs' old freedom edition...)

Hungarian tank advances at Drebecen, 1944.

(http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/en/3/33/Turan_I_-_1944.gif)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 24-09-2009, 05:09:34
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Fightinggoodwood.jpg)

Welsh soldiers in action near Cagny, 19 July 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 24-09-2009, 08:09:47
not really a picture, but its interesting
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/310067-1/brick)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 24-09-2009, 08:09:24
Oh, god. Classic, imagine the terror in that Germans mind.

"Just gonna have a look here for some Tommies... OMFG A GRENADE!"

Market Garden, British paratrooper, low on ammo, finds a rock.

My POTD

(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/Buried%20in%20snow.jpg)

Quote
A fallen Russian soldier buried in snow. He is holding a Mosin Nagant rifle with bayonet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 24-09-2009, 08:09:24
Oh, god. Classic, imagine the terror in that Germans mind.

"Just gonna have a look here for some Tommies... OMFG A GRENADE!"

Market Garden, British paratrooper, low on ammo, finds a rock.
No, thats not it. It is staged and it's a German FJ in the door and someone thats supposed to be a partisan with a mixture of stuff.
As you see, the rock disappears halfway in the air, so they probably paused the film en then started filming again so he could run away without being hit by a rock.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 24-09-2009, 16:09:14
Oh, god. Classic, imagine the terror in that Germans mind.

"Just gonna have a look here for some Tommies... OMFG A GRENADE!"

Market Garden, British paratrooper, low on ammo, finds a rock.
No, thats not it. It is staged and it's a German FJ in the door and someone thats supposed to be a partisan with a mixture of stuff.
As you see, the rock disappears halfway in the air, so they probably paused the film en then started filming again so he could run away without being hit by a rock.

The last part makes no sense.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 24-09-2009, 16:09:33
Well that isn't a German soldier so what else could it be? A partisan. The guy in the door is an FJ beyond doubt, the fact the camera is just standing there indicates it's staged.

Now you explain the disappearing brick.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 24-09-2009, 16:09:32
Well that isn't a German soldier so what else could it be? A partisan. The guy in the door is an FJ beyond doubt, the fact the camera is just standing there indicates it's staged.

Now you explain the disappearing brick.

This part:
"As you see, the rock disappears halfway in the air, so they probably paused the film en then started filming again so he could run away without being hit by a rock."

Why would they stop filming, the rock had already cleared him.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 24-09-2009, 16:09:58
There's clearly some frames missing. The .gif skips and during those missing frames the brick has flown out of the pic.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 24-09-2009, 17:09:48
There's clearly some frames missing. The .gif skips and during those missing frames the brick has flown out of the pic.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 24-09-2009, 17:09:41
The full video is on a documentary on the battle for Italy I saw last year.  The partisan creeps up along the side of the wall, the satchel charge very obviously smoking.  He throws it around the side, and suddenly the FJ guys runs up, grabs the charge (as seen in the video), and throws it out.  He turns and slips (which is where there are some missing frames, you can see the entire video jumps), and the partisan goes running, while the FJ runs back to where he was.  I am 100% sure this is real.  Come on guys, this is like the 3rd time its been posted too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 24-09-2009, 17:09:23
I still wonder why nobody is noticing the cameraman.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 24-09-2009, 17:09:16
My guess?  Its like every other real combat shot...the partisan prob cares less about the camera, and more about that thing called survival.  I've seen shots of german soldiers in combat with the british, one of them shooting and killing one of the british soldiers maneuvering in front of them, while bullets are landing against the berm the germans are behind.  I've seen british soldiers in a town running through what is apparently an open area, and suddenly a burst of bullets chewing a hole in a wall between two of the guys.  In none of those vids was anyone noticing the camera man.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 24-09-2009, 18:09:43
But imagine your the camera man. Would you just stand there when you see an enemy partisan coming? When I'm only armed with a camera and a tripod (which I could throw at them) I would atleast go back a bit.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 24-09-2009, 18:09:40
He could be behind some cover.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 24-09-2009, 18:09:05
Even if he is behind a wall, fence, etc, he still is visible as his camera needs free space to film.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 24-09-2009, 19:09:02
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/D_003745.jpg)
L M MacBride of the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information sends a cable to 'Parade' magazine. He is a Corporal in the Home Guard and is wearing his uniform and a duty gas mask as he works.

Gas masks were first issued in 1938 and there were two types: civilian and duty. Duty respirators were used by members of Civil Defence organisations. Civilians had to carry their gas mask with them at all times. The government recommended that people wear their gas mask for 15 minutes every day to get used to wearing it, and gas vans travelled around so that people could test their gas mask, if they really wished to do so!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 24-09-2009, 20:09:25
But imagine your the camera man. Would you just stand there when you see an enemy partisan coming? When I'm only armed with a camera and a tripod (which I could throw at them) I would atleast go back a bit.

What enemy partisan?  Ever think they might be on the same side?  And you don't need a tripod, they did have hand held cameras (judging by quality, that IS what it is).  I somehow bet that the camera man wasn't expecting a fallschirmjager to suddenly run out and run back.  He was expecting to see an ALLIED soldier toss in an explosive and get a cool film.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-09-2009, 03:09:45



(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/326569-2/18_001)


Russian soldiers moving through a village.unknown location
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 25-09-2009, 17:09:57
As the Warsaw Uprising began to be swept up, a dispirited insurgent climbs out of the sewer to his German captors.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/213314-4/Warschauer_Aufstand_2C_polnischer_Soldat%23)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 26-09-2009, 08:09:50
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7708/ofenrohrpanzerschreck.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 26-09-2009, 08:09:06
Hehe, improvised protection shield  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 27-09-2009, 10:09:02
(http://www.bf-games.net/forum/uploads/1212441424/gallery_28554_186_26439.jpg)
German troops in Normandie with MG 26(t) (ZB vz 26)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 27-09-2009, 10:09:55
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/New%20Photos%205/U2%20plane.JPG)

Quote
- Downed Soviet U2 Recon plane with a German soldier on-top
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 27-09-2009, 11:09:54
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8832/45876895500d3b1cf2cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 27-09-2009, 13:09:21
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6561/type88tankette.jpg)

Japanese type 88 tankette (Carden Loyd Mk.VIb).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 27-09-2009, 16:09:21
Tankettes Ex-Dutch?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 27-09-2009, 16:09:38
Ex Republic of China  ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 27-09-2009, 17:09:30
(http://izismile.com/img/img2/20090903/normandy_47.jpg)

Just like FH2.. :P

American Troops in St-Lo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 29-09-2009, 03:09:14
Aw man, I want that captured Kubelwagon..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 29-09-2009, 03:09:36
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/322835-2/despie35-09_62_1%23)


Lots... Lots of awesome tanks...

Early tank parade at Nuremberg, 1935.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 29-09-2009, 12:09:19
Russian Female sniper.
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af343/Ciupita/mosinbabe.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 30-09-2009, 14:09:50
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-5613-03A%2C_Wilhelmshaven%2C_U-Boot_l%C3%A4uft_ein.jpg)

Type IX Submarine U-37 in Wilhemshafen 18 april 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 30-09-2009, 17:09:47
Interestingly, U-37 was one of the few survivors...made it to the end of the war, no casualties.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: NikolaiNL on 30-09-2009, 19:09:06
Im sorry if it already has been posted but there were too many pages to browse through

(http://www.yousaytoo.com/gallery_image/pic2/29881/medium/WWII_Funny_Photos67.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-09-2009, 20:09:55
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/326965-2/Kiesgen_+Peter_Hauptmann%23)

Hauptmann PETER KIESGEN (*November 22, 1915 in Lieser/Germany; +March 22, 1946 ibid.), five tank destruction badges, Knight's Cross on October 5, 1941 as Lieutenant and leader of 1st company/Infanterie-Regiment 239 (106. Infanterie-Division). In late 1943 he became an instructor (see photo, instruction of HJ at Panzerfaust 60 in Frankfurt/Oder). Kiesgen died in March 1946 during an occupational accident aged 30.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 02-10-2009, 01:10:23
Two Volkssturm recruits inspect their Panzerfausts.

(http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/6891/volkssturm20gc.jpg)

(http://ww2-weapons.com/WW2/Weapons/Infantry/Firearms/German/Panzerfaust/images/Volkssturm-Panzerfaust-px800.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 02-10-2009, 22:10:27
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9536/panzerzug.jpg)
repost: 8.8cm on an armoured train.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 03-10-2009, 00:10:36
Wait? You cant strangulate a Teddy Bear! FH Mascot!

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/326055-2/DAsd_51_1%23)

G.I. and strangulated Teddy bear. Eschweiler near Aachen/Germany, October 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 03-10-2009, 09:10:54
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1977/refueling.jpg)
U-124, a Type IX-B commanded by Kapitänleutnant Johann Mohr, is being refuelled by supply ship Python. Picture was taken on 26th or 27th November 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 03-10-2009, 10:10:02
(http://www.armchairgeneral.com/wordpress/wp-content/features/netherlandsbattle/neth1.jpg)

Dutch troops heading to battle, in 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 03-10-2009, 11:10:40
(http://www.user.dccnet.com/russianfront/jpegs/4%20helmeted%20graves.jpg)

Quote
4 soldiers who fell in battle, now resting in the baking Russian summer steppe
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 03-10-2009, 11:10:36
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7741/014es.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 03-10-2009, 17:10:38
(http://www.armchairgeneral.com/wordpress/wp-content/features/netherlandsbattle/neth1.jpg)

Dutch troops heading to battle, in 1940

Nahh... thats from a 1938 training.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 03-10-2009, 18:10:22
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af343/Ciupita/ortona_b1.jpg)

Troops of 1st Canadian Infantry Division during battle of Ortona in Italy, 1943
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 03-10-2009, 19:10:53
(http://www.armchairgeneral.com/wordpress/wp-content/features/netherlandsbattle/neth1.jpg)

Dutch troops heading to battle, in 1940

Nahh... thats from a 1938 training.
zhey say that zhey went to battle!Then zhey went to battle!



Are u sure?I just read the description on the site
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 04-10-2009, 01:10:15
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9215/muhrjohann.jpg)
8.8cm on an armoured train.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-10-2009, 01:10:20
(http://www.bbll.com/army/pow.jpg)

A German prisoner of war.

Also, a cool picture of some Bersagliere  charging a Greek position.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/BersagliereMarinesChargeOnGreek-Alb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 04-10-2009, 11:10:06
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4892/bazookapanther.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 04-10-2009, 17:10:24
(http://pics.livejournal.com/pantherlader/pic/0001526z.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 04-10-2009, 18:10:51
(http://www.anicursor.com/3ad/war08.jpg)

Panther tank in cologne. Appearntly destroyed by a M26 Pershing
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 04-10-2009, 18:10:30

Panther tank in cologne. Appearntly destroyed by a M26 Pershing
Is there possibly video footage of that fight? It feels so familiar, like I would have seen it video.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 04-10-2009, 18:10:22
Yeah, there is.  It has to be the most photographed Panther ever.... xD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-10-2009, 19:10:49
A cool Italian propaganda poster.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/Axislarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-10-2009, 20:10:31
That video is damn sad..

I heard all the crew died? when the commander tries to bail, a pershing shot penetrates right under the turret, cutting off his legs and falling into flames.


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/311141-2/PICT5317)

Marines among the wrecked homes and rubble of Naha, capitol city of Okinawa Island, Sixth Division Marines are pinned down by the fire of the Japanese.They take cover behind a wall and one peers cautiously around the corner to see what is ahead of them.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 04-10-2009, 21:10:12
No, you can clearly see 2 people get out of that panther, and 1 almost getting out before the ammunition ignites and all you see is flames. the camera is a bit shaky at that point so no real telling if the third person got out or not. But i dont think he did.

The footage for those who want to see it. its a bit graphic tough so dont watch if you dont want to see people die.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_ZDBinC0XI
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 04-10-2009, 22:10:17
The better italian soldiers
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-311-0926-07%2C_Italien%2C_italienische_Soldaten.jpg)
RSI soldiers, march 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-10-2009, 23:10:04
That's a lot of submachine guns. 
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 04-10-2009, 23:10:47
A cool Italian propaganda poster.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/Axislarge.jpg)

 It is an interesting piece of propaganda but it begs a question from me,

are those German or Italians represented in the image? I only ask this question because I thought the italiano's only used one type of issued helmet. (someone please correct me as i know little of the Italian forces)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 04-10-2009, 23:10:18
Italian SS

And aye, 2 got out, but the commander had his legs chopped off by the follow up shell from the pershing, you can see him roll off onto the ground.... =/
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-10-2009, 23:10:51
A cool Italian propaganda poster.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/Axislarge.jpg)

 It is an interesting piece of propaganda but it begs a question from me,

are those German or Italians represented in the image? I only ask this question because I thought the italiano's only used one type of issued helmet. (someone please correct me as i know little of the Italian forces)

Too bad the japanese were in the other side of the world.. i would put a Romanian, Hungarian, Finnish and even a Bulgarian soldier on thet poster :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 05-10-2009, 00:10:36


 It is an interesting piece of propaganda but it begs a question from me,

are those German or Italians represented in the image? I only ask this question because I thought the italiano's only used one type of issued helmet. (someone please correct me as i know little of the Italian forces)
It's like a Fascist Pride sort of thing.  The Triple Alliance; Japan, Italy, and Germany.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-10-2009, 06:10:46
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/329205-2/panzer_03)

Type 97 tank crew man of the 3rd Tank Divison relaxing after successful operations in China during Operation Ichi-Go June 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-10-2009, 09:10:00
(http://www.warlordgames.co.uk/neo/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/centaur_iv.jpg)

Centaur MK IV in the field. Notice those target bearings. Armed with the 95MM Howitzer

If we ever get Gold, Sword of Juno beaches, the centaur should be included, as the vehicles where used on the  beaches, fitted with wading equipment to get them on shore
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 05-10-2009, 18:10:11
One to make Mudra drool:

FJ's with MG42 lafette, Normandy.

(http://padresteve.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/bundesarchiv_bild_101i-587-2253-15_normandie_fallschirmjager_mit_mg_42.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 05-10-2009, 21:10:30
<drools>
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 05-10-2009, 23:10:48
If only you could go back in time to WW2 and grab all the equiptment and stash it away..... ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 05-10-2009, 23:10:21
I remember one helmet collector who fondly remembered plinking away at Fallschirmjager helmets when he was a kid in the 1950s, with his dad's rifle.  Now original FJ helmets are worth around 2000 bucks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 05-10-2009, 23:10:17
Italians make cool posters.  I also think they had snazzy uniforms.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/buonsanguelarge.jpg)

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/etu.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-10-2009, 05:10:20
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/330130-2/2009_6_14_54180_9454180)

General Tani Masuo, who directed the Nanjing Massacre, executed by a Chinese soldier who was a Veteran of the Battle of Nanjing (March 1947)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-10-2009, 06:10:37
Good Riddance...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-10-2009, 18:10:34
Aye. I saw a documentaire of the Nanjing massacere. Not the one usually showed to the public, but showing alot.....

Seeing japanese soldiers holding contests "who can chop off those 10 civilians their heads off the fastest" made me realise we humans are nothing but primates
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 06-10-2009, 18:10:37
Aye. I saw a documentaire of the Nanjing massacere. Not the one usually showed to the public, but showing alot.....

Seeing japanese soldiers holding contests "who can chop off those 10 civilians their heads off the fastest" made me realise we humans are nothing but primates

Or not very good at making up new sports.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-10-2009, 18:10:31
(http://ww2-aircraft.com/images/photo/La5-8s.jpg)

Soviet pilots in front of a La-5 fighter
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-10-2009, 01:10:32
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8328/fszug1.jpg)
'Führersonderzug', basically a mobile headquarter, eleven of these were used for the heads of army, airforce and navy. The AA railcars were armoured.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-10-2009, 05:10:39
Aye. I saw a documentaire of the Nanjing massacere. Not the one usually showed to the public, but showing alot.....

Seeing japanese soldiers holding contests "who can chop off those 10 civilians their heads off the fastest" made me realise we humans are nothing but primates

Competitions of who kills more Chinese in a couple of days were held on Nanjing. Like Officer Toako won the contest, killed 158 Chinese and Officer Takahira lost the contest, killed 156 Chinese.

Things like that happend daily on Nanjing.

------------------------------------------------------

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/330335-2/130)


Soldiers of the 200th Division preparing to ambush japanese froces during the Battle of Kunlun Pass (december 1939)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 07-10-2009, 10:10:29
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0893356/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0893356/) Nanking  found that a very touching and chilling docu about a topic i never heard about before.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Coca-Cola on 07-10-2009, 21:10:29
Might want to also look up city of life and death on youtube.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-10-2009, 23:10:55
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1644/fszug2.jpg)
'Führersonderzug', radio room of the command railcar. Guess who will be fired next for forgetting to wear his swastika armband when the picture was taken.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-10-2009, 00:10:00
The guy without the armband is actually a railroad engineering officer.  The guy in black with swazi looks like generic Allegemeine SS, and the other two are Brown shirt SA...makes me wonder just who's train that is o_O
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-10-2009, 04:10:53
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/330618-1/Romanian+Infanty+Assault)

Romanian Soldiers on Crimea.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 08-10-2009, 16:10:19
M18 probaly in Normandy

(http://www.erniestreasures.com/hellcat/hellcat3.jpg)


Lovely beast
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 08-10-2009, 23:10:09
M18 probaly in Normandy

(http://www.erniestreasures.com/hellcat/hellcat3.jpg)


Lovely beast

It's got a muzzle brake, so it's a late war (1945) model IIRC.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 09-10-2009, 19:10:17
I reckon that pic was taken in the States.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 09-10-2009, 23:10:17
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/331790-2/assault)

German Soldiers waiting for the Assault after Heavy Artillery fire in Russia, June 41.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 10-10-2009, 17:10:21
Double, sorry

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/331914-2/11fea70e961g214)

chinese army SdKfz 221 armored car of 200th Division armed with a mg 34 machine gun and a anti tank rifle (china 1938)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-10-2009, 18:10:16
Must be the version we got in FH2. Though the kill message keeps telling it is a 222. This one however requires the hatch to be open due to the missing third sight in the turret. The 222 does have one, thus you could close the hatch and it could be driven like an ordinary tank. Maybe we can fix this if devs implement a 221 some day.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8200/tdestroyedsdkfz222310.jpg)
Sdkfz. 222

Edit:// I think you can see it better on this picture:

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8282/tpzlehr222umbrellaarden.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 10-10-2009, 19:10:39
Panzerkampfwagen KV-II 754(r)


(http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/galleries/ruscaptured/KV-2/kv_2_00.jpg)

(http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/galleries/ruscaptured/KV-2/kv_2_05.jpg)

The captured KV2 was added to the Pz Abt zBV-66 for the (canceled) invasion of malta  :o . Later it was replaced to Kamfgruppe center.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-10-2009, 20:10:06
I wonder what Tommy would have said when he would have had to encounter that beast.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-10-2009, 21:10:11
Boys rifle versus KV-2= german lulz fest
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 10-10-2009, 22:10:46
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4906/svt38parade.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 10-10-2009, 23:10:35
Italians, Romanians?  What are those rifles?  Post some info, man!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 10-10-2009, 23:10:51
Russians with SVT's?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 10-10-2009, 23:10:57
Well I thought of that, (though not at first)  but still, I like some info unless the photo is self-evident.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 10-10-2009, 23:10:19
Lafette Guards.

Mudra, Fuchs, Torenico manning a lafette :P

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/332185-2/kuva_152)

MG34 Team near Moscow.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 11-10-2009, 00:10:35
Well I thought of that, (though not at first)  but still, I like some info unless the photo is self-evident.

Yeah, its russkies with SVTs in some sort of parade, pre 1943, due to lack of shoulderboards.

And lafette guards ftw  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Lupin on 11-10-2009, 06:10:59
Must be the version we got in FH2. Though the kill message keeps telling it is a 222. This one however requires the hatch to be open due to the missing third sight in the turret. The 222 does have one, thus you could close the hatch and it could be driven like an ordinary tank. Maybe we can fix this if devs implement a 221 some day.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8200/tdestroyedsdkfz222310.jpg)
Sdkfz. 222


Slightly bigger version:
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6999/destroyedsdkfz222.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-10-2009, 08:10:13
you know, since the willy jeep can has it roof come ........and the halftracks those little armored plates around the windows

A collapsable roof for the 222 would be so awesome
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-10-2009, 08:10:30
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/230047-2/life_6)

American soldiers looking over a knocked out Marder III destroyed during the drive towards Rome.May 23, 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 11-10-2009, 09:10:37
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4906/svt38parade.jpg)

yes those are soviet, and notice the svt38
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-10-2009, 10:10:01
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/332270-2/12) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/britain/12.html)

Member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment firing a PIAT at a German tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 11-10-2009, 12:10:01
you know, since the willy jeep can has it roof come ........and the halftracks those little armored plates around the windows

A collapsable roof for the 222 would be so awesome

I think it already does that, when you aim the gun up and down.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-10-2009, 13:10:07
(http://www.seemyaccount.com/558thfab/2001Reunion/images/A-02.jpg)

An M12 GMC together with its ammunition carrier M30. Probaly during training before deploying to Normandy
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 11-10-2009, 19:10:27
A cheerful RSI soldato.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-307-0768-20A%2C_Italien%2C_italienischer_Soldat.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 11-10-2009, 21:10:26
Intresting Mag. pouches/vest on that soldier...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-10-2009, 21:10:38
Chinese Soldiers using Anti Aircraft Gun during the Battle of Shangai, 1937.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/332436-2/hel11)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-10-2009, 02:10:25
Germans are your buds.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ad/Germaniamica.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 13-10-2009, 03:10:53
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101III-Groenert-019-23A%2C_Schlacht_um_Kursk%2C_Panzer_VI_%28Tiger_I%29.jpg)


A Waffen-SS Tiger I engages enemy armor. The Tiger's advanced optics and accurate main gun allowed it to effectively hit targets at extended ranges.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 13-10-2009, 11:10:06
(http://kotisivukone.fi/files/pikkupietari.tarinoi.fi/kuvat/Historiakuvia/8342.jpg)

Finnish soldiers waiting enemy attack in a trench, Taipale river 1939.

My granfather fought there with IR 23.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 13-10-2009, 21:10:58
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7917/sovt34train07.jpg)
captured soviet armoured train in german hands with a 'Zeppelin' artillery railcar.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 13-10-2009, 22:10:11
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_010131.jpg)
Cromwell tanks of Guard's Armoured Division drive along 'Hell's Highway' towards Nijmegen during Operation 'Market-Garden', 20 September 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 14-10-2009, 17:10:20
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/230650-2/life_18) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-armor/life_18.html)

An M36 in the ardennes forest December 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: djinn on 14-10-2009, 18:10:17
you know, since the willy jeep can has it roof come ........and the halftracks those little armored plates around the windows

A collapsable roof for the 222 would be so awesome

I think it already does that, when you aim the gun up and down.

It was originally supposed to, but the devs said it had crash issues and was removed... The jeep has an issue with its hood though... Once you put the hood up and return it down, the windscreen doesn't quite go the right way... Before the hood is completely down, the windscreen starts adjusting, so you can never have your windscreen up and the hood completely down again after putting the hood up once.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 14-10-2009, 18:10:11
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/230650-2/life_18) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-armor/life_18.html)

An M36 in the ardennes forest December 1944
Higher res shot: http://tbn0.google.com/hosted/images/c?q=373621cbd2e9f186_large
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 14-10-2009, 18:10:17
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2458/01hu.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 15-10-2009, 00:10:42
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=179853)
Is new Italian stuff planed for next vesion  :-\
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 15-10-2009, 01:10:47
Italian uniforms are badass.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 15-10-2009, 01:10:08
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=179853)
Is new Italian stuff planed for next vesion  :-\

New beard skins, maybe. ;D

Edit://
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5997/flak88trainscolor.jpg)
german AA train.



Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 15-10-2009, 01:10:26
I must agree...many italian soldiers did wear van dykes ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 15-10-2009, 02:10:11
Sometimes the most badass things can become swings for the innocent.

(http://englishrussia.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/swings.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 15-10-2009, 03:10:08
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/333170-2/capturand)

russian tank crew man surrendering to romanian soldiers (russia 1942)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 15-10-2009, 03:10:54
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/333170-2/capturand)

russian tank crew man surrendering to romanian soldiers (russia 1942)

Propoagand-what?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 15-10-2009, 03:10:53
Is new Italian stuff planed for next vesion  :-\

Are those 2 fellows on the right holding... t...tho..thompsons? Or is it some form of Italian make similar to the Thompson.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 15-10-2009, 03:10:12
Looks like they're looking at captured tommy guns, yes :P

And does anyone notice that the helmet that the russian tanker is wearing looks almost exactly like the helmets the romanians are wearing?  And how about the fact that the soviet tankers is, well, WEARING a helmet while in a tank?


Just saying...:P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 15-10-2009, 06:10:19
And hoe the supposed damage caused smoke seems to not be coming from the tank at all lol. ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 15-10-2009, 07:10:47
Romanian fail..


Well not that fail, they have captured a T34 after all...


Char B1 "Verdunn II" in France 1940, This tank was commanded by the son of general Bruneau.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/332771-1/verdun2+03)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 15-10-2009, 08:10:37
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=179853)
Is new Italian stuff planed for next vesion  :-\

the 2 guys in the middle, what is that behind their backs poking out on their left side ?
almost looks like a violin bow or something...

clearly it is some sort of weapon you can see the butstocks at the other side
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-10-2009, 10:10:47
(http://world.guns.ru/rifle/carcano91car.jpg)

6.5mm Carcano M91 Moschetto da Cavalleria (cavalry carbine)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 15-10-2009, 12:10:00
so the strange thing under the barrel is "flip up" bayonet ?

rather strange looking rifle.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 15-10-2009, 13:10:12
hey Italians stuff like the CV 33/35 or M11/39 is fun you have many reverse gears.
 You are always first with flee (http://www.bf-games.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/zzz_ugly.gif)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 15-10-2009, 16:10:48
(http://world.guns.ru/rifle/carcano91car.jpg)

6.5mm Carcano M91 Moschetto da Cavalleria (cavalry carbine)

i want it!!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-10-2009, 22:10:11
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/320521-2/Mosin-babe) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/soviet-union/Mosin-babe.html)

Its her precious  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 15-10-2009, 22:10:34
TF2: "You did well! Kiss me!"

Anyway, posted few pages ago.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 15-10-2009, 22:10:58
(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=133454)
The Croatian legion in Russia
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-10-2009, 00:10:47
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_008573.jpg)
Royal Engineers search for mines near a knocked out German Panther tank, near Villers Bocage, 4 August 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 16-10-2009, 00:10:07
Good Blood.

(http://www.comandosupremo.com/images/buonsanguelarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 16-10-2009, 01:10:03
"After the Marines captured this mountain gun from the Japs at Saipan, they put it into use during the attack on Garapan, administrative center of the island." Cpl. Angus Robertson, ca. July 1944. 127-GR-114-83270.
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/capturedcannon.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 16-10-2009, 04:10:32
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/254539-2/IMG_4219)

A Texan drove this flaming Coast Guard LCPV to the beach. Bursting in flame when machine gun fire exploded a hand grenade, this Coast Guard-manned LCVP, packed with troops, was piloted safely to the Normandy beach on D-Day by a 23 year old Texan Coast Guardmen. He unloaded his cargo of soldiers and, assisted by his engineman and bowman, put out the fire and made the run back to his Coast Guard manned assault transport in a hail of German machine gun and mortar fire.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 16-10-2009, 04:10:13
I did know the Coast Guard falls under the military, but I had no idea they used them in combat like that :o
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 16-10-2009, 09:10:47
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8625/roadwars92.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 16-10-2009, 12:10:40
I never understand why the Russians don't put their ear flaps down, it defeats the point of the hat not to, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 16-10-2009, 13:10:40
I did know the Coast Guard falls under the military, but I had no idea they used them in combat like that :o

The US Coast Guard is considered a branch of the U.S. Military, even though it is not part of the Department of Defense. It's part of the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard is unique amongst service branches in that it can make arrests and serve as a law enforcement organization during peacetime.

During wartime the Coast Guard can be placed under the control of the Department of Defense, under the Department of the Navy. The last time this was invoked was World War 2. Since then, the Coast Guard has fought in America's wars, just without the whole organization being placed under DoD command.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 16-10-2009, 18:10:31
I never understand why the Russians don't put their ear flaps down, it defeats the point of the hat not to, doesn't it?


You only put them down when its cold enough to put them done, CPS :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 16-10-2009, 22:10:34
Well then why do they bother wearing the hat when it is not cold enough?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-10-2009, 22:10:42
Because it's cold enough to wear the hat, but not cold enough to also protect your ears. You know, it's like a day it's just chilly and you simply wear a hat but don't bother to pull it down.

Also, it's uniform.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-10-2009, 22:10:47
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_006053.jpg)
Overturned German Panther tank at Norrey-en-Bessin, 27 June 1944. The tank was probably up-ended during the Allied heavy bomber raid at the start of Operation 'Epsom'.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-10-2009, 01:10:28
Putting the ear flaps down might also restrict the hearing for them....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 17-10-2009, 02:10:19
Putting the ear flaps down might also restrict the hearing for them....

Well said, for example Today we don't even wear helmets at night, so we can hear better.

Btw don't think the Russian troop got that much equipment gear and clothing, So supplying troops with one hat would be enough.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-10-2009, 02:10:05
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/334604-2/30th+Recon+Troop+Mecz+St+Giles+7+27+44)

A M-8 Motor Gun Carriage speeds down a road outside of St. Giles, France, July 27th, 1944 past the wreck of a German Panther medium tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 17-10-2009, 09:10:49
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2071/lafette.jpg)

MG-34 Lafette firing during invasion of the low Countries, 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 17-10-2009, 09:10:31
Great picture, Sturmbocke!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 17-10-2009, 11:10:51
Indeed, great pic!

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7703/parabelumno4.jpg)
One of my favourite pistols, the P08 aka Parabellum.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 17-10-2009, 12:10:21
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2071/lafette.jpg)

MG-34 Lafette firing during invasion of the low Countries, 1940.
Wait, the low countries were invaded in 1939 rather then May 1940? =p
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 17-10-2009, 12:10:22
i believe my country was pretty much invaded in may 1940  :-\
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 17-10-2009, 13:10:46
Wait, the low countries were invaded in 1939 rather then May 1940? =p
But didn't the fall gelb begin in 1940?  ???

Donutz you are confusing us all.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 17-10-2009, 17:10:52
That is an awesome pic!  I love how they've set it up so that its shooting at the bunker, then are ducking down, cuz they can trust that it'll simply stay on that target  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 17-10-2009, 23:10:06
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_001167.jpg)
Arnhem 17 - 25 September 1944: Four men of the 1st Paratroop Battalion, 1st (British) Airborne Division, take cover in a shell hole outside Arnhem.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 18-10-2009, 02:10:37
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/ww2-139.jpg)
"First flag on Guam on boat hook mast. Two U.S. officers plant the American flag on Guam eight minutes after U.S. Marines and Army assault troops landed on the Central Pacific island on July 20, 1944." Batts. 127-N-88073.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-10-2009, 02:10:10
Seems a bit uppity to place the flag before you took the island, eh?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-10-2009, 03:10:51
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/332441-2/hel4)

chinese soldier preparing to trow a grenade
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 18-10-2009, 03:10:37
Seems a bit uppity to place the flag before you took the island, eh?

Eh, not really, it was probably meant to be more of a morale booster for the men then an actual, it's my island now thing. You know, mental warfare, I’m sure every nation did it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-10-2009, 03:10:06
Good point.

Two Greeks in a slight hurry.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/236460-2/StEtienneMle1907MG)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 18-10-2009, 13:10:30
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/6396/bf110abschusschww2001wefm4.jpg)

BF-110C-1 downed by flak over Switzerland in June 40
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 18-10-2009, 14:10:57
Zeg, thanks for that picture, really nice find.

Found this at Wikipedia (don't hit me!)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1983-109-14A%2C_Frankreich%2C_MG-Sch%C3%BCtze.jpg)

Quote
A German Landser involved in heavy fighting in and around the French town of Caen during the summer of 1944. He is carrying an MG 42 configured as a light support weapon with a folding bipod and detachable drum magazine.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 18-10-2009, 16:10:54
ZeG, got any additional information about the picture? Was the plane shot down by the Swiss for violating their airspace?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 18-10-2009, 16:10:24
Seems the only logical reason to me. Quite some German pilots got 'lost' and ended up crashing in Switzerland because of their FlaK.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 18-10-2009, 17:10:55
Yep.  Course about a dozen were also shot down in combat by swiss pilots ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-10-2009, 17:10:28
But the Swiss military, if the pilots were alive, allowed them to return to Germany.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/334966-2/leipzig+floating+gun)

almost a floating battery, Leipzig stand to last shell on duty

More info? i mean, the Prinz Eugen and the Leipzig collided in the Baltic, heavy fog. But Eugen was sent to Danzig and then moved to Copenhagen were it was taking by the British and sent to the USN. But the Leipzig? he stayed in Gdynia?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 18-10-2009, 17:10:20
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5530/jihvg7.jpg)
armoured railcar with 2 Panzer IV J turrets mounted around an observation turret.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-10-2009, 18:10:25
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/COL_000164.jpg)
A German infantry unit manning a strong point is relieved on the Eastern Front during the winter of 1941 - 1942. The troops are wearing snow camouflage clothing and pulling a white painted sledge.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 18-10-2009, 18:10:28
(http://www.sodatkuvina.cjb.net/images/Jatkosota/Henkilot/HasseWind.jpg)
Fighter ace Hans Wind (75 victories) by his Brewster B-239 fighter.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 18-10-2009, 18:10:23
(http://www.acesofww2.com/finland/aces/juutilainen/juutilainen_2.jpg)
"Illu" Juutilainen, top scoring finnish ace and best non-german ace (94 kills). He is unique ace, because his plane was never hit by enemy plane.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 18-10-2009, 18:10:47
As I recall, the only other ace with that honour was Erich Hartmann.  Though I do believe he was hit by enemy flak...what Juutilainen ever hit by flak?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 18-10-2009, 18:10:23
Yes he was. And like Hartmann, he never lost a wingman in combat.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 18-10-2009, 18:10:10
As I recall, the only other ace with that honour was Erich Hartmann.  Though I do believe he was hit by enemy flak...what Juutilainen ever hit by flak?
Yes, atleast once he took hit from flak and made forced landing safely.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 18-10-2009, 20:10:07
Ok, gotcha :P

Still, incredibly impressive :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 19-10-2009, 08:10:51
(http://odkrywca.pl/forum_pics/picsforum23/getimage_copy11.jpg)

- German POW, during the invasion of Poland
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 19-10-2009, 12:10:12
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/917/bf109n.jpg)
Mechanics pushing a Bf 109 fighter out of the hangar.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 19-10-2009, 14:10:27
Looks like a Bf 109G-6/R6.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 19-10-2009, 15:10:44
As I recall, the only other ace with that honour was Erich Hartmann.  Though I do believe he was hit by enemy flak...what Juutilainen ever hit by flak?

Hartmann also got hit many times by pieces of destroyed planes, due to the fact that he liked to attack from point-blank range.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 19-10-2009, 16:10:10
(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/self-propelled-guns/m12/m12-gun-motor-carriage-03.png)

M12 GMC in action
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 19-10-2009, 23:10:46
It's a new day in Sweden and I got a long day at work tomorrow so I'll post my POTD now instead

(http://media.englishrussia.com/ww2_kids/13.jpg)

http://englishrussia.com/?p=5523#more-5523 (http://englishrussia.com/?p=5523#more-5523)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 19-10-2009, 23:10:00
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001711.jpg)(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001708.jpg)(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_001710.jpg)
The 'Infantryman'. Corporal M Smith of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, posing with a tommy gun at the main Headquarters of the Eighth Army in the San Angelo area. Corporal Smith, a former metal polisher from Birmingham, served in North Africa and Egypt before going to Italy in early 1944. He was involved in the fighting north of Cassino and on the Garigliano River.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuzz on 19-10-2009, 23:10:46
You can see the next APC, the Donkey M4A1!

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6982/3379494776743a2465c6b.jpg) (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/3379494776743a2465c6b.jpg/)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 20-10-2009, 03:10:38
I think that  is easily stronger than a p.1500 Monster....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-10-2009, 04:10:12
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/335487-2/__________+5-__+__________+______+____________________+______________+____________+______________________+____+__________+______)

Soviet Soldiers advancing, 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 20-10-2009, 10:10:00
Kyösti Karhila 1921–2009

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/9053/karhila.jpg)
32 ¼ victories.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 20-10-2009, 11:10:59
This one is pretty interesting!
(http://englishrussia.com/images/ww2_kids/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 20-10-2009, 11:10:33
russian kids playing with german weapens for the camera?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 20-10-2009, 11:10:27
You can see the next APC, the Donkey M4A1!

Beware...

(http://www.mcdoa.org.uk/images/Diving%20Donkey.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 20-10-2009, 13:10:41
russian kids playing with german weapens for the camera?
Nah, they are soldiers. Did you see the article?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuzz on 20-10-2009, 15:10:22
You can see the next APC, the Donkey M4A1!

Beware...

(http://www.mcdoa.org.uk/images/Diving%20Donkey.jpg)

Ahahah this is so awesome! Ok ok i'm surrender :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 20-10-2009, 15:10:43
Kyösti Karhila 1921–2009
32 ¼ victories.
Kyösti Karhila RIP
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2626/ryhmkuva.jpg)

2nd Lt. Karhila in the middle with black overalls
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 20-10-2009, 16:10:33
P.36 hawk Right?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 20-10-2009, 16:10:14
russian kids playing with german weapens for the camera?
Nah, they are soldiers. Did you see the article?

Yes i did, even got an rss feed on that site, but still it remains hard for me to believe that they fought. I see it more as that maybe they suplied the guys that did the actual fighting, maybe even during battle, cous if that kid would fire his mg42 the recoil would just push him away, hell, at that age it would verry likely break his clavicula (collar bone?).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Big Lebowski on 20-10-2009, 17:10:39
But the Swiss military, if the pilots were alive, allowed them to return to Germany.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/334966-2/leipzig+floating+gun)

almost a floating battery, Leipzig stand to last shell on duty

More info? i mean, the Prinz Eugen and the Leipzig collided in the Baltic, heavy fog. But Eugen was sent to Danzig and then moved to Copenhagen were it was taking by the British and sent to the USN. But the Leipzig? he stayed in Gdynia?
The Leipzig moved to Aabenraa (Denmark) and was captured by the British.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 20-10-2009, 17:10:04
P.36 hawk Right?

Yup, Curtiss Hawk 75A-3 "Sussu". Finns scored 190 victories with this plane while 15 own planes were lost.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 20-10-2009, 22:10:15
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CM_005691.jpg)
The Marmon-Herrington THD-315-6 with articulated omnibus trailer, used by the RAF for the 1,300-mile duty transport run between Habbaniyah, Iraq, and Damascus, Syria. In 1932, two "Desert Pullman" bus conversions of the THD-315-6, originally an oilfield pipe carrier, were bought by the Nairn Transport Co. to run between Baghdad and Damascus. One of the vehicles was taken over by the RAF in 1943 and is seen here at Habbaniyah, compared in size with a Hillman Minx staff saloon car. Known as the "Monster Bus" in RAF service it carried 44 passengers and their luggage, was fully air-conditioned and was equipped with a kitchen, lavatory and iced-water on tap.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 20-10-2009, 22:10:52
Woah, that is what I call a beast. I sure wouldn't want to work on that if it ever broke down.. :o Does it still exsist? If so where is it now?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 20-10-2009, 22:10:04
(http://www.dornier24.com/images/pictures/Do-24_p136a.jpg)
Quote
Catalina Y-38 of the MLD with in the background a Do-24K-1. Picture taken September 5th 1941 at Soerabaja.

I have something for seaplanes, I still think both the Do.24 and the Catalina are two of the most beautiful planes ever made!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 21-10-2009, 00:10:11
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CM_005691.jpg)
The Marmon-Herrington THD-315-6 with articulated omnibus trailer, used by the RAF for the 1,300-mile duty transport run between Habbaniyah, Iraq, and Damascus, Syria. In 1932, two "Desert Pullman" bus conversions of the THD-315-6, originally an oilfield pipe carrier, were bought by the Nairn Transport Co. to run between Baghdad and Damascus. One of the vehicles was taken over by the RAF in 1943 and is seen here at Habbaniyah, compared in size with a Hillman Minx staff saloon car. Known as the "Monster Bus" in RAF service it carried 44 passengers and their luggage, was fully air-conditioned and was equipped with a kitchen, lavatory and iced-water on tap.

Looks like a horse trailer lol.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-10-2009, 03:10:06
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/335881-2/5548)

Kids looking a german prisoner. Moscow Area.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: cannonfodder on 21-10-2009, 11:10:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CM_005691.jpg)

That is so cool... :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 21-10-2009, 17:10:48
EU and Torencio, great and interesting pictures, thank you.

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4651/ammg1.jpg)

- No caption
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 21-10-2009, 17:10:48
German soldiers + Ushanka's +MG 34 Lafette=ow shit
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 21-10-2009, 23:10:03
Crusher caps are kick-ass.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 21-10-2009, 23:10:37
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/A_019250.jpg)
Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): During Operation AVALANCHE, a night photograph taken from the battleship WARSPITE during the landings, showing the effect of anti-aircraft fire from Allied warships in response to low level German aerial torpedo attack. It lasted for two hours and the destroyer INGLEFIELD shot down one of the raiders. WARSPITE successfully dodged two torpedos.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 22-10-2009, 17:10:08
Look what I found on Wikipedia, cool photo:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-720-0344-11%2C_Frankreich%2C_Fallschirmj%C3%A4ger_mit_FJG_42_in_Stellung.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 22-10-2009, 18:10:53
Ah, the FG42. That gun has since the early days of DoD always amazed me.

Today's Rawhide papers then:

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7351/pdpwib232.jpg)

- No caption, drilling practice. Present arms.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 22-10-2009, 18:10:49
Hm, that's not present arms...looks more like the 2nd step of shoulder arms.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 22-10-2009, 23:10:35
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs//image/TR_000940.jpg)
A light Bofors gun and crew which were in action on the Goubellat Plain near Medjez-el-Bab, against enemy aircraft during operations against Tunis.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 23-10-2009, 08:10:03
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1752/deutschefallis40450019jo1.jpg)

- Some paratroopers, chilling.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 23-10-2009, 13:10:33
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8367/373531108805f90982fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuzz on 23-10-2009, 16:10:10
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8367/373531108805f90982fb.jpg)

hmm i have seen this picture on the flickr galery, this is a 60mm belgian mortar i think.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: rattovolante on 23-10-2009, 22:10:22
I must agree...many italian soldiers did wear van dykes ;)

(http://www.lasecondaguerramondiale.it/images/imgfoto/africa13.jpg)(http://fxeuzet.free.fr/blog/1941/afrique/08-02.gif)
General Bergonzoli after his capture by the Australians at Beda Fomm.
Nicknamed "barba elettrica" (electric beard)... although the "electric" part wasn't due to the beard cut but to his restlessness and aggressiveness in combat.

too bad I couldn't find better versions of the pics (the first is heavily cropped, too)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 24-10-2009, 00:10:39
(http://www.suomenlottaperinneliitto.fi/img/illustrations/valonheitinlotta.jpg)
Search-light operator from the Finnish Anti-aircraft Regiment 1, 14th Searchlight Battery. They were the only armed all-female unit in the Finnish army. Like all the other AA-soldiers, they were armed with the lovely Carcano carbines.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 24-10-2009, 00:10:53
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337306-2/battle_iwojima129)

Four US Marines clearing out a cave with BAR, small arms, and grenades, Iwo Jima
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 24-10-2009, 01:10:27
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1370/pantherschauf2795.jpg)
Panzerkampfwagen V 'Panther' (Sdkfz.171), Ausf. A, converted as debris plough. In May 1944 Hitler agreed on an allocation of Panzerkampfwagen III- and IV-chassis to be used as heavy clearing equipment for road maintenance. They we supposed for deployment in the cities highly affected by bomber raids. As shown on this picture, at least on 'Panther' has been disposed for this purpose.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 24-10-2009, 09:10:29
Like all the other AA-soldiers, they were armed with the lovely Carcano carbines.
The so-called "Terni" rifles?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: rattovolante on 24-10-2009, 09:10:47
Like all the other AA-soldiers, they were armed with the lovely Carcano carbines.
The so-called "Terni" rifles?

yep.
although I don't know if the ones sent to finland actually were short rifle version, any of the two carbine versions, or possibly a mix of them (some conflict of sources).
Anyway, length difference between the 3 versions is about 10 cms ;) but they were somewhat different in other aspects
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 24-10-2009, 09:10:55
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/CM_000774.jpg)
Arab Legionnaires guard the landing ground at H4 pumping station on the Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline in Transjordan, as Gloster Gladiators of No. 94 Squadron RAF Detachment refuel during their journey from Ismailia, Egypt, to reinforce the besieged garrison at Habbaniyah, Iraq. On arrival at Habbaniyah these aircraft formed No. 1 Flight of 'A' Squadron for operations against the Iraqi rebels.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 24-10-2009, 09:10:30
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Agitplakat.jpg)

Quote
Soviet poster of 1941. The inscription reads: "Join the ranks of the front female helpmates, a companion is an aid and friend for fighter!".

And a bonus, a picture I tried to upload earlier but failed:

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7660/399pxbundesarchivbild10.th.jpg) (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/399pxbundesarchivbild10.jpg/)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: ZeG on 24-10-2009, 12:10:45
(http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5862/0211111an2.jpg)

Swiss soldier in the Alps.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 24-10-2009, 13:10:21
Damn, imagine a firefight up there!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 24-10-2009, 14:10:47
They had em' in the Great War.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 24-10-2009, 16:10:27
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337414-1/3962042187_8bd8e6d356)

Soviet lend lease Sherman Tank in action.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 25-10-2009, 00:10:40
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/FE_000481.jpg)
Marmon-Herrington armoured cars await issue to units at Singapore, December 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 25-10-2009, 01:10:07
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337414-1/3962042187_8bd8e6d356

Soviet lend lease Sherman Tank in action.
Kinda looks like the Polish air force marking on that tank, doesn't it?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Szachownica-till1993.svg/180px-Szachownica-till1993.svg.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 25-10-2009, 02:10:46
Yeah, I think its a LWP tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 25-10-2009, 13:10:34
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=58544&d=1223714576)
A german with a captured PPSH looks over a destroyed lend lease valentine tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 25-10-2009, 14:10:16
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6365/0002gtgc.th.jpg) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/0002gtgc.jpg/)

Quote
1944, German column after Soviet air attack
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 25-10-2009, 16:10:44
(http://www.italie1935-45.com/RE/photoscopes/photoscopecannone65-17/aa%27.JPG)
The Italy way for Mortar  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-10-2009, 19:10:08
But that way ^ gives alot more Range to these guns..... or not?


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 25-10-2009, 19:10:49
But that way ^ gives alot more Range to these guns..... or not?



You can also shoot over obstacles etc. that you couldn't hit without indirect fire.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 25-10-2009, 19:10:29
Wouldn't the recoil be a bit more... severe?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-10-2009, 19:10:44
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337455-2/straipsniui-anbo8)

The most advanced airplane, ANBO VIII, designed and made in interwar Lithuania. This plane vas designed as ground atack plane- light bomber. One was made jus before the soviet ocupation.

And a little Extra.....

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337452-2/straipsniui-anbo41)

Interwar Lithuanian air force reconasaince airplanes ANBO 41 in the airfield. In the interwar years Lithuanian established domestic airplane production. The leading brand was the ANBO, whih vas designed by Antanas Gustaitis. These planes was robust, reliable and hihgly valued by lithuanian pilots and foreighn experts.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 25-10-2009, 20:10:58
Charged with love!
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/2034/15cmnbw412.jpg)
15cm Nebelwerfer 41
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 26-10-2009, 01:10:17
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_005124.jpg)
A Crusader AA Mk III tank, 'Skyraker' (aka 'The Princess') of 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, leads a column of Stuart tanks moving off from the beaches.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 26-10-2009, 03:10:27
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/2983900917_5ae221fb11.jpg?v=0)


Sexy Russian I-16 taking off  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: rattovolante on 26-10-2009, 09:10:52
But that way ^ gives alot more Range to these guns..... or not?

yep, "normal" max elevation of that gun was 20°. I don't think the goal was having a mortar-type trajectory since the range would become quite extreme. I suppose that accuracy was pretty much impossible, I'm wondering what they were firing at.

BTW, that trick was very common in WWI due to lack of specialized artillery pieces. I've seen photos of guns similarly arranged to act as AAA (!).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 26-10-2009, 10:10:26
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8522/me163bwhite141jg400bran.jpg)
The photograph shows an Me 163B "White 14" of 1./JG 40 being towed towards its take-off point by its special ground-handling vehicle. In the backround railway wagons can be seen crossing the eastern edge of Brandis airfield.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 26-10-2009, 22:10:55
I've always loved this photograph.

(http://www.russiablog.org/RedArmySoldierPistol.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 27-10-2009, 05:10:25
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/338826-1/b-24-779bs)

Flown by, and named for his son, Col. James Gilson. "Stevonovitch II" (aka "Black Nan")was on what was supposed to be a milk run on April 10,1945 over Lugo,Italy when it was hit by flak between the #2 engine and the fuselage. All but one of the crew were killed,radar/bombardier Lt. Edward F. Walsh,Jr. was thrown clear and survived. The plane was a new 'Pathfinder' ship of the 779th BS, 464th BG. Colonel Gilson was the commander of the 779th.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 27-10-2009, 09:10:36
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2329/3c20qi7.jpg)

Quote
Italian prisoners, held by Greeks

Great collection of pictures of Greek Forces during World War II

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122630 (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122630)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 27-10-2009, 19:10:21
Shamelessly exploiting a german news magazine:
A "Liberator" after being hit by Flak in December 1944.

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/10/26/46/f962a82b2dbd40b09c65291c4f8985ee_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 27-10-2009, 19:10:44
I bet the civilians on the ground appreciated all the "liberation" that was dropped.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 27-10-2009, 19:10:03
I bet the civilians on the ground appreciated all the "liberation" that was dropped.

From what I've heard, yeah absolutely.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 27-10-2009, 19:10:49
They certainly liberated a lot of innocent souls from their oppressive bodies.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_016939.jpg)
A Stuart reconnaissance tank and a Sherman of 6th Armoured Division in Arezzo, 16 July 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 28-10-2009, 13:10:09
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5918/pariszs.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 28-10-2009, 17:10:40
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=83620&d=1256502653)

Quote
"Stop that silly SPR talk in the News Update thread or I might drop this one" says Hans Müller from Berlin, Germany
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 28-10-2009, 18:10:49
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/339369-2/m10)

An M-10 tank destroyer supported by 104th Infantry clear ruined streets of Cologne, Germany 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 28-10-2009, 22:10:09
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5918/pariszs.jpg)

What's in the background?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 29-10-2009, 18:10:08
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/339369-2/m10)

An M-10 tank destroyer supported by 104th Infantry clear ruined streets of Cologne, Germany 1945.

M36 Jackson
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-10-2009, 21:10:48
What's in the background?

I don't remember but you can still search for it ;)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2585/gendegaulleinspectsfree.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 29-10-2009, 21:10:14
Who is he?
"The one with the big 'ooter."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 29-10-2009, 21:10:15
That guy? He's Franco, dictator of Italy before the WW1.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 29-10-2009, 22:10:06
 ;D

Silly.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 29-10-2009, 23:10:33
That guy? He's Franco, dictator of Italy before the WW1.

Hhahahahahhahaahaha
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 30-10-2009, 00:10:03
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/H_008290.jpg)
9.2-inch howitzer of 54th Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery, during a practice shoot at the School of Artillery at Larkhill, 20 March 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-10-2009, 07:10:52
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/340109-2/Two+Finnish+officers+at+grave+of+German+pilots)

Two Finnish officers at grave of German pilots.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 30-10-2009, 10:10:47
(http://stephane.delogu.free.fr/12-5.jpg)

(http://mccoy.nu/zone/Otto20Funck.jpg)

Quote
SS-Otto Funck from the 12th Panzerdivision SS "Hitlerjugend" photographied after an assault.
He was from 15. Kompanie of 1st Battalion, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 at La Villeneuve du Rots, who were to follow up the attack on Norrey-en-Bessin by the Panthers of 3.Kompanie. He destroyed a Churchill Tank with only his MG-42, firing the can of gasoline on the turret.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 30-10-2009, 10:10:13
He destroyed a tank with his machinegun. This might sound wrong or something but if I read that I imagine some sort of Rambo running up against a tank with a Gatling gun..

Anyway, what camo is that jacket? Italian?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 30-10-2009, 12:10:27
He destroyed a tank with his machinegun. This might sound wrong or something but if I read that I imagine some sort of Rambo running up against a tank with a Gatling gun..

Anyway, what camo is that jacket? Italian?

Yeah, the 12th SS Panzer div used a lot of captured italian stuff, IIRC the aforementioned camouflaged uniform was manufactured using fabric acquired following the surrender of the Italians. Italian Navy leather jackets intended for submariners were very popular among the panzer crewmen. The division also had a lot of Italian soft-skinned vehicles ranging from motorcycles to 5 ton trucks, these were to be replaced by German-built vehicles when they were availible, however this process was disrupted by the invasion and the division went into action still with a large portion of it's captured vehicles.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 30-10-2009, 16:10:36
So what? Tom Hanks destroyed a Tiger tank with his Colt...  ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 30-10-2009, 19:10:05
So what? Tom Hanks destroyed a Tiger tank with his Colt...  ::)
Ive been trying to find the gif that perfectly fits this.




*BANG!* CRITICAL HIT 200000XP!!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-10-2009, 22:10:34
(http://stephane.delogu.free.fr/12-5.jpg)

(http://mccoy.nu/zone/Otto20Funck.jpg)

Quote
SS-Otto Funck from the 12th Panzerdivision SS "Hitlerjugend" photographied after an assault.
He was from 15. Kompanie of 1st Battalion, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 at La Villeneuve du Rots, who were to follow up the attack on Norrey-en-Bessin by the Panthers of 3.Kompanie. He destroyed a Churchill Tank with only his MG-42, firing the can of gasoline on the turret.

Men of Wilhem Mohnke?



Jack Sparrow, facing a convoy of Wehrmacht Troops, Russia ;)

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/340426-1/La_WH_rencontre_Jack_Sparrow)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 30-10-2009, 23:10:27
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Assault-guns-knocked-out.gif)

2 StuG III. Appearntly they recieved a near miss by a bomb dropped from a fighter-bomber. Their was no damage nowhere, but the crew still abandoned it
Only the Shurzen where blown off
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 31-10-2009, 01:10:19
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1135/02347.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161/4 Flakpanzer IV 'Ostwind'
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 31-10-2009, 08:10:59
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/340760-1/sdkfz+234)

British soldiers playing in a disabled german Sdkfz 234 Puma armoured car. Location/Date unkown.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 31-10-2009, 12:10:40
That guy? He's Franco, dictator of Italy before the WW1.
;) i was replying to flyguy about my previous picture


(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6794/insidereichstag4tw.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 31-10-2009, 13:10:21
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4918/aayjcp1.jpg)

EDIT:

No caption for the picture above but a Saturday/Halloween bonus

(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8175/lah26td.jpg)

According to some guy on MP.net it's an Waffen SS soldier somewhere in Italy but nobody confirmed it
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 31-10-2009, 15:10:32
That guy? He's Franco, dictator of Italy before the WW1.
;) i was replying to flyguy about my previous picture


So lost, I am.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 31-10-2009, 21:10:01
@Rawhide's picture, thats a very special Gefreiter, got all the Kreuzes you can collect, except for the bonus editions.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 01-11-2009, 12:11:37
(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2924/molders.png)
Mascot dog of JG 53 is standing next to Werner Mölders' 109. 56 kills so far, which means the photograph has been taken in February 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-11-2009, 13:11:48
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1577/92502lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 01-11-2009, 13:11:21
(http://beute.narod.ru/Beutepanzer/us/M4_sherman/sherman-76-02.jpg)

A "beutepanzer 76MM sherman. This sherman, appearntly, first knocked out 2 panthers. Only to be captured by german troops, only then to be taken out by a 90MM AP shell from a M36 Jackson of the 645 Tank destroyer Bn

Foto was taken after Aschafenburg where conquered
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 01-11-2009, 14:11:12
Fitted with muzzle brake from PAK 40??
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 01-11-2009, 19:11:28
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/341217-2/abcde%23)

German soldiers riding an Italian CV L3/35 tankette armed with two 8mm machine guns. No further info on the pic but it was most probably taken in Italy or on the Balkans after the disarming of the Italian army in 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 01-11-2009, 21:11:46
Fitted with muzzle brake from PAK 40??
This was in March 1945. By that time, 76MM M1A1 guns had muzzle breaks avaiable
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 01-11-2009, 21:11:29
(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6962/02393.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F with mine clearing equipment
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 01-11-2009, 22:11:30
(http://beute.narod.ru/Beutepanzer/su/Slovakia/bt-5_01slovak.jpg)
A Slovakian trophy a light tank BT-5 with mariupol plant turret used as a part of Improvised armoured train (Improvizovany pancierovy vlak - IPV) by Slovak Security Division (Zaistovacia divizia) on the railroad Pinsk - Gomel in 1942 - 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 02-11-2009, 10:11:56
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/319/bombingploesti.png)
B-24 Liberators bombing Ploesti oil refineries at very low altitude.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 02-11-2009, 10:11:49
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1239/100090501ffa1945.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 02-11-2009, 11:11:19
(http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/503px-bundesarchiv-rm-25-bild-30-flugzeugtrager-graf-zeppelin-bau.jpg.jpeg)

The building of the only german aircraft carrier during ww2.
The Graf zeppelin.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 02-11-2009, 12:11:49
If germany only understood the importance of the aircraft carrier


(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/Schweijk-0/ratteeinsatzsfswia1a.jpg)

Panzer 1000 Ratte of the 362th Superheavy Panzer Battalion. This picture was taken in Remagen somewhere in 1945. The crew of this Ratte, just succeeded in destroying 22 T-34's and retrieving a stolen supply of "Cheese in tube"s, wich was stolen by the russians 4 days before
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 02-11-2009, 13:11:31
Damn, I knew the russians wouldnt stop just for Berlin!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 13:11:38
(http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/503px-bundesarchiv-rm-25-bild-30-flugzeugtrager-graf-zeppelin-bau.jpg.jpeg)

The building of the only german aircraft carrier during ww2.
The Graf zeppelin.
The KMS Seydlitz was converted to an aircraft carrier, thus Germany had 2 not finished aircraft carriers  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 02-11-2009, 14:11:22
If germany only understood the importance of the aircraft carrier
Yes, I can see how an aircraft carrier sailing on the Volga would be of great assistance.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 02-11-2009, 15:11:16
 ;D ;D ;D ;D @ the last posts above
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 02-11-2009, 15:11:48
If germany only understood the importance of the aircraft carrier
Yes, I can see how an aircraft carrier sailing on the Volga would be of great assistance.
And not only Volga, they could cut down trees and use logs and oxen to pull it from river to river over isthmuses. Like the Vikings did! It would be at the Golden Horn in no time.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 02-11-2009, 17:11:27
drive the up the themse straight into london

fuck operation sealion
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 02-11-2009, 17:11:20
drive the up the themse straight into london

fuck operation sealion
And then ram the Big Ben, we'll get zhe Royalist pricks!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 02-11-2009, 18:11:22
So aircaft carriers wouldn't have been useful in the battle of the atlantic no?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 18:11:44
First times to past the royal navy to get the Carriers from the north or Baltic Sea into the Atlantic  ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 02-11-2009, 18:11:33
Eh? and you think that would've been an impossibility? like the japanese attacking pearl harbour that'll never happen!   ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 02-11-2009, 19:11:54
There's a huge difference between the North Sea and the Pacific, and two nations at war, activily looking for engagement, and a surprise attack.  ::)  The only effective branches of the Kreigsmarine were the U-boots and S-boots, anything from a destroyer on up simply were either sunk rapidly after deployment, or sat in dock doing nothing because they couldn't go out.  A single carrier or two would have made no difference.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 19:11:09
not possibly perhaps not only very much involving heavy losses on German side
we take to the Graf Zeppelin would be 41 together with the Birsmarck run out with the entire German deep-sea fleet toward Atlantic
1 carrier
3 battle ships
2 battle cruisers
2 heavy cruisers
2 became outdated liners +
10 - 15 small ships such as destroyer etc.
25 ships against the Royal Navy, everything determines to would have set the carrier and the entire the Kriegsmarine to sink
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 02-11-2009, 19:11:33
My point about pearl harbour was that the japanese did something at the time that was considered impossible by others it wasn't a direct comparison, of course there's a huge difference between the north sea and the pacific.

This is all hypothetical so why do you guys only assume that they would only have the two they actually built? If they did truly grasp the importance of the aircraft carrier over the battleship for control of the sea they would have a lot more than two and they certainly wouldn't have wasted valuable resources building battleships. Instead they went for submarines which in the long run meant they lost the battle.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 02-11-2009, 20:11:29
So aircaft carriers wouldn't have been useful in the battle of the atlantic no?
Would have yes. But how do you get an aircraft carrier from Hamburg/Kiel into the Atlantic? The brits sent half the Royal Navy to look for Bismarck, you'd think an aircraft carrier would've been even more important to destroy.

One little Aircraft Carrier in the Atlantic would've also been pretty soon bombed out of the sea by Heavy bombers from Britain, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, East US or Bermuda.

A big ship is easier to spot than a small submerged cylinder.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 20:11:55
Because supmarines was more effectively as big Battleships for the German side
1 They was small so they could drive without larger attention into the Atlantic
2 A smaller crew was needed
3 As a weapon for the economic war perfectly sufficiently
4 Fewer resources were bulged out, which one could use for other things
5 faster production for a submarine

the big problem was that the British cracked the Enigma so soon :-\
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 02-11-2009, 21:11:13
Yes breaking enigma was a big factor but it wasn't the only one, technology was just as important. The U-boats couldn't stay under for very long and were easy pickings on the surface, advancements in radar & sonar made it easier for escorts to locate them and better aircraft ment the gap with no cover in the middle of the atlantic was closed.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 21:11:43
You don't consider that the u boats technology was developed too.
everything an asks from reaction and counterreaction :P
(http://www.whq-forum.de/cms/uploads/pics/u2601aufheling6BuV.jpg)
U 2601(Type XXI) at Blohm & Voss shipyards
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rustysteel on 02-11-2009, 21:11:15
Another wonder weapon blighted by technical problems, I know german submarine development wasn't static, sorry if I implied that what I meant was that they couldn't keep pace with the allies, they couldn't make enough of those boats in time to make a difference that's my point.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 02-11-2009, 22:11:48
The problem was also that at this time (44-45) the attention on other branches of arms lay, like new wonder weapons e.g. V2 or other stupid non effectiv weapons  ::), to build than far new submarines.   :-\
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 02-11-2009, 22:11:03
You have a good point, if they couldn't keep up on u-boots, how the hell would they even try with aircraft carriers?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 02-11-2009, 22:11:06
How the hell can you put a picture here? [newb]
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 02-11-2009, 22:11:53
How the hell can you put a picture here? [newb]
Like this:
Code: [Select]
[img]http://www.panzerbaer.de/workshop/pix/yu_stuart_pak-001.jpg[/img]
That will show like this:
(http://www.panzerbaer.de/workshop/pix/yu_stuart_pak-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 02-11-2009, 22:11:26
ahh, tnx :D
And that is a pak 40 mounted on a stuart chasis and it was used (and made) by the Yugoslav partisans
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-11-2009, 10:11:28
I would have considered a carrier in the North Sea very useful for Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of Britain. You could play some hide and seek there with the british navy while storming the english southern shores.
Edit//: That is what I always did in HoI2. I jumped with 8 paratrooper divisions into southern england and placed my Kriegsmarine fleet with 1 carrier in the mouth of the Thames. This attracted the complete british fleet and soon i was fighting several carrier fleets. As soon as my carrier was inoperable I withdrew. Enough time for a landing at Edingburgh with 4 armoured divisions, 2 mobile divisions and 3 mountaintroopers. Mountaintroopers take Scotland and rush for Scapa Flow while the tanks and mobile Divisions hit the brits in the rear and fight their way to the paratroopers isolated in the southeast. Only the 9 cargo ships got lost.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 03-11-2009, 12:11:26
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1690/h39x11601.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-11-2009, 18:11:30
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3395/east24.jpg)
Picture was called "east", thus I guess it is eastern europe. The tank in front looks like a short barreled PIII, isn't it?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rataxes on 03-11-2009, 18:11:42
It's a Pz4, look at the engine deck.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-11-2009, 18:11:16
Hmm. See. I just wondered about the missing barrel of the gun. Can't find it. Considered a PIV to be long barelled at a time when the panther was available.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-11-2009, 18:11:34
Could be angled down, or could be a short barreled that never got replaced.  I've seen that photo before, its Normandy, so it could even be one of the 21st Panzer's F1s.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 03-11-2009, 20:11:07
I see a Vickers looking thing in the background near the house.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-11-2009, 20:11:02
I wondered what that is, but could not recognize it. But I think you're right. Nice catch! (Or how could I call that?)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 03-11-2009, 20:11:02
The turret looks like an AVRE.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-11-2009, 21:11:20
What about an R35? Just to throw one more in.
(http://military.my-place.us/fremdpz-10.gif)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jürgen on 03-11-2009, 21:11:27
(http://budapest69.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/caidosda.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 03-11-2009, 22:11:31
Hooray for the Blue Division.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 04-11-2009, 09:11:49
Blue Division was a Croatian division uder German command,yes?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: djinn on 04-11-2009, 10:11:16
Seems a bit uppity to place the flag before you took the island, eh?

They probably needed a spawn point :-)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Smiles on 04-11-2009, 10:11:30
Stop typing, go through the previous 147 pages and see what your doing wrong.

(http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/images/african-americans-wwii-032.jpg)

African americans in ww2 (google picture..was looking for the bear)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.Lord Helmchen on 04-11-2009, 11:11:48
Blue Division was a Croatian division uder German command,yes?

spanish
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 04-11-2009, 11:11:47
(http://panzers2.tripod.com/panzer64.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Jürgen on 04-11-2009, 19:11:33
Probably posted before but:

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5918/divisionazul2be2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-11-2009, 01:11:36
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/343509-2/1)

Russian woman, runs away from its city during a battle.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-11-2009, 01:11:12
The soldier is running, the woman is rather walking. She got nerves, ehh?

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5208/cxinconnu310.jpg)
This time it is a PIV, I swear.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 05-11-2009, 01:11:23
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1153/97294260.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 05-11-2009, 01:11:26
(http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Zusatz/Heer/Bilder/b1.jpg)
This is the longest railway bridge, which German pioneers built during World War II. It spanned the Dnjepr delta with Cherson.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 05-11-2009, 11:11:10
(http://www.monument.apeldoorn-onderwijs.nl/images/SS_soldaten_bij_de_Grebbeberg_mei_1940.jpg)

German SS troops of the Leibstandarte near the grebbeberg in the netherlands during operation fall gelb. 1940

(if the picture is too big I will resize it and post it again)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 05-11-2009, 12:11:30
You can use the forum code.

[ img width=800 ]www.yourpicturehere.com[ /img ]
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 05-11-2009, 17:11:04
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1153/97294260.jpg)

Nein Hanz, zis goes here.
Dumbkopf!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wasntmenl on 05-11-2009, 17:11:25
Thx biiviz  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-11-2009, 21:11:02
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6629/saintdenisnormandy1944.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 165 Panzerfeldhaubitze 18M on Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf) 'Hummel'
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D 'Hanomag'
Saint Denise, France, Summer 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 05-11-2009, 21:11:26
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5108/icanfly.jpg)

'Look mommy, I can fly!'
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 05-11-2009, 22:11:47
That's the command tank of Captain Obvious.
Hence the name.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-11-2009, 22:11:03
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5108/icanfly.jpg)

'Look mommy, I can fly!'
Flying cromwells?

WAS??
(http://www.german-helmets.com/VETERANS/tank-commander-ss.jpg)
ACHTUNG FLIEGENDE CROMWELLS  ZURÜCK!!!SHEISSE!!!Kein Kommentar Hans!zurückfallen!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-11-2009, 22:11:16
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/240885-2/life_80)

Hungarian tanks and cavalry making their way toward town of Beregozasr,Czechoslovakia
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 05-11-2009, 22:11:07
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5108/icanfly.jpg)

'Look mommy, I can fly!'
Flying cromwells?

WAS??
(http://www.german-helmets.com/VETERANS/tank-commander-ss.jpg)
ACHTUNG FLIEGENDE CROMWELLS  ZURÜCK!!!SHEISSE!!!Kein Kommentar Hans!zurückfallen!!



LOLLOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-11-2009, 01:11:45
That's the command tank of Captain Obvious.
Hence the name.
(http://voicetalentproductions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/captain-obvious.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 06-11-2009, 01:11:35
I knew there had to be one.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Tolga<3 on 06-11-2009, 01:11:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHJMAZK-sLI

Not a video, but a particularly interesting video of the Tiger tank in my home country, we would have bought them if there wasnt a war :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-11-2009, 05:11:09
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/335044-2/sniper+032)

MG34 Team in Stalingrad.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 06-11-2009, 05:11:53
MG34 Team in Stalingrad.
I said: you wouldn't have had much fun in Stalingrad would you?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 06-11-2009, 11:11:10
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1884/chinesegermantankcaptur.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 06-11-2009, 11:11:30
japanese panzer I ?
i must admit i m not very good on early war pacific japanese stuff

but when when did japs get german tanks, this must have been before some major stuff i guess ?

well here my contribution for today
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3514/165uu.jpg)
for me not really identifiable german airplane ( i guess bf109) gets restocked on ammo
you can clearly see 3 different ammo types.
i guess 20mm Tracer, AP and HE
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: rattovolante on 06-11-2009, 11:11:02
japanese panzer I ?
i must admit i m not very good on early war pacific japanese stuff

but when when did japs get german tanks, this must have been before some major stuff i guess ?

I guess it was captured from Chinese forces. RoC had a tradition of shopping for weapons in Germany until the Japanese convinced the Germans to stop selling them stuff some time after the second sino-japanese war broke out
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 06-11-2009, 11:11:33

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3514/165uu.jpg (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3514/165uu.jpg)
for me not really identifiable german airplane ( i guess bf109) gets restocked on ammo
you can clearly see 3 different ammo types.
i guess 20mm Tracer, AP and HE

Could be mine cartridges too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.Lord Helmchen on 06-11-2009, 12:11:55
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8871/italiengetarnterpanzer.jpg)

Sturmpanzer 4 aka "Brummbär" in Camouflage. Italy, March '44.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 06-11-2009, 13:11:31
Mine ammo?!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 06-11-2009, 13:11:50
More powerful HE round with even less penetration abilities.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 06-11-2009, 15:11:55
japanese panzer I ?
i must admit i m not very good on early war pacific japanese stuff

but when when did japs get german tanks, this must have been before some major stuff i guess ?

well here my contribution for today
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3514/165uu.jpg)
for me not really identifiable german airplane ( i guess bf109) gets restocked on ammo
you can clearly see 3 different ammo types.
i guess 20mm Tracer, AP and HE


Looks like a painted B&W photo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 06-11-2009, 17:11:34
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5480/avengeriwojima.png)

Four Grumman Avengers unload their bombs in Iwo Jima
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 06-11-2009, 18:11:13
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6890/tpiii.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-11-2009, 19:11:21
I don't quite understand the text on the photo...it says its from an album from PzRgt. 33, but then says it can't be from the regiment?  Its a photo of a destroyed tank of theirs...so I don't really see why it couldn't be =/
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 06-11-2009, 19:11:53
Probably means that the photo was taken by a member of PzRgt 33, but the destroyed tank belonged to another regiment.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 06-11-2009, 19:11:38
My interpretation is, that the photo was made by elements of the Pz.Rgt. 33, showing a destroyed dive-tank which the regiment verifyable was not equiped with. Thus the tank has been lost by another unit, only the photo remained with the documentary of the Pz.Rgt. 33. I think this is a question of filing in an army archive.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-11-2009, 20:11:39
Oohh, oki, that would do it.  Seems kinda obvious now o_O  I shouldn't do these things when I just wake up xD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 06-11-2009, 20:11:13
I'd even dare to say it must be march or april in 1942 or 1943. Russian front.
After the cancelled invasion of Britain these units were ordered to the eastern front.
The tank then was most likely lost during the russian winter offensives.
Then the snow melted and the roads became clear for the 33 Pz. Rgt. to advance and the picture was taken.
Note that there is no snow, but still no leaves on the trees.
Tank must have been rotting there for about a few month.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-11-2009, 08:11:32
Destroyed French Bloch MB-152, France, 1940.

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2dvkazd.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 07-11-2009, 09:11:13
Looks like the pilot is still in the cockpit, or there's a german sitting there o_O
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 07-11-2009, 10:11:51
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1713/suribachim1919.png)

A machine gun crew sit among a pile of spent ammunition somewhere just south of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 07-11-2009, 11:11:20
Looks like the pilot is still in the cockpit, or there's a german sitting there o_O
probaly a german. Looks like it landed pretty intact and the cockpit glass aint broken.  I bet the pilot escaped before the germans came. MB150's where very though planes, as did crash landing can show us

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Morane-Saulnier..1.jpg)

Finnish Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 aka  "Mörkö-Morane"

these planes where outdated when the finnish recieved them. but aircraft designer  Aarne Lakomaa turned them into a first rate fighter, with diffrent engines, coolers and armament

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 07-11-2009, 14:11:03
It crash landed pretty weird too. (from pilot's point of view:) I think he was going a bit slow already, probably searching for a good place to crash land and then landed with his left wing on the fence/bushes/small wall and then smacked towards the right into the building as theres only 1 small hole it means the wing came in from the side..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 07-11-2009, 14:11:22
It crash landed pretty weird too. (from pilot's point of view:) I think he was going a bit slow already, probably searching for a good place to crash land and then landed with his left wing on the fence/bushes/small wall and then smacked towards the right into the building as theres only 1 small hole it means the wing came in from the side..

I noticed that too, but figured something along those lines.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 07-11-2009, 14:11:54
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5277/bundesarchivbild101i173.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 07-11-2009, 14:11:10
Destroyed French Bloch MB-152, France, 1940.

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2dvkazd.jpg)
A niice photo of a slow flying crash landing that was well excuted for the most poart but the wing/plane clipped with the building at the last moment. Pilot got out, Germans found it and did some posing photo's.  That's atleast the most obvious, straightforward conclusion one can draw.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 07-11-2009, 16:11:01
Seth, you really need to start providing info. :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 16:11:42
Obvious maybe... but here is the true story: In a previous battle at that location a 88mm fired a hole into that wall leaving a hole just big enough for the Germans to fit the wing tip, the stone wall was lowered thanks to tanks. Thus, with perfect condition, it's allowed the Germans to experiment of the very first, battlefield Drivethrough Cafe (the experiment with a French Bloch MB-152 because they couldn't afford to risk damaging their own planes). The pilot is fine and ordering a Coffee and Bagel, while stopping for a chat with an officer.


Why are the landing gear down? Unless they fell out of the wings, but that is unlikely, more believeable the would get locked up underneath in the wings. And where is the propeller?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 07-11-2009, 16:11:46
...And where is the propeller?

"Flieger, where is your propeller?.."
"Was? Oooh! Now I understand why I crashed, herr Leutnant!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 16:11:08
...And where is the propeller?

"Flieger, where is your propeller?.."
"Was? Oooh! Now I understand why I crashed, herr Leutnant!"
The rest of the engine housing was in good condition though. It is unlikely that the propeller itself would just be blown off... even through the crash landing, the blades would only be bent back, not taken clean off..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 07-11-2009, 16:11:51
Parts on the engine are bended, things are sticking out, they broke off  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 07-11-2009, 16:11:51
...And where is the propeller?

"Flieger, where is your propeller?.."
"Was? Oooh! Now I understand why I crashed, herr Leutnant!"
The rest of the engine housing was in good condition though. It is unlikely that the propeller itself would just be blown off... even through the crash landing, the blades would only be bent back, not taken clean off..
If it still had the propellor it wouldn't have crashed would it?

/blond answer
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 16:11:13
...And where is the propeller?

"Flieger, where is your propeller?.."
"Was? Oooh! Now I understand why I crashed, herr Leutnant!"
The rest of the engine housing was in good condition though. It is unlikely that the propeller itself would just be blown off... even through the crash landing, the blades would only be bent back, not taken clean off..
If it still had the propellor it wouldn't have crashed would it?

/blond answer
lol, there isn't any evidence of it, but it could of been shot in the fuel tank(s) and ran out of gas, machanical failure, same thing for oil as gas, good of taken many hits to the engine, pilot could have been hit by direct fire, could of lost control of one of the many control surfaces... there are a number of possiblities.

(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/me109-jg52-crashed.jpg)
And even with the brutal landing of this Wellington.. the propellers remained!  ;D
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/crashed_wellington_700.jpg)
Those are my pictures of the Day BTW, along with a bonus  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-11-2009, 17:11:25
Kawasaki H6K under Fire, unkown date/location.

(http://www.corbisimages.com/images/NA008031.jpg?size=67&uid=6553A1C6-D8A2-4EA0-B1D0-A6373814BBE1)

Another Angle..

(http://www.corbisimages.com/images/NA008030.jpg?size=67&uid=EA99382C-54FE-48A6-92BF-B67AAA23128C)


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 07-11-2009, 17:11:07

lol, there isn't any evidence of it, but it could of been shot in the fuel tank(s) and ran out of gas, machanical failure, same thing for oil as gas, good of taken many hits to the engine, pilot could have been hit by direct fire, could of lost control of one of the many control surfaces... there are a number of possiblities.

(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/me109-jg52-crashed.jpg)
And even with the brutal landing of this B-24 Liberator.. the propellers remained!  ;D
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/crashed_wellington_700.jpg)
Those are my pictures of the Day BTW, along with a bonus  ;)
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Its a british Welington mate, i noticed from this angel they kinda look the same, but the B-24 hase 4 engines.

Nice pic on the kawasaki torenico!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 18:11:34
Nuh uh... the other 2 engines just fell off.. lol, good attention to detail. I'm supprised I never noticed that.. with my background on aaviation i'm ashamed of myself.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 07-11-2009, 18:11:30
Nuh uh... the other 2 engines just fell off.. lol, good attention to detail. I'm supprised I never noticed that.. with my background on aaviation i'm ashamed of myself.

In that case Note the gigantic windows in the fuselage  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 18:11:51
Those are windows? The 5 1/2 rectangular objects? I couldn't tell, I thought that was just some random addition to the paint, plane, marking, idk.. :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 07-11-2009, 19:11:55
The pic is called crashed_wellington_700.jpg, so yea..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 19:11:09
Pfft, who takes time to check the name of the picture.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-11-2009, 19:11:49
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/344663-2/img_011)

Three American soldiers clearing a building., Aachen, 1944
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 07-11-2009, 20:11:06
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7088/1257444968429.jpg)

Fallschirmjager on the Ostfront with captured russian PTRD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-11-2009, 20:11:59
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2056/sweemer.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D with dive equipment.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: >TDP<asom on 07-11-2009, 21:11:35
free frenches panthers 
(http://www.chars-francais.net/new/images/stories/galery/1944_panther/panther%20a%20et%20g%20au%20503e%20rcc%20photo%20503e%20rcc.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 07-11-2009, 22:11:05
free frenches panthers 
GAH! The French Panthers have been freed? Who is responsible?! We must investigate the locks keeper of the Paris Zoo immediately!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 07-11-2009, 23:11:18
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5664/troopskt5.jpg)
Banzai sword attack  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 07-11-2009, 23:11:50
Where is the support for that tank.. it's there all alone?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 08-11-2009, 00:11:58
It's been destroyed by a suicide pack armed Japanese soldier, and the rest have run away after being hunted by banzai shouting katana wielding maniacs.

Obviously.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 08-11-2009, 01:11:20
Oh, I should of known, shame on me... ::)

However, I am also going to question your truth value on that, I feel....it's a lie.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 08-11-2009, 13:11:38
I have been so out of touch with POTD thread for the past couple of _months_ that I simply cant memorize whether this picture has been posted yet or not. But if it has been, sods law, here it comes again!

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9938/panthermontormel03.jpg)

"Death's Corridor" at Mont Ormel.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 08-11-2009, 15:11:44
I have been so out of touch with POTD thread for the past couple of _months_ that I simply cant memorize whether this picture has been posted yet or not. But if it has been, sods law, here it comes again!

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9938/panthermontormel03.jpg)

"Death's Corridor" at Mont Ormel.
Bene psotd before, as was a mirrored version. Hehehe.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 08-11-2009, 15:11:17
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9011/iwojimabeach.png)

Bogged down tank, Amtracs blown over by shellfire - a view taken couple of days after the landing on Iwo Jima, 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 08-11-2009, 15:11:07
(http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/2956/07538xh3da3.jpg)
British/Canadian Land Mattress reloading
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 08-11-2009, 17:11:36
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/TR_002021.jpg)
Churchill tanks of 'A' Squadron, 51st Royal Tank Regiment advancing across the Italian countryside.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 08-11-2009, 17:11:03
Seth, you really need to start providing info. :D

Bundersarchiv, i don't know more about it  ;)


(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5277/bundesarchivbild101i173.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 08-11-2009, 18:11:24
Looks like the wooden bridge that french tank was driving over could not take its weight and moved a bit to the side. Becouse it was freezing and there was ice on the bridge the tank just slid of it into the river.

Best i can think of.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 08-11-2009, 18:11:20
I think somebody drank too much... ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 08-11-2009, 18:11:15
 ;D balkan 1941. But as i said, i don't know more about the units etc ...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 08-11-2009, 18:11:45
France-->Russia
French-->German

Story still stands :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-11-2009, 18:11:59
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3564/as10.jpg)

German officer with a captured AS-44 assualt rifle.  The AS-44 was a russian assualt rifle that would have probably become what the AK-47 became if not for the designer dying in 1945.  It was only used in prototype testing, and its hard to say how this German officer got a hold of one, as as far as I know, they were never field tested.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 08-11-2009, 21:11:56
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3564/as10.jpg)

German officer with a captured AS-44 assualt rifle.  The AS-44 was a russian assualt rifle that would have probably become what the AK-47 became if not for the designer dying in 1945.  It was only used in prototype testing, and its hard to say how this German officer got a hold of one, as as far as I know, they were never field tested.
nice find, you don't see that everyday
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 08-11-2009, 22:11:28
Looks like the wooden bridge that french tank was driving over could not take its weight and moved a bit to the side. Becouse it was freezing and there was ice on the bridge the tank just slid of it into the river.

Best i can think of.

I wonder whether the guy on the right is actually a dealing officer or the tank commander in response. With the arms akimbo he looks very concerned.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 08-11-2009, 23:11:35
Looks like the wooden bridge that french tank was driving over could not take its weight and moved a bit to the side. Becouse it was freezing and there was ice on the bridge the tank just slid of it into the river.

Best i can think of.
Its a Panzer 35(t) (Lt vz 35) (http://www.bf-games.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/lalala.gif)
mhh either driver error or the bridge gave way, so that he fell down
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-11-2009, 23:11:20
Looks like the wooden bridge that french tank was driving over could not take its weight and moved a bit to the side. Becouse it was freezing and there was ice on the bridge the tank just slid of it into the river.

Best i can think of.
Its a Panzer 35(t) (Lt vz 35) (http://www.bf-games.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/lalala.gif)
mhh either driver error or the bridge gave way, so that he fell down


Imo its a Hotchkiss R35

(http://hellfirestew.com/db1/00059/hellfirestew.com/_uimages/Hotchkiss.jpg)

The look very similar, tracks and turret.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 08-11-2009, 23:11:46
euhm, its a Hotchkiss H-39 .....

Your pic is correct tough

And the tracks are different, a big giveway was the big iddle wheel (i have no idea how to call it in english)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 08-11-2009, 23:11:46
ok persuades
nevertheless everything looks alike  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuzz on 09-11-2009, 00:11:59
Detroyed german equipment after Falaise pocket.

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/3199/1340117803e347035c62b.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/1340117803e347035c62b.jpg/)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 09-11-2009, 00:11:12
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/SC180851t.jpg)
"Second Army Tennessee Maneuvers.  3 miles west of Watertown. As an addition to the battalion's defense, HQ Co. of the 5th Armd Maint Bn developed an idea thought up by Ordernance Sgt. Magazine. The 37mm gun is the only field weapon alloted for the battalion's defense.  To increase firepower, a 50 cal. Machine gun was mounted on the front of the 37mm gun vehicle. All parts were made and mounted by HQ personnel.  (6 Jun 43) Signal Corps Photo: 164-0012-43-204  (Pvt. J. F. Albert)"

A WC-52 With a .50 cal machine gun and 37mm AT gun, we need this in FH2..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 09-11-2009, 01:11:32
For some reason, Fuzz, that photo looks like its from a game....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 09-11-2009, 03:11:27
Nice pic Oddball.  I think its a bit ironic how they're all having fun but in exactly 1 year there going to be wishing the war was over
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 09-11-2009, 03:11:59
Thanks, and thats how war works, it's loses it's fun very quickly... :(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 09-11-2009, 13:11:27
an other view of the acicdent :

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-173-1103-25%2C_Balkan%2C_Beutepanzer_H39.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Wunderwaffe on 09-11-2009, 14:11:40
Me-323 Gigant Unloading Marder 2
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/11923-3/me323offloadassaultgun.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 09-11-2009, 15:11:18
Iwo Jima series continues:

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2516/iwo.png)

The opening up of the beaches on the west side of the island was vital. Little could be landed on the east coast until the masses of vehicles and equipment was cleared. Iwo Jima 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-11-2009, 00:11:51
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/186/swim9.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D Tauchpanzer (dive equipment/turret details)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 10-11-2009, 18:11:30
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4827/0tcaalaeh6cak9y8q7caq5c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 10-11-2009, 18:11:32
M10 TD
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/344669-2/img_014) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-armor/img_014.html)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 11-11-2009, 21:11:24
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7637/swimdetail.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D Tauchpanzer

unit markings:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/728/swimm5.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 12-11-2009, 00:11:35
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_004211_E.jpg)
Trainee crews practising gun cleaning on Grant, Crusader and Sherman tanks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 12-11-2009, 22:11:44
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1083/swimmm8.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D Tauchpanzer
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 14-11-2009, 09:11:19
Ka-Mi
(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!Be6J5LQ!Wk~$(KGrHqIOKjQEry)gYb6dBK+J6Q)Mt!~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 14-11-2009, 09:11:36
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4367/24047656.jpg)
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Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-11-2009, 16:11:00
Destroyed Pz IV in Russia. A direct shot on the Ammo store

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/347629-2/ec793afd27b0)

and a extra..


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/348049-2/life_282)

American soldier helping a wounded buddy during battle to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese,1945
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 14-11-2009, 17:11:13
Destroyed Pz IV in Russia. A direct shot on the Ammo store

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/347629-2/ec793afd27b0)


dear god! I feel sorry for those guys, or whats left of them.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 14-11-2009, 17:11:12
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1336/bundesarchivbild101i300.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 14-11-2009, 20:11:23
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/SC180631t.jpg)
"Third Army Louisiana Maneuvers.  S-1 Field Office. Sgt. Vern Kurtanbauch, from Brandt, S. Dakota,  the S-1 clerk for the Service Co., 355th Inf., 89th Inf. Div, sets up shop as the Red and Blue Armies maneuver at Camp Carson, Co.  (10 Jul 43) Signal Corps Photo: 165-8-43-1118  (Pfc. P. J. Petrony)"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 14-11-2009, 20:11:53
dear god! I feel sorry for those guys, or whats left of them.

Hey in the hell of war thats a pretty merciful way to go. Although it is a very sad looking picture.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 14-11-2009, 21:11:58
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1336/bundesarchivbild101i300.jpg)
"Why in Gods name is that maggot wearing black? Whats wrong with you people!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-11-2009, 21:11:32
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1336/bundesarchivbild101i300.jpg)
"Why in Gods name is that maggot wearing black? Whats wrong with you people!"

"so, you see that guy with black uniform, dont listen to him, he came from the eastern front, consider him a crazy guy"

Or

"Shh, dont tell them, but that tank sucks"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 14-11-2009, 21:11:44
"Shh, dont tell them, but that tank sucks"
"But sir, that isn't a tank"
"Shut up smartass or you will look as foolish as that guy!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 14-11-2009, 21:11:47
"That soldier is a spy."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 14-11-2009, 21:11:17
"That soldier is a spy."
Hahaha, you win!  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 15-11-2009, 00:11:39
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_003194.jpg)
Comet tanks of 23rd Hussars, 11th Armoured Division, advancing through the Weser bridgehead at Petershagen, 7 April 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 15-11-2009, 03:11:20
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/BU_003194.jpg)
Comet tanks of 23rd Hussars, 11th Armoured Division, advancing through the Weser bridgehead at Petershagen, 7 April 1945.

Thats 30 miles from where I grew up. I got a book somewhere about the war in that particular region where I grew up. Can't find it for a few years, otherwise I would have scanned a few pictures. I definetely remember this picture, some crashsites of Focke Wulfs and lots of destroyed automobiles in the roadside ditches from that book. The picture was just...bigger. Uhh, definetely gotta search for that book again. Dumped it somewhere in the attic/basement.

Whatever, here is the picture for today: I'll call it...

...the adventurous construction

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3161/t2ndpanzerdivisionnearb.jpg)
original picture name is t_2nd_panzer_division_near_boulogne_383.jpg




Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 15-11-2009, 06:11:26
(http://i026.radikal.ru/0911/cb/7376d5842d25.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-11-2009, 23:11:33
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7769/bundesarchivbild101i557.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 16-11-2009, 01:11:02
(http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Rabaul/img/USA-P-Rabaul-p198.jpg)
Japanese aircraft destroyed on the ground by Allied planes near Lae.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 16-11-2009, 01:11:50
Is that a captured 75mm gun carriage?  :-X  My beloved half-track!  :-[
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-11-2009, 02:11:54
Is that a captured 75mm gun carriage?

T30 75-mm GMC
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 16-11-2009, 02:11:38
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1328/bruckeniv.jpg)
Brückenleger IV
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-11-2009, 02:11:53
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-721-0399-11,_Frankreich,_Panzertransport_mit_der_Eisenbahn.jpg)

Panther in Camouflage.
Frankreich.- Transport von getarnten Panzer V "Panther" mit der Eisenbahn, Soldaten auf Waggon vor und auf einem Panzer; PK KBZ OB West
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-11-2009, 06:11:53
(http://s55.radikal.ru/i150/0911/04/42873c56cb19.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-11-2009, 05:11:47
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/349292-2/Capture_22)

This column of M3 75mm GMC's was knocked out during the fighting around Kasserine Pass in February 1943


Extra

Panther, Berlin 1945

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/348993-2/panther)

Notice it hasn't its external wheels ! May be the last one to fight ?

I dont get it, why the uploader said that?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 17-11-2009, 05:11:35
Its missing the outer road wheels. Not sure they can even drive like that.......
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 17-11-2009, 06:11:39
(http://i021.radikal.ru/0911/78/79f9a3bf4840.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 17-11-2009, 11:11:30
shamelessly stolen from a well known german news page  ;)

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/11/16/55/350a96ec36bddc6ab3ae823b3ea37f7a_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
Quote
Female Pilots:
Russian fighter pilots Lilia Litwak, Katja Budanowa and Maria Kuznetsowa from the 558. Nightbomberregiment. the unit contained only of female pilots and destroyed/damaged 17 Bridges, 9 trains,26 Supply depots, 176 Transports and 86 gun emplacements of the German Invaders

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/11/16/53/d566e8749e28dd1e57b8a07f02202644_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
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They were flying the PO-2  Biplane, a light bomber.
Germans called them "Nachthexen" = "night witches". with their agile but slow biplanes they were able to evade fast german fighters and harassed german ground positions at night.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 17-11-2009, 21:11:08
Schutzstaffel Officer lobs a grenade into the Free City of Danzig's Post Office-September 1, 1939.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 17-11-2009, 21:11:52
German Infantry in Poland with a MG-34 Lafette.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 17-11-2009, 22:11:17
shamelessly stolen from a well known german news page  ;)

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/11/16/55/350a96ec36bddc6ab3ae823b3ea37f7a_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
Quote
Female Pilots:
Russian fighter pilots Lilia Litwak, Katja Budanowa and Maria Kuznetsowa from the 558. Nightbomberregiment. the unit contained only of female pilots and destroyed/damaged 17 Bridges, 9 trains,26 Supply depots, 176 Transports and 86 gun emplacements of the German Invaders

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2009/11/16/53/d566e8749e28dd1e57b8a07f02202644_image_document_large_featured_borderless.jpg)
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They were flying the PO-2  Biplane, a light bomber.
Germans called them "Nachthexen" = "night witches". with their agile but slow biplanes they were able to evade fast german fighters and harassed german ground positions at night.

There is an inconsistency not in your quoting, but in the pictures compared to the article. The article refers to the PO-2 bilplane, but those three ladies are posing in front of a fighter airplane. Either it is staged, or those 3 ladies are actually from the 556th Fighterregiment.

However, of all those low quality pictures, I'd probably taken this:

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5061/556s.jpg)
Nadesha Popowa and Jekaterina Rjabowa (german spelling)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 17-11-2009, 22:11:48
Yup, Lydia Litvyak most definitely flew a La-5.

(http://ona.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_1d6/ona/Lydia20Litvyak.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 17-11-2009, 22:11:22
Soviet Naval Infantry of the Baltic Fleet in 1941
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/4025774319_5434641f85.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 17-11-2009, 23:11:06
This is a line of trees--the photo was taken from the nose of a stuka--which had just dive-bombed from twenty thousand feet. the descent was so fast that it had caused the camera to frost up.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 18-11-2009, 02:11:21
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/P_000874.jpg)
A Belgian worker assembles a Sten gun at an ordnance factory, somewhere in Britain.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-11-2009, 02:11:11
A citizen of Caen searches the rubble of what used to be her home.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-11-2009, 02:11:48
(http://i074.radikal.ru/0911/cd/2937d3c5dc57.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-11-2009, 02:11:24
Tank in Mortain.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-11-2009, 02:11:16
"- One picture per member per day."

Read it, read it twice if you dont understand.


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/349466-2/emil)

one of the two 12.8cm Selbstfahrlafette L/61 (Panzerselbstfahrlafette V), captured by russians near Stalingrad in 1943, from 521e schwere Panzerjaeger Abteilung. The first one (2 Pz.Division) was destroyed in a fight.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-11-2009, 02:11:51
no, I'll post as many as i damn well want >:|
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-11-2009, 03:11:16
one of the two 12.8cm Selbstfahrlafette L/61 (Panzerselbstfahrlafette V), captured by russians near Stalingrad in 1943, from 521e schwere Panzerjaeger Abteilung.

It's a Max, destroyed in late november 1942.
Moritz is survived, captured in january 1943, now preserved in Kubinka.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-11-2009, 03:11:33
one of the two 12.8cm Selbstfahrlafette L/61 (Panzerselbstfahrlafette V), captured by russians near Stalingrad in 1943, from 521e schwere Panzerjaeger Abteilung.

It's a Max, destroyed in late november 1942.
Moritz is survived, captured in january 1943, now preserved in Kubinka.

Kubinka kick ass man, can i have an invite?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-11-2009, 04:11:57
Kubinka kick ass man, can i have an invite?

In Kubinka? :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-11-2009, 04:11:18
Kubinka kick ass man, can i have an invite?

In Kubinka? :)

Yes :D, i wanna see the Maus, if its still there..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 18-11-2009, 10:11:21
Soviet Naval Infantry of the Baltic Fleet in 1941
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/4025774319_5434641f85.jpg)

Damn, those look like real hardcore warriors.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 18-11-2009, 11:11:50
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CbwnjooteyI/SVn6STKMZdI/AAAAAAAAfV0/ZHvwNvs_QGg/s400/17.jpg)


Personnel of the Westminster Regiment, 5th Canadian Armoured Brigade, examining a self-propelled tank-destroyer "Nashorn" knocked out by PIAT gun, near Pontecorvo, Italy, 26 May 1944 (original ID as Hummel is wrong, long barrel and muzzle brake identifies it as Nashorn)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-11-2009, 13:11:06
Damn, those look like real hardcore warriors.

They have "black death" nickname.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-11-2009, 14:11:51
They just made Men of War: Red Tide, a video game about them.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 18-11-2009, 15:11:25
wasnt there a mission about them in the "original" men of war ?
"Defense of Sevastopol" or something where the germans field heavy mortars like the 60cm "Mörser Karl"  ?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 18-11-2009, 22:11:22
Somebody say heavy mortar?

Warsaw, Poland-1939
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 18-11-2009, 22:11:00
wasnt there a mission about them in the "original" men of war ?
"Defense of Sevastopol" or something where the germans field heavy mortars like the 60cm "Mörser Karl"  ?
That mission was kickass!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 19-11-2009, 00:11:16
Soviet Naval Infantry of the Baltic Fleet in 1941
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/4025774319_5434641f85.jpg)

Damn, those look like real hardcore pirates.

^ fixed lol.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 19-11-2009, 01:11:33
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CbwnjooteyI/SVn6STKMZdI/AAAAAAAAfV0/ZHvwNvs_QGg/s400/17.jpg)


Personnel of the Westminster Regiment, 5th Canadian Armoured Brigade, examining a self-propelled tank-destroyer "Nashorn" knocked out by PIAT gun, near Pontecorvo, Italy, 26 May 1944 (original ID as Hummel is wrong, long barrel and muzzle brake identifies it as Nashorn)


I don't see any damage to it, perhaps they missed and it scared the shit out of the drivers?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 19-11-2009, 02:11:38
Knocked out by a Piat?  That means there would only be a very small hole.  But my guess is all or most of the crew survived (at least in the tank itself, donno if they survived the escape), since HEAT rounds don't do much to open topped vehicles, as there is no  pressure change that causes the huge flame plume that happens in an enclosed space.  IE, if it did hit the crew compartment, whoever was right next to where it hit is screwed, but the rest are probably fine.  Now judging by how the canadians are happily standing inside, I somehow doubt that they're standing in a pile of guts and charred flesh, so my guess is the piat hit the other track, knocked it out, and the crew was captured/ran for it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-11-2009, 03:11:19
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/349006-2/arde)

Knocked out Panzer IV and Panther, Ardennes 1944.

It says the PzIV had a "Ambush Camo"
Quote

the german ambush camo: in August 1944, an order was issued to the assembly firms to apply the camouflage pattern at the assembly plant using Dunklegelb RAL 7028 as the base coat with Olivgruen RAL 6003 and Rotbraun RAL 8017 applied in patches. This order created the uniform pattern which has become known as the “AMBUSH” camouflage scheme. Following the order to drop Zimmerit in September 1944, Panzers left the assembly plants with a base coat of primer Rot RAL 8012 (dark red) with only about half of the surface covered with patches of Rotbraun, Olivgruen, or Dunklegelb. Finally, as initiated by orders dated November 1944 - but not to go into full effect until June 1945 - the Panzers were to receive a base coat of Dunkelgruen (RAL 6003). A camouflage pattern was to be created at the assembly plant by spraying on Rotbraun or Dunklegelb in sharp contours. (Jentz and Doyle).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 19-11-2009, 08:11:46
(http://i078.radikal.ru/0911/76/81eadb62c52c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 19-11-2009, 15:11:26
I don't see any damage to it, perhaps they missed and it scared the shit out of the drivers?
It may have ran out of gas also.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 19-11-2009, 18:11:18
Knocked out by a Piat?  That means there would only be a very small hole.  But my guess is all or most of the crew survived (at least in the tank itself, donno if they survived the escape), since HEAT rounds don't do much to open topped vehicles, as there is no  pressure change that causes the huge flame plume that happens in an enclosed space.  IE, if it did hit the crew compartment, whoever was right next to where it hit is screwed, but the rest are probably fine.  Now judging by how the canadians are happily standing inside, I somehow doubt that they're standing in a pile of guts and charred flesh, so my guess is the piat hit the other track, knocked it out, and the crew was captured/ran for it.
Most likely. Many crews abandoned their tanks the second it got hit, because their was a high chance that a second shell, with less lucky results, was on the way


(http://www.offspring.ovh.org/BETA/sprzet/alianci/priest/priest.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 20-11-2009, 00:11:45
Knocked out by a Piat?  That means there would only be a very small hole.  But my guess is all or most of the crew survived (at least in the tank itself, donno if they survived the escape), since HEAT rounds don't do much to open topped vehicles, as there is no  pressure change that causes the huge flame plume that happens in an enclosed space.  IE, if it did hit the crew compartment, whoever was right next to where it hit is screwed, but the rest are probably fine.  Now judging by how the canadians are happily standing inside, I somehow doubt that they're standing in a pile of guts and charred flesh, so my guess is the piat hit the other track, knocked it out, and the crew was captured/ran for it.
Most likely. Many crews abandoned their tanks the second it got hit, because their was a high chance that a second shell, with less lucky results, was on the way

 Google is your friend, that picture is from a very famous battle that took place in that very location. A captain Mahony from the Westie's regiment actually won a VC for his actions there, which included that "Nashorn" pictured earlier. Historically, There are numerous accounts which refer to the Melfa offensive, as it was a pivotal action in securing the Liri valley.

Mahony's official citation is here: http://vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/citations/mahony

 According to the Westminster's War Diary, that 88mm Self propelled gun had popped up soon after a bridgehead was established and was taking potshots at Stuart light tanks that were assembled across the river. Capt. Mahony and his PIAT man advanced towards the armour, took one bomb shot that missed at distance but then crawled closer to the gun and proceeded to hit the left track with their second shot.

 When they realized that they had just lost mobility, the German crew bailed out and was then cut down by a Bren section, except for one German soul who had enough of his wits about him to surrender. The German armour crew had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. (their greediness to engage targets got them into a lot of trouble).

 During that very offensive, the Germans lost 3 Mk IV tanks, 5 or 6 self propelled guns and 1 Panther to a company of infantry with 3x 6 pdr. guns, 2 sections of PIAT men and one troop of Stuart tanks. Their battlefield recce was so poor for that action that they kept assaulting in numbers that were doomed to failure, even though the Germans held numerical superiority in terms of artillery support, armour and infantry strength.


 I love reading War Diaries and the Westie's is very well done, certainly worth the read in my opinion. As motorized infantry during the war, the Westie's certainly got around, and they have some stories to show for it ...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-11-2009, 01:11:46
So basically I was dead on correct in my initial assessment, the crew survived the PIAT and bailed out, the PIAT imbolized the tank via a left track shot.  Wootness for me.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 20-11-2009, 01:11:49
So basically I was dead on correct in my initial assessment, the crew survived the PIAT and bailed out, the PIAT imbolized the tank via a left track shot.  Wootness for me.

 More like,
 The German crew over -extended themselves by advancing into unknown forces. Instead of consolidating the terrain, the German crews were just firing randomly into anticipated positions which revealed their location, thus making them prime targets for ambush. After being ambushed, still oblivious to the enemy they faced at their location, the Germans just tried to run away and were cut down. (only one man surrendered)

 
 The truth to this action is much more informative than mere speculation by anyone. This thread only works when people contribute to the history in an accurate fashion. IMO, guessing is terrible when we have a ready internet search resource open right in front of us.

 Think of it this way... you took so long to type out your 'guess', when it would have been faster to type the date of the photograph into a browser and find out the truth.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-11-2009, 01:11:04
"What the...?"
Poland, 1939
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-11-2009, 04:11:08
Hes just sitting there, that or taking a crap.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 20-11-2009, 04:11:02
(http://niemirow41.narod.ru/Opoznano/4_gid_razgrom/01_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-11-2009, 04:11:33
Hes just sitting there, that or taking a crap.

you do not see the artillery round landing behind him? It's pretty noticeable.   
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Sturmbocke on 20-11-2009, 11:11:04
you do not see the artillery round landing behind him? It's pretty noticeable.   
Must feel pretty horrible to be shot by artillery while taking a crap.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 20-11-2009, 11:11:28
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=84504&d=1258277164)

Quote
Werner Wolff Kursk
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 20-11-2009, 12:11:36
you do not see the artillery round landing behind him? It's pretty noticeable.   
Must feel pretty horrible to be shot by artillery while taking a crap.

he's not crapping. He is just sitting.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 20-11-2009, 13:11:39
but looks like he has his pants pulled down.

and he better have them down because when that arty hits he surely crapped his pants ^^
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 20-11-2009, 15:11:12
Quote
Werner Wolff Kursk

Sniper version of SVT, hehe
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 20-11-2009, 18:11:24
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3651/21panzer03.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-11-2009, 02:11:45
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/352708-2/Schrottenbaum_+Josef_WH-Ost43%23)

Death card of mountain trooper Oberjäger Josef Schrottenbaum, killed in action during the heavy fightings near the river Neva/Northern Russia on February 25, 1943 aged 22. Participant of the campaigns in Poland, France, Greek and on Crete. Iron Cross 2nd class, Infantry assault badge, wounded badge and Eastern front medal.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 21-11-2009, 05:11:08
He looks really cool.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-11-2009, 10:11:51
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4584/bundesarchivbild101i720.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 21-11-2009, 11:11:21
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4584/bundesarchivbild101i720.jpg)

Milice française, non?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 21-11-2009, 16:11:48
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk190/Winimperial/Dibujo.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-11-2009, 16:11:43
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4584/bundesarchivbild101i720.jpg)

Milice française, non?

yes, notice the english equipment.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 21-11-2009, 18:11:52
(http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/29039403/aview/Nr.7156-_2.Fallschirmj_ger-.jp)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-11-2009, 19:11:06
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/352978-4/cc1)

FCM2C The 99 "Champagne" on the rails before its departure to Germany.


Extra..

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/352972-2/Panhard-Sp__hwagen+des+PZ+4+am+Haltepunkt+Rschanitza)

Panhard-Spähwagen on eastern front at the train station of Rschanitza.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 22-11-2009, 04:11:59
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4584/bundesarchivbild101i720.jpg)


Dont...click...the trigger
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-11-2009, 04:11:03
(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4584/bundesarchivbild101i720.jpg)


Dont...click...the trigger

Theres no magazine but..

"Hey dude take your finder out of the trigger"

"What trigger, this one?"

"Oh Shi!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 22-11-2009, 06:11:22
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
(http://s51.radikal.ru/i134/0911/11/5ada6e22458d.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-11-2009, 09:11:29
that has to be fake, but wait a minute....

AMAZING
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 22-11-2009, 11:11:41
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3357/waterg.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.GN_Angrybeaver on 22-11-2009, 12:11:32
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
(http://s51.radikal.ru/i134/0911/11/5ada6e22458d.jpg)

wut?!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 22-11-2009, 15:11:10
Seth, is that some sort of early Camel back system I'm seeing?! :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 22-11-2009, 16:11:03
Seth, is that some sort of early Camel back system I'm seeing?! :D

It got to be a waterpipe! a Horn maybe? Or just a drinking system  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 22-11-2009, 17:11:04
I'm sure it's not tube from ass!  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-11-2009, 03:11:14
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/353688-2/39h%23)

21st Panzer-Division, Normandy 1944. 48 vehicles of this type were built/modified.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 23-11-2009, 06:11:50
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 23-11-2009, 08:11:43
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)
"Has anyone seen my grenade?"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-11-2009, 08:11:37
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)

Gunner: "Enemy Tank Spotted!"

Commander: "Bail Out!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 23-11-2009, 12:11:04
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)

Gunner: "Enemy Tank Spotted!"

Commander: "Bail Out!"

Gunner: "So we retreat so we can fight another day?"
Commander: "Nope. We retreat so that we can retreat another day."
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 23-11-2009, 16:11:06
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)

Gunner: "Enemy Tank Spotted!"

Commander: "Bail Out!"

Gunner: "So we retreat so we can fight another day?"
Commander: "Nope. We retreat so that we can retreat another day."


Commander: "Is that a quarter over there?"           (Replace quarter with some of your nation's coin money)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 23-11-2009, 16:11:28
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)

Gunner: "Enemy Tank Spotted!"

Commander: "Bail Out!"

Gunner: "So we retreat so we can fight another day?"
Commander: "Nope. We retreat so that we can retreat another day."


Commander: "Is that a quarter over there?"           (Replace quarter with some of your nation's coin money)

"What?! Beautiful lady in distress?!"
*A-Team theme*


OR


Taxi to airfield and fight who gets the Hurricane first.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 23-11-2009, 20:11:45
be glad von small isn't here, you bailing bastards!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 23-11-2009, 21:11:10
"Who's fart?!"  ;D
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/imgs/m3-lee_2.jpg)

Gunner: "Enemy Tank Spotted!"

Commander: "Bail Out!"

Gunner: "So we retreat so we can fight another day?"
Commander: "Nope. We retreat so that we can retreat another day."


Commander: "Is that a quarter over there?"           (Replace quarter with some of your nation's coin money)

"What?! Beautiful lady in distress?!"
*A-Team theme*


OR


Taxi to airfield and fight who gets the Hurricane first.
*Drill sergeant=
TROOPS  ATTENTSCHUN!!!!!!

Combat tactic 1!
This tank crew will now demonstrate what to do when you see a german tank
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.totaler_humbug on 23-11-2009, 23:11:35
HAHA, nice comments!

Yesterday I saw this pic in the FHT-Forums and this reminds me of the daily pubbi-buisness:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Tigers_In_A_Dale.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 23-11-2009, 23:11:01
Some nice comments indeed.

Also, ROFL at that imnage with two tigers in a ditch. :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 24-11-2009, 00:11:04
HAHA, nice comments!

Yesterday I saw this pic in the FHT-Forums and this reminds me of the daily pubbi-buisness:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Tigers_In_A_Dale.jpg)
Just like me and my panther :-*
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 24-11-2009, 00:11:38
Surprise buttsex.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 24-11-2009, 06:11:27
(http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/87/5d9310c0436f.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 24-11-2009, 16:11:55
(http://[quote author=Taranov link=topic=24.msg60003#msg60003 date=1259039187]
[img]http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/87/5d9310c0436f.jpg)
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[/quote]Ain't showign up for me, won't load either when I go to http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/87/5d9310c0436f.jpg manually. :(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 24-11-2009, 18:11:46
Working for me
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 24-11-2009, 18:11:01
Working for me

Likely because the image in your browser's cache.  For those of us who never saw it before, it is not working.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bmwr12 on 24-11-2009, 23:11:18
My 1940 BMW R12 Rig
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 24-11-2009, 23:11:39
Cool, but this tread is for pictures taken during WW2, not of WW2 things. Yours would be placed better in the militaria forum :)

Ooh, and welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: sheikyerbouti on 25-11-2009, 00:11:00
My 1940 BMW R12 Rig

 Awesome bike, definitely deserves to be in this thread as it will gather more admirers. What's the story to that beauty? as in where did you find it, how much, any restoration needed?


 I would love to own a Krad some day but 70-100, 000 Euros is a little too rich for my blood. Instead I will gladly settle any day for an R71 or the R12.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bmwr12 on 25-11-2009, 01:11:00
Cool, but this tread is for pictures taken during WW2, not of WW2 things. Yours would be placed better in the militaria forum :)
Ooh, and welcome to the forum :)

Thanks for the welcome. I am a long time FH1 and FH2 player. [Wolf]MP40 is my handle. As for the picture it is WW2 related and I would like to share it with the community as some players on different servers question my ownership of one of these fine machines.

As for the bike it is a 1940 R12 that was issued to a Luftwaffe repair unit in Munich. After the war it made its way to Poland and then to the USA. I acquired the bike 2+ years ago in a bunch of boxes.  I restored it from the ground up and acquired all the extremely rare missing military parts. I would almost bet it is the most correct Military R12 left.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 25-11-2009, 08:11:37
Have to agree with Siben, there is a militaria thread and a walk around thread made for things like these.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 25-11-2009, 10:11:06
Indeed. Militaria thread (http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=225.0) for posting items in your collection.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 25-11-2009, 11:11:10
Double post but:

T-26 destroyed somewhere in the battlefields, february 1940.

(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2176/day169.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-11-2009, 18:11:11
Rauchen verboten

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/355240-2/rau)

German Panzer IV inside train Station. Notice a PzIII on the background.
And the poster tought this was a StuG, other ppl said it was a StuG!

Extra:

German Tiger II, Wirbelwind and Panther in the streets of Berlin after the German Capitulation, or During the Battle of Berlin.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/355019-2/tg2)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 25-11-2009, 18:11:03
German snipers (i think eastern front SS)
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm229/XIVSnipa/SnipeSS.jpg)

This Bf 109 looks good

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm229/XIVSnipa/Me109test.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 25-11-2009, 19:11:01
Rumanian anti-tank gunners.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-024-3543-09%2C_Ostfront%2C_Soldaten_an_7%2C5cm_Pak.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 25-11-2009, 19:11:26
German Jagdtiger, Wirbelwind and Panther in the streets of Berlin after the German Capitulation, or During the Battle of Berlin.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/355019-2/tg2)

Is that really a Jagdtiger? Looks like a Tiger II to me.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 25-11-2009, 20:11:55
German Jagdtiger, Wirbelwind and Panther in the streets of Berlin after the German Capitulation, or During the Battle of Berlin.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/355019-2/tg2)

Is that really a Jagdtiger? Looks like a Tiger II to me.

Yeah its a Tiger II, thanks :).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 25-11-2009, 20:11:59
Romanian soldiers near Stalingrad, 1942

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-218-0501-27%2C_Russland-S%C3%BCd%2C_rum%C3%A4nische_Soldaten.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-11-2009, 01:11:19
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9458/bruepzi.jpg)
Brückenleger I

PS: The picture of the Me109 in the windtunnel is pretty hot.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-11-2009, 18:11:07
Inside Elafant
(http://mysite.verizon.net/dkrey/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/122drushlag.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 27-11-2009, 16:11:48
(http://i071.radikal.ru/0911/84/074084e8f038.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 27-11-2009, 19:11:09
(http://i071.radikal.ru/0911/84/074084e8f038.jpg)
Schuetzehunden!

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Adee on 27-11-2009, 19:11:55
(http://i071.radikal.ru/0911/84/074084e8f038.jpg)

Puss in boots after basic military training  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 27-11-2009, 20:11:56
Panzergrenadierhund. To counter those pesky Russian AT-dogs.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 27-11-2009, 20:11:59
Ivan thought he was original so General Guderian came up with this to compete.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Admiral Donutz on 28-11-2009, 01:11:43
(http://i071.radikal.ru/0911/84/074084e8f038.jpg)
Hahaha, that's a nice panzergrenadierhund indeed. Lol.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 28-11-2009, 01:11:36
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/P_000233.jpg)

Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised in a Communist salute.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 28-11-2009, 03:11:39
Well have none of that bolshy talk here.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 28-11-2009, 05:11:06
Well have none of that bolshy talk here.
(http://www.tubbsvinyl.com/workingclass.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 28-11-2009, 08:11:56
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/356112-2/bess5)

Romanian R-35 tank from the 2nd Tank Regiment

Another pic from my fav light tank.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/356148-2/R-35_BT-2_basarbia_l_001)

Two R-35 tanks tow a captured BT-2 in Bessarabia. July 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-11-2009, 11:11:20
(http://s05.radikal.ru/i178/0911/ae/41abee8cd02d.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 28-11-2009, 12:11:06
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/9199/funnys.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 28-11-2009, 22:11:57
i assume that's an early-war chinese armoured personnel carrier.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 29-11-2009, 01:11:04
Japanese.

To paraphrase a modern acronym..... HMMHV  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 29-11-2009, 04:11:46
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/356364-1/capturedgermanssofficer)

Officer from the 17th SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen"....with a MP from the second US DB
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 29-11-2009, 15:11:40
Estonian volunteers with a kitten
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9931/wss20kitten.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 29-11-2009, 15:11:21
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=85113&d=1259490410)
Quote
Caption N/A
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Hawk2k9 on 29-11-2009, 16:11:44
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1006/bundesarchiv.jpg)

The notorious "Bundesarchiv", out from my kitchen-window  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-11-2009, 16:11:22

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/9981/priso.jpg)

german prisonner of the french 1re DFL
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 29-11-2009, 18:11:31
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=85113&d=1259490410)
Quote
Caption N/A

IIRC, those are 3rd SS in Kharkov, 1943.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 29-11-2009, 19:11:05
Machine Gunners in San Pietro
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 29-11-2009, 20:11:43
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/356559-2/asd576)

Japanese Army Officers planning an attack in Southern China, 1939.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 29-11-2009, 21:11:34
(http://s42.radikal.ru/i096/0911/d5/2a11d026c2c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 29-11-2009, 22:11:35
 :-X :-\ , Poor shepard
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Arc9 on 30-11-2009, 00:11:21
Einsatzgruppen or whatever soldiers killing jews.
Really disturbing so make sure you're not the kind of person who gets disturbed by really disturbing stuff.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Kiev_Jew_Killings_in_Ivangorod_%281942%29.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-11-2009, 00:11:05
I wonder why people shows images of what we have seen for ages.

Be creative and post something else.

I have seen that image millions of times..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-11-2009, 00:11:43
I have seen that image millions of times..

I am glad to be able to say that this is the first time I've seen this photo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 30-11-2009, 07:11:02
(http://s49.radikal.ru/i124/0911/5a/ebac43b1780e.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 30-11-2009, 12:11:45
70 years ago today:
After Soviet tanks crossed the boarder with heavy artillery support, VVS bombers attacked civilian population in Finnish cities and towns...

(http://www.hs.fi/kuvat/iso_webkuva/1135232380387.jpeg)
Wounded man in the corner on Lönnrotinkatu and Abrahaminkatu in Helsinki

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 30-11-2009, 12:11:58
Winter War, two finnish soldiers set up Lahti-Saloranta light machinegun on pair of skis into a firing position.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4682/day170.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 30-11-2009, 12:11:34
(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2476/94316568.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-11-2009, 17:11:44
American Cannoneers shelling San Pietro
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5808/sanpietrocannon.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-12-2009, 18:12:07
Nemirow, 24-25 june 1941
(http://s41.radikal.ru/i094/0911/3e/1a05fb937644.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 01-12-2009, 20:12:30
T34 with road wheels!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 02-12-2009, 00:12:39
parade time!
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5526/parade.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 02-12-2009, 06:12:39
(http://s45.radikal.ru/i107/0912/42/63a74d8fc13a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 02-12-2009, 22:12:50
(http://s45.radikal.ru/i107/0912/42/63a74d8fc13a.jpg)
*speaks with russian accent

o loek! I has head of Hitlar! Life taime Vodka supply, here i come!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-12-2009, 01:12:38
DUal 128mms:P  They were on the flaktowers in berlin, I do hope to see them there someday in FH2 :P

Oh wow. Medal of Honor Airborne lead me to believe they were mythical!

nope, they actually existed. a few are still up today, but MoH:A's 'Flakturm' was grossly oversized. 
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/52/166373236_a26ee73973.jpg) Flakturm, now a climbing wall.
(http://static.zooomr.com/images/2434876_86c2edd40a.jpg)  Being restored
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-H27779,_Berlin,_Flakturm_am_Zoo.jpg)

I SO want to see this ingame.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 03-12-2009, 05:12:00
There must be a interesting story behind this pic.

Captured T34 and Russian PoWs digging graves for their dead comrades?

Under the watchfull eye of a German Soldier.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/357324-2/____4)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-12-2009, 05:12:13
Yep, that's probably the case.  While russian POWs were horrible mistreated in the POW camps and the long marches back to the camps, in the frontlines they were normally well taken care of by the Wehrmacht, though the SS not so much....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 03-12-2009, 05:12:00
Exactly. I saw a couple of pics of Russians eating with SS Soldiers, smiling and that. Also that pic i posted in FF, about a SS Soldiers giving water to a wounded Russian soldier.

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-12-2009, 06:12:52
Yep yep.  Things were always different for the frontline soldier....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bmwr12 on 03-12-2009, 07:12:28
looks like the guard has a p38/Luger holster and a nagant revolve rholster as well.Weird
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 03-12-2009, 08:12:46
Why weird? Souvenirs ofcourse.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-12-2009, 09:12:27
Probably just took the nagant off one of the dead russian tankers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-12-2009, 11:12:04
Screened BT-7, only one converted in july 1941.
(http://i022.radikal.ru/0911/7b/7d8eda58c635.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-12-2009, 22:12:44
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3555/balkan6.jpg)
Sd.Kfz. 121 Panzer II in the balkans 1941.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 04-12-2009, 01:12:42
Beware the new German Super Weapon:  The Uber Staple!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 04-12-2009, 02:12:14
Yep, that's probably the case.  While russian POWs were horrible mistreated in the POW camps and the long marches back to the camps, in the frontlines they were normally well taken care of by the Wehrmacht, though the SS not so much....

According to Guy Sajer Russian POWs were used to bury the German dead and anyone caught taking something from the body of a German soldier was shot on the spot.

Of course there were plenty of cases where they weren't mistreated as well...eg Henry Metelman describes a conversation he had with a captured Soviet NCO who was being exchanged at the frontlines for a captured German NCO.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 04-12-2009, 02:12:02
Megaraptor, I thought you had died or summat.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 04-12-2009, 02:12:49
whiskey, tango, foxtrot. just ran across this on the webbernet.
(http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/img/lancer_versus_tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 04-12-2009, 02:12:41
whiskey, tango, foxtrot. just ran across this on the webbernet.
(http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/img/lancer_versus_tank.jpg)
It's like a race between the horse and the bike! Who will win?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 04-12-2009, 02:12:02
Yep, that's probably the case.  While russian POWs were horrible mistreated in the POW camps and the long marches back to the camps, in the frontlines they were normally well taken care of by the Wehrmacht, though the SS not so much....

According to Guy Sajer Russian POWs were used to bury the German dead and anyone caught taking something from the body of a German soldier was shot on the spot.

Of course there were plenty of cases where they weren't mistreated as well...eg Henry Metelman describes a conversation he had with a captured Soviet NCO who was being exchanged at the frontlines for a captured German NCO.

Like I said, normally.  That doesn't mean always.

@ Kading, IIRC that's from a movie.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Pascucci the Whiner on 04-12-2009, 05:12:55
Taranov, you wouldn't happen to have a picture of an early production T-34/76 1943 in color would you  ;D?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-12-2009, 06:12:37
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/359676-2/kv-2_2022)

Captured Kv2 in the Streets of Berlin, 1941

Extra

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/359681-2/____+3)

September 7, 1945 in Berlin, the Allied forces held a parade in honor of the Second World War. Parade taken by Soviet troops in Chief Marshal Georgy Zhukov, the commander of the 3rd U.S. Army General George Patton, the British General Robertson and French Koenig. In 1941, in Berlin drove captured KV-2, which would show the Berliners, what they say cool trophies by the Wehrmacht. But the effect was the opposite. Berliners with horror at the steel monster and thought that surely a Russian such monsters is not enough. They were not mistaken. Berlin stormed the descendants of KV - Joseph Stalin-2 ( IS-2), and the Victory Parade in Berlin, September 7, 1945, our allies were dumbfounded, from pripozdavshih the war IS-3, majestically
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 04-12-2009, 10:12:56
Some photos of KV-2
(http://www.panzernet.net/tankist/fotky/tanky/kv2/042.jpg)
(http://www.panzernet.net/tankist/fotky/tanky/kv2/037.jpg)
(http://www.panzernet.net/tankist/fotky/tanky/kv2/043.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [WDW]Megaraptor on 04-12-2009, 11:12:45
Megaraptor, I thought you had died or summat.

I'm still alive, just not posting (or sleeping) much due to school. Blasted exams...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Schneider on 04-12-2009, 20:12:32
That's too bad.
A prototype of the Me309.

(http://www.warbirdphotographs.com/LCBW/Me309-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 04-12-2009, 22:12:22
Nemirow, 24-25 june 1941
(http://s41.radikal.ru/i094/0911/3e/1a05fb937644.jpg)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8830/t34i76b1.jpg)
Pz.Kpf.Wg. 747 T-34/76 Ausf. B (r)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-12-2009, 04:12:59
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/360425-2/fred%23)

French destroyer "L'adroit" after fatal Stuka attack. Malo-les-Bains/France, June 1940.

And yet another Extra

I Couldnt let this one go

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/360432-2/cofret%23)

3,7-cm-PaK 36 and crew whilst fighting in a French town, June 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-12-2009, 13:12:25
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/223229-2/DEaRuR_44_1%23) (http://www.ww2incolor.com/britain/DEaRuR_44_1%23.html)

"Creeping barrage" unto the Eastern banks of the Rhine river. Germany, March 23, 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 05-12-2009, 16:12:28
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Charlemagne_Division_SOldiers.jpg)

Légion des Volontaires Français
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 05-12-2009, 19:12:31
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6233/t34i76a3.jpg)
Pz.Kpf.Wg. 747 T-34/76 Ausf. A (r)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 06-12-2009, 00:12:41
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8583/intro510.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 06-12-2009, 01:12:03
Thats a very paranoid looking sniper - must be a TKer after his kit.

(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/B_013676.jpg)

A 6th Airborne Division sniper on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-12-2009, 08:12:19
Wodden cross award winners
(http://www.history.jp/wehrmacht/027-07.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 06-12-2009, 08:12:09
(http://www.britisharmedforces.org/graphix/todd/richard_todd2.jpg)

Captain Richard Todd, landed at Pegusus Bridge and fought alongside Major Howard, and throughout the ETO.  Went on to an acting career, including staring roles in The Dambusters, and in The Longest Day, where he played role role of Major Howard.  Died December 3rd, 2009, just 3 days ago.  He will be missed :(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 06-12-2009, 08:12:28
Ahw! Todd.. I loved him in the Longest Day. He had a wonderfull life and he was 90, not many can say that  :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-12-2009, 09:12:45
Chinese Soldiers, probably from the 88th Division, fighting on Nanking, 1937.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/62336-2/83dedf7b4d7011e60ad187b3)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 07-12-2009, 07:12:55
Hello, anybody home? ;D
(http://i068.radikal.ru/0912/e7/333b0adbf3bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-12-2009, 08:12:45
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/361095-2/Admiral_Matome_Ugaki_with_Yokosuka_D4Y3_before_final_Kamikaze_attack_off_Okinawa_15_August_1945)

Vice-Admiral Matome Ugaki, commander of Imperial Japanese Navy 5th Air Fleet and director of "Thunder God Corps" with Yokosuka D4y3, prior to leading a force of 11 such aircraft (with 22 crew) on a final kamikaze mission intended for US shipping off Okinawa, 15 August 1945. Ugaki was aware of the Emperor's surrender announcement at the time - but had not received the official order. He therefore felt justified in joining his "fallen cherry blossoms" in death - bringing a further 22 "cherry blossoms" to the ground in the process. The mission failed, and the fate of most of the aircraft is uncertain. In any case, none returned.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 07-12-2009, 11:12:52
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7222/2233957trefle04.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 07-12-2009, 11:12:15
Hehe, armour thickness Hans.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 07-12-2009, 17:12:52
Hallo Geallieerder Panzer commandant! Dis is my Armor thickness, was is yours??!!Now come come!Nicht Shy zen!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-12-2009, 18:12:20
Gotta love these tanks <3
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 08-12-2009, 06:12:00
1st Armored tanks demo Congressmen Ft Knox, 1941
(http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/photo-war/phot5130a.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-12-2009, 07:12:37
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/361881-2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-1991-0205-510__Sowjetunion__SS-Reiter_bei_Mosyr_im_Einsatz_gegen_Partisanen)

Members of the 8th SS Cavalry Division during Anti-Partisan action in the Soviet Union, Mai 1943.

In 1941, the unit murdered over 14,000 Jews in the Pripyat Swamps, followed by 7800 near Minsk.

The unit's name, Florian Geyer, stems from an old German folk hero, who lead a Heavy Cavalry Company during the Peasant's War in the 16th century and is usually associated with Socialists and Communists.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 08-12-2009, 11:12:07
In 1941, the unit murdered over 14,000 Jews in the Pripyat Swamps

Interesting. I was actually very recently wondering if there were any major battles or any other happenings in the areas of Pripyat and Chernobyl.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 09-12-2009, 10:12:17
In 1941, the unit murdered over 14,000 Jews in the Pripyat Swamps

Interesting. I was actually very recently wondering if there were any major battles or any other happenings in the areas of Pripyat and Chernobyl.

you played to much stalker and now fear gamma ray  enhanced nazi zombies ?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 09-12-2009, 12:12:12
you played too much stalker and now fear gamma ray  enhanced nazi zombies ?

Thats what caused the disaster?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 09-12-2009, 17:12:54
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/362893-1/schnell)

semi-submersible Versuch Schnellboot (Experimental torpedo Boat) VS.5 armed with two 53 cm (21 in) torpedoes tubes, and two 2 cm (0.79 in) guns. Its fate after 1941 is unknown

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 09-12-2009, 19:12:54
Looks like a shoe :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-12-2009, 19:12:37
(http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/ee/b81cbf12c591.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 09-12-2009, 20:12:42
http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/ee/b81cbf12c591.jpg (http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/ee/b81cbf12c591.jpg)
(http://pici.se/pictures/CMaAfsZOB.jpg)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 09-12-2009, 21:12:10
http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/ee/b81cbf12c591.jpg (http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0911/ee/b81cbf12c591.jpg)
(http://pici.se/pictures/CMaAfsZOB.jpg)



Nope  :P
It's from photoalbum :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-12-2009, 00:12:19
You really don't understand sarcasm, do you.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 10-12-2009, 01:12:38
well, he is russian, and what is sarcasm compared to THE ENORMITY OF GLORIOUS MOTHER RUSSIA?!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-12-2009, 01:12:58
Nope  :P
It's from photoalbum :)

You really don't understand sarcasm, do you.

Actually I think he does. His is just more noncommital.
But maybe you should look across that narrow pond more often and get a glimpse of theirs:

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8630/pz303.jpg)
Panzerbeobachtungswagen III
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-12-2009, 01:12:08
I really don't think he does...he's too...committed...to correcting everyone when they're sarcastic=/

Anyways, that's a really nice photo xD  Looks like that spotter tank didn't fool the russkies xD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 10-12-2009, 01:12:12
He's saying: Look, we only got one rifle and 7 rounds for every two soldiers, but the germans don't have guns at all. Join the supreme russian army now!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-12-2009, 01:12:55
HA!  Zer tanks only have machine gun!  Zis canno' compare vis GREAT CANNON OF ENORMOUS MOTHER RUSSIA
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 10-12-2009, 17:12:29
(http://i074.radikal.ru/0912/47/04acdac2f569.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rataxes on 10-12-2009, 17:12:07
somone has been taking acid...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 10-12-2009, 17:12:39
"Connection problems"

We have all seen this before
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 10-12-2009, 19:12:59
"Connection problems"

We have all seen this before

Radikal hosting don't work?
For me all ok.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 10-12-2009, 19:12:36
Radikal hosting don't work?
For me all ok.
You know when ingame you have connection problems, all the vehicles fly across the screen with the exact velocity they had when the problem started.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ionizer on 10-12-2009, 21:12:05
In other words:  THE FRIKKIN KATYUSHA IS FLYING!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 10-12-2009, 21:12:07
In other words:  THE FRIKKIN KATYUSHA IS FLYING!

Secret weapons of Red Army  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 10-12-2009, 21:12:30
They restored it for display and then thought about how they could give it a nice new intro, something that would attract the crowd. The drunk janitor came up with this.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 10-12-2009, 21:12:59
Its a scene from the new film Stalin and Hutch.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: GenKnight on 10-12-2009, 22:12:38
Nope  :P
It's from photoalbum :)

You really don't understand sarcasm, do you.

Actually I think he does. His is just more noncommital.
But maybe you should look across that narrow pond more often and get a glimpse of theirs:

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8630/pz303.jpg)
Panzerbeobachtungswagen III

Ahh, I saw that trick in Kelly's Heroes.... :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 11-12-2009, 20:12:21
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101III-Mielke-036-23%2C_Waffen-SS%2C_13._Gebirgs-Div._%22Handschar%22.jpg)

Muslim soldiers of 13. GebirgsDiv. "Handschar" reading a brochure about "Islam and Judaism", 1943
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 12-12-2009, 00:12:07
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101III-Mielke-036-23%2C_Waffen-SS%2C_13._Gebirgs-Div._%22Handschar%22.jpg)

Muslim soldiers of 13. GebirgsDiv. "Handschar" reading a brochure about "Islam and Judaism", 1943
The look on their faces....

its like=
"Achmed! Do you understand any this nonsense?
"No idea Sayid, i just signed up for weapon, not this!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-12-2009, 02:12:13
"Scheisse, zis man haz bodka!"

"Jawohl!"

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/364207-1/3842863658_c12560f135)

And Extra.......

German Soldiers not far from Berlin, 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 12-12-2009, 09:12:35
Guderian check LAAH Tigers after repair. Tank commander in center - Michael Wittmann
(http://antikfuchs1.de/schere-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: silian on 12-12-2009, 18:12:53
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/skcoclis/kamikazegunmissouri.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 12-12-2009, 18:12:50
Impossible Taranov, none of those guys could be Wittmann.  Wittmann won his Knights cross at the rank of Untersturmfuhrer in 1942.  The guy in the center is already an Obersturmfuhrer (a rank that Wittmann did not reach until 1944), and lacks a knights cross.  The only other Panzertruppe there also lacks a knights cross, and has a War Merit cross 1st class, an award Wittmann never won.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 12-12-2009, 19:12:11
Dayum!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: LtJimmy on 13-12-2009, 01:12:45
Impossible Taranov, none of those guys could be Wittmann.  Wittmann won his Knights cross at the rank of Untersturmfuhrer in 1942.  The guy in the center is already an Obersturmfuhrer (a rank that Wittmann did not reach until 1944), and lacks a knights cross.  The only other Panzertruppe there also lacks a knights cross, and has a War Merit cross 1st class, an award Wittmann never won.
Oh snap!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 13-12-2009, 03:12:07
Well i just forgot to post a extra pic in my last post, but ill do it now.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/364243-1/3544359220_b376b58778)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 13-12-2009, 10:12:16
Unteroffizer Karl-Friedrich Merten directing soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge
(http://thinkingouttabox.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/the-battle-of-the-bulge-timeline-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 13-12-2009, 10:12:24
Lol you're so funny Kading, everyone knows Merten was a U-boot captain.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 13-12-2009, 10:12:38
curses! foiled again!

here is the REAL Karl shaking hands with another guy named Karl
(http://www.uboat.net/men/ranks/images/frgkpt3.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 13-12-2009, 11:12:33
First pic posted by Kading obviously is Merten searching for his lost U-boot.

"Look guys, some town called Bastogne. Let's ask if they have a U-boot!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 13-12-2009, 13:12:59
Kharkov, 1942
(http://de.fishki.net/picsw/082009/03/bonus/occup/011.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 13-12-2009, 15:12:47
how were those treads stripped off?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 13-12-2009, 15:12:01
how were those treads stripped off?

Knocked-out vehicles used as a source for spare parts.
Typical situation for Wehermacht, Red Army, british army etc.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 13-12-2009, 15:12:57
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3690/stalingradflammenwerfer.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 13-12-2009, 17:12:28
how were those treads stripped off?

Knocked-out vehicles used as a source for spare parts.
Typical situation for Wehermacht, Red Army, british army etc.

Actually that is only the beginning. They will come with a flatbed and load those on a train to be dumped at Krupp for re-melting.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-738-0300-15%2C_Frankreich%2C_Sammelstelle_von_Flugzeugschrott.jpg)

Collecting point for aviational scrap, somewhere in France, 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 13-12-2009, 17:12:57
Collecting point for aviational scrap, somewhere in France, 1944.

Lots of wings with british markings
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 13-12-2009, 20:12:53
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-738-0300-152.jpg)It's the wing from an X-Wing starfighter!  :o
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 13-12-2009, 20:12:22
Thats what I was thinking xD


Post Yavin battle
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-12-2009, 22:12:48
Stay on target!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 13-12-2009, 22:12:26
Lock S-foils to attack position!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Zrix on 13-12-2009, 22:12:52
Red October shtanding by!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-12-2009, 22:12:37
I never thought that was funny.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 13-12-2009, 23:12:29
I would have to agree
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 14-12-2009, 00:12:33
It's the wing from an X-Wing starfighter!  :o

He not use the Force  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 14-12-2009, 00:12:19
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/364983-2/lbdr1lg2)

the light tank Renault R35 comes down the train and will help soldiers to riposte against "FFI".
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 14-12-2009, 01:12:58
Red October shtanding by!

"Shtanding" makes this 120% more awesome.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 14-12-2009, 11:12:49
Red October shtanding by!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdHWcY3LEU

you cannot deny the awesomeness of this family guy episode
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 14-12-2009, 12:12:00
Red October shtanding by!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdHWcY3LEU

you cannot deny the awesomeness of this family guy episode
x2
Blue Harvest ftw

"Im taking this couch"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 14-12-2009, 12:12:45
Red October shtanding by!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdHWcY3LEU

you cannot deny the awesomeness of this family guy episode
x2
Blue Harvest ftw

"Im taking this couch"
Also epic scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXNBKGR9-sY

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3632898065_a6d30fc420.jpg)

Destroyed panther tank near Caen.

"YO HANS! Remeber you zaid yesterday that zhie has problem with Painting bottom of our panzer? Kommen zie here! Schnell!"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Steel_Lion_FIN on 14-12-2009, 19:12:11

"YO HANS! Remeber you zaid yesterday that zhie has problem with Painting bottom of our panzer? Kommen zie here! Schnell!"

Somehow i can't imagine a german saying YO! :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 14-12-2009, 21:12:15
(http://i066.radikal.ru/0912/47/d22e627153d8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 14-12-2009, 22:12:23
(http://i066.radikal.ru/0912/47/d22e627153d8.jpg)
is it the camel corps?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 15-12-2009, 00:12:42
Red October shtanding by!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mdHWcY3LEU

you cannot deny the awesomeness of this family guy episode
x2
Blue Harvest ftw

"Im taking this couch"
Also epic scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXNBKGR9-sY

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3632898065_a6d30fc420.jpg)

Destroyed panther tank near Caen.

"YO HANS! Remeber you zaid yesterday that zhie has problem with Painting bottom of our panzer? Kommen zie here! Schnell!"

That's what happens when you upset Chuck Norris.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 15-12-2009, 02:12:15
did that with a bbgun then?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 15-12-2009, 02:12:14
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/365557-2/sherman-03)

Destroyed near Dasburg M4A3 medium tank. February 1945.Captured and modified by the Germans?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 15-12-2009, 05:12:41
Looks like it was used as a kangaroo.... ???
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 15-12-2009, 22:12:58
It has a somewhat shoddy Balkencruez on it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-12-2009, 07:12:40
Red Army trooper with Fedorov assault rifle, winter war
(http://s07.radikal.ru/i180/0912/17/7f9ea2286628.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 16-12-2009, 10:12:49
Red Army trooper with Fedorov assault rifle, winter war
(http://s07.radikal.ru/i180/0912/17/7f9ea2286628.jpg)

just read a bit about that rifle on wiki (german wiki provides much more info on that rifle than the english one)

interesting how early this rifle was developed and then got scrapped, such a modern design
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-12-2009, 10:12:09
interesting how early this rifle was developed and then got scrapped, such a modern design

1916, looks like a weapon for trench assault teams. Used in WWI, Civil War, Winter war, some in WWII. It's first assault rifle ever, 6,5-mm Arisaka as a ammo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 16-12-2009, 10:12:13
Not only a rifle like that was scrapped in the testing grounds of Karelia but also some mega-ridiculous-super-heavy-tank projects the russkies had in works, SMK and T-100.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 16-12-2009, 14:12:19
(http://www.amazing-planet.net/slike/market-garden-chronology/market_garden_day_8_1.jpg)

Captured Machine Guns, MG34s, M42s and I think MG15s.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 16-12-2009, 15:12:38
(http://www.amazing-planet.net/slike/market-garden-chronology/market_garden_day_8_1.jpg)

Captured Machine Guns, MG34s, M42s and I think MG15s.

every time you post a picture here i DONT SEE IT
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-12-2009, 15:12:43
Are you on FireFox or Mac? Some pictures never show up for me on school either but when I get home I can see them.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 16-12-2009, 15:12:26
firefox
i usually make a quick quote of hat he "wrote" and copy the  picture link out of it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 16-12-2009, 17:12:19
For some reason I think he just refuses to load them, maybe not recognizing them or whatever.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 16-12-2009, 19:12:53
Same here, can't see it  :-[
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-12-2009, 20:12:32
+1
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 16-12-2009, 20:12:24
I can't see it either 0o
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-12-2009, 21:12:20
This plane has more holes in it than the Triple-breasted whore of eroticon IV.

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4482/shotupkittyhawk3b.gif)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 16-12-2009, 21:12:12
I can't see it either 0o

I quoted his original post and it is here:
http://www.amazing-planet.net/slike/market-garden-chronology/market_garden_day_8_1.jpg
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 16-12-2009, 21:12:44
401 forbidden
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 16-12-2009, 21:12:05
And now? (downloaded and uploaded on imageshack)

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1833/marketgardenday81.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 16-12-2009, 21:12:44
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Army%20-%20WW2/5-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 16-12-2009, 22:12:28
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Army%20-%20WW2/5-4.jpg)

Brad Pitt in Normandy? ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Nilsson on 16-12-2009, 22:12:23
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Army%20-%20WW2/5-4.jpg)

I bet no one has seen that one before! j/k

What is he carrying?
3 Mp40s, MG34, MG42, Garand?
Grayhound in the background?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 16-12-2009, 22:12:42
No, its a M20 utility car. Same chasis as the  M8 grayhound tough, just lacks a turret
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 17-12-2009, 12:12:27
That load-out sounds about right Nilsson.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 17-12-2009, 15:12:26
(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/ussr/tanks-heavy/is-2/is-2m-heavy-tank-02.png)

IS-2 in Berlin 1945
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 17-12-2009, 20:12:24
Bob Marley in Panzerwaffe  ;D
(http://photofile.ru/photo/agel12/115604990/133595564.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: NTH on 17-12-2009, 21:12:33
Bob Marley in Panzerwaffe  ;D
(http://photofile.ru/photo/agel12/115604990/133595564.jpg)

Oi Bobby, you dead man, Nah brotha I is smoking good shit, Rasta powa !!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 17-12-2009, 21:12:37
Czech capital Prague- Praha- Prag after American bombardment:
(http://www.spvd.cz/cz/praha/zajimavosti/nalet/01.jpg)
(http://www.spvd.cz/cz/praha/zajimavosti/nalet/02.jpg)
(http://www.spvd.cz/cz/praha/zajimavosti/nalet/03.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-12-2009, 08:12:14
Ordinary tank porn ;D
(http://photofile.ru/photo/agel12/115604990/133595563.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 18-12-2009, 14:12:35
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Army%20-%20WW2/6-4.jpg)

Look what the guy on the right captured :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Smiles on 18-12-2009, 14:12:32
a coat?

-haha
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 18-12-2009, 14:12:19
a coat?

Well that with coat is on left, i think he means StG44 :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 18-12-2009, 15:12:31
i wonder whats the story of that king tiger

i guess this is in the ardennes ?
right track is "off"
judging from the smoke and dirt around the back turrets hatch it burned out.
towing cables can be seen on the right.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 18-12-2009, 15:12:29
Might got a side penetration that shutted down the engine, and they tried to tow it away but american forces advanced far enough so they had to abandon it

Thats my guess
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 18-12-2009, 18:12:21
From the smoke and burn marks coming from the turret, it also looks like they set it on fire or something before abandoning it.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 18-12-2009, 22:12:27
After this tank was abandoned Hitler forbid cooking and grilling sausages inside turrets.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 18-12-2009, 22:12:02
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/367173-2/FL)

Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 18-12-2009, 22:12:22
Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri"

Trials of fl.282 v5 on the landing deck of cruiser Köln, 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 18-12-2009, 23:12:40
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/US%20Army%20-%20WW2/6-4.jpg)

Look what the guy on the right captured :)

i wonder whats the story of that king tiger

i guess this is in the ardennes ?
right track is "off"
judging from the smoke and dirt around the back turrets hatch it burned out.
towing cables can be seen on the right.

17-18 December:[...]The 3. Kompanie had lost two tanks to antitank fire as it passed through Stavelot, and another stalled with a thrown track in a sharp bend on the N33 just before the road turned uphill to enter La Gleize.[...]19 December passed relatively quietly for the Tigers in La Gleize, except for a short action around 3:00 p.m. against a probing force coming down the Francorchamps road. The Königstiger that had thrown a track at the bottom of the hill where the N33 entered La Gleize destroyed one Sherman and repulsed several others from the 743rd Tank Battalion.[...]By 21 December Peiper had decided to withdraw all his forces to the immediate area of La Gleize.[...]The Königstigers defended an arc that covered the northeastern to southeastern approaches to La Gleize.[...]...the 3. Kompanie tank that had thrown a track while approaching on the N33 from the east was still manned. Finally on 23 December Peiper received permission to break his force out of La Gleize and move to link up with his division.  The remaining 850 soldiers of the kampfgruppe moved out on foot at 2:00 am on 24 December.[...]Also left behind was a small defensive covering force, which had the mission of wrecking the remaining operational tanks and heavy weapons after the kampfgruppe departed.

(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1001/3kompcurvelagleize.jpg)
This tank's crew continued to fight after their tank threw track on the road to La Gleize.  (US National Archives at College Park, Signal Corps Collection)


>>>>>>>>>>>http://www.ss501panzer.com/index.htm (http://www.ss501panzer.com/index.htm)<<<<<<<<<<<



Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 18-12-2009, 23:12:27
Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri"

Trials of fl.282 v5 on the landing deck of cruiser Köln, 1942.
Needs Panzerfaust launchers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 19-12-2009, 05:12:54
Flettner Fl 282 "Kolibri"

Trials of fl.282 v5 on the landing deck of cruiser Köln, 1942.
Needs Panzerfaust launchers.

Do any Fl 282 "Kolibris" still exsist today?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 19-12-2009, 06:12:58
Surviving Fl 282.

Fl 282 V-10 28368 Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England. Partial aircraft, frame with rotor head & wheels.
Fl 282 V-23 was at one time to be found at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/366608-2/dfff)

Japanese Army war Veteran Private Ogawa Isamu, killed in action in 1938
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Venous on 19-12-2009, 18:12:42
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/42495-5/waffensssverige3xv)
This well known photo of a blown-up armored car in Berlin was actually one of the Schwedish Kompanie's vehicles in the Nordland Division. It could have been company commander Pehrssons command vehicle that was shot up on the Friedrichstrasse just south of the Hitler Chancellery on the 1st of May, 1945. The fallen Unterscharführern to the right of the armored car is in that case identical with the driver in the car, Ragnar Johansson from Stockholm, that was killed by a Russian handgrenade. It's most likely that the armored car had participtaed in the attempt to break out of the city on the night to the 2nd of May. The picture was taken by the Russian reporter Mark Redkin. At a picture reconstructuion, at place in Berlin, the researcher Lennart Westberg positioned the place for the photo to be Friedrichstrasse 107 with the walls of the guardhouse in the backround, 200m north of the river Spree.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 19-12-2009, 22:12:26
This well known photo of a blown-up armored car in Berlin was actually one of the Schwedish Kompanie's vehicles in the Nordland Division.

lol?
It's Budapest, january 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 19-12-2009, 22:12:49
Do any Fl 282 "Kolibris" still exsist today?

Well...
(http://s58.radikal.ru/i160/0810/ae/59bcb541ff2c.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 19-12-2009, 22:12:21
Japanese Army war Veteran Private Ogawa Isamu, killed in action in 1938

One of most stupid MG design ever. He use Arisaka 5-rounds clips as a ammo. Need lots of clips and oil, lots of oil  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 19-12-2009, 22:12:28
(http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/profiles/onoda/onoda1974.jpg)

Quote
Onoda continued his campaign, initially living in the mountains with three fellow soldiers (Yuichi Akatsu, Corporal Siochi Shimada and Kinshichi Kozuka). The first time they saw a leaflet which claimed that the war was over was in October 1945; another cell had killed a cow and found a leaflet left behind by islanders which read: "The war ended on August 15. Come down from the mountains!"[1] However, they mistrusted the leaflet, since another cell had been fired upon a few days previously. They concluded that the leaflet was Allied propaganda, and also believed that they would not have been fired on if the war was indeed over.

Towards the end of 1945 leaflets were dropped by air with a surrender order printed on them from General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Fourteenth Area Army. They were in hiding over a year at this point, and this leaflet was the only evidence they had the war was over. Onoda's group looked very closely at the leaflet to determine whether it was genuine or not, and decided it was a hoax.

One of the four, Yuichi Akatsu, walked away from the others in September 1949 and surrendered to Filipino forces in 1950 after six months on his own. This seemed like a security problem to the others and they became even more careful.

In 1952 letters and family pictures were dropped from aircraft urging them to surrender, but the three soldiers concluded that this was a hoax. Shimada was shot in the leg during a shoot-out with local fishermen in June 1953, following which Onoda nursed him back to health, On 7 May 1954, Shimada was killed by a shot fired by a search party looking for the men.

Kozuka was killed by two shots fired by local police on 19 October 1972, when he and Onoda burned rice that had been collected by farmers, as part of their guerilla activities, leaving Onoda alone. Though Onoda had been officially declared dead in December 1959, this event suggested that it was likely he was still alive and search parties were sent out, though none was successful.

On 20 February 1974, Onoda met a Japanese college dropout, Norio Suzuki, who was traveling the world and was looking for "Lieutenant Onoda, a panda, and the Abominable Snowman, in that order". Onoda and Suzuki became friends, but Onoda still refused to surrender, saying that he was waiting for orders from a superior officer.

Suzuki returned to Japan with photographs of himself and Onoda as proof of their encounter, and the Japanese government located Onoda's commanding officer, Major Taniguchi, who had since become a bookseller. He flew to Lubang and on 9 March 1974 informed Onoda of the defeat of Japan in WWII and ordered him to lay down his arms.

Lieutenant Onoda emerged from the jungle 29 years after the end of World War II, and accepted the commanding officer's order of surrender in his uniform and sword, with his Arisaka Type 99 rifle still in operating condition, 500 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades. This makes him the second-to-last fighting Japanese soldier of World War II, before Teruo Nakamura.

Though he had killed some thirty Philippine inhabitants of the island and engaged in several shootouts with the police, the circumstances of these events were taken into consideration, and Onoda received a pardon from President Ferdinand Marcos.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 19-12-2009, 23:12:31
Do any Fl 282 "Kolibris" still exsist today?

Well...
(http://s58.radikal.ru/i160/0810/ae/59bcb541ff2c.jpg)
Hehe, I was thinking nore or less, the whole thing  :P. I was Just curious how many are still around just to see if I could figure out an estimated sale price for what one of those would go for...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 19-12-2009, 23:12:42
A for sale price?  Dude, I think there is exactly 2 copies left in the world, if that:

Fl 282 V-10 28368 Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England. Partial aircraft, frame with rotor head & wheels.
Fl 282 V-23 was at one time to be found at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.


So no, it wouldn't even BE for sale.  You'd be better off building from scratch, like the Colorado guys did with their Panzer 3 xD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 20-12-2009, 00:12:50
A for sale price?  Dude, I think there is exactly 2 copies left in the world, if that:

Fl 282 V-10 28368 Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England. Partial aircraft, frame with rotor head & wheels.
Fl 282 V-23 was at one time to be found at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio.


So no, it wouldn't even BE for sale.  You'd be better off building from scratch, like the Colorado guys did with their Panzer 3 xD
That's the exact conclusion I gathered.  ;D I wasn't looking to buy one, there is no way in hell I could aford it, I was just curious.  ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 20-12-2009, 00:12:42
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/42495-5/waffensssverige3xv)
This well known photo of a blown-up armored car in Berlin was actually one of the Schwedish Kompanie's vehicles in the Nordland Division. It could have been company commander Pehrssons command vehicle that was shot up on the Friedrichstrasse just south of the Hitler Chancellery on the 1st of May, 1945. The fallen Unterscharführern to the right of the armored car is in that case identical with the driver in the car, Ragnar Johansson from Stockholm, that was killed by a Russian handgrenade. It's most likely that the armored car had participtaed in the attempt to break out of the city on the night to the 2nd of May. The picture was taken by the Russian reporter Mark Redkin. At a picture reconstructuion, at place in Berlin, the researcher Lennart Westberg positioned the place for the photo to be Friedrichstrasse 107 with the walls of the guardhouse in the backround, 200m north of the river Spree.

This well known photo of a blown-up armored car in Berlin was actually one of the Schwedish Kompanie's vehicles in the Nordland Division.

lol?
It's Budapest, january 1945.

I doubt it is Budapest. This picture shows the same scenery. you can find the box marked with the arrow on both pictures. But on this second picture, there is a writing saying "Eis" in the background. Eis is german for icecream. I somehow doubt that you'll find german writings about icecream on a wall in Budapest.

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1711/11ss250b.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 00:12:21
I'm interested in knowing just when the 5th SS Wiking actually made it to Budapest, Taranov.  Far as I can find, they never got to it in the battles in the area.  Can you offer any evidence other then your word?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Venous on 20-12-2009, 00:12:06
This well known photo of a blown-up armored car in Berlin was actually one of the Schwedish Kompanie's vehicles in the Nordland Division.

lol?
It's Budapest, january 1945.
Wrong. You can also see this pic in Erik Wallin's book(one of the survivors of Pehrsson's company).
Edit: found it
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4138/ssnordlandpehrsson.jpg)

Another quote:
On the 27th of April, the remainats of the company was subordinated to the reichchancellery. The situation was hopeless. On the first of May, Pehrsson gathered his company for an escape attempt over Wedendammmer Brücke. Pehrsson said good bye to the survivors with the words: ”The war is over, save yourselfs”. The escape attemt took place the night between the first and second May. Soon after the start the unit came under heavy soviet fire and Pehrssons vehicle took fire. His driver SS-Unterscharführer Ragnar Johansson was killed in this incident. Pehrsson himself was wounded, but he managed to get away from the soviets and took cover in a compartment house. He hid himself in a closet for two days. Then he got out and meet a woman who promised to help him with some clothes. But when she came back, soldiers of the red army accompanied her.

Fortunately, Pehrsson had time to get rid of his uniform jacket and changed into a Wehrmacht one. He was sent to a prison camp, which he managed to escape from early. Somehow he managed to get civilian clothes and hide himself in an apartment in Berlin. After a while, he meet his old friend, SS-Unterscharführer Erik Wallin and together they walked to the British occupation zone and from there they were able to get back to Sweden.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 01:12:55
Exactly Venous.  Taranov is just blowing a lil hot air.  I caught him on the "wittmann" thing a lil while back.


That is def a berlin photo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-12-2009, 01:12:31
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/367440-2/chauchat_10)

Unusual photo from 1939.A scene like that,was rarely taken by camera during the battle.The third soldier from left is holding a French LMG Chauchat.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 20-12-2009, 02:12:31
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/367440-2/chauchat_10)

Unusual photo from 1939.A scene like that,was rarely taken by camera during the battle.The third soldier from left is holding a French LMG Chauchat.

Where is this?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 20-12-2009, 02:12:43
probaly the french attack in the elzas
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-12-2009, 02:12:00
Nope, sorry, poland. 1939
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 03:12:24
Were the poles using the Chauchat?  IIRC, they used their improved BAR, having replaced the Chauchat in the late 1920s....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 20-12-2009, 04:12:15
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 05:12:53
Yeah, but would they have even had the time to issue incredibly old weapons from storage?  IIRC, they never even were able to fully mobilize their entire army, and they had a full compliment of the wz28 BAR....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 20-12-2009, 05:12:47
What was the difference from the regular BAR?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 05:12:13
BAR:

(http://www.dentrinity.com/Topics/img/BAR.jpg)

wz28:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Rkm_wz_28_stronsko_%28Bolas%29.jpg)

Note the much more comfortable pistol grip, the changed sights, slightly elongated barrel, different bipod, different buttstock and forestock, and the fining on the barrel.  Also, the ammo was changed to the polish 8mm, and provisions for a quick change barrel, something the American BAR didn't have.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 20-12-2009, 05:12:39
also?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 05:12:16
Whoops, donno why that was there o.=.O
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-12-2009, 05:12:55
Unfortunely i cant give you info guys.

I just copied the text and deleted the part when the guy says "Nobody defended our country (Poland) and we had to defend our honor"...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 20-12-2009, 09:12:38
I'm interested in knowing just when the 5th SS Wiking actually made it to Budapest, Taranov.  Far as I can find, they never got to it in the battles in the area.  Can you offer any evidence other then your word?

"Budapest Relief Efforts
As a part of Operation Konrad I, the Wiking was committed to action on 1 January 1945, fighting alongside the Totenkopf. Near Táta, the advance columns of Wiking slammed into the Soviet Fourth Guards Tank Army. A heavy battle ensued, with the Wiking and Totenkopf panzers destroying many Soviet tanks. In three days Wiking and Totenkopf's panzer spearheads had driven 45 kilometers over rugged terrain, over half the distance from the jump-off point to Budapest. The Soviets maneuvered forces to block Gille's advance, and they barely managed to halt the advance at Bicske, only 28 kilometers from Budapest.

Gille pulled the Wiking out of the line and moved it to the south of Esztergom, near the Danube bend. The second relief attempt, to be known as Operation Konrad II, got underway on 7 January. In atrocious conditions, the Wiking advanced southwards towards Budapest. By 12 January, the Westland Regiment had reached Pilszentkereszt, barely 20 kilometers from Buda. That morning the Wiking panzergrenadiers spotted the church spires and turrets of the distinctive Budapest skyline poking through the morning fog. Despite its success, the Wiking, overextended and vulnerable, was unable to exploit its breakthrough and was eventually ordered to pull back and regroup. Hitler was furious at the lack of progress, and called the operation 'utterly pointless'.

A third attempt, Operation Konrad III, launched in cooperation with the veteran III.Panzerkorps took place 100 kilometers to the south. This attack resulted in a 15 mile gap being torn in the Soviet lines and the destruction of the 135th Rifle Corps. Only the quick redeployment of more troops by the Russians prevented a German breakthrough. By the end of January the Wiking and Totenkopf had suffered almost 8,000 casualties, including over 200 officers.

At the beginning of February, the besieged forces capitulated, and the Wiking was ordered west to Lake Balaton where SS-Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich's 6.SS-Panzerarmee was preparing for another offensive."

P.S. yep, my mistake. It's SdKfz 150/1 neu from Nordland., 11-th recon batallion.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 20-12-2009, 14:12:29
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9248/s352212rca.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 20-12-2009, 16:12:12
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/367828-2/Attack+2)

Soviet Infantry, probably in the Area near Moscow. I real combat photo, you can see a NCO Giving orders and a soldier carrying a M1910 i belive.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 20-12-2009, 18:12:07
Thanks for proving me right Taranov, like I said, they never got to Budapest, they only viewed it from distance before being ordered back.  :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 20-12-2009, 19:12:12
Awesome picture Seth! You got some more with S-35's? I'm working on my first model and picked a stylish 1:35 Somua S-35.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Venous on 20-12-2009, 19:12:40

P.S. yep, my mistake. It's SdKfz 150/1 neu from Nordland., 11-th recon batallion.
Yes, "lol" right back at ya!  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 20-12-2009, 20:12:07
Yes, "lol" right back at ya!  ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-12-2009, 09:12:00
'Soldiers as Emperors'

Russian soldiers sitting on the Pu Yi's (Last Chinese Emperor) Throne after the fall or Harbin (I belive Manchukuo's Capital is Harbin..), during the devastating Operation August Storm.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/368062-2/____+__________+____________________+__________________+____________________+____-__)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 21-12-2009, 12:12:20
nice :P

Awesome picture Seth! You got some more with S-35's? I'm working on my first model and picked a stylish 1:35 Somua S-35.
you can check this french website :
http://www.chars-francais.net/new/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=36
it regroups most of the french tank.
and here a little website i've just found
http://www.model35.fr/v_somua_s35.html

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8155/s35194cuir01.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 21-12-2009, 13:12:05
(http://weltkrieg2.de/Waffen/Infanterie/Schusswaffen/US/Thompson/images/BritishTroopsInTraining-px800.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 21-12-2009, 13:12:39
I knew Pyro and his brothers were WW2 veterans!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 21-12-2009, 16:12:11
His brothers? Her sisters you mean.

@Seth, thanks alot! That French model site is really helpfull  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 21-12-2009, 18:12:05
Soviets inspecting the SuperBeasts.

Ha Gos...


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/368314-2/507_1246705021_big)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 21-12-2009, 20:12:51
Soviet troops and tank crews inspect a Ha-Go captured by soviet troops after battle of Khalkhin Gol in 1938.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Ha-Go_Khalkin-Gol.JPG)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 21-12-2009, 20:12:54
Fail  ;D
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6438/toheavyforabrigde.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 21-12-2009, 20:12:03
Fail  ;D
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6438/toheavyforabrigde.jpg)

*panzer commander wakes up, is awaited by his Loader


""Good morning panzer crew! Slept well ya? Is the tank inspected?
"Yes herr commandant! It is ok! Dont worry! Have a cup of coffee with cheese in tube!"
""Nein nein! I wanna inspect my brand new King tiger first! I have dreamed about it running freely trough open fields blasting geallieerde Panzers!""
"Jawohl Herr commandant! But zie General wantz to see you first!"
""Nonsense! He is on leave!Lets go check out the tiger now!""
"Nein nein! Mein commandant!Please read newspaper first! Zheir is nice picture of eva braun on Page 5"
""Oooh schon""
"Fjew"
""After zie panzer inspection!....Wait a minute....""
"Euhm! What is!Wrong herr commandant?"
""You are hidingz something!""
"Nein herr commandant"
""DID HINKEL DROVE THE PANZER IN A DITCH AGAIN AND ITS STUCK AND HE IS TRYING TO GET IT OUT BY PULLING AT THE MANTLET??""
"Yes mein commandant! it was accident i swear! And the 3 last times aswel"
""VERDAMNTE DUMPFKOPFEN! EZELS!""
"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 21-12-2009, 21:12:12
(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6721/beardmg.jpg)

German MG42 gunner in Normandy
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Graf_Radetzky(CZ) on 21-12-2009, 21:12:44
Fail  ;D
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6438/toheavyforabrigde.jpg)

*panzer commander wakes up, is awaited by his Loader


""Good morning panzer crew! Slept well ya? Is the tank inspected?
"Yes herr commandant! It is ok! Dont worry! Have a cup of coffee with cheese in tube!"
""Nein nein! I wanna inspect my brand new King tiger first! I have dreamed about it running freely trough
open fields blasting geallieerde Panzers!""
"Jawohl Herr commandant! But zie General wantz to see you first!"
""Nonsense! He is on leave!Lets go check out the tiger now!""
"Nein nein! Mein commandant!Please read newspaper first! Zheir is nice picture of eva braun on Page 5"
""Oooh schon""
"Fjew"
""After zie panzer inspection!....Wait a minute....""
"Euhm! What is!Wrong herr commandant?"
""You are hidingz something!""
"Nein herr commandant"
""DID HINKEL DROVE THE PANZER IN A DITCH AGAIN AND ITS STUCK AND HE IS TRYING TO GET IT OUT BY PULLING AT THE MANTLET??""
"Yes mein commandant! it was accident i swear! And the 3 last times aswel"
""VERDAMNTE DUMPFKOPFEN! EZELS!""
"

LOL, funny  :D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 22-12-2009, 13:12:37
old and famous but christmas is near again

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1236/humourfe4.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 22-12-2009, 17:12:18
Classic!

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/369246-2/narvik1%23)

German Gebirgsjäger (mountain troopers) posing with a knocked-out enemy tank. Norway, 1940.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: bmwr12 on 23-12-2009, 02:12:22
BMW R12 and Xmas tree

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x260/bmwr12/r12tree.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 23-12-2009, 02:12:50
xmas party, Tachoma

(http://pnwbands.com/ArmoryXmasParty.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-12-2009, 03:12:17
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/369556-1/Attack+1941)

Fake or what?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 23-12-2009, 03:12:05
I call fake, due to the guy hiding behind the straw pile so obviously pointing his gun at his own guys, and the camera man apparently just standing around in a firestorm of lead going "Hey, yeah, this makes a good shot"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 23-12-2009, 06:12:16
idano, it seems kinda odd for soviet propaganda to portray their own soldiers dying. not the kind of thing you want to make up.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 23-12-2009, 09:12:44
Nah, they did it, IE, the famous photo of the russians defending against a german tank attack.  Its from a movie made during the war, and has a couple dead russians.  They gave their lives for the people ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 23-12-2009, 19:12:24
(http://static.twoday.net/war/images/give-war-bonds-christmas.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 23-12-2009, 20:12:33
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/2184/bundesarchivbild101ir56.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-12-2009, 20:12:44
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/369645-2/deatca-bro%23)

Death card of two brothers from Lower Bavaria. Benno, who served in the infantry, was killed on September 17, 1939 near Radymno/Poland aged 22. His brother Franz Xaver (Gebirgsjäger, mountain trooper) died on February 23, 1943 in the Caucasus mountains/Soviet Union at the age of 19.


Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 23-12-2009, 22:12:12
warrior, you dont get it. all you do is hop in a thread, read a couple key words and go posting stupid stuff with the goal of making yourself look goofy in a good way, but instead, you come off like a child who wandered in halfway through a movie.

you didnt even take the time to notice that those photos are of a pair of brothers that died. you ever lost someone you know to a war, boy? i can tell you, its nothing to joke about.

this photo, depicts a Gebirgsjäger doing some hardcore shit, this would be appropriate for you do do a celebration dance or whatever you punk kids do these days when you get exited.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_woXbJANelk0/R26QL24zRQI/AAAAAAAAABc/2GxEaGVVgJ0/S760/41-003_jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 23-12-2009, 22:12:50

you didnt even take the time to notice that those photos are of a pair of brothers that died.


No, i knew.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_woXbJANelk0/R26QL24zRQI/AAAAAAAAABc/2GxEaGVVgJ0/S760/41-003_jpg.jpg)

that's badass right there.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 23-12-2009, 23:12:17
Gebirgsjäger are truely bad-ass. In the nieghbour town of where I´m stationed is the so-called "Army Winter Combat school" where the Bundeswehr Gebirgsjäger are being trained...pretty tough guys, especially the "Heeresbergführer".
Anyway, back to topic...
A Soviet child soldier:
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4880/sovietchildsoldier.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 23-12-2009, 23:12:18
Gebirgsjäger are truely bad-ass. In the nieghbour town of where I´m stationed is the so-called "Army Winter Combat school" where the Bundeswehr Gebirgsjäger are being trained...pretty tough guys, especially the "Heeresbergführer".
Anyway, back to topic...
A Soviet child soldier:
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4880/sovietchildsoldier.jpg)


Nazi stole daddys Vodka!

And my Candy!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 24-12-2009, 00:12:52
To celebrate zie arrival of the less known M5 AT gun for zhie allies

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2009/04/17/3inchm5crop_1.jpg)


 A 7th Armored Division antitank gun covers the approach on a road to Belgium (12/23/44)--Railroad crossing near Vielsalm, Belgium
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 24-12-2009, 07:12:58
Good.  And at your text wall, it is pointless, and doesn't make you appear any better in anyone's eyes.

BACK on topic:

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6998/86218976.jpg)

Damn that looks cold.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 24-12-2009, 07:12:19
What car do you think is in the background?

Kubel?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 24-12-2009, 07:12:06
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/370005-2/surrender)

German surrender to the Soviet in the Eastern Prussia ( Frish-nerung May 1945 )
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 24-12-2009, 08:12:51
What car do you think is in the background?

Kubel?

Could be, it is partially obscured by the snow fall on it though....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 25-12-2009, 00:12:25
yeah, it looked similar to a kubel but unless we see more of the car then I have no idea
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Eat Uranium on 25-12-2009, 03:12:36
(http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_020570.jpg)
A Sherman tank with a Christmas greeting painted on its hull, Benghazi, 26 December 1942.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 25-12-2009, 03:12:01
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3648/bundesarchivbild201ma34.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 25-12-2009, 03:12:40
At last Stallins christmas tree had fallen.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 25-12-2009, 04:12:01
German christmas trees from the battle of the Bulge?

All would be bald half up due to airburst arty shells  ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 25-12-2009, 07:12:30
(http://i060.radikal.ru/0912/06/cbc558bd7699.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 25-12-2009, 13:12:33
(http://i060.radikal.ru/0912/06/cbc558bd7699.jpg)
<Why are zheir no mobelwagens in FH2  >:(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 25-12-2009, 14:12:55
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4939/aufkl10001aw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 25-12-2009, 14:12:08
(http://i060.radikal.ru/0912/06/cbc558bd7699.jpg)
<Why are zheir no mobelwagens in FH2  >:(

Because there's no need for one, and it would increase the german bias, I doubt you'd like that. ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: SirGutz on 25-12-2009, 16:12:10
(http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Bilder/SdKfz7/SdKfz7I1-1.jpg)
Sd. Kfz 7 with Flakvierling  Normandie 44

Sd. Kfz 7 or 10 would be nice not heavily armored but versatile usable  ;D
(2cm , 3,7cm , 5cm, Flakvierling), with Pak or as troop transporter  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 26-12-2009, 00:12:54
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Bundesarchiv_N_1576_Bild-007,_Paris,_Parade_deutscher_Panzer.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 26-12-2009, 01:12:19
(http://i060.radikal.ru/0912/06/cbc558bd7699.jpg)
<Why are zheir no mobelwagens in FH2  >:(

Because there's no need for one, and it would increase the german bias, I doubt you'd like that. ::)
actually no. Open topped AA vehicles    everyone loves those
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 26-12-2009, 01:12:33
You like the wirbelwind on Totalize? It has more awesomeness factor than that silly Möbelwagen.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-12-2009, 09:12:08
7TP in Wehrmacht, 1941
(http://www.it-service-mai.eu/ebay/2009/12/23/2009-12-23-060.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 26-12-2009, 11:12:15
You like the wirbelwind on Totalize? It has more awesomeness factor than that silly Möbelwagen.
but more mobelwagens existed instead of wirbelwinds
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-12-2009, 11:12:53
In Wehrmacht more AA vehicles than FH2 Normandy maps with airplanes  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 26-12-2009, 11:12:45
(http://mosarchiv.mos.ru/images/vystavki/strunnikov/50.JPG)

Quote
Everything that was left from the Romanian cavalry
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 26-12-2009, 11:12:30
In Wehrmacht more AA vehicles than FH2 Normandy maps with airplanes  :P
how bout this

give the allies the P-38 and the hellcat

and give the germans more AA vehicles and sturmbockes, anti-tank mules and cheese in tube field dressings!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 26-12-2009, 11:12:22
Quote
Everything that was left from the Romanian cavalry

Yep, romanian cavalry horses been eaten by 6-th Army  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 26-12-2009, 18:12:41
Winter 1941:
It´s cold and your uniform is inadequate because it´s Field Grey and well, snow is white. So you have to improvise, like the soldiers in this pic (it seems like the second from right wears a dress..desperate times need desperate measures..):
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-268-0178-10%2C_Russland%2C_Soldaten_am_Stra%C3%9Fenrand.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 26-12-2009, 19:12:53
Looks more like he put splotches of paint on it in order to break up the white outline, much like the current bundeswehr winter camo.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 26-12-2009, 23:12:53
Haha, he looks like a stuffed sausage. I bet they gave him names.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 26-12-2009, 23:12:38
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/371663-2/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101III-Adendorf-009-14__Russland__SS-Rundfunkberichter_bei_Aufnahme)

War correspondent of the Waffen-SS with microphone whilst recording. Russia, June/July 1942. (Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Adendorf-009-14)


Extra

Russian Black Devils, Sevastopol, June 1942

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/371736-2/______________+____________+__+______+______+________________________)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 27-12-2009, 02:12:52
Naval infantry are cool.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 27-12-2009, 02:12:28
Especialy on land, but they must be in reach of salt water in a radius of aprox 50KM
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Tedacious on 27-12-2009, 02:12:06
(http://www.pansarmuseet.se/CL5-2.JPG)
Tankett Carden-Loyd Mk. V   towing swedish ski-troops.

(http://www.pansarmuseet.se/CL6-pvkan.JPG)
Tankett Carden-Loyd Mk. VI  mounted with a recoilless rifle

(http://www.pansarmuseet.se/42-appel.jpg)
Swedish crewmen of a Stridsvagn m/42 use their tank to pick those out-of-reach apples
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 27-12-2009, 02:12:05
Farmer=HEY DONT PICK MY APPLES THIEFS, OR MEET MY PITCHFORK!!!
*commander turns turret towards Farmer
Comm=Go ahead. Make my day.

ofcourse this conversation can be alterd into 1000 diffrent versions full of quotes from movies
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 27-12-2009, 02:12:40

(http://www.pansarmuseet.se/42-appel.jpg)
Swedish crewmen of a Stridsvagn m/42 use their tank to pick those out-of-reach apples

Thats why you had tanks? Apples?

Sir..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 27-12-2009, 10:12:34
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h222/linedoggie/georgelott.jpg)

Quote
Sgt. George Lott, Combat Medic, hit by Mortar Fire in Lorraine France November 22, 1944 being patched up in a Evac Hospital. He was an Orphan from Upstate NY when he volunteered for service. He was still Hospitalized in 1947.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 28-12-2009, 00:12:34
Naval infantry are cool.

One of most effective Red Army troops.


Troops from one of assault engineers brigade. In Red Army they full same than stormtroopers in WWI, very effective infantry.
(http://content.foto.mail.ru/mail/rudur/wer/i-70.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 28-12-2009, 00:12:55
Ah I feel proud to be russian  8)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 29-12-2009, 02:12:04
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/372509-2/modlin)

the picture shows,how the Polish and German officers are going as "envoys" for taking about surrender of the Polish fortress "Modlin",29 September 1939.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 29-12-2009, 02:12:35
Ah I feel proud to be russian  8)


You're an American and your avatar is French.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 29-12-2009, 03:12:03
Thats cause im all 3, family lineage that is. Not my mom, dad and the mailman
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 29-12-2009, 04:12:49
Looks more like he put splotches of paint on it in order to break up the white outline, much like the current bundeswehr winter camo.


I love ya Muddy, but a camo smock would have long sleeves and fit more loosely. Thats a damn dress.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 29-12-2009, 06:12:38
A field made camo smock wouldn't be made to factory specs, those are all field made things.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 29-12-2009, 11:12:46
A field made camo smock wouldn't be made to factory specs, those are all field made things.

im not arguing that. im just saying that this particular field made camo smock is made completely out of a woman's dress.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Josh094 on 29-12-2009, 14:12:16
Looks more like he put splotches of paint on it in order to break up the white outline, much like the current bundeswehr winter camo.


I love ya Muddy, but a camo smock would have long sleeves and fit more loosely. Thats a damn dress.

I'm not even sure if those are splotches of paint. I think it might be a pretty floral pattern.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 29-12-2009, 16:12:35
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9477/25mmhotchkissatgun.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 30-12-2009, 00:12:51
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6247/b1bis.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 30-12-2009, 03:12:06
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/372823-2/ITA)

A symbolic photo of two Allies.Two parachutists from Italy and Germany
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Battlefieldfan45 (CroPanzer) on 30-12-2009, 22:12:01
Italy had paratroopers? xD
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 30-12-2009, 22:12:55
it is weird on how this thread is filled mostly with German photos........
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 30-12-2009, 23:12:01
it is weird on how this thread is filled mostly with German photos........

I can't help but to say I noticed the same thing, we need some photos of South African and Australian Soldeirs..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 30-12-2009, 23:12:29
it is weird on how this thread is filled mostly with German photos........

It's because the Germans looked simply dashing in their little outfits.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 30-12-2009, 23:12:37
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/DragonworksCSA/Posting/WWII_gear.gif)

British motorcycle Cavalry apparently
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 31-12-2009, 01:12:38
Italy had paratroopers? xD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/185th_Parachute_Division_Folgore

And a bunch of rag-tag badasses they were!



(http://www.targheitaliane.it/gallery/bersaglieri1.jpg)
Italian Bersaglieri on manouvers I'd guess.

(Germans have nothing against these handsome young lads and their feathered hats!)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 31-12-2009, 02:12:55
A courageous Dutchman takes to the Amsterdam streets in resistance against the German's strict clothing rationing.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CId289lYIdc/StZDscNJ-3I/AAAAAAAAGG4/c4HDLenD07o/s400/dutchman-naked-1941.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 31-12-2009, 02:12:40
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/373461-2/surprise)

German Soldiers looking for Partisans, Russia, 1942.

And lets stop the All German pics for a while.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/373722-2/Romanian+soldiers+firing+a+ZB+30+LMG+during+the+fights+in+the+Taman+Peninsula+in+the+summer+of+1943)

Romanian Infantry firing a ZB 30 LMG during the fights in the Taman Peninsula in the summer of 1943
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 31-12-2009, 03:12:49
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/373461-2/surprise)

German Soldiers looking for Partisans, Russia, 1942.

And lets stop the All German pics for a while.

[\qoute]
There was just like eight non-German pictures.









Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 31-12-2009, 03:12:04
I know that CPS, but, ah.., theres alot of German pics in PotD, and, i would like to show some Romanian Forces pics or something else.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: G.Drew on 31-12-2009, 03:12:01
Id like to see more from the Pacific.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Hiryu_f075712.jpg)

Aircraft Carrier Hiryū under attack by B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 31-12-2009, 04:12:22
Quote
Ortona
Six Pounder firing, 21 December 1943.

(http://wwii.ca/thumbnailer.php?image=photos/ortona/ortona5.jpg&type=Media_Large)

Quote
Ortona
Members of the Edmonton Regiment digging out a comrade who was buried alive in the wreckage of a building demolished by the enemy.

(http://wwii.ca/thumbnailer.php?image=photos/ortona/ortona_dig.jpg&type=Media_Large)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Biiviz on 31-12-2009, 12:12:45
What is this blasphemy?! Commencing Germany dump!

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/stug_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 31-12-2009, 12:12:36
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6084/quiz1230200.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 31-12-2009, 16:12:38
that dog on the left won't survive Inspection without cleaning the latrines, i'll tell ya that.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 31-12-2009, 23:12:41
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/374026-2/ambush)

German war correspondents filming the scene of Poteau ambush site,Bulge

And my last picture of 2009.

The War is Over. A Old German Soldier looks at a Column of Soviet Tanks, Berlin 1945.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/374089-2/tr001_006_is2_t34)

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 01-01-2010, 00:01:57
And my last pic of the day of 2009: A French soldat weeps after the surrender of his home, while below, a Frenchman weeps upon seeing the remnants of the French Army depart for Africa, while the woman next to him applauds the fighting men.
(http://www.solarnavigator.net/images/world_war_two_french_soldier_weeping_1940.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c170/Militarymemorial/frenchman.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 01-01-2010, 00:01:05
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac324/Oddball_8/WW2%20Photos/jh79.jpg)
On the Island of Island of Mindoro, "A small group of local militia.
All they needed was guns,
the desire seemed to be
there to fight." Photo taken on New Years Eve.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Josh094 on 01-01-2010, 02:01:03
First picture of the new year and the decade!

(http://www.saak.nl/panzer2/panzer86.jpg)

Knocked out and abandoned panther tanks somewhere in Normandy.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 01-01-2010, 02:01:29
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4278/bundesarchivbild101i676.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 01-01-2010, 03:01:03
Must  have picked that gun up? The Mag pouches don't look like the correct ones for the MP44..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 01-01-2010, 08:01:26
NVM, turns out it was working.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 01-01-2010, 08:01:26
Must  have picked that gun up? The Mag pouches don't look like the correct ones for the MP44..

I like how the strange strips of camo hanging down from his cap don't faze you, but his MP40 pouches do :P

He's prob just posing with it x3
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 01-01-2010, 09:01:08
Must  have picked that gun up? The Mag pouches don't look like the correct ones for the MP44..

I like how the strange strips of camo hanging down from his cap don't faze you, but his MP40 pouches do :P

He's prob just posing with it x3
lol, Quite frankly I don't care what kind of head dressing he chooses, but if he brings the wrong ammo, he's screwed.  :-X
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-01-2010, 11:01:28
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3860/492769640.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 01-01-2010, 11:01:21
(http://gothicline.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/8-settembre-and-ss.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 01-01-2010, 16:01:07
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3860/492769640.jpg)

Poland, fall 1939.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 01-01-2010, 23:01:55
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/228/syrian.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 02-01-2010, 10:01:04
(http://uberkarabas.users.photofile.ru/photo/uberkarabas/96304440/114211727.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 02-01-2010, 11:01:21
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=86922&d=1261671021)

Quote
SS Totenkopf, France, 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 02-01-2010, 12:01:26
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=86922&d=1261671021)

Tauchpanzer IV on the rear side
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 02-01-2010, 16:01:16
Ligthly damaged Panzer IV  during one of combats in village Skowroda (7 - 8 km from Kiernozia) - 18th of September

(http://www.odkrywca-online.pl/forum_pics/picsforum23/po7.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 02-01-2010, 16:01:59
Nothing an engineer with a wrench cant fix.
--


Adding a picture after a long while;
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2848/day171.jpg)

Finnish T-26 crew having a break in summer 1944.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 02-01-2010, 18:01:04
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3716/marketgarden11.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 02-01-2010, 20:01:35
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/374888-2/10248221)

japanese army infantryman attacking a british army position (burma 1942)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 02-01-2010, 20:01:37
Nothing an engineer with a wrench cant fix.
--

One wrench, 4 nuts and 10 KG of steel and its up and running soon!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: 9.Pz-Div. Günther on 03-01-2010, 03:01:30
:D i love these things in fh1. It was so funny when they rush in front of your 88

And embaressingly jump out of it to shoot you in the back, and get back in to back flag cap the map.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 04:01:21
German Tankers surrendering to British troops--El Alamein
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LoPTdkHrjjk/SriKAtajuGI/AAAAAAAAFVk/xPmI39oyFLk/s400/battle-el-alamein-second-world-war-004.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 04:01:24
Roy Whittaker-American Ace
(http://www.acepilots.com/mto/whittaker1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 03-01-2010, 06:01:44
German mobile pillbox as a exhibit in Moscow, 1945.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/aeromamont/pic/0007d9c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 03-01-2010, 06:01:53
Vickers tank? i dont get it :P

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/375313-2/002%23)

German soldier and his new toy, a Panhard 178, France 1940.

I guess that Armored Car goes straight to the SS Police Units..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-01-2010, 07:01:01
Vickers tank? i dont get it :P

Actually no, it really is a mobile pillbox.  Had a single MG42, room for 2 men, escape hatch in the back.  It would be carted into a position, a hole dug out, it would be lowered in, and would provide a strong point position, commonly used in Italy in fact.  If need be, it could be removed, put back on the cart, and taken to a new position.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 03-01-2010, 07:01:43
sweet
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 03-01-2010, 07:01:42
Vickers tank? i dont get it :P

Actually no, it really is a mobile pillbox.  Had a single MG42, room for 2 men, escape hatch in the back.  It would be carted into a position, a hole dug out, it would be lowered in, and would provide a strong point position, commonly used in Italy in fact.  If need be, it could be removed, put back on the cart, and taken to a new position.

Ahh that.

Well i was talking about the Tank in the background, shown in a little pic on the corner..

Well that Mobile Pillbox, i tought it was a Water Container or somethin :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 03-01-2010, 07:01:29
German mobile pillbox as a exhibit in Moscow, 1945.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/aeromamont/pic/0007d9c6.jpg)

What is in the top left, and what does the sign read?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 03-01-2010, 07:01:11
Vickers tank? i dont get it :P

Actually no, it really is a mobile pillbox.  Had a single MG42, room for 2 men, escape hatch in the back.  It would be carted into a position, a hole dug out, it would be lowered in, and would provide a strong point position, commonly used in Italy in fact.  If need be, it could be removed, put back on the cart, and taken to a new position.

Ahh that.

Well i was talking about the Tank in the background, shown in a little pic on the corner..

Well that Mobile Pillbox, i tought it was a Water Container or somethin :P

Fun thing, is that its actually upside down in that pic.  That way, when it was put into the hole, they just had to lower the top, and let it slide in, rather then lifting.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 03-01-2010, 12:01:33
German mobile pillbox as a exhibit in Moscow, 1945.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/aeromamont/pic/0007d9c6.jpg)

What is in the top left, and what does the sign read?


Germanskaja
peredvishidja bronevaja
Ogebaja totska
v and end of I can't make out

It's something about german armory, top left looks like an ass of a stug
Hopely Taranov can translate that..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 03-01-2010, 20:01:48
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7950/ottofretterpico.jpg)

Liutenant General Otto Fretter-Pico, commander of the 148th Infantry Division surrenders to brasilian forces, southwest of Parma, Italy, April 28th, 1945. At this point his Division was merely surrounded by italian resistance, thus he prefered to surrender to Brasilians.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 03-01-2010, 21:01:29
Germanskaja
peredvishidja bronevaja
Ogebaja totska
v and end of I can't make out

It's something about german armory, top left looks like an ass of a stug
Hopely Taranov can translate that..

And that means? :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 03-01-2010, 21:01:29
Germanskaja
peredvishidja bronevaja
Ogebaja totska
v and end of I can't make out

It's something about german armory, top left looks like an ass of a stug
Hopely Taranov can translate that..

And that means? :P

Probably something german armoury show?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Omni on 03-01-2010, 21:01:15
What is in the top left, and what does the sign read?


Germanskaja
peredvishidja bronevaja
Ogebaja totska
v and end of I can't make out

It's something about german armory, top left looks like an ass of a stug
Hopely Taranov can translate that..

It reads something like "Mobile German defensive strongpoint (literally: fire point) in a carrying position"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 03-01-2010, 23:01:39
What is in the top left, and what does the sign read?


Germanskaja
peredvishidja bronevaja
Ogebaja totska
v and end of I can't make out

It's something about german armory, top left looks like an ass of a stug
Hopely Taranov can translate that..

It reads something like "Mobile German defensive strongpoint (literally: fire point) in a carrying position"

Thanks! I was expecting "Evil Fascist Motherland Raping Device" !
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 03-01-2010, 23:01:16
It actually looks pretty medieval, especially with those cartwheels... kind of like a mobile torture station or something...
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 04-01-2010, 03:01:50
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/375547-2/10246281)

Well i dont know if this one is Real or Not. The way they are standing and aiming is a bit weird. But i can see a figure at the end of the street wich is, probably, a Civilian Running or something.

Anyways, Japanese Troops firing their Arisaka Rifles, China 1939-
.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 04-01-2010, 03:01:08
Could be real, knowing the japanese and their penchant for taking photos of their soldiers butchering the innocent.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 04-01-2010, 03:01:58
*memories of horrid photos flood into mind*
 :'(
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 04-01-2010, 18:01:57
Could be real, knowing the japanese and their penchant for taking photos of their soldiers butchering the innocent.
reminded me the photo of  2 japanese Leutainents smiling.....

They just held a compitition "Who can cut 100 heads the fastest?" with nanjing civilians
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Smiles on 04-01-2010, 23:01:11
CMon less talking more pics.. educate me folks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 05-01-2010, 03:01:48
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/375543-2/10240908)

japanese army soldiers firing a type 92 battalion gun a urban area (china 1939)

And Extra

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/375553-2/10247368)

japanese navy troops passing by a ruined building (shanghai 1937)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-01-2010, 13:01:35
(http://i068.radikal.ru/0912/81/dec39f05422d.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 05-01-2010, 13:01:02
What are those Taranov? Some early Vickers?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 05-01-2010, 13:01:17
no, belgian T-13 tank destroyer reused by the totenkopf
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Paasky on 05-01-2010, 15:01:39
Tank destroyer that has an MG as the main gun? Can't see that being very useful, typical Belgian thinking.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Flippy Warbear on 05-01-2010, 15:01:52
No wonder they got blitzed.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-01-2010, 17:01:44
Well, they had 47MM guns.. We Belgians had a policy of not fielding big strong tanks, so the T-13's where light tanks
They where actually pretty good, one T-13 near Brussels took out 4 Panzers and giving Troops time to escape. Yet we had to few of them

All tales that are lost in the international world.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 05-01-2010, 18:01:40
What are those Taranov? Some early Vickers?

T13B2 tank destroyer
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: luftwaffe.be on 05-01-2010, 20:01:23
Well, they had 47MM guns.. We Belgians had a policy of not fielding big strong tanks, so the T-13's where light tanks
They where actually pretty good, one T-13 near Brussels took out 4 Panzers and giving Troops time to escape. Yet we had to few of them

All tales that are lost in the international world.


yea, and the belgians didn't have any shells for those guns either. This is due to the fact only one factory in the world produced them, and it was captured at the start of the invasion.

Intact all belgian guns had odd calibres, and all shells where made in the same factory (I think FN).
My grandfather was in the artillery regiment, but he surly didn't fire to many shells, because they practically had none .... 
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 05-01-2010, 21:01:35
Well, they had 47MM guns.. We Belgians had a policy of not fielding big strong tanks, so the T-13's where light tanks
They where actually pretty good, one T-13 near Brussels took out 4 Panzers and giving Troops time to escape. Yet we had to few of them

All tales that are lost in the international world.


yea, and the belgians didn't have any shells for those guns either. This is due to the fact only one factory in the world produced them, and it was captured at the start of the invasion.

Intact all belgian guns had odd calibres, and all shells where made in the same factory (I think FN).
My grandfather was in the artillery regiment, but he surly didn't fire to many shells, because they practically had none .... 
The Belgian army was like this yes. Very well equipped in terms of light equipment(FN Mausers, BAR's etc) We even had some bofors wich brought down quiet some planes

But in terms of Artillery......Tanks......... This is where we failed.

Our airforce was decent, as even with old outdated biplanes, they still got some kills, and the Few hurricanes we had remaining, shot down a few kills of their own.

but ye, we dint had tanks, and not enough aircraft. These things won world war 2.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ciupita on 05-01-2010, 21:01:43
Well, they had 47MM guns.. We Belgians had a policy of not fielding big strong tanks, so the T-13's where light tanks
They where actually pretty good, one T-13 near Brussels took out 4 Panzers and giving Troops time to escape. Yet we had to few of them

All tales that are lost in the international world.


yea, and the belgians didn't have any shells for those guns either. This is due to the fact only one factory in the world produced them, and it was captured at the start of the invasion.

Intact all belgian guns had odd calibres, and all shells where made in the same factory (I think FN).
My grandfather was in the artillery regiment, but he surly didn't fire to many shells, because they practically had none .... 
The Belgian army was like this yes. Very well equipped in terms of light equipment(FN Mausers, BAR's etc) We even had some bofors wich brought down quiet some planes

But in terms of Artillery......Tanks......... This is where we failed.

Our airforce was decent, as even with old outdated biplanes, they still got some kills, and the Few hurricanes we had remaining, shot down a few kills of their own.

but ye, we dint had tanks, and not enough aircraft. These things won world war 2.

Well, what we had? ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 05-01-2010, 21:01:37
Nature and booze. The other 2 vital things. Planes made our natural advance useless. Good ol' Water Linie.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 06-01-2010, 01:01:18
one of hitler's many mistakes: invading russia.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Tolga<3 on 06-01-2010, 01:01:43
Duh Warrior :D

In other news fire is hot water is wet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 06-01-2010, 01:01:29
and on to sports...tolga is a turkish person
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 06-01-2010, 02:01:12
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/376967-2/__o__nierze+rumu__scy+podczas+odwrotu+z+Mo__dawii_+koniec+sierpnia+1944+r)

Romanian infantry during the leaving Moldavia in August 1944.In 1944 gen.Antonescu was deprived of the power in country and the war between Romania and Germay broke out -to put it briefly,Romania changed the sides and became Germany's enemy.

Notice that the soldier are using rifles "Mosin".The basic Romanian rifle was "Mauser wz.24"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 06-01-2010, 12:01:31
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=87195&d=1262522771)

Quote
Max Wünsche was a Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oakleaves

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_W%C3%BCnsche (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_W%C3%BCnsche)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 06-01-2010, 14:01:49
what is the small roundisch metal thing above his binocs ?  protection cap for binocs ?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hslan.IrishFolk on 06-01-2010, 14:01:26
its plastik or leather and yeah to protect the classes
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 06-01-2010, 14:01:44
I just love frontschwein look with the grenade in the boot
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 06-01-2010, 15:01:05
its plastik or leather and yeah to protect the classes
It´s funny to see that the Bundeswehr uses nearly the same binoc design. Just like we still use the same pick-pot design, German troops used since atleast WW1.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Die Happy on 06-01-2010, 16:01:41
why change something that works well

MG42  is basically the same thing as MG3 just has some improvements

you are still using knife fork and spoon although the spork is a nice invention
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-01-2010, 16:01:15
Yeah, but the MG3 is now replaced by this thing:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/HK_MG4_01.jpg/800px-HK_MG4_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: hOMEr_jAy on 06-01-2010, 17:01:26
Ach, MG3..it´s a bit overrated, IMO. Sure, it´s rugged and reliable, but also heavy as shit and it´s difficult to shoot. Plus, the MG4 doesn´t completely replace it, the MG3 will still be used as a support MG on vehicles and Lafette mounts (another thing we kept from WW2).
EDIT: To stay on topic:
Sdkfz 251´s of "Großdeuthscland" on the Eastern Front:
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1061/sdkfz251ihag3tohalbkett.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 06-01-2010, 17:01:21
(http://forum.net.hr/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Discussions.Components.Files/15/8080.ammotrolleys3kp.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 06-01-2010, 20:01:44
(http://forum.net.hr/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Discussions.Components.Files/15/8080.ammotrolleys3kp.jpg)
PanzerBabies!!!!

*TALLY HO PANZERBABIES! RETREAT DAMMIT!

Zheir is no escape :v
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Thorondor123 on 06-01-2010, 20:01:38
"Who sent all these babies to fight!?"
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 06-01-2010, 21:01:27
Hitlerjugend Toddler division
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 07-01-2010, 01:01:01
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=87376&d=1262786867)

- According to the caption I found this bunch of lads are Norwegian SS soldiers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Dukat on 07-01-2010, 19:01:09
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5164/37mm1s.jpg)
Don't know much about this: 3,7cm Selbstfahrlafette L-70. It seems to be a Hansa Lloyd Goliath chassis. Probably pre-war design.

add:
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6946/panzerjagerfahrzeugaufd.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 07-01-2010, 22:01:27
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/377646-2/Bild+101I-309-0820-16%23)

Italian made armoured scout car Autoblinda AB41 in German service. Italy, August 1944. (Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-309-0820-16)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 00:01:57
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3644/soldat04.jpg)

A very well decorated German Major, complete with Knights Cross, Krim Shield, Silver Wound badge (which some pretty self evident wounds on his face), and a Romanian Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class, essentially the Romanian Medal of Honour
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 08-01-2010, 01:01:04
Now that guy, is badass
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: flyboy_fx on 08-01-2010, 01:01:25
Dude the smile will kill people!  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: FlyGuy45 on 08-01-2010, 03:01:59
I wonder when that was taken.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 08-01-2010, 03:01:08
The Second World War.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 08-01-2010, 03:01:22
I'm thinking 1960's? The picture is too clear for WW2, and his wounds wouldn't of had time to heal yet.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-01-2010, 03:01:33
Thats impossible, color cameras existed in WW2, and LIFE had amazing hi res photos.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 06:01:56
I'm thinking 1960's? The picture is too clear for WW2, and his wounds wouldn't of had time to heal yet.

WW2 colour was pretty advanced in cases, and the wounds would have plenty of time to heal dude....  Remember, there were Germans in WW2 who got 5, and even more, wounds in combat, and its not like it took the years to recover, they were back in the frontlines in a couple days to a couple months depending on the injury (unless we're talking major like loss of limb or such, in which case they were either discharged, or sent to a training camp as a training officer/sergeant).  Also, considering he has a Hindenburg Cross and some kind of Imperial German state award on his ribbon bar, he could have even been wounded in WW1, then wounded later in WW2 to recieve a WW2 silver award.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 08-01-2010, 08:01:25
(unless we're talking major like loss of limb or such, in which case they were either discharged, or sent to a training camp as a training officer/sergeant).

Hoth had one arm and stayed on front line duties like a real G.
(http://z.about.com/f/wiki/e/en/thumb/f/ff/Hoth_color_10.jpg/200px-Hoth_color_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: :| Hi on 08-01-2010, 09:01:01
And has a cool name  :)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 10:01:31
(unless we're talking major like loss of limb or such, in which case they were either discharged, or sent to a training camp as a training officer/sergeant).

Hoth had one arm and stayed on front line duties like a real G.
(http://z.about.com/f/wiki/e/en/thumb/f/ff/Hoth_color_10.jpg/200px-Hoth_color_10.jpg)

Ah, but a general doesn't need to shoulder a firearm ;)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 08-01-2010, 10:01:59
Ah, but a general doesn't need to shoulder a firearm ;)

nor a Major
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Taranov on 08-01-2010, 11:01:40
Oops  ;D
(http://uberkarabas.users.photofile.ru/photo/uberkarabas/96268705/113637239.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 08-01-2010, 11:01:04
A very well decorated German Major, complete with Knights Cross, Krim Shield, Silver Wound badge (which some pretty self evident wounds on his face), and a Romanian Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class, essentially the Romanian Medal of Honour
?
I think he is an Oberstleutnant Mudra. He got one of those blinky star things on his rank, in the middle. Major got none, Oberstleutnant 1 and Oberst 2.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 08-01-2010, 16:01:24
I'm thinking 1960's? The picture is too clear for WW2, and his wounds wouldn't of had time to heal yet.

WW2 colour was pretty advanced in cases, and the wounds would have plenty of time to heal dude....  Remember, there were Germans in WW2 who got 5, and even more, wounds in combat, and its not like it took the years to recover, they were back in the frontlines in a couple days to a couple months depending on the injury (unless we're talking major like loss of limb or such, in which case they were either discharged, or sent to a training camp as a training officer/sergeant).  Also, considering he has a Hindenburg Cross and some kind of Imperial German state award on his ribbon bar, he could have even been wounded in WW1, then wounded later in WW2 to recieve a WW2 silver award.
To add to your point, German cameras were at that time the best in the world, and that colour filter is typically 1940's.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 08-01-2010, 17:01:59
Doesn't really fit in here, but I didn't want to open a new thread. You may know the site "lonesentry.com". They publish old information brochures from WW2 there, where soldiers are informed of new enemy weapons or ruses, or about new tactical developements. Anyway, look what I found:

Quote
Breda Light Machine Gun. The Breda light machine gun is similar to the British Bren gun. It is mechanically superior to the Bren gun under dusty conditions. It requires only one man to service it as compared to several for the Bren gun. It has a slightly higher rate of fire than the British weapon. Its disadvantages are that it has no carrying handle, cannot be fired on fixed lines, and has no tripod mounting.

wat?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 08-01-2010, 18:01:50
Doesn't really fit in here, but I didn't want to open a new thread. You may know the site "lonesentry.com". They publish old information brochures from WW2 there, where soldiers are informed of new enemy weapons or ruses, or about new tactical developements. Anyway, look what I found:

Quote
Breda Light Machine Gun. The Breda light machine gun is similar to the British Bren gun. It is mechanically superior to the Bren gun under dusty conditions. It requires only one man to service it as compared to several for the Bren gun. It has a slightly higher rate of fire than the British weapon. Its disadvantages are that it has no carrying handle, cannot be fired on fixed lines, and has no tripod mounting.

wat?
What?

The Breda jammed with even the slighest amount of dust, its manufacturing was done with lesser quality materials. EVERY BLOODY ROUND had to be OILED MANUALLY before being fired! It had 20 rounds

The brengun was better in EVERY aspect then the Breda 30. Its like saying= Ye like the bren is like better then the MG42 on every aspect

Quote
The Breda 30 is widely regarded as a poor weapon. It had fragile clips, a low rate of fire, used the underpowered 6.5x52mm cartridge and was prone to jamming.
It was magazine fed from the right side. The magazine was attached to the gun, and was loaded using brass or steel 20 round stripper clips.

This weapon is interesting in that it fired from a closed bolt alongside using blowback for its action, and had a small lubricating device that sprayed oil on each cartridge as it entered the chamber. This system allowed the chamber and barrel to heat rapidly, which caused rounds to "cook off" (fire) before they were fully in the chamber. The oil from the lubrication also quickly picked up dust and debris, making the weapon highly prone to jamming during the North African Campaign.

Firing from a closed bolt causes the round to cook off once sitting in the chamber, not during loading. Any MG can have an out of battery fire (firing before fully loaded) due to overheat, though open bolt guns do generally cool a little better.
This is a clear problem because when the round cook off the crew may be relocating (normal after extremely heavy firing), and there is a chance the barrel may be pointed in an unsafe direction (regardless of training and common sense).
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-01-2010, 18:01:53
But the Breda would never overheat ;)

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/378872-2/DSC02362)

Fall 1939, a french soldier in an orchard, beside him his Chatellerault M29 light machine gun on its mounts
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 19:01:07
@ Kading:  Actually Majors would absolutly need to shoulder weapons, german officers, even up to Obersts, commonly fought on the frontlines.  There's actually, I should say, even cases of lower ranking Generals in combat.

A very well decorated German Major, complete with Knights Cross, Krim Shield, Silver Wound badge (which some pretty self evident wounds on his face), and a Romanian Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class, essentially the Romanian Medal of Honour
?
I think he is an Oberstleutnant Mudra. He got one of those blinky star things on his rank, in the middle. Major got none, Oberstleutnant 1 and Oberst 2.

Nope, that's not a pip, that's a trade badge.  I can't tell what for though :(  But its def not a pip, as the pip would be off center to the end of the shoulder, and would be a pointy, pyramidal shape.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 08-01-2010, 20:01:06
@ Kading:  Actually Majors would absolutly need to shoulder weapons, german officers, even up to Obersts, commonly fought on the frontlines.  There's actually, I should say, even cases of lower ranking Generals in combat.

ah, but you forget, officers are traditionally issued weapons that can be used with one hand, the idea is they can easily direct troops while comfortably holding a machine pistol or regular pistol!


SO I HAVE YOU REGARDLESS THROUGH SHEER LOGIC AND GENERAL MILITARY KNOWHOW!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 08-01-2010, 22:01:38
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3394/dog2n.jpg)(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8654/dog8.jpg)
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/5tqksgs2WzY/0.jpg)

Quote
Landing of a platoon of war dog at bougainville 1943.

25 Marines war dog died in the pacific.(14 on duty)
a platoon was formed of 24 dogs  (21 dobermann Pinschers, 1 belgium shepherd et 2 German shepherd).
There were 1,047 dogs enlisted during the war, with 465 serving in combat.


(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9962/monumentface.jpg)

more info
http://www.vet.utk.edu/wardog/background.shtml
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 22:01:53
@ Kading:  Actually Majors would absolutly need to shoulder weapons, german officers, even up to Obersts, commonly fought on the frontlines.  There's actually, I should say, even cases of lower ranking Generals in combat.

ah, but you forget, officers are traditionally issued weapons that can be used with one hand, the idea is they can easily direct troops while comfortably holding a machine pistol or regular pistol!


SO I HAVE YOU REGARDLESS THROUGH SHEER LOGIC AND GENERAL MILITARY KNOWHOW!!

MP40 is absolutely a 2 handed weapon ;)  And that still disregards my point, that NCOs and other walking wounded were also sent to the training camps when they had lost limbs :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 08-01-2010, 22:01:00
A very well decorated German Major, complete with Knights Cross, Krim Shield, Silver Wound badge (which some pretty self evident wounds on his face), and a Romanian Order of Michael the Brave 3rd Class, essentially the Romanian Medal of Honour
?
I think he is an Oberstleutnant Mudra. He got one of those blinky star things on his rank, in the middle. Major got none, Oberstleutnant 1 and Oberst 2.
Nope, that's not a pip, that's a trade badge.  I can't tell what for though :(  But its def not a pip, as the pip would be off center to the end of the shoulder, and would be a pointy, pyramidal shape.
Trade badge? Enlighten me  :P I also noted it was in the middle but never knew about other things they smacked on their ranks.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 22:01:14
Your quote messed up fuchs, but I think I get what you're saying.

Trade badge would be for a specialist job.  Like a medical officer would have the twisted snakes around that metal rod thing, a radio officer would have lightening bolts, a armourer would have some gothic letters, etc....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 08-01-2010, 22:01:00
Now really..

If i knew the meaning of these medals..

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/286318-2/ffs)

Vitéz Oszlányi Kornél
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 08-01-2010, 22:01:10
Damn....


Well, he's a Hungarian General, He's got the EKII and EKI, Hungarian Knights Cross, Pilots Badge, and just a shitload of medals...probably some could be WW1 Austrian awards.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Cory the Otter on 09-01-2010, 03:01:38
i was kinda hoping he was some sort of austro-hungarian Audie Murphy.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 10-01-2010, 08:01:30
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/379119-1/PIC00011)

11th AD tank covering infantrymen advancing on burning enemy position near Neufelden, Austria, May 4, 1945.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 10-01-2010, 19:01:07
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9606/kfz1301.png)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-01-2010, 20:01:40
Going with the Kfz 13 theme from Seth...:

(http://forum.axishistory.com/download/file.php?id=4524&sid=8b2c5f45d255ae46aa6404379db47bce)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 20:01:02
The only photographs my grandfather could carry back to Venezuela after the war.

1st; in a refit and rest before the Ardennes offensive.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/Yustax/grandfather.jpg)



2nd grandpa and his lafette, circa 1943 at the eastern front.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/Yustax/grand_father.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 10-01-2010, 20:01:00
i always love seeing photos people post of their relatives. thats probably the first "combat" photo of a ww2 relative i have seen.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-01-2010, 20:01:07
Are you sure on that Yustax?  I've seen that EXACT photo, the second one, plastered around the net many, many times....  :-\
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 20:01:23
Are you sure on that Yustax?  I've seen that EXACT photo, the second one, plastered around the net many, many times....  :-\

That came exactly in a very old family photo album and a very valuable item for me. The second photo was given to my grandfather after a news reel soldier snapped the picture.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: VonMudra on 10-01-2010, 20:01:30
I don't mean the first, I'm not questioning it.  But I mean the second.  Now if it is snapped be a news reel guy, that would explain why its common on the net...means your grandfather is a star of sorts.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 20:01:44
I don't mean the first, I'm not questioning it.  But I mean the second.  Now if it is snapped be a news reel guy, that would explain why its common on the net...means your grandfather is a star of sorts.

Star? Meh, theres plenty of pictures like look like that. Bet I could just write german soldier and 10000000+ with the same phose will appear somewhere.

And grandpa told me that after 2 hours of the photo, commies attacked!!!!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 10-01-2010, 21:01:29
Venezuela? Sorry for asking this but did your grandfather sort of fled to there after the war? Not that I disapprove, if I was in that situation I would get the fuck out of Germany too.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 21:01:34
Venezuela? Sorry for asking this but did your grandfather sort of fled to there after the war? Not that I disapprove, if I was in that situation I would get the fuck out of Germany too.

No, my family its german and has been in Venezuela like 3 generations. My grand father just answered the call; joined Wehrmacht, but after a battle that was short of supplies and equipment in 1940; he heard that the Waffen SS was better equipped and were given the best equipment. Joined, trained and in 1941 was shipped to the Eastern Front; he was a MG42 gunner. After the war ended, he was a prisoner of war for 4 to 5 months; he was cleared and he got the hell out of Germany. He didnt have any family in Germany so he got back here in one piece.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 10-01-2010, 21:01:08
Now I understand, thanks. So Germany even asked Venezuelian citizens to enlist in their army? I knew that they where desperate but asking non-occupied countries to supply troops..
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 21:01:27
Now I understand, thanks. So Germany even asked Venezuelian citizens to enlist in their army? I knew that they where desperate but asking non-occupied countries to supply troops..

No he was just answered the call in late 1939; bet there were many stuff going through his head. He told me that, that was the worst decision he made on his life.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 10-01-2010, 21:01:05
Now I understand, thanks. So Germany even asked Venezuelian citizens to enlist in their army? I knew that they where desperate but asking non-occupied countries to supply troops..

Band of brothers, Second episode there is a german pow that was born and raised in the us and also answered the call, remember that scene? where that us soldier shot those pows?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 10-01-2010, 21:01:23

Band of brothers, Second episode there is a german pow that was born and raised in the us and also answered the call, remember that scene? where that us soldier shot those pows?

Yeah that part was a major fuck up. It was better when they showed the afterwards that he left a Hitlejubend soldier alive, and the frickin cigarrete was burning through his finger.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: siben on 10-01-2010, 21:01:35
Also, they werent the only ones doing that, every country that had foreign colonies did that, Belgium, France, England, Germany.... And when the volenteers stopped, the drafting began.


Completely oftopick detail that this post made me remeber, in rwanda the childeren arent tough in school why they became a belgian colony (and the whole opression thing began) they just tell them that Germany had a debt that they had to pay so they were traided, while the real reasen was that they lost world war 1 and that it was a compensation to belgium.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-01-2010, 05:01:07
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/380194-2/d+Malaya+_12_1+2)

a Type 95 Ha-Go light tank in the jungles of malaya
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-01-2010, 20:01:13
To follow with that

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Three_japanese_Type_95_Ha-Go_light_tanks_destroyed.jpg)

3 Ha-Go tanks lie in ruins after being taken out by 2PDR guns Near Bakri by gunners from the 13th batteryn 4th aussie Anti tank regiment
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: [130.Pz]S.Tiemann on 11-01-2010, 22:01:25
I still dont understand why they kept fielding those tin cans late into the war. They were terriblly obsolete in the 30's. France had tanks of that caliber in ww1 for christs sake.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 11-01-2010, 22:01:08
I still dont understand why they kept fielding those tin cans late into the war. They were terriblly obsolete in the 30's. France had tanks of that caliber in ww1 for christs sake.
well.........
HEY

JAPAN WAS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO USE DIESEL ENGINES ON THEIR TANKS!

Funny how Sherman tank crews used HE ammo instead of AP ammo against tanks.....because it barely did any damage and simply flew trough the front and back
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 11-01-2010, 22:01:50
Japan saw the Use of tanks pretty limited.

They could only use tanks on China, Japan and a couple of Islands.

Unlike Germany, USSR, UK, USA, etc, they decided to put more effort, if not all, on building a Navy.

To win the Pacific War, you need a navy, and a strong one. Japan had enough Ports and Companys that could  build Ships maintain and keep producing.

Also they had a pretty decent airforce, with good Companys making them.

Tanks in china? well, field a thousand or something yes, you'll need tanks there, since the Chinese doesnt have any tanks to face the Japs in a Kursk Style battle, Heavy guns ,etc.

Philliphines? yes, well, kinda, you'll need a Thousand or something.

Burma? Hell no!

Sigapore? YES!, thats why japan won the battle for the entire peninsula. There were wooden bridges, and the allies dindt expected tanks there, and the Light weight of the IJA tanks made it across bridges, striking fast.

The Japs developed heavier tanks in late war, some good tanks and others were still shitty.

I remember the japs used to have a pretty good Tank Destroyer, enough to bring down the Sherman..

But yeah, they Focused, on land, more on infantry.. and they had good one!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 11-01-2010, 22:01:33
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=87747&d=1263044731)

France, 1940
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 12-01-2010, 10:01:14
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=87381&d=1262787313)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Ts4EVER on 12-01-2010, 12:01:27
I don't mean the first, I'm not questioning it.  But I mean the second.  Now if it is snapped be a news reel guy, that would explain why its common on the net...means your grandfather is a star of sorts.

Star? Meh, theres plenty of pictures like look like that. Bet I could just write german soldier and 10000000+ with the same phose will appear somewhere.

And grandpa told me that after 2 hours of the photo, commies attacked!!!!

Actually, I know the pic too, it is the unit picture for the mG42 HMG in Steel Panthers  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-01-2010, 18:01:39
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/381038-2/C__pia+de+Rikusentai+_3_1+4)

special naval landing force tank commander posing with his type 89 medium tank (shanghai 1937)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuzz on 12-01-2010, 21:01:35
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9143/415590736337b151ec7eb.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/415590736337b151ec7eb.jpg/)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-01-2010, 22:01:42
Calling... stukas
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 12-01-2010, 22:01:16
Calling... stukas
indeed pic needs more german bias
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Kading on 12-01-2010, 22:01:53
speaking of photos with german bias....



come and get him, ladies!
(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/germany/tanks-heavy/pzkpfw-vi-e/michael-wittman.jpg)
(yes, i know who it is)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 12-01-2010, 23:01:30
speaking of photos with german bias....



come and get him, ladies!
(http://www.wwiivehicles.com/germany/tanks-heavy/pzkpfw-vi-e/michael-wittman.jpg)
(yes, i know who it is)

Rip Michael Wittmann; good tank commander.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 12-01-2010, 23:01:00
Ernst Barkmann > Wittman

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/bark_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 12-01-2010, 23:01:44


Rip Michael Wittmann; good tank commander.
Also a bit of a ponce.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Alakazou on 13-01-2010, 00:01:58
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/FE_000214.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Captain Pyjama Shark on 13-01-2010, 00:01:15
Whoa.  I was about to post that.  Weird.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 13-01-2010, 00:01:41
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6451/lmgm.jpg)
Dutch marines doing improvised AA practice with Lewis MG's somewhere on the dutch Antille.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: flyboy_fx on 13-01-2010, 06:01:36
Ernst Barkmann > Wittman

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/bark_1.jpg)


WTF look at those pibs.... He is like me now!!! FTW!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Josh094 on 13-01-2010, 11:01:38
Ernst Barkmann > Wittman

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/bark_1.jpg)
Kurt Knispel > Ernst Barkmann > Wittman

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Kurt_Knispel.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 13-01-2010, 11:01:09
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2882/dutchmarine.jpg)
Dutch Marine armed with a Tommy gun, Used against the Japanese Invasion of Java.
We received allot of US material at the last moment, Tommy guns, White scout cars, BAR, Johnson rifles and even P40 Warhawks and B25 bombers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 13-01-2010, 18:01:42
(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/korner.jpg)

Quote
In April of 1945, SS-Hauptscharführer Karl Körner (platoon commander from the 2nd Company) was supporting an infantry counterattack in the Bollersdorf area (east of Berlin), when he encountered two Soviet JS-II heavy tanks at a distance of 200m. He quickly destroyed the first one and second one trying to reverse in order to take a firing position drove into an anti-tank ditch and was abandomed by the crew. On the road from Bollersdorf to Strausberg, Körner observed additional 11 JS-II tanks and around 120 to 150 enemy tanks in the process of being refuelled and re-armed on the egde of the village. He then fired and destroyed all 11 JS-II tanks on the road and attacked the rest of the tanks and their suprised crews. Number of fuel and ammunition trucks exploded causing even more panic among the Russian tankers, while Körner fired all 39 rounds he had left and knocked out 39 enemy tanks before he withdrew. Following this action, sSSPzAbt 503 and other units were falling back to defend Berlin. On his way to Berlin, Karl Körner destroyed over 100 Soviet tanks and 26 anti-tank guns in total, achievement for which on April 29th, he was awarded the Knights Cross in the bunker of Reichs Chancellery. After the ceremony, Körner returned to his unit on the frontline at Charlottenburg district of Berlin. On May 2nd, last King Tiger from sSSPzAbt 503 was destroyed during an attempt to break out of the city on the Spandau Bridge.

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/tig2s_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 13-01-2010, 18:01:22
`boooh, killing refueling/arming tanks

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a8/Gazeta.jpg)
Quote
On August 14, 1941, the vanguard of the German 8th Panzer Division approached Krasnogvardeysk (Gatchina) near Leningrad (St Petersburg), and the only Soviet force available at the time to attempt to stop the German advance consisted of five well-hidden KV-1 tanks, dug in within a grove at the edge of a swamp. KV-1 tank no. 864 was commanded by the leader of this small force, Lieutenant Zinoviy Kolobanov.


German tank vanguard attack plan and positions of three soviet KV-1 tanks


Soviet newspaper article of 1941
German forces attacked Krasnogvardeysk from three directions. Near Noviy Uchkhoz settlement the geography favoured the Soviet defenders as the only road in the region passed the swamp, and the defenders commanded this choke point from their hidden position. Lieutenant Kolobanov had carefully studied the situation and readied his detachment the day before. Each KV-1 tank carried twice the normal amount of ammunition, two-thirds being armour-piercing rounds. Kolobanov ordered his other commanders to hold their fire and await orders. He did not want to reveal the total force, so only one exposed tank at a time would engage the enemy.
On August 14, the German 8th Panzer Division's vanguard ventured directly into the well-prepared Soviet ambush, with Kolobanov's tank knocking out the lead German tank with its first shot. The Germans falsely assumed that their lead tank had hit an anti-tank mine, and failed to realize that they had been ambushed. The German column stopped, giving Kolobanov the opportunity to destroy the second tank. Only then did the Germans realize they were under attack, but they failed to find the source of the shots. While the German tanks were firing blindly, Kolobanov knocked out the trailing German tank, thus boxing in the entire column.
Although the Germans correctly guessed the direction of fire, they could only spot Lieutenant Kolobanov's tank, and now attempted to engage an unseen enemy. German tanks moving off the road bogged down in the surrounding soft ground, becoming easy targets. 22 German tanks and 2 towed artillery pieces fell victim to Kolobanov's No. 864 before it ran out of ammunition. Kolobanov ordered in another KV-1, and 21 more German tanks were destroyed before the half-hour battle ended. A total of 43 German tanks were destroyed by just five Soviet KV-1s (two more remained in reserve).
After the battle, the crew of No. 864 counted a total of 135 hits on their tank, none of which had penetrated the KV-1's armour. Lieutenant Kolobanov was awarded the Order of Lenin, while his driver Usov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. Later on, former Captain Zinoviy Kolobanov was again decorated by Soviet authorities, despite having been convicted and downgraded after the Winter War for "fraternizing with the enemy." After the end of World War II, Lieutenant Kolobanov served in the Soviet occupation zone in East Germany, where he was convicted again when a subordinate escaped to the British occupation zone, and was transferred to the reserves.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Aggroman on 13-01-2010, 19:01:47
(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/korner.jpg)

Quote
In April of 1945, SS-Hauptscharführer Karl Körner (platoon commander from the 2nd Company) was supporting an infantry counterattack in the Bollersdorf area (east of Berlin), when he encountered two Soviet JS-II heavy tanks at a distance of 200m. He quickly destroyed the first one and second one trying to reverse in order to take a firing position drove into an anti-tank ditch and was abandomed by the crew. On the road from Bollersdorf to Strausberg, Körner observed additional 11 JS-II tanks and around 120 to 150 enemy tanks in the process of being refuelled and re-armed on the egde of the village. He then fired and destroyed all 11 JS-II tanks on the road and attacked the rest of the tanks and their suprised crews. Number of fuel and ammunition trucks exploded causing even more panic among the Russian tankers, while Körner fired all 39 rounds he had left and knocked out 39 enemy tanks before he withdrew. Following this action, sSSPzAbt 503 and other units were falling back to defend Berlin. On his way to Berlin, Karl Körner destroyed over 100 Soviet tanks and 26 anti-tank guns in total, achievement for which on April 29th, he was awarded the Knights Cross in the bunker of Reichs Chancellery. After the ceremony, Körner returned to his unit on the frontline at Charlottenburg district of Berlin. On May 2nd, last King Tiger from sSSPzAbt 503 was destroyed during an attempt to break out of the city on the Spandau Bridge.

(http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/tig2s_2.jpg)

Thank you Rawhide, amazing story!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 14-01-2010, 18:01:37
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61913&d=1227913585)

6th SS Gebirgs Div. Nord
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 15-01-2010, 18:01:17
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/795/zkw10b3sp.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 15-01-2010, 18:01:10
Pfft. Relating De Ruyter to anti-Communist forces.

I liked another with De Ruyter more, showing S-boote and Dutch 17th Century ships attacking Great-Britain, saying Germand and Dutchies are fighting the same war lol. Most fun part of it is that Dutch volunteers would never get on a S-boote.  :P
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 15-01-2010, 19:01:13
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9929/mp38.jpg)

Dutch KNIL armed with a PAG 4,7 cm gun on practice in 1940.
Note the front soldiers is armed with a M.39 Sub-machine gun.

The dutch KNIL used a with range of exotic weapons.
All weapons they could get there hands on really.
They used these M.39's
*Johnson Semi-auto weapons, (they couldn't get hands on the Garands)
*Thompson/tommyguns
*Breda Mg's (captured in Africa by the British and brought to the dutch Indië for defect against japan
*Hotchkiss Mg's
*Maxime 08/15 MG's
*Lewis MG's (main Lmg in the KNIL)
*water cooled .30 and .50 cals
*Madsen LMG (next to the Lewis the main LMG)
*Madsen 20mm At rifle
*M.38 At rifle
*Luger and Mauser c.96 karabines
*BAR 1939 (very low numbers)
*Vickers Mg's

(most of these weapons I have pictures in actual use)

Don't think allot Dutch people know that the KNIL wasn't that bad armed, only thing is that it came so late that most of it was still in depot's!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 15-01-2010, 19:01:35
I always wonder what happened if Marmon-Herrington was able to deliver their 3 tank designs Light, Medium and Heavy to the KNIL in adequate numbers.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 15-01-2010, 19:01:10
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/289/curling.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 15-01-2010, 20:01:13
I always wonder what happened if Marmon-Herrington was able to deliver their 3 tank designs Light, Medium and Heavy to the KNIL in adequate numbers.

http://www.overvalwagen.com/tanks.html
 ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Steel_Lion_FIN on 15-01-2010, 21:01:19
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/289/curling.jpg)

Curling with Geballte Ladungs?
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: flyboy_fx on 15-01-2010, 21:01:55
I was thinking that!!! lol
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: THeTA0123 on 15-01-2010, 21:01:34
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/289/curling.jpg)

Curling with Geballte Ladungs?
ACHTUNG PANZER INC!
halt den Mund hans! We are  beating thozes Falschirmjaeger Dumpkopfen!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Fuchs on 15-01-2010, 21:01:49
I always wonder what happened if Marmon-Herrington was able to deliver their 3 tank designs Light, Medium and Heavy to the KNIL in adequate numbers.

http://www.overvalwagen.com/tanks.html
 ;D

Thanks, very informative, Tanks of the World also features all Marmon-Herrington tanks with specs.  ;D
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Rawhide on 16-01-2010, 11:01:50
(http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m377/mousepad_2008/post-2-12322744028200.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Seth_Soldier on 16-01-2010, 12:01:32
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/135/violiniststalingradchri.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 16-01-2010, 18:01:10
(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/382564-2/ww2-120)

US infantry advance under the cover of a Sherman tank.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 17-01-2010, 02:01:37
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6212/johnson.png)
Dutch KNIL armed with Johnson's and Tommygun's. 1941 Java

Btw this archive have awesome photos!
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 02:01:01
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Invincible on 17-01-2010, 02:01:27
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
I find it interesting that they where already used in 1941. Thought they weren't in production yet.
Jap's probably got there hands on them. Good thing they didn't study to make a semi-auto rifle :)

Edit: I don't think they made any good rifles at all, ever....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Yustax on 17-01-2010, 04:01:15
Inside a Tiger tank, gunner working place  :P

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/Yustax/Weapons/03_tiger_interni.jpg)
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 04:01:30
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
I find it interesting that they where already used in 1941. Thought they weren't in production yet.
Jap's probably got there hands on them. Good thing they didn't study to make a semi-auto rifle :)

Edit: I don't think they made any good rifles at all, ever....

About the johnson rifle...
"The Johnson M1941, seriously considered by the US Marines as a solution to the early shortages of the M1

A US Marine Corps officer, Captain M M Johnson, had an idea for a different kind of rifle.  Like the M1, it was self loading and fired the standard .30 cal round, but unlike the Garand it used a short-recoil operation.  Roughly speaking, this used the recoil of firing to move the barrel back a fraction to rotate and unlock the bolt.  A return spring undertook the normal action of reloading the chamber one the spent casing had been ejected.  It was a novel idea; it was also very complex, never a good sales pitch for a service rifle.

When the US rejected his design, Johnson sold it to Holland, who were promptly invaded by the Nazis, thus curtailing the market somewhat.  Meanwhile, his Marine Corps was expanding and found itself seemingly behind the National Guard in the queue for new M1s.  They bought the few thousand Johnson M1941s already produced and issued them for testing, seemingly restricted to their Raider and Parachute elements.  It was neither an outstanding success, nor a total failure.  The Johnson held two more rounds than the Garand and thanks to its unusual magazine could be 'topped up' with single bullets or a five round clip.  But once American industry kicked in there were M1s to spare and the few Johnson rifles were withdrawn.  A Johnson light machine gun also existed, with a 20 round side loading box.  The Marines tried this weapon too and it also saw use with the Special Service Force in Italy."  
 - http://www.bayonetstrength.150m.com/Weapons/semiautomatic/semi_automatic.htm

Yeah, the US never mass produced them or used them as a standard issue weapon...so pretty much they are scarce here...and I'd love to have one in a collection. Plus they look pretty nice... and yeah...Japs wern't known too much for thier weaponry.. :o

Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 17-01-2010, 04:01:37
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
I find it interesting that they where already used in 1941. Thought they weren't in production yet.
Jap's probably got there hands on them. Good thing they didn't study to make a semi-auto rifle :)

Edit: I don't think they made any good rifles at all, ever....
Personally, I think the Type99 was a competent weapon, and they actually tried to copy the M1 Garand but never finished (still in testing when war ended. Really I think all Japanese weaponry that was put was generally competent weapons. not the best, but they do what's necessary
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 04:01:05
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
I find it interesting that they where already used in 1941. Thought they weren't in production yet.
Jap's probably got there hands on them. Good thing they didn't study to make a semi-auto rifle :)

Edit: I don't think they made any good rifles at all, ever....
Personally, I think the Type99 was a competent weapon, and they actually tried to copy the M1 Garand but never finished (still in testing when war ended. Really I think all Japanese weaponry that was put was generally competent weapons. not the best, but they do what's necessary
wasn't the type 99 just an improvement of the type 96, by adding bigger rounds, larger mags, and some other minor improvements? Still don't think it's a very good gun, but all guns do their job I suppose.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 17-01-2010, 07:01:39
Johnson rifle....wish I could get my hands on one of them.. ::)
I find it interesting that they where already used in 1941. Thought they weren't in production yet.
Jap's probably got there hands on them. Good thing they didn't study to make a semi-auto rifle :)

Edit: I don't think they made any good rifles at all, ever....
Personally, I think the Type99 was a competent weapon, and they actually tried to copy the M1 Garand but never finished (still in testing when war ended. Really I think all Japanese weaponry that was put was generally competent weapons. not the best, but they do what's necessary
wasn't the type 99 just an improvement of the type 96, by adding bigger rounds, larger mags, and some other minor improvements? Still don't think it's a very good gun, but all guns do their job I suppose.
Type 99 rifle (improved over the Type38 iirc) notType99 LMG And yes that's basically what it did, but that's because they switched round size to get punching power closer to a K98. Also, most of there base weapons (Type 99LMG/Type99rifle) used the same ammo after this, so there was a good reason behind it. Also they were quality weapons that did their job (until later in the war) and performed well. Then again, maybe I'm advocating Japanese weaponry because I happen to like Japan a lot, and I think that their accomplishments in their time in the sun was amazing, seeing from what they started from.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 07:01:23
Yeah... whatever, i'm still not a huge fan of their weaponry, I mean they can't even name they... it's just like Type.. #, type #... yeah.. so creative.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Mspfc Doc DuFresne on 17-01-2010, 07:01:57
Hey, until the british named all our tanks for us (Thanks for that, though you guys chose some bad names.) we called them M3 Light Tank, M3 Medium Tank, M4 Medium Tank, etc.
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Oddball on 17-01-2010, 07:01:35
...try Shermans? Stuarts? Priests, Grants....
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Desertfox on 17-01-2010, 07:01:47
Yeah... whatever, i'm still not a huge fan of their weaponry, I mean they can't even name they... it's just like Type.. #, type #... yeah.. so creative.
   who cares what its called? most weapons from the U.S. are M#A# and then the creators name possibly(or just the creators name), and the same is generally true with other nations too eg.British L85, G3, AK47, and so on
Title: Re: Picture of the Day
Post by: Torenico on 17-01-2010, 08:01:12
Yeah... whatever, i'm still not a huge fan of their weaponry, I mean they can't even name they... it's just like Type.. #, type #... yeah.. so creative.
   who cares what its called? most weapons from the U.S. are M#A# and then the creators name possibly(or just the creators name), and the same is generally true with other nations too eg.British L85, G3, AK47, and so on

Agreed.


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Probably, my Favorite General of WW2.

Greim was invited by Hermann Göring in 1933 to help rebuild the German Air Force and in 1934 was nominated for the command of the first school of fighter pilots. In 1938 he assumed command of the department of research techniques in the Luftwaffe. Greim would be involved in the Battle of Britain, and Operation Barbarossa. Hitler awarded Greim with the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, which made him the most highly decorated pilot in the two World Wars. When the