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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 14-01-2020, 07:01:32 »

Summa, 24 September 1941.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 13-01-2020, 06:01:57 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-01-2020, 07:01:35 »

Fischhausen, April 1945.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 11-01-2020, 08:01:35 »

The 1st Ukrainian Front crossing the Dniester River in the south of Skala, the spring of 1944.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 10-01-2020, 07:01:02 »

StuH 42 (03-05.43 prod.) from Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912 assigned to 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord. 

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 09-01-2020, 08:01:52 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 08-01-2020, 15:01:23 »
They seem to have been put on tanks and armored cars that were likely to be at the head of the advance, that’s about the most rhyme or reason I can find to it.

You are quite right. Found plenty of pics from a Pz I to half-tracks. Just haven't been paying attention to this... but nice!

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 08-01-2020, 14:01:02 »
Nice find! The only photos I’ve seen from that specific unit are low to the ground looking up. It really does seem as if all of them carried it.

Pz II is from "German Panzer II" and Pz IV (Ausf B.) from "Panzerkampfwagen IV" - both by David Doyle.

I guess 1.PzDiv PzRgt2? I forget which ones had the dot after the number.

Right, the 2nd Regiment was with dot at the end.

You can also see the large white square for aerial recognition on the back of the PzIV (I guess it is) from where this photo is taken.

Wasn't the white rectangle on the engine deck used by the 7.Pz.Dv.?

I’d have to assume all of them are sporting the two tone camouflage as well, but it never really shows on old photos under all the mud & dust

Agreed on the two-tone camouflage - with large patches of Dunkelbraun (RAL 7017), in some cases even Grün. But yeah, being covered in dust and mud resulted in a good overall camouflage effect.

A circular dated 31 July 1940, declared from that moment only the factory-provided colour was to be Dunkelgrau, mainly to save paint. Of course, that didn't stop crews from experimenting with the paints available on the front.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 08-01-2020, 09:01:21 »
Cool roof marking with the solid filled balkenkreuz;

I’m gonna use that ;)

Great to hear! Here's another one, obscured by mud though;

AFAIK, this was only(?) seen on vehicles from I Pz.Div.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 07-01-2020, 06:01:16 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 06-01-2020, 08:01:13 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-01-2020, 07:01:32 »
Never really considered that a "commander's periscope" tbh. more like a guy spotting with binoculars outside the hatch. but you can think of it that way if you want.

Well there's no guy outside the hatch.
In reality, 10:1 magnification of the scissors periscope provided better observation of the target area than the binoculars. Moreover, the aiming sights of the StuG were superior to those of the tanks (2.5:1) or AT-guns (3:1). This is one of the reasons that attributed to the combat effectiveness and the higher armour kill rates of the Sturmartillerie.


Recovery of a Sherman that fell into a bomb crater, breaking a tread. Saint-Gilles, Manche, late July 1944.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 04-01-2020, 20:01:13 »
Cool info !
unfortunately we doesn't have all our export scene in our source versioning so we can't correct it right now :(

That's too bad. I guess no Sfl.Z.F.1a for Jagdpanther either?

well that's the commander's periscope, not the gunners view if I'm reading correctly. we don't have commander's periscopes in FH2 afaik

Pick StuG III Ausf. G LATE and press F3. It's the same exact reticle as on artillery observation posts with SF14Z scissors periscope.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 04-01-2020, 13:01:56 »

Switzerland 1967.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 04-01-2020, 11:01:36 »

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