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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-06-2019, 00:06:13 »


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A Sikorsky YR-4B Helicopter Flies Near a B25J “Cornhusker” near Myitkynia, Burma after it crash landed from losing an engine. 1945

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And an amazing video that shows this particular helicopter;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvp7Nur56bE

Wow, I never knew such a helicopter existed that early.  I thought the German ones were the only ones at that point.  ;D

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 06-03-2019, 23:03:12 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 31-01-2019, 00:01:00 »
Not to be morbid, but where would one find the final picture?  I am curious as Seth or someone said that was the more 'famous' picture, but I don't recall having seen it. Is the subject of the man in the white hat well known?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 29-01-2019, 02:01:47 »


Earlier photo too, man with white hat in center.

Did they find them with a cache of weapons for partisans?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-01-2019, 16:01:27 »


What is the context of this image?  Are those Germans on the tank or some other group? It almost looks like they are displaying the Nazi Flag and tank as if it was knocked out or captured?  Did an airplane provide supplies to this tank crew or did a friendly plane cause it to be abandoned/knocked out (guys pointing into the air as if in recognition of some action by their airforce)

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-01-2019, 23:01:41 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


How did you figure they were in Norway?


The skis would make me think they're Chasseurs Alpins. I only know of their involvement in Norway, idk if they fought anywhere else in WW2.


Oh, I was looking at Seth's more recent French photo...didn't see the one on the other page. 

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-01-2019, 21:01:45 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


How did you figure they were in Norway?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-12-2018, 03:12:36 »
Cool photo!  Any more information about that exhibition?  Where did the Soviets capture these assorted weapons?  Especially the aircraft...

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General Discussion / Re: Blinking flag
« on: 07-12-2018, 03:12:37 »
This is one of my favorite features that has been added to FH2.  In all BF games I am the kind of player that spawns at empty flags left by teammates who constantly zerg from one flag to another only to have the flag they were just at get recaptured.  Having this kind of warning helps make players more likely to help keep control of territory already won!

When this was first implemented during beta tests, I thought it was only going to work for push maps, but was really excited to see it apply to conquest as well. 

How I see it, it is just an indicator that an area is 'active,' just because the defending team can see their flag is under attack doesn't mean they will win the fight for it.  If you fail to take a flag simply because the enemy knows you are there, then....sorry?  ???

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 11-11-2018, 18:11:55 »
1951, still very much WW2.

Great picture, thanks for sharing.

What country is that?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 28-10-2018, 01:10:43 »
^ those are greek soldier  (note the Schönauer 0314 we have somewhere)


Does it say where that photo was taken, Seth?

no but i've some more.
i was searching for the wz35 use in italian army. Those picture illustrate an article.
But afaik there is an italian bundesarchiv (there were saez 1940 pictures there)



Oh, I thought those were Russian soldiers at first!  Even more interesting if they are Italians.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-10-2018, 16:10:05 »


Does it say where that photo was taken, Seth?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-10-2018, 04:10:21 »


What is up with that muzzle brake?

I don't recall ever seeing a stug with that sort before...

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-10-2018, 01:10:13 »
"Direct hit. German half track and 105MM Howitzer which it pulled, lies smashed by a direct hit from anti-tank gun firing from 3,000 yards during the Seventh Army sweep near Le Coulunvier, Southern France. On left in gully is dead driver of vehicle.' Likely Le Colombier, Alpes-Maritimes, France. 1 September 1944"

Looks like a 3rd ID patch on the guy to the right. Also, what kind of hakftrack was that? A sdkfz 7?

That is a good question.  I don't think it was a tracked vehicle; the rear wheels look far too thick for track road wheels.  It also looks like it has a cabin at the front, so it looks like it was some kind of truck or tractor.  Those rear wheels look very odd...they look really wide for a single wheel, but I can't see any gap that would suggest them being double-wheels.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-10-2018, 23:10:11 »
"buttoned up" ?

Everyone inside the tank with all the hatches closed, so they have to rely on vision slits and periscopes to see.



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Chasing partisans in the Savukoski area,
2.4.1944.

What partisans would a Finnish soldier be chasing?

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