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« Reply #16590 on: 23-03-2019, 07:03:17 »


A wreck of Panzer IV/70 (A) (09.1944 production) with "Thoma" Shürzen

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Trivia-bit: Contrary to the Allied report, the on-board "gebogene Lauf" (bent barrel) for the Sturmgewehr 44 was well-liked by the crews: "The shot group at 100 meters; 35 x 50 cm. The upward drift demonstrates that the round tendended to force the barrel upward when hit the curve. We fired at signs at that distance. All of them were covered with holes. A precision-fire was not needed, area fire sufficed.
The bent barrel could be changed by the operator in a short time. The sight was in front of the prism and the aiming post was a flat portion on the muzzle." (Karlheinz Münch: "StuG.Brig. 210")

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16591 on: 23-03-2019, 12:03:15 »


ORP Sokół coming back from a patrol

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« Reply #16592 on: 24-03-2019, 07:03:51 »


Flak 18 Sfl. auf 12 to Zugkraftwagen (Daimler-Benz DB 9 chassis)

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« Reply #16593 on: 24-03-2019, 10:03:22 »

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« Reply #16594 on: 24-03-2019, 15:03:51 »

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« Reply #16595 on: 24-03-2019, 15:03:09 »
Nice photo Seth. What is the 'drum' looking thing under the gun? Is that part of the AA mount or something in the background?

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« Reply #16596 on: 25-03-2019, 08:03:05 »


German equipment derailed by Italian partisans in Vincenza, northeastern Italy. StuG (MIAG, 10.1944 production) is from Panzer-Abteilung 190.

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« Reply #16597 on: 25-03-2019, 18:03:16 »
Nice photo Seth. What is the 'drum' looking thing under the gun? Is that part of the AA mount or something in the background?

no, it is an object in the background
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EVACUATION OF THE POLISH ARMY FROM FRANCE TO BRITAIN, JUNE 1940
A Polish soldier standing by a French FM 24/29 light machine gun, mounted as an anti-aircraft weapon, on board the British steam merchant ship SS Alderpool on the way to Plymouth. SS Alderpool left the French port of La Pallice in La Rochelle on 19 June 1940 to reach Plymouth on 22 June 1940.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16598 on: 25-03-2019, 19:03:14 »

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« Reply #16599 on: 26-03-2019, 08:03:12 »


Grille Ausf. K and Ausf. H from 1. Skijäger-Brigade

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« Reply #16600 on: 26-03-2019, 19:03:58 »

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« Reply #16601 on: 27-03-2019, 07:03:01 »


Poor quality, but a rare sight of Soviet M3 Lees in Kirkenes. October 1944

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« Reply #16602 on: 27-03-2019, 15:03:58 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16604 on: 28-03-2019, 08:03:31 »


Abandoned Panzerbeobachtungswagen III from Pz.Art.Rgt. 102, 9. Panzer-Division. Houffalize, Luxembourg. January 1945