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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11865 on: 11-02-2014, 23:02:28 »

I usually imagine my own sounds with it, like `tjunk, tupdieyupdiedee` aaa enemy spotted, ratatatataboom

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11866 on: 11-02-2014, 23:02:11 »
captured soviet airfield?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11867 on: 11-02-2014, 23:02:44 »
Well there is an Italian Stuka so it's most likely in Italy.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11868 on: 12-02-2014, 00:02:23 »

A famous FH map is surely based on this photo, right ?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11869 on: 13-02-2014, 00:02:20 »

Parents are liable for any damage caused by their children.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11870 on: 13-02-2014, 11:02:15 »
nice picture of that airfield
good caption, Dukat

In the lounge she showed me her husband’s last letter from Stalingrad.

He asked her to forgive him for anything he might ever have done to hurt her. He had never at any time wanted to hurt her. It was for her alone that he was now living and he loved her more than his life. This was no empty phrase he wrote, because they were now facing death, and it would only be a matter of days or weeks. But as long as he felt his death served a purpose he would be willing to give his life for the Fatherland. He implored her never to give up, no matter what might come, and to bring up their children-the youngest only two months old»in the spirit they had agreed upon.

I was utterly shaken. I could see him standing before me in his officer’s uniform, so proud and with the Iron Cross on his chest and the stars of a Hauptmann. He had been a strong and virile man, honest as the day.

‘Was he wounded when he wrote this letter?’ I asked Edith. ‘No,’ she said quickly. ‘I have been told he was not wounded. He met his death with open eyes. He was perfectly well and strong.’

I looked down at the carpet. What kind of death then had he met? As if Edith could guess my thoughts, she said, ‘They have written that death came instantaneously. He got a bullet through the head as he came round the corner of a house.’

While I was searching desperately for the right words, Edith spoke again. ‘There is one thing that haunts me. I have heard a rumour that they could have escaped, but that Hitler forbade it!’

I was frightened. I had not heard that rumour myself at the time. ‘No! Impossible!’ I said. ‘It would be plain murder. Hitler would never do such a thing. You know that, surely ?’

Very slowly Edith lifted her head. ‘I am not so sure,’ she said in a low voice. ‘I keep re-reading that sentence in Albert’s letter (“as long as I feel my death serves a purpose”), that doesn’t sound a bit like Albert. It sounds as though his confidence was waning, and he was beginning to doubt.”


from:http://ww2today.com/11th-february-1943-following-stalingrad-doubt-begins-to-grow-in-germany
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11871 on: 13-02-2014, 15:02:28 »

Parents are liable for any damage caused by their children.

What is the left guy carrying on his sholder?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11872 on: 13-02-2014, 15:02:45 »
I'd say it is the mortar tube.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11873 on: 13-02-2014, 15:02:04 »
Yeah, the sphere at the end is what you put down into the base plate. Since it's round you can swirl it around in any direction.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11874 on: 14-02-2014, 00:02:44 »

Most likely Operation Citadel, Kursk, Russia, 1943. Since I first saw this picture, the guy smiling sleeky at the camera chases me in my dreams.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11875 on: 15-02-2014, 00:02:02 »

8cm Raketensprenggranaten (RSprgr.) being loaded onto a Lorraine S303(f) or a Lorrain S307(f) Vielfachwerfer. Unit belongs to the 21st Panzer Division, Normandy, France, 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11876 on: 15-02-2014, 08:02:58 »
Oh man, 21 Panzer. I'd love to see a full list of the equipment they had, because I do know they used all sorts of converted vehicles, captured vehicles and even Panzer IIIs, and correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the 21 PZ made it to the beaches?.



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Need clarification on that one though.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11877 on: 15-02-2014, 10:02:11 »
They had several stug batteries which instead of the normal SzuGIII - StuH42 mix had the Marder I (the kind we have on Goodwood), either with 7.5cm or 10.5cm guns. Instead of normal Sdkfz251 hanomags they had French models, some of them mounted with 3.7cm guns, or in the tank hunter units with 7.5cm Pak40s.
Besides the Vielfachwerfer already shown they also had a so called "Reihenwerfer", which basically consisted of several 8cm Mortars mounted on the same vehicle and synchronised.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11878 on: 15-02-2014, 10:02:35 »
Already in el alamein did they had cool equipment

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11879 on: 15-02-2014, 12:02:35 »
Oh man, 21 Panzer. I'd love to see a full list of the equipment they had, because I do know they used all sorts of converted vehicles, captured vehicles and even Panzer IIIs, and correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the 21 PZ made it to the beaches?.

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21.Pz.Div.(new). Date: 1.5.1944:
  • Stab/21.Panzerdivision mit Divisions-Begleitkompanie (tgp)
  • Pz.Gren.Rgt.125 (tgp) I.+II.Bataillon;9.(s.-Werfer)Kp.;Fla-Zug
  • Pz.Gren.Rgt.192 (mot.) I.+II.Bataillon;9.Stabskp.;10.Pi-Kp.;Fla-Zug
  • Pz.Rgt.100 (22) I.+II.Abteilung; - je Abteilung 4 Pz.Kpn.
    • Rgt.Stab mit
      Nachr.Zug (1 Pz.Bef.Wg. III, 3 Pz. III (5 cm)) & Aufkl.Zug (5 Pz. IV lg)
    • I. Abt. mit
      Stab & Stbs.Kp. ((1 Pz.Bef.Wg. III, 1 Pz. III (5 cm), 5 Pz. IV lg)), Pz.Fla-Zug (12 Flakpz. 38)
      1. Kp. (22 Pz IV lg)
      2. Kp. (22 Pz IV lg)
      3. Kp. (22 Pz IV lg)
      4. Kp. (22 Pz IV lg)
    • II. Abteilung mit
      Stab & Stbs.Kp. (ohne Panzer)
      5. Kp. (18 Somua)
      6. Kp. (12 Hotchkiss, 5 Somua)
      7. Kp. (18 Somua)
      8. Kp. (6 Pz. IV kz)
    • Pz.Werkst.Kp.
  • Pz.Aufkl.Abt.21 5 Pz.Aufkl.Kpn./ 3 SPW-Kpn.
  • Pz.Art.Rgt.155 I.-III.Abteilung;10.(gp)s.Werfer-Batterie
  • Pz.Nachr.Abt.200 Fernspr.-Kp./Funk-Kp.;Nachr.Kolonne
  • Pz.Jg.Abt.200 3 s.Pz.Jg.Kpn.; - je Kompanie 8 s.Pak 8,8cm
  • Pz.Pi.Btl.220 2 Pz.Pi.Kpn. auf SPW; 1 Pionierkompanie
  • StuG.Abt.200 5 Bttrn. zu je 6 s.Pak 8,8cm(Sfl.);4 StuH 10,5cm
  • Heeresflakabt.200 2 Bttrn. 8,8cm Flak;1 gemischte Flakbatterie


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