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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15377 on: 01-06-2018, 05:06:14 »


GIs inspecting an abandoned Tiger I (early production upgraded with rough waffle Zimmerit) in Herzberger Str, Osterode am Harz, April 1945. On the German side, at least one Jagdtiger, Tiger I & II, Panzer IV/70(V), Jagdpanzer 38(t) and StuG III Ausf G participated in the battle for Osterode.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15378 on: 01-06-2018, 10:06:51 »


June 26th 1944, a break after battle

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15380 on: 02-06-2018, 05:06:35 »


Ram Kangaroos passing through Hopsten, 8 April 1945.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15381 on: 02-06-2018, 10:06:11 »
@Seth_Solider: What is that ring on the Junkers? Some sort of radar?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15382 on: 02-06-2018, 10:06:12 »
it is a electromagnetic ring to detonate sea mine, "Minensprengring" device


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« Reply #15383 on: 02-06-2018, 10:06:51 »
Oh lol, how close do they have to fly to the surface to do that? Does not seem like you can fly very high when doing that. I imagine that one could eat oneself some nice water or even mine detonation if one flies too close.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15384 on: 02-06-2018, 20:06:13 »
Nah, it's not that close. The ring fools the mine so the mine acts like a ship is coming overhead, the mine floats up and detonates below the waterlevel. No great danger for the plane involved, mostly they flew 10-20 meters above the waterlevel.

Here is a nice article on it: https://medium.com/war-is-boring/how-britain-beat-germanys-wwii-magnetic-sea-mines-bfec5558704c
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15385 on: 02-06-2018, 20:06:58 »
Oh, lol- I thought it was one picture for a second. I could not understand how it was physically possible for a Ju to tow that thing when flying. Then I thought the Ju was also hoisted by a crane, but I could not see the cable. That made my brain hurt. Not to mention it made me feel stupid.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15386 on: 03-06-2018, 06:06:51 »


Destroyed Flammpanzer III (on a StuG III Ausf B chassis), Hungary 1945.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15387 on: 03-06-2018, 09:06:46 »
@Slayer: Thanks for the article and explanation.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15389 on: 04-06-2018, 04:06:13 »