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« Reply #16155 on: 17-12-2018, 09:12:47 »
Kasztelan - here's some information on Polish Beute-Panzer from "Panzer Tracts 19-01":

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Operational Assignment 

On 5 February 1940 the 4.Panzer-Division reported their actual Panzer strength including six Poln.Pz.Kpf.Wg. But these were no longer listed in a detailed report dated 25 February 1940. Photographic evidence also proves that there were several 7 TP Beute-Panzer in service with normal operational units - three with the 1.Pz.Div., three with 4.Pz.Div., two with the 1.1e.Div. (renamed 6.Pz.Div.) and one with a double turret in the 31.Inf.Div.

In addition, TK Beute-Panzer were utilized by Luftwaffe security forces and various rear area army units mainly in occupied Poland throughout the war. Two Panzer-Kompanien were created to be outfitted especially with Polish Beute-Panzer: The Leichte Panzerkompanie Warschau was created on 12 June 1940 and outfitted with Pz.Kpfw. T.K.S. and 7 T.P. This unit, re-named leichte Panzerkompanie Ost on 3 September 1940, took part in a commemorative parade in Warsaw on 6 October 1940.
The le.Pz.Kp.Ost Warschau with 10 T.K.S.- Raupenschlepper arrived at Truppenuebungsplatz Mitte at Radom on 5 February 1941. As reported on 20 February 1941, training exercises couldn't be conducted because of slick ice and lack of repair parts.
One month later, the le.Pz. Kp.Ost had completed four training exercises with Panzers, including one at night. On 12 May 1941, OKH Chef H Ruest and BdE odered that a Panzer-Kompanie be created for the Fuehrer-Begleit-Bataillon to be outfitted with 21 Pz.Kpfw. (3.7 cm) (p). A special organization structure (K.St.N.1172 dated 12 May 41) was created for this Panzer-Kompanie, which included a Gruppe Staffel with five Pz.Kpfw. (3.7 cm) (p) as a reserve.
Photographic evidence shows that their 7 TP Beute-Panzer had been modified by replacing the water-cooled machineguns with German air-cooled machineguns with a rapid rate of fire. As counterordered by the OKH Chef 1-1 Ruest and BdE on 18 June 1941: The first Pz.Kpfw.Kp. fuer das rer-Begleit-Bataillon is to be immediately transferred to the Panzertruppenschule Wuensdorf. The Panzertrup-penschule is to immediately (by 19 June 1941) create a new Pz.Kpfiv.Kp.-Fuehr.Begl.Btl. from its Lehr-Kompanie.
K.St.N.1172 dated 12 May 41 still applies with the following changes:
Pz.Kpfw.38(t) instead of Pz.Kpfw. (3.7 cm) (p), one more crew member per Pz.Kpfw. (16 more in the company), and drop the five Pz.Kpfw. (with weapons) in the Gruppe Staffel. 16 Pz.Kpfiv.38(t) fully equipped with radio sets, equipment, and tools and to be acquired by the Pz. Tr. Schule Wuensdorf at H.Za.Magdeburg on 17 June 1941 and driven by road to Wuensdorf. The 21 Pz.Kpfw. (3.7 cm) (p) of the previous Pz.Kpfw.Kp. Fuehr.Begl.Btl. are to be returned through Pz.Tr.Schule Wuensdorf to the H.Za. Magdeburg.

It's also worth mentioning that a small number of 7TP were used for "internal policing duties" in Poland, Ukraine, France and Norway up to 1944.

Further discussion, pictures:
https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=132&t=157670

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16156 on: 17-12-2018, 12:12:00 »
Tank you, nysa, thank you very much  :)


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16157 on: 17-12-2018, 14:12:43 »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16158 on: 17-12-2018, 18:12:45 »


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« Reply #16159 on: 17-12-2018, 19:12:04 »
I-is it aiming down into the bunker?

yes, certainly to destroy the armored door



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HMS Reaper carrying captured German fighters Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a/U3
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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #16161 on: 18-12-2018, 12:12:02 »


StuG III Ausf. G (Alkett 10-12.44) destroyed by Soviet artillery. Zoppot (East Prussia), February-March 1945

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16162 on: 18-12-2018, 17:12:15 »

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« Reply #16163 on: 18-12-2018, 19:12:07 »


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Exhibition of captured German material: June 22nd 1943, the Soviets exhibited a variety of German Weapons and planes

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« Reply #16164 on: 18-12-2018, 20:12:52 »
As well as captured Czech, French and (possibly) Italian vehicles ;D I can’t tell if that’s a Semovente in the back row of tanks.

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« Reply #16165 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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« Reply #16166 on: 19-12-2018, 07:12:07 »


Berlin before destruction

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« Reply #16167 on: 19-12-2018, 08:12:34 »
Cool photo!  Any more information about that exhibition?  Where did the Soviets capture these assorted weapons?  Especially the aircraft...

Gorky Park Exhibition (1943-1945). Some links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B24_tjVPIb0
https://fishki.net/1257591-vystavka-trofejnogo-vooruzhenija-v-parke-gorkogo-1943-g.html
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-41804.html




Jolly Marder II crew.
The famous "Kohlenklau" (Coal Thief) mascot was also painted on Marder II of Uffz. Helmut Kohlke from 3./Pz.Jg.Abt. 561, marked with 19 kill rings.
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« Reply #16168 on: 19-12-2018, 18:12:09 »
As well as captured Czech, French and (possibly) Italian vehicles ;D I can’t tell if that’s a Semovente in the back row of tanks.
Cool photo!  Any more information about that exhibition?  Where did the Soviets capture these assorted weapons?  Especially the aircraft...


 ;) in color : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B24_tjVPIb0
but no info about their capture (or i need to search more about that)



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« Reply #16169 on: 20-12-2018, 07:12:39 »


Tiger I "hybrid" wreck at Altonaer Str./Lessingstr., Berlin. May-June 1945