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Offline Seth_Soldier

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« Reply #17670 on: 14-01-2021, 19:01:41 »

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« Reply #17671 on: 15-01-2021, 04:01:46 »


Wreck of a command StuG III Ausf. G (MIAG 08.1943 prod.). The summer of 1944, Kuuterselkä.
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Ps. 531-29 commanded by Captain Kvikant had destroyed two T-34-85, one ISU-2 and one supply truck full of ammunition, before it was disabled by T-34-85 (?) during the early morning of 15 June 1944. The vehicle was abandoned and destroyed by its crew. Captain Kvikant died two days later from a shrapnel wound to the head (he refused orders to wear a helmet). The gunner, Lance Corporal Haapamäki destroyed IS-2 during the battle of Vuosalmi, 13 July 1944.

Sources: Käkelä: "Suomalaisten rynnäkkötykkien kohtalot", "Panssaridivisioona 1942-1944", Irincheev: "Vyborg 1944", http://www.kanneljarvi.fi/alasivut/sivu2/Kuuterselk%C3%A4netti.htm
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17672 on: 16-01-2021, 07:01:47 »


The 9th Guards Mechanized Corps in Balaton area, 17 March 1945.

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« Reply #17673 on: 17-01-2021, 06:01:01 »


France 1944.

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« Reply #17674 on: 18-01-2021, 07:01:11 »


The First Bulgarian Army in Hungary, May 1945.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17675 on: 18-01-2021, 18:01:54 »


Interesting tracks

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17676 on: 18-01-2021, 21:01:46 »
Interesting tracks

I believe they're Winterketten track extensions used to help in the winter conditions.

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« Reply #17677 on: 19-01-2021, 06:01:43 »
Like Matt said, those are so-called winter tracks based upon widened standard tracks.
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Late type "winterketten":
These were later replaced by more robust "eastern tracks", introduced in the summer of 1944. Ostketten were enlarged outwards and secured by bolts, making them easier to install. They helped to decrease the rolling resistance and ground pressure - for example, T-34-76 showed ground pressure of 0.71 kg/sq cm, Jagdpanzer IV with Ostketten had "only" 0.67 kg/sq cm -  but they were twice as heavy as the standard tracks.
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The 38th Guard Rifle Regiment of the 14th Guard Rifle Division climbing over Carro Armato L6/40 light tanks, destroyed/abandoned during early September 1942.
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« Reply #17678 on: 20-01-2021, 06:01:46 »


20 February 1945.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17679 on: 21-01-2021, 06:01:41 »


Lotta's on AA duty. July 1943.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17680 on: 21-01-2021, 19:01:16 »

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« Reply #17681 on: 22-01-2021, 06:01:09 »


Gunsmiths inspecting variety of arms used by the Germans in Normandy.

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« Reply #17682 on: 23-01-2021, 07:01:49 »

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« Reply #17683 on: 24-01-2021, 06:01:09 »


Ukraine 1943.

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« Reply #17684 on: 25-01-2021, 06:01:15 »


Italy 1944.