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Offline Paythoss

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8400 on: 05-12-2011, 11:12:20 »

Early version of SU-76i ... later extra gun shield was added .
Cant wait to see that in FH2 .

http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/ww2/snippet/su76i.htm   Some info can be useful for map makers ? 8)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8401 on: 05-12-2011, 15:12:49 »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8402 on: 05-12-2011, 16:12:27 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8403 on: 05-12-2011, 16:12:40 »
Would be nice to have this little beast  ;D

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8404 on: 05-12-2011, 20:12:40 »
Next photo of my grandfathers collection:



Invasion of France, Army Group South, somewhere at the German French border. German troops rest next to a Panzer 3, while others talk to its crew.
And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8406 on: 07-12-2011, 00:12:53 »
"The roar of engines, the recoil of cannons. That is where the true joy of battle lies."

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8407 on: 07-12-2011, 00:12:52 »
which soldiers were driving captured tanks? Crews that lost their own tank and were waiting for a new one ect?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8408 on: 07-12-2011, 09:12:29 »
Mostly for divisions that could not field enough tanks.  This especially was apparently towards the end of the war, as it became harder and harder for German panzer divisions to be up in numbers.  On the Eastern Front though, some independent Panzer brigades did specialize specifically in using T-34s and other captured Russian tanks.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8409 on: 07-12-2011, 10:12:43 »
and another question:
10 new Panzer IV were build in Factory
Was the crew send to the factory, or the tanks to the front and they got it there?


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8410 on: 07-12-2011, 16:12:32 »
Hoping this isn't a repost...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8411 on: 08-12-2011, 01:12:50 »
which soldiers were driving captured tanks? Crews that lost their own tank and were waiting for a new one ect?

I actually wondered as well.

Mostly for divisions that could not field enough tanks.  This especially was apparently towards the end of the war, as it became harder and harder for German panzer divisions to be up in numbers.  On the Eastern Front though, some independent Panzer brigades did specialize specifically in using T-34s and other captured Russian tanks.

But this didn't really help me. I wonder how it happens practically.

Example: When a german Grenadier Regiment captures a tank, where is the line between salvage and scrap? What if just the engine is damaged but can be easily repaired? Who will do the salvage? The Infantry Regiment with their means or will it be done by men from the very next armoured division nearby? Or are special units for the purpose of salvaging enemy tanks being attended? Can an average german tank driver operate an enemy tank right away, or does he need to call a specialist to be taught the controls? Who is being choosen to man these captured tanks? Are the best men taken for these purposes or do they pick an unexpierenced crew that is waiting for a new tank anyway? And how long does it take until the enemy tank is pressed into service again? Will it be used again after an hour, a week or several month?

and another question:
10 new Panzer IV were build in Factory
Was the crew send to the factory, or the tanks to the front and they got it there?

Lovely question. ;D

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8412 on: 08-12-2011, 01:12:51 »
The tanks were transported  to the front by rail, and the the crews collected them at a depot.  Sometimes, it could take quite awhile.  The author of Panzer Gunner spent almost half of 1943 on "guard duty" in Trieste, waiting for his unit's Panzer 4's to arrive.

And you would indeed need to learn the controls.  Usually, if a tank was captured, it was damaged, and so would be sent to the salvage units.  They would fix them up, put on markings, and sometimes even replace all the labeled parts with German labels (for instance, one of the M3 Greyhounds in a reenacting unit out here is actually a German capture.  All american markings and labels were changed to German, including things like speedometers and such.  That would all matter on how much time the salvage guys had.  Then, if it was deemed acceptable, it would be sent to a panzer unit that needed tanks badly, and could not wait for resupply.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8413 on: 08-12-2011, 04:12:36 »
21. Panzer, using all sorts of French stuff! And they actually had succes in the early times of Overlord.




15th Air Force’s raid over Fiat Aeronautica at Turin on 25 April 1944. The factory was nearly completely destroyed and the aircraft’s production was practically halted. In foreground a three engine transport aircraft G.12 under construction for Luftwaffe destroyed by the warehouse’s collapse.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8414 on: 08-12-2011, 17:12:32 »
New day, new photo. French colonial POWs. Can someone identify where they´re from?

And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.