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Offline Leopardi

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14974 on: 11-02-2018, 20:02:27 »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14975 on: 11-02-2018, 20:02:03 »


I thought that was a panzer iv or iii at first, but then I noticed the hull configuration and found out it was a panzer ii.  Was this during the Lapland War or did Finland actually operate some panzer ii's? I thought they only had sturmies and panzer iv's (though were those ever delivered?)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14976 on: 11-02-2018, 20:02:31 »
Was this during the Lapland War or did Finland actually operate some panzer ii's? I thought they only had sturmies and panzer iv's (though were those ever delivered?)

Without knowing the exact context of the picture, I can say that the germans had several types of tanks in lapland from the start of Barbarossa all the way until the end of the war, including Panzer II's. Finns did not have Panzer II's.

Photograph looks like it is from Continuation War since it is summer. Possibly 1941 when Barbarossa started?

Leopardi probably knows the caption.

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« Reply #14977 on: 11-02-2018, 20:02:02 »
Was this during the Lapland War or did Finland actually operate some panzer ii's? I thought they only had sturmies and panzer iv's (though were those ever delivered?)

Without knowing the exact context of the picture, I can say that the germans had several types of tanks in lapland from the start of Barbarossa all the way until the end of the war, including Panzer II's. Finns did not have Panzer II's.

Photograph looks like it is from Continuation War since it is summer. Possibly 1941 when Barbarossa started?

Leopardi probably knows the caption.

OK, thanks! 

Another observation:  There doesn't look like there is any damage due to an explosion, so was the turret removed purposefully so as to keep the tank non operational? Did the soldiers who abandoned it not have explosives, so they somehow pulled the turret off (seems like that would be difficult)...though without proper equipment it would be impossible to put it back on in the field if it were captured. The guns have also been removed.

Alternatively, the Finns could have dislodged the turret and taken the weapons so as to keep it from falling back into German (or Russian) hands?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14978 on: 11-02-2018, 22:02:18 »
Was this during the Lapland War or did Finland actually operate some panzer ii's? I thought they only had sturmies and panzer iv's (though were those ever delivered?)

Without knowing the exact context of the picture, I can say that the germans had several types of tanks in lapland from the start of Barbarossa all the way until the end of the war, including Panzer II's. Finns did not have Panzer II's.

Photograph looks like it is from Continuation War since it is summer. Possibly 1941 when Barbarossa started?

Leopardi probably knows the caption.
Caption says "Destroyed german tank. Latvajärvi, Ilvesvaara 1941.07.11"


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Lahti L-39, that captured two tanks in running condition. (Shot through the turret and hit the commander in the head).

Viipuri, Nuoraa Aug 25, 1941
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14979 on: 13-02-2018, 14:02:51 »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14980 on: 13-02-2018, 17:02:11 »
This page is for actual WW2 photos, not movie/reenactment stills that are aged in photoshop to look 'old.'

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14982 on: 13-02-2018, 22:02:51 »
Up to page 1000!

A PT boat patrolling off New Guinea, 1943
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14983 on: 13-02-2018, 22:02:27 »
This page is for actual WW2 photos, not movie/reenactment stills that are aged in photoshop to look 'old.'
I can find another photo.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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