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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16020 on: 10-11-2018, 09:11:10 »


Albert Ernst (s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519) nicknamed the "Tiger of Vitebsk", with score of 19 Soviet tanks during the Battle of Vitebsk, including a IS-2 destroyed at 4,800 meters. Later in the war, a large proportion of the s.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 veterans were transfered to the 1st company of schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 512 - equipped with 10 Jagdtigers - and Hauptmann Ernst as the Company Commander. Like with the Nashorns, this company scored several kills at 3,000-4,000+ meters.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16021 on: 10-11-2018, 14:11:29 »


...Capable of dealing with the entire German Zoo.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16022 on: 10-11-2018, 16:11:49 »
Certainly, ISU-152 became greatly feared by German heavy tank crews. Like on 14 March 1945 in Hungary, twentyfour dug-in ISU-152 (protected by a minefield) managed to damage sixteen Tiger II from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509. Later during the day, two sPz.Abt 509 Tiger II seized the strongpoint, knocking out all twentyfour "beast killers". After five days, all battle damaged Tiger II were repaired and running again. Ironically, only 10 days later, fourteen of these Tigers II had to be destroyed due to lack of fuel (source: Wolfgang Schneider: Tigers in Combat)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16023 on: 11-11-2018, 18:11:09 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16024 on: 11-11-2018, 20:11:42 »


France 1944

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16025 on: 12-11-2018, 16:11:11 »


Anzio, Italy. 30 January 1944

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16026 on: 12-11-2018, 19:11:29 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16027 on: 12-11-2018, 20:11:56 »
When? Must be last weeks of the war, right?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16028 on: 12-11-2018, 21:11:45 »
When? Must be last weeks of the war, right?

Considering the Maus is intact, I think this must be taken during transportation from Germany to Kubinka. So spring of ‘46?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16029 on: 12-11-2018, 21:11:05 »
I don't know the date so yes, it is just after the war so maybe i'm a bit offtopic there.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16030 on: 12-11-2018, 21:11:48 »
It’s WW2 enough for me. :) Here’s more info to back up my guess from a modeling website;

Essentially there were 2 Maus prototypes, V1 & V2.

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The working Maus prototypes remained at Kummersdorf after being tested at Böblingen. Maus V2 was ordered to Wünsdorf to protect the OKH, probably V1 was ordered there, also, as a support for the V2 if it drove into mud or to help with diving through rivers (where it would have served as generator unit for V2). V2 ended at the Hindenburgplatz, in front of the bunker Maybach I, where it was destroyed by the Germans by placing charges in the engine and fighting compartments. Because it had ammunition stowed under the turret, it was damaged more extensively than V1, with the turret being more or less intact. Maus V1 did not reach this area.

Most Maus accounts say this turret was placed on the hull of the V1 Maus and taken to Kubinka to the tank proving grounds in Russia.

Apparently it took 6 halftracks just to pull the turret off the V2.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16031 on: 12-11-2018, 23:11:28 »
Ah my all time favorite tank...


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16033 on: 13-11-2018, 13:11:30 »


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German members of the 236 Infanterie Regiment taking cover behind a woodpile against elements of the Norwegian 6th Infantry Regiment. Some of them are wearing improved camouflage such as table lace. Hønefoss, Norway April 16th, 1940.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16034 on: 13-11-2018, 14:11:09 »
I bet that table lace will be an unlockable customization option in BF5.