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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16170 on: 20-12-2018, 10:12:02 »


T-20 moving past a german wreck. Wonder what tank that hull is supposed to belong?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16171 on: 20-12-2018, 15:12:06 »
^Looks kinda like Hotchkiss H39


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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 #16174 on: 21-12-2018, 09:12:20 »


"Christel" and the crew. StuG III Ausf. G by Alkett (10.43)
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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
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16178 on: 22-12-2018, 19:12:51 »
So many german photos these days...



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Workers at the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company celebrate the handing over of the first of many Valentine MK2 tanks made for the Russian front , in front of a workshop in Smethwick - September 22, 1941

 The Victory-V signs decorating the tank were made of stickers that read: "Speed the Tanks – for Russia!" The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised in a Communist salute. Present were the Russian Ambassador to Britain Ivan Maisky and Harold Macmillan, who was at that time Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply.

 Speaking to the workers in Smethwick, Maisky declared that the tanks “will not rust in idleness” but would be sent to the front line as soon as they arrived in Russia. The first British tanks went into action on November 20, 1941, in the Battle of Moscow.

The first tank to leave the works was named Stalin and Mrs Maisky performed the honours, unveiling the name that had been covered by a Soviet flag.


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16180 on: 23-12-2018, 00:12:20 »


Recoilless rifle

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16181 on: 23-12-2018, 01:12:30 »
So many german photos these days...

I agree, between them and the Finns this sub has tended towards Axis Picture of the Day ;D lets do something about it;



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"Rapide," a Renault B1bis from 1er Compagnie, 8eme B.C.C., 2eme D.C.R, was disabled on May 17 by elements of 6.Panzer Division while defending this bridge across the Oise-Sambre Canal in the town of Guise. The French commanders continually misused their armored units in situations such as this, committing individual tanks to static defensive positions without any support, instead of using their mobility and large numbers to their advantage. Although the camouflage pattern is not clear in this photo, other tanks in this unit were painted green and ochre with the pattern outlined in black.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16183 on: 23-12-2018, 09:12:39 »
That guy looks like Italian on KV
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16184 on: 23-12-2018, 09:12:49 »
So many german photos these days...

It's maybe because there are more battlefield pictures from the Axis side, even the German wrecks were photographed by the Allies in painstaking detail. Numerous, strategic Soviet counter-offensive operations (especially from summer 1944 onwards) are basically undocumented by photographs. And some Soviet AFVs were barely captured on film, like SU-122.

Personally, I'd love to see some new photographs of the Red Army in action, especially from Crimean Campaigns, Ponyri, Western Ukraine, Poland, Eastern Prussia etc.