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« Reply #17115 on: 07-01-2020, 22:01:32 »

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« Reply #17116 on: 08-01-2020, 09:01:21 »
Cool roof marking with the solid filled balkenkreuz;

I’m gonna use that ;)

Great to hear! Here's another one, obscured by mud though;



AFAIK, this was only(?) seen on vehicles from I Pz.Div.
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« Reply #17117 on: 08-01-2020, 13:01:46 »
Nice find! The only photos I’ve seen from that specific unit are low to the ground looking up. It really does seem as if all of them carried it.

I guess 1.PzDiv PzRgt2? I forget which ones had the dot after the number.

You can also see the large white square for aerial recognition on the back of the PzIV (I guess it is) from where this photo is taken.

I’d have to assume all of them are sporting the two tone camouflage as well, but it never really shows on old photos under all the mud & dust
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« Reply #17118 on: 08-01-2020, 14:01:02 »
Nice find! The only photos I’ve seen from that specific unit are low to the ground looking up. It really does seem as if all of them carried it.

Pz II is from "German Panzer II" and Pz IV (Ausf B.) from "Panzerkampfwagen IV" - both by David Doyle.

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I guess 1.PzDiv PzRgt2? I forget which ones had the dot after the number.

Right, the 2nd Regiment was with dot at the end.

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You can also see the large white square for aerial recognition on the back of the PzIV (I guess it is) from where this photo is taken.

Wasn't the white rectangle on the engine deck used by the 7.Pz.Dv.?



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I’d have to assume all of them are sporting the two tone camouflage as well, but it never really shows on old photos under all the mud & dust

Agreed on the two-tone camouflage - with large patches of Dunkelbraun (RAL 7017), in some cases even Grün. But yeah, being covered in dust and mud resulted in a good overall camouflage effect.

A circular dated 31 July 1940, declared from that moment only the factory-provided colour was to be Dunkelgrau, mainly to save paint. Of course, that didn't stop crews from experimenting with the paints available on the front.
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« Reply #17119 on: 08-01-2020, 15:01:31 »
Wasn't the white rectangle on the engine deck used by the 7.Pz.Dv.?

I’ve actually seen it on tanks from a few different divisions in France 1940. The Armor at War series book “Achtung Panzer; The German Invasion of France and the Low Countries.” By Jon Feenstra has a lot of good photos of them. This is just a color plate; but the book has a photo of this same tank from 4th Panzer. As well as a few others.

I can post the actual photo when I’m home and off mobile, but you might already have the book :D

They seem to have been put on tanks and armored cars that were likely to be at the head of the advance, that’s about the most rhyme or reason I can find to it.

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« Reply #17120 on: 08-01-2020, 15:01:23 »
They seem to have been put on tanks and armored cars that were likely to be at the head of the advance, that’s about the most rhyme or reason I can find to it.

You are quite right. Found plenty of pics from a Pz I to half-tracks. Just haven't been paying attention to this... but nice!
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« Reply #17123 on: 10-01-2020, 07:01:02 »


StuH 42 (03-05.43 prod.) from Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 912 assigned to 18. Armee, Heeresgruppe Nord. 

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« Reply #17125 on: 11-01-2020, 08:01:35 »


The 1st Ukrainian Front crossing the Dniester River in the south of Skala, the spring of 1944.

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« Reply #17126 on: 12-01-2020, 07:01:35 »


Fischhausen, April 1945.

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« Reply #17129 on: 14-01-2020, 07:01:32 »


Summa, 24 September 1941.