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#26 teufelhund

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:42 PM

What do you think about this one???
La Gleize ( Belgium Bulge) King Tiger or Tiger II
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:30 PM

I have to make this quick, so here are a few from the Infantry Museum, Ft. Benning

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:32 PM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:34 PM

I really like this one!

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:37 PM

Have to add at least one half track, I think this was an M-16 at one time

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

Has anyone seen this clip of the 3rd Armored Division?

http://video.google....3...70606269

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

I have been told that the muzzle of this King Tiger is actually of a Panther.
Don't know it this is true.

Some additional shots of this King Tiger:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1945.jpg
Abandoned in LaGleize (photo taken in 1945).

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1951.jpg
Being placed at the spot where it is still sitting.
Next to the museum (photo taken in 1951).

Erwin

What do you think about this one???
La Gleize ( Belgium Bulge) King Tiger or Tiger II
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Edited by Jeeper704, 22 July 2007 - 01:24 AM.


#34 Jeeper704

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:23 AM

Another kind of "kitten" ..... Panthers!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Panther2SSPZ-Grandmenil88.jpg
This is a Panther of the infamous 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" which was left behind or knocked out in the Manhay area.
It found a place in Grandménil and this is how she looked in 1988 (I even managed to sneak inside and there was still lots of interior left).

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Panther2SSPZ-Grandmenil94.jpg
Same Panther in 1994.
Very nicely restored.

On to Houffalize .......

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Panther116PZ-Houffalize1944.jpg
During the Ardennes Campaign, this Panther went into the river, killing some of its crew.
As far as I can believe, at the time of the taking of this photo, the bodies were still inside the panzer.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Panther116PZ-Houffalize1.jpg
In this photo taken in 1991, you can see the names of three crewmembers of this tank. They're NOT those who were killed.
The Panther was part of "Kampfgruppe Tebbe" of the 116. Panzer Division "Windhund".

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Panther116PZ-Houffalize.jpg
This is how she looks in 1991.
Before, they painted her grey with huge Balkenkreutz (man, that was ugly!).

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:24 AM

I have been told that the muzzle of this King Tiger is actually of a Panther.
Don't know it this is true.

Some additional shots of this King Tiger:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1945.jpg
Abandoned in LaGleize (photo taken in 1945).

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1951.jpg
Being placed at the spot where it is still sitting.
Next to the museum (photo taken in 1951).

Erwin



Yes the muzzle is coming from a Panther IV
In fact the barrel of the gun has been Us Army " demilitarised" with a MKII grenade or with a thermit exploding charge.
As far as I can remember, you have the whole story of this tank described in a "After the Battle" magazine from the years 80's when we used to be young and beautifull men
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:28 AM

I have been told that the muzzle of this King Tiger is actually of a Panther.
Don't know it this is true.

Some additional shots of this King Tiger:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1945.jpg
Abandoned in LaGleize (photo taken in 1945).

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Knigstiger1SSPZ-LaGleize1951.jpg
Being placed at the spot where it is still sitting.
Next to the museum (photo taken in 1951).

Erwin



Yes the muzzle is coming from a Panther IV
In fact the barrel of the gun has been Us Army " demilitarised" with a MKII grenade or with a thermit exploding charge.
As far as I can remember, you have the whole story of this tank described in a "After the Battle" magazine from the years 80's when we used to be young and beautifull men
Teufelhund

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:29 AM

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Here you are
http://www.december4...lais/index.html
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#38 teufelhund

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:33 AM

The Tiger without his muzzle in the 60's
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#39 Jan Wouters

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:50 AM

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US M41 Light Tank "Walker Bulldog"

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:18 AM

Erwin
Here you are
http://www.december4...lais/index.html
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Thanks a lot for the additional info.
Although a Panther never had an 88, I do remember seeing a photo of a Panther barrel in the stable of some farmer.

Ah, the 80s ........ the memories ...... :lol: ;)

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:04 PM

Has anyone seen this clip of the 3rd Armored Division?

http://video.google....3...70606269


Yep. The crewman (2:25) bailing out of the damaged Sherman missing a foot and with the wound still smoldering is very haunting.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

Here a couple of tanks I found in France this last May,

France_1.jpg

M4 Sherman Utah Beach Normandy

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M8 (French Army) Utah Beach Normandy


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French Renault Tank (WW1)

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 09:28 AM

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Found last week outside the Armory in Tullahoma, TN. Technically it is not a tank but the M7 105mm Howitzer, SP built on a Sherman chassis. Common name: "The Priest"

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:40 AM

Anybody know where this was taken?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:14 AM

The town square at Bastogne, the statue in front of that Sherman is Gen. McAuliffe

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:47 AM

Looks like a photo from the 60s?

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 11:22 AM

The town square at Bastogne, the statue in front of that Sherman is Gen. McAuliffe



Yes Bastogne, just look at the above pics taken some weeks ago, and you wil see the same buildings in the background
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:17 AM

Hey Guys,

In my search for Sherman tank photos, here is something I ran across totally by accident. Photo sharing services. It is incredible how many everyday people have photos of tanks, TD's, jeeps, etc... they have taken on vacations, or like us, as a hobby interest. Just type in what your looking for in the search engine, and you get modern display vehicles from all over the world, and even period photos from collections. I added quite a few to my catalog yesterday just from this site. I'm going to check out a few more as I get time.

http://www.flickr.com/

Enjoy!!

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 06:41 PM

Well, this is not exactly a tank, but I thought maybe you all would want to see it anyway. I took these pics today, this is in Plainview, Minnesota outside their local American Legion Post. I see tanks scattered around all over the state, here and there, and have stopped to take a gander at about every war memorial I can, but this is the first time I have ever seen one of these. It is a 1944 & 1945 dated 155mm / 8 inch towed howitzer. It's actually been well cared for over the years too. It looks like it is probably missing the trail pieces, which I think would have come out from the sides to brace it, but I am not 100% sure on that. I thought it was pretty neat to see though, so I thought I'd post it. I will try and post pics of tanks I have come across in my travels too, when I get a chance. Mike

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:38 PM

Seeing as how this started in Deham, Mass- I swear I remember as a kid in the 1970's driving from Milton MA to Leachmere in Dedham that there was an FT-17 in front of a veteran's post. By the time I was old enough to actually know what it was, I could never find it.

I wonder what happened to it. Or if I was dreaming.


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