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On 2/21/2022 at 10:58 PM, patches said:

A trio of Mustangs under the Germans.

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from the movie Fighter Squadron?

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8 hours ago, phantomfixer said:

from the movie Fighter Squadron?

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OH WOW, I got Tricked 2083974859_emoticonwow.jpg.b34265dd3cf3a6f76ecce5666b10cf60.jpg

 

Some times as you see I post photos I know are from movies, but this was not the case here, I really thougt these were capture planes 606457038_emoticonsmile.png.44680ca3b1d7f022b9ca0e29cf85f0cb.png

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On 2/23/2022 at 12:53 PM, phantomfixer said:

from the movie Fighter Squadron?

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One can only imagine what veteran P-51 pilots thought when they saw this on the big screen!  Those markings are horrendous and unconvincing to say the least.

 

This page from Strangers in a Strange Land was linked on a previous comment.

 

 

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A Column from the 11th Panzer Division with a Captured Jeep in the lead, Southern France, probably in the summer of 44 when the 11th Pz Div was rebuilding, it was virtually destroyed in the  Cherkassy Pocket on the Russian Front in the late winter of 44. It's possible the Jeep could be a captured Lend Lease Russian one they wee able bring back?

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Some really nice finds the last time!

 

Amazing to see a captured jeep in color
 

4 hours ago, patches said:

A Column from the 11th Panzer Division with a Captured Jeep in the lead, Southern France, probably in the summer of 44 when the 11th Pz Div was rebuilding, it was virtually destroyed in the  Cherkassy Pocket on the Russian Front in the late winter of 44. It's possible the Jeep could be a captured Lend Lease Russian one they wee able bring back?

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A Fahnenjunker of the 110th Panzer Grenadier Regiment 11th Panzer Division takes cover behind a capture American M4 Tank, ah sometime we think in the fall of 1944 Saarland, then the M4 Tank is of the U.S. 3rd Army. Interested to know if the captured tank seen later use by the Germans.

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Here's (probably) a Normandy related one.

A captured stuart with the famous hedgerow cutter in front.

 

 

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Germany sometime 1945. A shot of a Hetzer we know, unit unknown, but look what's in the background, a U.S.Halfrack, though it could be an abandoned one, to me it looks like it might be in use by the Germans, if you zoom in on it seems not to be knockout and seems to have a mottled camo job à la German. 

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A captured M8 Armored Car in use by the Germans, unit, location and date unknown.

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A Sherman with Zimmerit, don't know the story on this, like if the tank was captured by the Germans and given a coat of the paste at the unit level, and recaptured by us down the line, or some kind of thing done by us for whatever reason, maybe trials????,

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A Captured M3 Stuart of the 1st Armored Division in Africa, you can make out two Germans there on the left, this tank was captured early on in December 1942 during the first forays into Tunisia from Algeria.

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A couple of the few photos we found of a captured M4 Sherman of the 1st Armored Regiment 1st Armored Division in Germany undergoing trials.

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Just now, patches said:

A couple of the few photos we found of a captured M4 Sherman of the 1st Armored Regiment 1st Armored Division in Germany undergoing trials.

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A cool scale model of it.

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26 minutes ago, patches said:

A couple of the few photos we found of a captured M4 Sherman of the 1st Armored Regiment 1st Armored Division in Germany undergoing trials.

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Also an M-3 Grant in the second photo.

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3 hours ago, patches said:

A cool scale model of it.

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Some nice finds. 

Is this model from Warthunder?

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20 hours ago, Normandy1944 said:

 

Some nice finds. 

Is this model from Warthunder?

I don't know.

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Paratroopers using a U.S. 60mm Mortar in the Cassino area, doesn't have it's base plate though, 

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Are these SS paratroopers?

I don't recognize their camouflage smocks as German paratrooper camouflage

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2 hours ago, Normandy1944 said:

Are these SS paratroopers?

I don't recognize their camouflage smocks as German paratrooper camouflage

 

More likely regular Luftwaffe Falli's wearing SS camo smocks I think?

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18 hours ago, earlymb said:

 

More likely regular Luftwaffe Falli's wearing SS camo smocks I think?

Yes, my thought is these FJ are either in the Hermann Goering Division as there was a Parachute unit transferred permanently to the Brigade Hermann Göring in 1942, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5, which was redesignated  Jäger Regiment Hermann Göring when the unit was being expanded to a full division, and some of these guys may have kept their jump helmets and jump smocks.  if not the these are of the 1. Fallschirm Division and got the SS smocks from HG stores.

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