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Post war use of Axis AFVs and Vehicles.

Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by JCFalkenbergIII, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Looks like for some forces, military or paramilitary, the German booty came in handy.
     
  2. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Of course with all of it lying around they were easily available LOL. I wonder how many were eventually left behind that were usable or easily repaired and put back into service. They certainly would do until the US or Soviets could provide something.
     
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    Thinking of the dug in Bulgarian AFVs. Since they were dug in how useful would the Sturmgeschutz IIIs and Jagdpanzer IVs would have been?

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    Is that one right at the end a Hetzer?
     
  5. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Looks like a StuG to me .
     
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    You sure, it looks like the Larger wheels that the Hetzer has, and it is awfully small for s StuG.

    Why do they have to take these pics so badly. lol
     
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    I think it's a StuG, you can't judge the size from this picture, because the alleged StuG is much more farther away than the jagdpanzer. You can also see the cupola, the earlier "triangular" gun mantlet and the small peeking hole for the driver (i don't know what it is really called :D?), they all scream Sturmgeschütz to me.

    Like so: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/Stug_iii_helsinki.jpg
    Without the extra armor on the peeking hole. :D
     
  8. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Well since the photos I have seen are only of the Sturmgeschutz IIIs and Jagdpanzer IVs and Panzerkampfwagen IVs and along with the fact that these were the AFVs that they had. I will definately say that its a StuG III.
     
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    I certainly agree that it has many of the characteristics of a StuG, but I cant help but notice the short Wheel/track span, which just seems to fit with the short span of the Hetzer. Unless that particular tank has recieved considerable damage to the rear right and demolished it, that would probably explain why it looks shorter then normal.

    You are definitely right about these.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Nazi tanks dug out of Bulgarian field
     
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    I can certainly see that those are stuGs. lol
     
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    LOL yep. If you look at the vehicle that you mentioned in the upper right of the photo and the StuGs I posted you can see that they both have the same superstructure :).
     
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    I can see the superstructure clearly on the first photo, but I was merely querying it on the track set up.:)
     
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    Well, the Germans had so many variations of the Stug that the one in the 1st pic might be one of those "limited editions" "collector special" Stugs. :D Just kidding around but it appears that the rear of that first stug has some serious damage. the photo quality is not the best so it's hard to tell anything else.



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    If you look closely at the side of the StuG in the middle you will notice the missing roadgear and tracks. I think that it is just an optcal illusion that there are large roadwheels because of what is remaining and the dirt .

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    That would certainly make sense, but wither way a good picture.


    What is the tank at the fore of this picture?
     
  17. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Now that one Im not really sure LOL.
     
  18. JCFalkenbergIII

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    It might be the gun from another StuG though.
     
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    well, u are right, it looks like a StuG gun. even same style double baffle muzzle, which is unique in the case of the StuG, but it seems definite that it has a turret, so I wonder...
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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