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Post war use of Axis AFVs and Vehicles.

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  1. razin

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    Has anyone got any views on why the drivers visors on many of these Strongpoint Stugs is damaged?
     
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    Awwww . C'mon Tomcat. To those whose knowledge is less then some anything with treads is a "Tank" LOL :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. JCFalkenbergIII

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    My first thought would be vandalism :confused:. They had been there for so long that kids, or whoever ,may have done it. The damage looks to be old and still rusty.
     
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    [​IMG]

    The StuG III Ausf. Gs in service with the Bulgarians were actually known as SO-75s. In the pic above you can see what the vision port looked like when in Bulgarian service.
     
  5. razin

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    Another Bulgarian StuG

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    With regard to the strange vandalism no Stugs attached are 3 examples of this, I've got another 3 other vehicles with similar, maybe overkill.

    It is probably not significant but I have not found anything similar on Pz4.
     

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    It is a strange occurance for sure. I can't think of any other reason why.
     
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    You are right about the PZIVs though.

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    Were there any similar damage to the Jagdpanzer IV ?
     
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    I looked at the JpIV for any similar damage can't see any ( I think there is only one JPIV). Anyway pretty picture for a change:)
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    LOL Yes it is :). Still makes me wonder why for the damage.

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    I can still understand the use of turreted vehicles but not the others. Not much of a field of fire.
     
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    It is a bit odd, my views on Stugs as defensive weapons are known on another thread, so I don't want to start that again, however this defence line has turreted strongpoints converted to machinegun mounts and OP turrets when the Stugs would have made better machine gun strong points.
     
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    With the limited traverse and fields of vision that would make alot more sense.
     
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    Opel Bus postwar
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    Some Stugs being used in the Finnish movie "Etulinjan edessä"

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    Note the modified drivers visor on the Finish Stugs

    www.andreaslarka.net/sturmi.html

    Great site for Stug III huge amounts of information and photos of the Finnish Stugs
     
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    Speaking of the usage of StuGs in movies:
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    From the Finnish movie "Tali-Ihantala".
     
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    "If you ever get to see the movie "The Eagle has Landed", you'll have the opportunity to see a brief view of a Finnish Stug III.

    Right before the scene where Oberst Steiner confronts Brigadefuhrer Stroop in Warsaw, the remains of his unit can be scene heading west on a small troop train. On it is a white-camoflauged Stug III on a flatbed. Since this sequence was filmed in Finland, I can only conclude that the producers were able to obtain a Finnish Stug III for this film as a non-functioning prop. The film was made in the mid-1970's, long before the FV342 conversions used in "Band of Brothers" were available.

    The filmmakers need to be commended for their excellent attention to historical detail. A few minutes later a train heading East can be seen. On it are several shapes completely covered in tarps which resemble Panther tanks and several Volkswagen Type 87 sedans (which I don't believe ever served on the Eastern front). "
    Axis History Forum • View topic - Finnish Stug III in Film
     
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