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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:01 pm

Here's a link to the remains of a Panther discovered in the "Black Nida" river, where ever that is.

http://www.odkrywca-online.com/index1.p ... a=pantera1

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Lost Panzers.

Post by behblc » Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:48 pm

One wonders what the tale is behind each tank recovered , was it destroyed by its crew , mechanical breakdown , out of fuel , destroyed , disabled pushed into river.

As with all things the local people would have known about the tank and perhaps several different versions of hwo she came to be there.
I wonder how many of the people inthe photograph might know something of her history from relatives or if any of the more senior citzens watching know something of her past.
How many more like her ?

Thanks for the link DAvid ...nice one much appreciated.
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Post by Dackelstaffel » Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:06 pm

Hi,
If you want german tanks, ask to the swiss army. An association in the south of the France, called Provence 44, gets a panzerjager Hetzer from the Switzerland. It has a Sherman M4 too but I don't know if they play together.

http://www.chez.com/provence44/

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Post by Punk_Waffen » Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:46 am

Thanks Commissar D, the Evil you help me so much all the time!


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Post by Tadeusz123 » Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:38 pm

Commissar D, the Evil wrote:Here's a link to the remains of a Panther discovered in the "Black Nida" river, where ever that is.

http://www.odkrywca-online.com/index1.p ... a=pantera1

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This Panther is in Museum "White Eagle" in Skarzysko-Kamienna (Poland)
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http://www.skarzysko.org/modules.php?na ... um=6&pos=0

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Post by Skylighter » Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:53 am

Site about restored American vehicles and working searchlight!
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Military equipment of the World War II in Ukraine

Post by Rearitet » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:36 am

I would like to know if modern German tank-constructors or WWII weapons collectors are interested in German military equipment of WWII with the aim of advertisement (reliability, longevity, etc.) or some other aim. I'm from Ukraine and I found the places here were German's tanks and other weapons are located.

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Post by Holmer » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:43 pm

hello Rearitet,

You have found equipment and vehicles in the field or in museums? I would love to see some pics if you had them.

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Post by waspfarmer » Fri May 20, 2005 3:56 am

I just bought an ex MoD Defender 110 radio '87 2.5L diesel. I pulled out the bench. It has fancy wheels/tyres and some checker-plate here and there. It's a practicle vehicle in that it commutes (10 min) and wades (add occasional alternators), but the seats have to go. The Norton straps right in! Still in cammo.

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MAUS in english mouse

Post by von_noobie » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:17 am

SOME OF USE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MAUS

WELL HERE IS WHAT I HAVE FOUND OUT

*THERE WERE TWO PROTO TYPES
*ONE OF THE ENGINES IN ONE BLEW UP IN TRIALS
*IN THE BATTL OF BERLIN ACCORDING TO MY FRIEND (NOXIOUS ALBY) ONE OF THEM WAS MENT TO HAVE BEEN USED AS A STATIONARY DEFENSE
*IT NEVER SAW PRODUCTION BECOUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF FULL THAT IT USED UP-AS YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW GERMANY DIDNT HAVE A LOT OF IT

I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY IF PEAPLE COULD MABY AD TO THIS INFO OR FIX UP POSSIBLE MISTAKES

SITE WITH SPECS ON THE MAUS
http://www.onwar.com/tanks/germany/tfmaus.htm

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Re: MAUS in english mouse

Post by Dani » Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:27 pm

von_noobie wrote:SOME OF USE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MAUS

WELL HERE IS WHAT I HAVE FOUND OUT

*THERE WERE TWO PROTO TYPES
*ONE OF THE ENGINES IN ONE BLEW UP IN TRIALS
*IN THE BATTL OF BERLIN ACCORDING TO MY FRIEND (NOXIOUS ALBY) ONE OF THEM WAS MENT TO HAVE BEEN USED AS A STATIONARY DEFENSE
*IT NEVER SAW PRODUCTION BECOUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF FULL THAT IT USED UP-AS YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW GERMANY DIDNT HAVE A LOT OF IT

I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY IF PEAPLE COULD MABY AD TO THIS INFO OR FIX UP POSSIBLE MISTAKES

SITE WITH SPECS ON THE MAUS
http://www.onwar.com/tanks/germany/tfmaus.htm
Only two were produced. One was destroyed by the Germans at Kummersdorf to prevent its capture by the Soviets, and the sole surviving Maus tank is currently in the Kubinka Tank Museum in Russia. Nine others were in various stages of completion when the war ended. None ever saw combat.

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Post by John Hilly » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:12 am

Hello!
Here's an address of the Finnish Panzer Museum. In English, also, und auf Dutch, auch:

http://www.panssarimuseo.fi/

One of the best tank museums in the world!
You can send E-mail there, if you have questions.
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Post by Simon H » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:53 am

Commissar D, the Evil wrote:Hi Guys, a StuG II recovered from a freighter sunk in the Black Sea, now in a museum in Poland:

http://www.tpf.and.pl/zielona_gora/galeria_stug.html

Cheers,
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Hi Dave,
That STUG has changed owners yet again and is now in UK being completely rebuilt by the Sdkfz Foundation;

http://www.sdkfz.com

These guys have already restored a range wreck Jagdpanther to full running condition.

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Simon
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Post by phylo_roadking » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:15 pm

To go back to the comment above about testfiring guns after being cleaned...this is very probable, depending on the HEAT of the mud the vehicle was found in.....
Just recently there are a lot of crashed warbirds being recovered from Artic lakes etc in both Norway and Russia, including one incredibly preserved Soviet Airforce general's Lend-Lease Hurricane. THIS bird was in amazing condition - after recovery engine covers etc were pulled off the Merlin at the lakeside and the engine internal is pristine, almost factory fresh - because the cold temperatures actually suppressed chemical reactions including rusting and other corrosion!
Wrecks like these are providing spares now for many rebuilds including many to airworthy condition.

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Post by Dragunov » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:09 pm

FINE!!! YOU SUCKERS DON'T LIKE MY THREAD TITLE???

whatever.

panther manual-
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Capsule ... blatt.html

surviving panthers-
http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panthers.pdf
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