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    Post by Tanker Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:38 pm

    Remarkable set of photos. What type of armored vehicle was that?
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    Post by iced_earth77 Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:36 pm


    Jagdpanzer IV Smile he must have been hit by a serious caliber or maybe from a plane the corps was severely damaged Surprised
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    Post by frinik Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:07 pm

    A bazooka at short range or even a US 76 mm anti tank gun could split the armour like that. Most likely the hit reached the ammo and the upper chassis just blew up. The crew most likely did not make it alive. German armour quality at that time was dreadful with brittle steel as they were using nickel alloys and other substitutes to make steel tank bodies instead of manganese and tungsten which the Germans no longer had access to. If you add constant bombings disrupting production and the use of slave labour ( with all the sabotage and poor quality work) you get very under par quality vehicles.
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    Post by 33lima Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:04 pm

    Could equally have been destroyed by its own crew after being damaged or abandoned. Then pushed into the ditch to clear the road.

    The caption of this pic of the vehicle says it was destroyed by air attack near Dasburg: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/391391023837308128/

    'Battle of the Bulge - Then and Now' has lots of such pics, tho I don't recall this particular JgdPz IV - zimmerit seems to have been rare, possibly as many of the AFVs issued to units for the Battle were relatively new, as in this well-known pic: BATTLE OF THE BULGE - 76 YEARS File
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    Post by frinik Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:00 pm

    While air attacks in WW2 era documentaries always look spectacular with tremendous explosions and huge plumes of smoke and high flames the truth is that according to detailed stats and after battle reports. Only carpet bombing was truly effective. Rockets as used by the Typhoons were notoriously imprecise and looked way more spectacular to the pilots that effective on the ground.
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    Post by Tanker Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:54 am

    It's very difficult to do attack damage assessment from the air. The claims of attacking pilots were almost always over optimistic. Strafing and rocketing probably was more effective in slowing movement down during daylight hours. No soft skinned convoy would take the chance and would usually stop and everyone would scatter to the ditches and fields.
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    Ukraine 1943 Ukraine now happy I've said it before but I really like the picture BATTLE OF THE BULGE - 76 YEARS 96143211
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    Post by Tanker Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:19 am

    It's lucky that beautiful building survived.
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    Post by frinik Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:32 pm

    That's the Koeln cathedral . The scene of the overhyped Panther vs Pershing duel.
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    Post by Tanker Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:04 pm

    And that is the overhyped Panther I believe. The combat footage is interesting though.
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