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WOW.... I've never seen this photo before
Old 04-15-2018, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default WOW.... I've never seen this photo before

Amazing picture.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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Imagine the odds of that happening, very interesting photo.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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Well the aim was dead on but the lead was a bit off !
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:25 PM   #4
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That's one way of taking out a tiger. Looks like photo was taken in Russia maybe.
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Well the aim was dead on but the lead was a bit off !
Very true.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:43 PM   #6
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Awesome photo.

I imagine the officer with the goggles is saying "you might want to take that back to maintenance".
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:56 PM   #7
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A true testament to the metallurgical skills of German industry. That small section of barrel above the penetration, still continuing to hold up the weight of the muzzle brake and forward section of barrel, amazing.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:08 PM   #8
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Amazing photo indeed!
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From the book about the Kursk fight:
"..By forces of educational divisions manufactured models of "Tigers" of captured average tanks, welding on him upon a front part of the case and a tower additional bronelist. Many tipper-ofs, practising in firing at moving models (models were towed on long cables behind artillery tractors or tanks), have reached the highest skill, managing to get from 45 mm, or the 76-mm gun on a tool trunk, a commander turret or to the viewing device of the mechanic-driver of the tank...
Within two months the real hunting for gun snipers was conducted. The best tipper-ofs of tools were invited to destructive anti-tank shelves. By order of the Rate him have increased monetary pay and a ration. Tipper-ofs, practising in firing at moving models of "Tigers", reached the highest skill, getting from the gun on a trunk of a tank gun of a commander turret or to the viewing device of the mechanic-driver.."
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:10 PM   #10
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As stated, amazing the tube stayed on and didn't just fold.

Reduced to a 50 ton MG carrier !

I can just imagine the look on the mechs face when you pulled in with that one.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #11
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I recall, in one of Sven Hassel's books (I know, pure fantasy), he mentioned they had lost some of their tanks, so they set hand on a PzKpfw IV of an SS unit, which they got somewhere, left by it's crew due to having part of the main gun twisted or blown off. They sawed the damaged part and rode out to the battle to keep on fighting. I don't think that would be very effective, would it? Ballistics of the shortened gun would be really bad...

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I recall, in one of Sven Hassel's books (I know, pure fantasy), he mentioned they had lost some of their tanks, so they set hand on a PzKpfw IV of an SS unit, which they got somewhere, left by it's crew due to having part of the main gun twisted or blown off. They sawed the damaged part and rode out to the battle to keep on fighting. I don't think that would be very effective, would it? Ballistics of the shortened gun would be really bad...

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I don´t think it is possible. The amount of propeller in the cartridge is carefully calculated so most, if not all, is already burnt when the projectile leaves the muzzle. A shortened barrel using longer gun cartridges would possibly end in a catastrophic damage and, in any case, erratic trajectories of projectiles.
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I don´t think it is possible. The amount of propeller in the cartridge is carefully calculated so most, if not all, is already burnt when the projectile leaves the muzzle. A shortened barrel using longer gun cartridges would possibly end in a catastrophic damage and, in any case, erratic trajectories of projectiles.
That's what I imagined. As mentioned, Sven Hassel had a great imagination, but he got me into collecting panzer items

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