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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
Old 11-21-2015, 09:36 AM   #1
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Hello to all ; a little query.............................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

AFAIK during this campaign, the German tanks carried the Balkan cross in white, but I've seen some pictures showing the Balkan cross in black and white like the 1940's style as early as the beginning of the Polish campaign (see below). I think that the Pz Abt 33 within the 4. Le Div carried that marking. What do you think about?............


Advance of our tanks at Slomka - Sep, 04 1939..........................



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Old 11-22-2015, 06:06 AM   #2
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Isn't it more likely that the information written on the back is simply wrong?
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:26 AM   #3
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on this picture a see a normal early white cross, not with black.
And it's a Balkenkreuz, not a balkancross thats something completely different

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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
Old 11-27-2015, 05:02 PM   #4
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Default Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Hello to all ; something more, here goes a few photos from an album on an engineer unit during the campaign in Poland 1939.

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


Rear view of a Pz Kw II with the cross outlined in white..................


An armored column of Pz Abt 33 ?; in the foreground a Pz Kw III Ausf. D (right) and a SdKfz 265 with the cross outlined in white...............


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White cross.
Old 11-28-2015, 07:50 AM   #5
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Standard white cross!


Closeup of a Pz Kw IV Ausf. C in Poland 1939 with the standard white cross......................

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-osma,652592.html

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Old 12-01-2015, 02:31 PM   #6
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I think its indeed Poland 1939. During the french campaign 1940 the "Balkenkreuz" was actually painted on hull side an not on the turret.
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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
Old 12-05-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
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Hello to all ; thanks LuckyStrike23, good point . A little more............

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


German armored column (light tanks) being transported by rail; in the foreground a Pz Kw II Ausf. a / b (white cross inside rectangle) and Pz Kw II Ausf. A / B / C (white cross in a triangle) ...............

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer39-wraki-cz...ma,730647.html

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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
Old 12-06-2015, 06:38 PM   #8
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Hello to all ; another one............

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


Close view of a Pz Kw II of the 4. Pz Div during the Polish campaign of 1939; it carried a subdued cross........................................

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Old 12-08-2015, 04:36 AM   #9
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Hello to all ; another one............

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


Close view of a Pz Kw II of the 4. Pz Div during the Polish campaign of 1939; it carried a subdued cross........................................

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-osma,652592.html

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4. Panzerdivision - most likely Panzeregiment 36
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4. Panzerdivision - most likely Panzerregiment 36
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Default 4. Panzerdivision - most likely Panzerregiment 36

Thanks for that tip LuckyStrike23 . Cheers. Raśl M .
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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
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Hello to all ; something more......................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


German armored column at rest in its assembly area; in the foreground a Pz Kw II Ausf. A / B / C No. 331 with the characteristic white cross within a triangle ...............

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-10,676891.html

Any idea about the unit? Cheers. Raul M 8).

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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


Close view of a Sd Kfz 265 Panzerbefehlswagen I on a chassis Ausf. B, carrying the different cross; behind posters in German and Polish (Obuwie - Footwear).....................

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-14,721701.html

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Numbering in the turrets.
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Numbering in the turrets.

Usually the numbering on the tanks had three figures (company, platoon and tank) but in this case these Pz Kw II carried only two (company and platoon?). Any idea which unit had this type of numbering (two digits)?





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Old 03-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #14
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Very cool pictures! Love seeing all the Panzer IIs!

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Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.
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Hello to all ; thanks for joining Jeremy . Something more......................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.


A Pz Kw I Ausf. A rolling around Rabka; this tank carried the cross outlined in white (instead of the usual white cross)............................................ ........

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc...10.html#731510

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