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Old 01-02-2018, 11:49 AM   #1
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Interesting picture in color. Note the Kübelwagen in the center of the yard.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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Really nice aerial pic! How would they shoot it? The Pzkpfw III is an early model. Is it dated? I guess early 1943...

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IMO it is the photo of 1942. Kubelvagen has been made for DAK, but has got to Russia
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:27 PM   #5
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Really nice aerial pic! How would they shoot it? The Pzkpfw III is an early model. Is it dated? I guess early 1943...

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Hi Carles, I posted the picture because I knew you like Panzer III tanks. The picture might have been taken from a windmill. Often used at farms to pump water to the animals. Might be a balloon observer? The original description: Barbarossa, 1941, 7th Panzer Division.

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Old 01-02-2018, 10:13 PM   #6
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This picture originally appeared in Signal magazine. Would have to check to see which issue it was.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:00 PM   #7
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Found it, issue 20 of 1942. (October, 1942)
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:54 AM   #8
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Hi Carles, I posted the picture because I knew you like Panzer III tanks. The picture might have been taken from a windmill. Often used at farms to pump water to the animals. Might be a balloon observer? The original description: Barbarossa, 1941, 7th Panzer Division.

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Very kind of you Yes, it could be a pump windmill. I had also thought of a balloon.


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IMO it is the photo of 1942. Kubelvagen has been made for DAK, but has got to Russia
That makes sense. I couldn't understand why all the vehicles were grau while the Kubel as gelb so could be early to mids 1943, when dunkelgelb was fresh new. Most of the painted Panzer items I have are painted grau, when I thought they would have been repainted as dunkelgelb was introduced.

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Found it, issue 20 of 1942. (October, 1942)
Thanks for that also.


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Old 01-03-2018, 06:04 AM   #9
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What about the two-tone Panzer III in the foreground? Is that really just the result of mud? It looks very uniformly coloured...

Are we sure this is a genuine colour photo and not retouched in some way?
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:02 AM   #10
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That looks like a 3.7cm gun on the Panzer III - HQ staff or where there still 3.7's fielded early in Barbarossa?
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:40 AM   #11
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I guess they were still in use in Barbarossa.


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