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    Russian Panzerzug (Totenkopf Marking?)

    Hello,

    I recently found this interesting photo of a Russian Armoured Train in the wartime album of a Wehrmacht Infantry Officer. This photo was taken in the early days of Barbarossa. My question for consideration: Is the skull and crossbones you see marked on the Armoured train a Russian unit symbol or has this train been captured by members of the 3.SS Division "Totenkopf" who have then marked there prize with their own unit/divisional symbol?

    Thanks for any comments/opinions!
    cheers,
    Thomas
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    Different for sure. Reminds me of the "Death Mobile" in Animal House.

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      #3
      Looks German to me. Captured train.

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        #4
        Hi,
        Many thanks for the 2 comments. Yes, this is an unusual photo in that I have not seen a similar one in my own collecting experience... for me personally I think the skull and crossbones is too similar to that of the "Totenkopf" Division divisional emblem to be one of a Russian/Red Army emblem.
        Perhaps someone could tell me if the "Totenkopf" Division captured any Russian armoured trains in the first weeks of Barbarossa?
        cheers,
        Thomas

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