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Another pic to pick apart, numero cinco....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by A-58, May 21, 2018.

  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Well, what is it?

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  2. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Unique use gor a German gun tube. I assume it's German due to the muzzle brake.
     
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Obviously the brake lock screw has been cross-threaded. My guys learned to not do that. The hard way if necessary.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    And the lock ring is missing.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Suspect it's probably a Stug Barrel.
    Early brake for an L/48 or similar.

    There are (probably 'were' is more accurate) assorted similar efforts in Normandy.
    Annoyingly, I can't find the pics of a couple of upright gate posts with Stug barrels etc. ( @Owen - help!), but this'll do (Via the Weald Foundation), which I think may even be the full sockelafette mount:
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    And if you find yourself with a surplus of Panther wheels... why not?
    (Said to be Bulgaria)

    poza roti panther.jpg
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    World's biggest billy cart wheels methinks!
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  7. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I can't remember where I got the pic from, but what I do remember about it that it was a German 75mm cannon barrel from a PzIV. Guess it could've been from a Stug too. Not sure where this pic was taken though.
     
  8. RichTO90

    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    I remember when we sailed in and later out of Le Havre on the SS United States they had Panther hulls as the basis of their movable cranes. Wish I had pictures.
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Probably impossible to find.

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    RichTO90 Well-Known Member

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    Not if you don't look. Thanks!:)
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Kind of a relief to hear direct memories of the Panther cranes.
    Have often deployed that pic and some weirdo cries 'Photoshop!'. Why, I will never know.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    "How the mighty have fallen!"
     

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