Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by A-58, May 21, 2018.
Well, what is it?
Unique use gor a German gun tube. I assume it's German due to the muzzle brake.
Obviously the brake lock screw has been cross-threaded. My guys learned to not do that. The hard way if necessary.
And the lock ring is missing.
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:
And if you find yourself with a surplus of Panther wheels... why not?
(Said to be Bulgaria)
World's biggest billy cart wheels methinks!
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.
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.
Probably impossible to find.
Not if you don't look. Thanks!
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.
"How the mighty have fallen!"