Original German vehicles in Movies

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Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 20 Aug 2002 20:34

I thought I would start this thread off. Maybe I could convince Marcus to make it sticky?

I would like to encourage everyone who knows of any authentic vehicles in movies to post here. Thought it would be a nice 'library' for people when asking wheter this or that vehicle is for real.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 20 Aug 2002 20:50

Thanks Marcus!

Let me break the ice.
THEIRS IS THE GLORY (UK 1945) filmed at Arnhem in the immediate post war period (about October 1945), features - two King Tigers, three or four Panthers, a Hetzer, Puma Armoured Car, and several halftracks

From http://www.activevr.com/afv/movie.html

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Post by panzergeneral » 21 Aug 2002 11:12

I think that they had a German halftrack (and not the usual American one often seen in movies) in ''Captain Corelli's Mandolin''. I'm not sure if it was a copy since my knowledge is a bit limited.

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Post by Romulus » 21 Aug 2002 17:45

The kettengrad in SPR might have been real, the halftrack wusn't, it was a postwar czech copy of the sd kfz 251. I'm not sure about the Marders either.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 21 Aug 2002 18:25

The 3.7cm Fla.K. looked real to me...

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Post by Smert-Fashistam » 25 Aug 2002 15:57

In the movie bridge too far, there was a German tank in few scenes, allegdly Tiger IV - that looked nothing like Tiger, was some other model, or did they use different/ refurbished tank to look like Tiger?

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Post by Timo » 25 Aug 2002 16:33

Smert-Fashistam wrote:In the movie bridge too far, there was a German tank in few scenes, allegdly Tiger IV - that looked nothing like Tiger, was some other model, or did they use different/ refurbished tank to look like Tiger?


That was a Leopard tank from the Royal Dutch Army.

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Post by Logan Hartke » 25 Aug 2002 21:14

I like the "Dirty Dozen" SdKfz 7 (I think). I've not seen that in any other movie, which is, in my opinion, a terrible shame.

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Post by Harri » 26 Aug 2002 10:30

In "The Eagle has landed" there is a scene from Warsaw, Poland (actually Rovaniemi, Finland) and real StuG III Gs in wagons on the background.

In Finnish movie "Unknown soldier" (original version) there is a real Pz.Kw. IV Ausf. J. Perhaps it suppose to be Soviet KV-1. It it unknown to me why real Soviet tanks were not used although they would have been available in the 1950's.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 26 Aug 2002 19:36

I'll have to see 'the eagle has landed' again ;)

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Aug 2002 21:32

I saw it, and unfrtunately very little acn be seen of the vehicle. There are some nice other German vehicles in it. I think that it tells something about war movies that a movie like 'the eagle has landed' (which is not a 'war' movie as such) has real German vehicles in it, and other war movies don't...

I think Donald Pleasence makes a great Heinrich Himmler...

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Post by Harri » 28 Aug 2002 12:45

Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:I saw it, and unfrtunately very little acn be seen of the vehicle. There are some nice other German vehicles in it. I think that it tells something about war movies that a movie like 'the eagle has landed' (which is not a 'war' movie as such) has real German vehicles in it, and other war movies don't...

I think Donald Pleasence makes a great Heinrich Himmler...


Vehicles can hardly seen but they can be recognized although some of them may be fakes too.

Yes, I've always liked Donald Pleasence too, he is one of my favourite actors. When I saw "The eagle..." again a few years ago I noticed it was actually much better movie than I remembered (although that "JR" [Larry Hagman] from Dallas is there too). Well made film anyway...

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Post by kchuah » 16 Sep 2002 05:34

how about those panzer burned by gasoline at battle of the bulge movie?

real german tank?

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Post by Logan Hartke » 16 Sep 2002 06:24

Certainly not. They are M-47s. I hate that movie.

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wheels of terror

Post by ruma » 29 Sep 2002 12:47

what tank do the "hero"group have in the movie Wheels of Terror. In the books they're Tigers, but in the movie it certainly isn't Tiger...

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