Original German vehicles in Movies

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Daniel L
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Post by Daniel L » 29 Sep 2002 12:57

Stalingrad- SdKfz 251, Opel Blitz, BMW motorcycle [?].

regards

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Post by Paul Timms » 12 Oct 2002 12:42

Ruma,

I saw this years ago and if i remeber right it was an SU100 OR 85.

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Post by Endo » 14 Oct 2002 02:10

I was always partial to the Tiger tanks in Kelly's hero's, not the real deal of course, but better than most. Especially battle of the bulge. I think they used the same one for saving private ryan. Looks like some sort of Russian under carriage with the bixy tiger hull and mocked up turret.

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Post by Simon H » 22 Oct 2002 15:15

panzergeneral wrote: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.


It was an Czech OT810, not an original Sdkfz 251. The only "original" WW2 vehicle was the type 82 kubelwagen.

btw "They were not divided" an English film of the 1950's there is an original Tiger I (briefly) as well as the Shermans.

Andrew Mollo's film "It happened here" also features a real German Jagdpanther - the one from Bovington.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 22 Oct 2002 16:58

Simon H, I think the Blockbuster around will hate you and me for having him go thorugh all those old movies ;)

But thanks for posting!

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Post by Oleg Grigoryev » 22 Oct 2002 18:24

in big Soviet war movies they always use plenty of old German Opel "Blitz" and such

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Post by Simon H » 23 Oct 2002 09:47

Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:I think the Blockbuster around will hate you and me for having him go thorugh all those old movies ;)
Christian


Oop's Christian, I just thought of another, I seem to recall there was a very tidy Krupp Prötze truck in "Battleground" the lamentable sequel to Cross of Iron - Richard Burton & Robert Mitchum!

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 23 Oct 2002 19:56

Gotta get that too!

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Post by Matt Horn » 21 Nov 2002 12:58

The Me109s and He111's in Battle of Britain, of course they were spanish built but looked the real McCoy.

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Post by Joshua Keppler » 02 Dec 2002 11:48

In the Romanian WW II movies there are a bunch of Horch vehicles and, of course, the classic motorcycles. If my memory still works, maybe even a Famo. There was even a stupid Romanian movie, made during communist ages, about the 23rd of August 1944 coup d'etat, when our country switched sides, in which appeared genuine TACAM Skoda tank destroyers. Of course, these were not German-made vehicles, but I mentioned them just in case it might, however, interest any of you. Just for the index.

Can anyone, please, tell me more about the "Tiger" tank in "Dirty dozen" that was used to blow off the bank safe door? What type of tank was it?

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Post by Maresal-06 » 02 Dec 2002 17:00

Wasn't this Romanian movie «Noi cei din linia Intai»?

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Post by Joshua Keppler » 03 Dec 2002 18:02

I had in mind the movie "Stejar, extrema urgenta" ("Oak, extreme emergency", code expression used by the Romanian Army, when it switched sides on 23rd of August - I am mentioning this for the other users who might read the post), starring Ion Caramitru (as German tank commander) and Constantin Diplan (as the Romanian pro-Communist Army officer). Made in the 70s.

The tank destroyers that occurs in the film you mentioned ("Noi, cei din linia intii - "We, the guys from the first line") appears to be TACAM T-60.

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Post by jwong » 04 Dec 2002 14:27

Joshua Keppler wrote:In the Romanian WW II movies there are a bunch of Horch vehicles and, of course, the classic motorcycles. If my memory still works, maybe even a Famo. There was even a stupid Romanian movie, made during communist ages, about the 23rd of August 1944 coup d'etat, when our country switched sides, in which appeared genuine TACAM Skoda tank destroyers. Of course, these were not German-made vehicles, but I mentioned them just in case it might, however, interest any of you. Just for the index.

Can anyone, please, tell me more about the "Tiger" tank in "Dirty dozen" that was used to blow off the bank safe door? What type of tank was it?


12/4/02

I am sorry, but do you mean the movie KELLY'S HEROES ?

I believe that was a Russian T-34 tank converted into a Tiger tank, just like you see in the movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

You probably can find information on the Internet search engine about this movie.

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Post by Joshua Keppler » 04 Dec 2002 14:52

Thanks. I am not sure whether it/s "Kelly", or "DD", maybe I am confused. If the scene when they use a Tiger in order to blow off a bank safe occurs in "Kelly-s heroes", its OK by me.

The confusion may come from the following aspect: during communist ages, there was a huge video tapes traffic. The movies were translated in illegality and the titles were mostly translated to look more comercial. Therefore, it is very possible that "KH" was translated as Dirty Dozen 2 (after the great succes of the original Dirty dozen)! Bloody communism...

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Post by Dan Reinbold » 12 Dec 2002 17:12

The English Patient (if my memory is correct) had a number of vehicles, one of which was a Marder III. The image went by so quickly that it was hard to tell, but I seem to remember a lot of debate on the feldgrau.com forum about this.

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