Original German vehicles in Movies

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by von thoma » 15 Aug 2014 05:19

Lant wrote:Hi. I recently collected screenshots from multiple movies. None of them has an "original" German vehicle, however ...
Hello Dann Falk:
Yes, was only another example for Lant's vehicles list.
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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by Dann Falk » 15 Aug 2014 16:21

Yes....my mistake, did not see the original post.

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by von thoma » 16 Aug 2014 21:56

An original PzKpfw V Panther used in " Theirs is the Glory" (1946), by Brian Desmond Hurst.
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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by von thoma » 28 Sep 2014 15:21

The rigged " Tiger I " and " Panther V " in "The Night of the Generals ".
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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by Eland90 » 05 Nov 2014 14:04

The very low budget English 1966 movie "It Happened Here" was completely authentic in its vehicles and equipment, having a running Jagdpanther, nebelwerfer, 37mm pak, SdKfz 251/1, as well as the 251/11 rocket launching version, plus numerous Kübelwagens and Schwimmwagens. Kevin Brownlow, one of the producers wrote a book about the problems they had making a very budget film while trying to maintain complete authenticity. The film also depicted in some part Bosnian and Indian Legion Waffen-Grenadier units.

Authenticity is relative here, as the movie was actually depicting the later days of the German occupation of Britain! Many of the units depicted were supposed to be fictitious British Waffen-SS formations, including the "Black Prince "Panzer Division. One of the classic scenes in the movie has a British Bobby on a Bicycle cycling down a lane a bit to pass by a Jagdpanther! No idea where the vehicles are today.

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by PatrickBateman » 29 Nov 2014 19:32

I have here some pictures of German vehicles from the TV serie "Band of Brothers". Enjoy.

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by B Hellqvist » 29 Nov 2014 20:04

Nice pics! Unfortunately, I'm not sure any of the vehicles is original German stuff, even if some of them might have original WW2 parts. The StuG is a converted British FV432. They did go the extra mile by chopping up a couple of vehicles and adding a sixth roadwheel in order to get the correct number. The "Marder" is a converted Swedish SAV m/43, but as both vehicles were based on Skoda tanks, it is hard to tell the difference. The Sdkfz 251s are probably converted Czech OT-810, which were basically the German vehicle with a roofed over fighting compartment, so also very hard to tell the difference. The "Jagdpanther" is a T-55 conversion, ant the "Tigers" are probably converted T-34s, previously seen in SPR. The "Sdkfz 222" is built on a Land Rover chassis. Anyway, it was nice to see that they had made an effort to make the vehicles look like the real deal, instead of the US M48 with a Balkencreuz slapped on the turret.

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by von thoma » 29 Nov 2014 21:14

I have here some pictures of German vehicles from the TV serie "Band of Brothers"
The fake Tiger tank is the same of "Saving Private Ryan" ( From a T-34 ).


More « Tiger I » are converted, in films such as " Hot Snow " (1972), and " Liberation " (1969).
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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by B Hellqvist » 21 Jul 2017 12:19

"Original" by stretching it a bit would be to say that the SU-85 in "Wheels of Terror"/"The Misfit Brigade" was a German tank, if a Beutepanzer counts.
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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by yantaylor » 24 Jan 2018 15:43

I recall seeing one of the worst German tanks, in a movie called "Attack", this vehicle which looked like it was made out of card board, crushed one the US soldiers in a street.

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Re: Original German vehicles in Movies

Post by Helmut0815 » 26 Feb 2018 22:12

yantaylor wrote:I recall seeing one of the worst German tanks, in a movie called "Attack", this vehicle which looked like it was made out of card board, crushed one the US soldiers in a street.
As far as I remember it was a Stuart light tank playing a heavy Tiger tank. Pathetic.


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