Original German vehicles in Movies

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Leutnant von Witzland
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Post by Leutnant von Witzland » 15 Jun 2003 12:36

please post some photos if possibile.

thanks a lot

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 15 Jun 2003 17:49

ok here you go

edit: sorry i cannot get the pics to works i dont know how.


also check this page out
http://www.lssah.com/jb%20pics%2003.htm

all these photos were taken at re-enacments

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Post by Leutnant von Witzland » 17 Jun 2003 16:20

wow..... thats amazing.
this is a dream of mine,riding in a sdkfz, in a german wehrmacht uniform.
but this dream maybe never comes true.

thanks again......

von Witzland

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 17 Jun 2003 22:06

well next time your in the US pm me. there is a HUGE re-enactment at the end of september called the TSG national its a east front battle so there will sdkfz, Sturmgschulz IIIs Panzer IIIs and IVs, maybe a V
T-34s i wull take lots of pics

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Post by Leutnant von Witzland » 19 Jun 2003 01:42

okay, but i`m not shure if i can make it.Well, september is to early for me,i guess.I thought i could visite the states at june 2003 for the MAAM's WWII Weekend June 6,7 & 8th, but i run out of money,was unemployed this time. Now the situation has changed,i found a job as a gardener.When i earn enough money, so i will take a trip to the states for 1 or 2 months, so i had enough time for pleasure and entertainment.
I think i can make it around spring 2004 earlyest, if i not run out of luck again, let you know when i`m ready. Thanks for the offer.

link is to maams ww2 weekend:

http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html

enjoy it.

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 19 Jun 2003 20:18

i think our unit is normally at that event.

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Saving Private Ryan

Post by Chris_Konig » 28 Jun 2003 15:03

In Saving Private Ryan , they had actual Higgins Landers and a Tiger Tank and a Hanomag (German Half Track).

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Re: Saving Private Ryan

Post by PanzerKing » 13 Jul 2003 23:20

Chris_Konig wrote:In Saving Private Ryan , they had actual Higgins Landers and a Tiger Tank and a Hanomag (German Half Track).


Actually, that's not a Tiger. That's a T-34 chassis with a Tiger body built up around it with sheet metal. It still gets the job done though.

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Post by Slash » 14 Jul 2003 09:49

[quote="Leibstandarte_reenactor"]well next time your in the US pm me. there is a HUGE re-enactment at the end of september called the TSG national its a east front battle so there will sdkfz, Sturmgschulz IIIs Panzer IIIs and IVs, maybe a V
T-34s i wull take lots of pics[/quote]

Could you give an URL? or post some pictures?

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 16 Jul 2003 03:33

sure i post some when i get back, the events not till end od september, but here is a link to my unit
http://www.lssah.com

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Movies.

Post by lisset » 17 Jul 2003 17:57

Its part of the attraction of going to the movies to look and see what efort has gone into aquiring vechiles , adapting and creating them .
The Battle of the Bulge must take the Prize for the all time Turkey of Turkies.
No effort made to do anything , a bad film best watched for its poor script and acting...which apart from Robert Shaw , who did the best he could with a bad script it was unforgetably bad!

Movie makers seem to be going for better standrds today ...the airport scene at Stalingrad is pretty good by any standards.

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Re: wheels of terror

Post by Lustmolch » 24 Jul 2003 13:36

ruma wrote: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...


I think they were SU 85 Soviet tank destroyers, based on the T 34 hull. No idea what they were supposed to be, StuGs possibly. There was also a Horch 15 with a bloody awful paint scheme later in the film.

Regarding other films, the Krauss-Maffei Sdkfz 7 seen in the Dirty Dozen might have been the same one used in A Bridge Too Far.

The Marder III Ausf M in Private Ryan (the one that gets firebombed) is apparently original and was displayed at Beltring a couple of years back. The other "Marder" was possibly ex Swedish Army and "dressed up" for the film (later used in the John Thaw series Monsignior Renard, I think).

As far as I am aware, there are no original Tiger tanks in the films i have seen. Kelly's Heroes and Private Ryan used T34s with fibreglass superstructures to make them look likt Tigers. Mind you, they did look quite good.

Band of Brothers featured a convincing Jagdpanther (built on a T54 chassis?) and StuG IIIs on FV 432 chassis.

The 1950s Czech movie Closely Observed Trains had what looked like genuine Hanomag Sdkfz 251 halftracks in it.

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about he movie of PATTON

Post by altato » 01 Aug 2003 21:44

I think thats is a great movie, but the vehicles werk! :roll:
I see american tanks with swastikas paint in the tanks, a modern tank maybe 1965 more or less.

well, is a great movie, simply need more realism, because the people who know about tanks and WWII then says that not a great movie. :wink:

Adios

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Post by OberHund » 08 Aug 2003 10:34

Interesting thread and I have a question

The film "Wheels of Terror" any relation to the book by Sven Hassel?

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Post by Guilherme.B.Dias » 08 Aug 2003 17:23

Just asking in Stalingrad 1993 was those soviet tanks real or just fake in the end when the germans fight off those tanks?

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