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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by AVV » 16 Feb 2011 15:02

Hello!
carius wrote:Nimrod
What does inscription mean? Is it in Hungarian?

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Luftflotte2 » 17 Mar 2011 00:56

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by carius » 20 Mar 2011 10:38

Toldi and CV

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Simperator » 01 Apr 2011 23:02

Hi everyone!

Two pics from Hungary 1944: SS-Jagdverbände, and in the background - a Nimrod AA Tank! :)
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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Simperator » 01 Apr 2011 23:07

Same occasion, in the streets of Budapest: Arrow Cross troops march past another (or the same?) Nimrod:
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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Luftflotte2 » 04 Apr 2011 01:34

A line of Csaba armoured cars.
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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by BDV » 04 Apr 2011 04:28

My grandfather served on a Csaba (as a driver). According to him, in one ambush their turret got blown off. was that common, or even possible?

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by AVV » 04 Apr 2011 07:28

Hello!
BDV wrote:According to him, in one ambush their turret got blown off. was that common, or even possible?
It depended on caliber of the shell that hit the vehicle - 122 mm. shells of IS-2 could blow off even Tiger's turrets.

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by carius » 27 Apr 2011 14:06

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by carius » 06 May 2011 06:54

Toldies column

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Sturm78 » 24 May 2011 10:40

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Kurfürst » 26 May 2011 10:25

AVV wrote:Hello!
carius wrote:Nimrod
What does inscription mean? Is it in Hungarian?

Best regards, Aleks
I can't make it out clearly though it seems Hungarian from the letters and the sign on them.

It's either "Mórgezel", which doesn't make much sense, or perhaps the name of a small settlement.

It's far mord likely though, given the skulls figure context that the crew(?) wrote "Mérgezel", which would literally transalte to "You are poisoning me". Whatever that means is beyond my comprehension, perhaps one of the crew member got a "we need to talk" type letter from his g/f.. :D

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by AVV » 26 May 2011 12:36

Hello!
Kurfürst wrote: can't make it out clearly though it seems Hungarian from the letters and the sign on them.
Thanks for the explanation! Nice versions. :)

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Kurfürst » 27 May 2011 11:38

Simperator wrote:Hi everyone!

Two pics from Hungary 1944: SS-Jagdverbände, and in the background - a Nimrod AA Tank! :)
The first picture (guys with Panzerfausts and Nimrod in the back) is really interesting for several reasons:

1, It is the courtyard of the Hungarian Museum of Military History (and also Military Archives). It used to be barracks, though I am not sure if that was still its function in 1944. The Nimrod you see in the background was IIRC unoperational and was used for demonstration purposes at the time of the SS commando operation, but they used it as some kind of deterrant aiming its gun at the entrence. When the Tigers appeared it very wisely raised its gun barrel to signal it does not wish to enter the ring. :D Thanks to that, it still exists, it survived the war by some miracle and was restored in the recent years. AFAIK it is now displayed in the exact same spot in the Museum's courtyard as on the picture!!

2, If you look in the background, upper left of the picture, you can see a very unique weapon of WW2 (white boxed with dark circles on them): the Hungarian LŐTAK anti tank mines. These were set up on the side of the roads leading up the Royal Castle Hill. IIRC the mines were relying on cumulative (HEAT) effect and would attacked the side of the tanks passing by. They were however removed from the roads after negotiations between the Hungarian garrison and the Germans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misznay%E2 ... din_effect


@Alex,

I was thinking and possible they have written "Mérgező" on the tank, though in this case they have a very ugly handwriting :D It would mean "Poisonous" - which would probably make the most sense, perhaps a warning to soldiers that some chemical or biohazard was present.

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Re: Hungarian Armor in WW2

Post by Luftflotte2 » 27 May 2011 14:09

Well done Kurfürst! :)

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