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► Photothread: Mock-up Tanks

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 06 Dec 2006 17:10

Hello friends !! :D
Some interesting photos of T34 mock up .
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Post by Ace31 » 06 Dec 2006 17:27

Nice pics Francy !

Were them used for training purpose for anti-tanks units ?

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Post by Christoph Awender » 06 Dec 2006 17:32

Ace31 wrote:Nice pics Francy !

Were them used for training purpose for anti-tanks units ?
Not AT-units but Infantry and Panzergrenadier units which had to deal with them without proper AT-guns.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 06 Dec 2006 17:47

Thank you dear Ace :) :wink:

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Post by Ace31 » 07 Dec 2006 01:49

Christoph Awender wrote: Not AT-units but Infantry and Panzergrenadier units which had to deal with them without proper AT-guns.
\Christoph
Well... quite hard work indeed... thanks for your explanation :wink:

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 11 Jan 2007 14:12

Hello!! :)
American soldiers with abandoned T34 mock-up .
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Re: Mock up

Post by Armor Man » 14 Jan 2007 04:23

FRANCY RITTER wrote:Hello friends !! :D
Some interesting photos of T34 mock up .
from exp. ebay auction
The pictures you have were used to train infantrymen how to fight tanks with hand-held weapons such as tear gas, mud (blinding the vision ports) and even bayonets (stuck in the turret ring, so the turret could not turn).

I have a photo somewhere in my files of a much cruder copy of the T-34, and according to the caption for the photo, the wooden tank was to confuse air photos as to the strength of the troops in the area. I cannot say if that was the true reason.

I have another photo, seemingly from the same area, where they practiced using "Golaith" to destroy a T-34. In that case the tank was real, but I am sure it was for training purposes, probably they were making a training film to demonstrate that method of destroying a tank.

Hope this is of help.
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 15 Jan 2007 17:23

Thank you John.... :wink: :)

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Post by Strosstruppen » 26 Jan 2007 07:41

I think the Germans made something like those too, recreations of the Panzerkampfwagen IVs, they were made outta wood and
Rommel used 'em in the Afrika Campaign to fool the enemys, Nice mock tanks!

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Post by zubdakabuz » 26 Jan 2007 13:13

Strosstruppen wrote:I think the Germans made something like those too, recreations of the Panzerkampfwagen IVs, they were made outta wood and
Rommel used 'em in the Afrika Campaign to fool the enemys, Nice mock tanks!
Here they are ;)
The first is a dynamic mock-up (it actually wasn't a replica of any particular Panzer, just resembled to a generic armored vehicle) mounted on a Kubelwagen, while the second is a static Pz. III clone.

Since I'm partucularly interested in the suject of dummy tanks, I have quite an archive of pics... have a look at these past posts:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... highlight=

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... highlight=

Regards and thanks to all

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Post by Larrister » 27 Jan 2007 13:34

Hi,

Nice thread. Here's a series of mock tanks made so that they could be towed on snow. I have been told that they were used for target practice

The first photo shows troops pushing and pulling the mock tanks to where they would be hooked up to a cable.
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Post by Larrister » 27 Jan 2007 13:37

Next photo shows them being connected to a cable. Note the truck at right.
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Post by Larrister » 27 Jan 2007 13:40

The truck's (Henschel Type 33) rear wheels drove a winch system that in turn towed the mock tanks across the snow.
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 29 Jan 2007 09:03

Thanks to all ..very interesting photos :o ..and welcome back dear Larry!! :wink:


Panzer mock up on a car ....
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 04 Dec 2007 11:52

Hello friends!! :)
Another T34 mock-up..
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