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► Photothread: Polish Vehicles in German Service

Post by Franzl Rider » 05 Sep 2009 10:09

Although there are large threads for French, Russian, British and Italian beutevehicles, I cannot find one for Polish armor. Perhaps because there were to small numbers in Polish service and consequently also in German service?
There are not many pictures of Polish armor in German service, so perhaps we can share the ones we have found.

Or is there no interest in the subject? The Germans were interested... they used whatever they could find the strenghten their forces. They even put up a site to overhaul the captured 7tp tanks and TK tankettes. They were used by Wehrmacht till several months after ending the Polish campaign, by Police troops in the Russian campaign and security forces throughout the war.

So bring in pictures and information you want to share!


Here some books who have info on the subject:
Jentz & Regenberg, Panzer Tracts, No. 19-1, Beute-Panzerkampfwagen [Czech, Polish and French tanks captured from 1939 to 1940], 2007, ISBN 0-9771643-7-3

Regenberg, Podzun-Pallas Verlag, Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945, ISBN 3-7909-0593-3

Spielberger, Militärfahrzeuge Band 12, Beute-Kraftfahrzeuge und -Panzer der deutschen Wehrmacht, ISBN 3-613-01255-3

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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 05 Sep 2009 10:15

Poland, Warschau 6th Oktober 1940; leichte Panzerkompanie Ost on parade to commemorate 1-years victory on Poland. Five PzKpfw 7TP(p) can be seen. (source: ebay).
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 05 Sep 2009 10:17

Same parade with TK/TKS tankettes, with German MG34. The crews are regular Wehrmacht armorpersonnel as they wear panzeroveralls. From ebay
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 05 Sep 2009 10:22

A captured polish 7tp was taken back by PzReg1 of PzDiv1 to Erfurt and was shown in parade. From ebay.
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 25 Sep 2009 11:05

Captured 7TP
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 25 Sep 2009 11:07

7TP
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 25 Sep 2009 11:10

WZ-34
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Phil Bishop » 25 Sep 2009 20:27

Captured 7TP on Russian front
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 28 Sep 2009 11:33

OK!Here TKS with balkenkreuz
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Rnox » 28 Sep 2009 12:22

Germans like to take photo of all polish vehicles that they've captured.
But the thread is on "captured polish vehicles in german service".
We can consider than captured polish vehicles are in german service when
-have balkenkreuz painted or
-carry nazi flag or
-carry swatika
-have german inscription like WH or OKW....or unit like (eagle of ordnungpolizei)
-have german licence plate like WH, SS, WM, WL, OT....
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 29 Sep 2009 11:25

TKS
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 30 Sep 2009 12:20

TKS
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 04 Oct 2009 13:48

Very nice Carius. Here TKS in Luftwaffe service on exercise. From ebay.
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by carius » 09 Nov 2009 08:30

7TP
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Re: Captured polish armor in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 14 Nov 2009 08:52

Hello Carius,
Here is a picture taken during same action but from a different position. Vehicles are Pzkpfw 7TP of Polizei-Regiment Mitte in USSR.
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