A "Tiger" mystery solved

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Kessler
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A "Tiger" mystery solved

Post by Kessler » 02 Mar 2003 13:18

I purchased an excellent video "Junkers JU 87, The Notorious Stuka" (Castle Vision) some 5 years ago. The video features a brief glimpse
of a ferocious panzer attack on the eastern front by a couple of tanks which bore a striking resemblance to Tiger I. There was something odd about the dimensions though. Certainly they were not the T34/85 Tiger conversions from Kelly´s Heroes or Saving Private Ryan.

Now I at last found out that the tanks were a couple of the comparatively rare T44s masked as Tigers for the Soviet film industry.

Find out more from

http://www.battlefield.ru/t44.html
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Post by Aufklarung » 02 Mar 2003 15:06

Kessler
Thanx for that very interesting link and post.One can certainly see T34 and T54/55 in that tank. But not "Kelly Heroes". Great flic, BTW. :lol:
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A :)

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 05 Mar 2003 02:59

thnaks for the picture Kessler i find it quite funny i would not know the name of the tank but i would know that the tank is not a tiger

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Film about Kursk

Post by lisset » 10 Mar 2003 17:04

Soviet film industry made a film about Kursk...it mayt well have been from this film...occasionally clips of them moving slowly under fire is seen on various post war documentry shows.

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Post by Eightball » 10 Mar 2003 17:09

Hmm, the T34/85 Conversion you speak of in SPR, is that the one they use the sticky bomb on? The one were the driver pops his head out and gets shot?

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Private Ryan ?

Post by lisset » 10 Mar 2003 17:12

The Soviet tanks not perhaps as well finished as those used in S.P.R. was it S.P.R. you meant ?
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Post by gabriel pagliarani » 10 Mar 2003 19:50

Easy to check! T-44 was equipped with torsion bars fixed between 1st and 2nd row of free-wheels: consequently there is a wider gap between 1st and 2nd row of free-wheels.

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