Panzer Markings

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TonyG
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Panzer Markings

Post by TonyG » 25 Apr 2002 05:39

Does anyone know why this PzKpfw IV has two sets of numbers, seems unusual to me

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Post by Andy H » 26 Apr 2002 20:10

Hi Tony

It's not that unusual, I've seen plenty of examples of split numbering, strangely all on MKIV's ( 8O ).

Most though not all Panzer units used the 3 digit numbering system as youre aware. So in this instance the number 811 or 118 will represent 8th Company 1st Paltoon and No 1 Panzer within that platoon or 1st Company 1st Platoon and 8th Panzer within that platoon

:D From the Shire

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Post by TonyG » 27 Apr 2002 11:55

Thanks for the reply, makes sense :)

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Post by Richard van Kempen » 27 Apr 2002 14:20

couldn't it be that the turret was replaced due to damage?

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