German marking signs in Poland 1939.

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by Akira Takiguchi » 06 Dec 2015 06:50

Wunderschön! Never seen it. The cross seems have a thin black core, right?

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 20 Dec 2015 15:10

Hello to all :D; something more (Akira here you can see better that cross)......................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-10,676891.html

Any idea about the unit? Cheers. Raul M 8-).

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by Akira Takiguchi » 23 Dec 2015 07:04

At first I thought it could be 1.Panzer-Division (PR1 or PR2), but seeing the attached photo with the same yellow identification strip with WH-170013 (which implies Wien), it could be 2.Panzer-Divison (PR3 or PR4).
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 24 Dec 2015 12:46

Hello Akira :D; may be it designates the leader tanks at Coy/Pl level? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by Akira Takiguchi » 25 Dec 2015 01:46

>it designates the leader tanks at Coy/Pl level?

I guess so. PR3 is known to have used geometric shapes later in the war, while (as far as I know) PR1, PR2, PR4 did not use it. My current guess: PR3.

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 11 Jan 2016 19:46

Hello to all :D; thank you very much Akira :wink:. Now something more......................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-14,721701.html

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by GregSingh » 26 Mar 2016 07:56

tigre's photo from 06 Jan 2014 was taken in Limanowa in September 1939. Area of operation of 4.leichte Div.
One more proof that tanks of this unit had non-solid white cross in Polish Campaign.
Limanowa.jpg
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 26 Mar 2016 10:48

Thank you very much GregSingh for this clear confirmation :wink:. So at least one tank unit carries that type of cross. Cheers. Raúl M :D.

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 20 Jul 2016 18:43

Hello to all :D; a little more...........................

Standard white cross and art!.

Source: http: //odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-11,687400.html#687400

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 29 Jul 2016 02:10

Hello to all :D; a little more.............................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Something I've found in the web: here is shown the marking and numbering system, let me point out the white cross and numbers in the turret of PR 1 (1. Pz) and the two number code in the turret of the 5. Pz............

Source: http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook ... 014_02.jpg

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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by Hauptmann Holston » 29 Jul 2016 03:05

Unusual markings:

I would say the square and triangle are platoon comanders. Not unlike the funklenk or other specialized panzer troopen.

The attachment of markings in Poland is interesting. I didn't know that Pz. Lehr Abteilung was attached to the 3rd Pz Div in that campaign.
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 05 Aug 2016 21:10

Hello to all :D; a little more.............................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Source: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f7O3gWPfFu8/ ... 2%2529.JPG

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 08 Dec 2016 13:49

Hello to all :D; a little more.............................

Marking in the German tanks - Poland 1939.

Contrast, before and after.

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-11 ... tml#687400

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by luckystrike78 » 27 Jan 2018 11:01

Has anyone an idea to which unit this Pz I belongs? I have never seen a "B08" and I thought i know all of the German tank units in 1939. In the background there seems to be a "A...".
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Re: German marking signs in Poland 1939.

Post by tigre » 26 Aug 2018 03:05

Hello to all :D; a little more.............................

Pz Kw II in action in Poland 1939 !

Source: https://www.ebay.de/itm/P410-Foto-Wehrm ... 7675.l2557

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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