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Real Hetzer

Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 12 Aug 2003 01:17

Here are some Assorted Vehicles from some re-enactments i have been to

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 12 Aug 2003 01:18

Patton museums jagdpanzer (Hetzer) that we get to use
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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 12 Aug 2003 01:19

and here is me i am on the right
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Post by Eightball » 12 Aug 2003 10:12

Nice photos. There is one thing that I cannot understand by reenacting. What exactly is it you do? You've got tanks, and guns... but you can't exactly use live ammo. So what do you do with it all?

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 12 Aug 2003 10:37

The Evil Commisar might think that Hetzer photo to be "pornography" :lol:

He really likes Hetzers, and I don't want to know why.
Nice photos. There is one thing that I cannot understand by reenacting. What exactly is it you do? You've got tanks, and guns... but you can't exactly use live ammo. So what do you do with it all?

Cheers.

Gee whiz 8ball, didn't you play "guns" when you were little ? :)


Yall have a good night !

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 12 Aug 2003 13:08

we shoot blank ammo, there are rules and regs to each re-enactment. if some one shoot you you have to "take a hit"
enjoy the Hetzer

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Post by Tim Smith » 12 Aug 2003 14:36

Perhaps re-enactors don't use live ammo at their annual battle exercises because then there'd be no-one to shoot next year? :D

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 12 Aug 2003 21:02

Tim Smith wrote:Perhaps re-enactors don't use live ammo at their annual battle exercises because then there'd be no-one to shoot next year? :D

bingo :lol:

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Post by David C. Clarke » 13 Aug 2003 01:55

Christopher wrote:
The Evil Commisar might think that Hetzer photo to be "pornography"

He really likes Hetzers, and I don't want to know why.
Hetzers, oooh, I do like Hetzers. I love Hetzers. If you follow this link you'll find a Thread with a number of links to Hetzer restoration projects.
(For the non-believers, there are also links to film clips of restored and running Panthers and things like that)

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2097

I love Hetzers, I don't know why, it's like an addiction and I just can't stop...........help me........please help me...................before the Boss finds out.......

Cheers,
~D, the EviL

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 13 Aug 2003 02:53

i have ridden on,in i have been in and sleep under that hetzer. Jealous? :P

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Post by necro99 » 13 Aug 2003 03:13

EXTREMLY! >.<
Real nice pics, must have been fun! Could you tell us what happened?

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Post by David C. Clarke » 13 Aug 2003 03:19

i have ridden on,in i have been in and sleep under that hetzer. Jealous?
GRRH! Hitlerite panzergrenadiers have all the fun. :x :x :x

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~D, the EviL :)

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 13 Aug 2003 03:21

David C. Clarke wrote:Christopher wrote:
The Evil Commisar might think that Hetzer photo to be "pornography"
I love Hetzers, I don't know why, it's like an addiction and I just can't stop...........help me........please help me...................before the Boss finds out.......

Cheers,
~D, the EviL
Figured you would appreciate it. :)

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Post by David C. Clarke » 13 Aug 2003 03:35

I love it Chris!

In 1945, the Soviets had established bridgeheads over the Oder in preparation for their Berlin offensive. One of the bridgeheads surrounded Klessin "castle" (actually more of a manor house with huge stone walls) on the Western Bank of the Oder overlooking the river. A tiny German force was holding the manor and a small strip of land around it. Counterattacks by the German army failed and the Soviet grip tightened around the small force. Then the Soviets began to build a bridge over the Oder underneath the heights the manor house sat on. Several Hetzers from Kurmark Panzer Division attacked to try and force their way through to the manor.
One made it through the gauntlet of fire.
The Germans demolished part of the entrance to Klessin castle and the little Hetzer drove slowly into the building and into the living room. The living room had a huge window overlooking the Oder and the Hetzer gunner sighted in on the bridge. After a couple shots, the Hetzer placed a 75mm shell on the center span, demolishing it and dropping the bridge into the river. The Soviets fired back, but the strong stone walls of the castle prevented them from hitting the tiny Jagdpanzer, which withdrew from the window after firing more rounds into the bridge and demolishing it.

You gotta love the Hetzer. Small, reliable, difficult to use without a really good crew, but deadly in the right hands.

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David

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Post by Dunkirchen1940 » 13 Aug 2003 15:38

You gotta love the Hetzer. Small, reliable, difficult to use without a really good crew, but deadly in the right hands.
Very true!

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