Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

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Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 24 Mar 2005 14:30

HI!!
Which are the units that have used this strange vehicle during the battle of Berlin?
Thanks
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Post by bryson109 » 24 Mar 2005 14:49

All B IVs with RPzB 54 were issued to the 1st tank destoyer battalion, and saw action in Berlin.

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Post by RB » 24 Mar 2005 16:33

They belonged to the Panzerjäger-Versuchs Abteilung 1 which was attached to 11. SS Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland" during the defence of Berlin.

For further information:
http://www.linux-penguin.org/achtungpan ... /wanze.htm


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Re: Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

Post by Luftflotte2 » 27 Apr 2011 00:16

B IVc model. Dimensions were 4.10m length, 1.83, width and 1.25m height, it had a 6-cyl. Borwgard engine of 3.75l which had a performance of 78hp which gave the vehicle a maximum speed of 40km/h. Armor thickness had been increased to 20mm at front and sides which increased the total weight to roughly 5t; 305 were produced.

A few of these in an improvisation were modified as Panzerjäger ("tank hunters"); they were armed with a sixfold RPzB.54 arrangement offset to the left side of the vehicle (the driver compartment was offset to the right in all Borgward IV vehicles); the launcher was rotatable and offered a protective shield. It was intended to engage enemy armor at short distance in a shotgun-like manner with the six Panzerschreck tubes. A few of these saw actual combat in the defence of Berlin in the closing days of the war.
FOR THE PICS FROM FRANCY
The small picture above shows an abandoned Borgward before the background of the Brandenburg Gate landmark in Berlin's center. The second picture apparently shows Russian soldiers (notice uniform and PPSh-41) with a captured tank-hunter Borgward (pictures via R.Waugh).

from http://www.oocities.org/augusta/8172/panzerfaust3.htm


I would also like to add two photos from ebay.de
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-1-Borgward-B-IV ... 35b13d2c53
http://cgi.ebay.de/Foto-2-Borgward-B-IV ... _565wt_932
One appears to be a BIV used as a command vehicle.
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Re: Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

Post by fliegerhorst » 06 May 2011 21:15

The above photo is not a command vehicle. Does anyone know who won these ?? im sure it would be someone related to the forum

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Re: Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

Post by Rnox » 07 May 2011 09:10

pic 1 price 1121,08 EUR Borgward B IV Sprengpanzer mit 6 Panzerschreck buyer sudek13 seller antikfuchs1
pic 2 price 550,00 EUR Borgward B IV Sprengpanzer mit 6 Panzerschreck buyer sudek13 seller antikfuchs1
sudek13 = http://ground.warfarethroughthelens.org/

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Re: Panzerjäger Borgward B IVc Ausf m RPzB 54

Post by Luftflotte2 » 07 May 2011 16:11

Rnox wrote:pic 1 price 1121,08 EUR Borgward B IV Sprengpanzer mit 6 Panzerschreck buyer sudek13 seller antikfuchs1
pic 2 price 550,00 EUR Borgward B IV Sprengpanzer mit 6 Panzerschreck buyer sudek13 seller antikfuchs1
sudek13 = http://ground.warfarethroughthelens.org/
Nice collection there 8O
Only problem is that the website takes a long time to load. :?

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