Michael Wittmann 's sidearm

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Michael Wittmann 's sidearm

Postby HKC01 » 13 Jul 2006 17:09

Good day,I 'd like to know what sidearm did Michael Wittmann equip duriing combat?
Someone said it was Mauser HSc, but the dragon figure showed it was P08.

Can anyone give me an answer?

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Postby MarioL » 13 Jul 2006 17:33

In "After the battle" Nr. 48 is a photo of a pistol that was found in his jacket after his death.
Don´t know the type.

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Postby Juha Hujanen » 14 Jul 2006 15:39

I belive it was 6.35 calibre.There was plenty of that kind pocket guns around.

Cheers/Juha

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Postby Tom Houlihan » 14 Jul 2006 15:47

While Dragon is usually fairly accurate, I wouldn't use them as a reference all the time. They probably just "issued" that weapon to their figure since it's common.

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Postby MarioL » 22 Jul 2006 18:28

Wittmann´s pistol

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Postby Richard_ » 23 Jul 2006 12:20

Off the german sidearms P08, P38 and PPk that loocks most like a Walter PPK
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Postby Wotan2 » 23 Jul 2006 13:08

By the way: Did they found his SWORDS too?

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Postby HKC01 » 25 Jul 2006 06:40

It is nice to receive the detailed reply from all of you. Thanks for your effort. However, I am more interested in his sidearm equipped in the holster. As shown on this picture, Wittmann did equip with holster.



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Postby Rogerbutthead » 25 Jul 2006 07:34

This thread states it was a Mannlicher/Walther 6.35mm pistol - these "pocket" pistols also were carried in holsters.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... 303&page=2

I do not know where he got his information, but he met MW's widow? If that burned Walther Model 2 (pictured) came from his grave, the remains of his holster must just be ashes.

That would seem to answer your question. I have looked at numerous pics of MW, and I notice no pictures with a clear view of his sidearm.

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Re: Michael Wittmann 's sidearm

Postby Joshua Smith » 11 Jul 2011 02:43

Michael Wittmann prefered to carry his pistol in the inside of this leather jacket (ex Kriegsmarine issue ) The tank hatch openings are rather tight, if you need to get out in a hurry, you hardly want to get caught up by your pistol holster.

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Re: Michael Wittmann 's sidearm

Postby eindhoven » 06 Oct 2016 20:35

I know it's an old thread.

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