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What is this ??

Post by jopaerya » 17 Aug 2010 19:16

Hello All

Any one has a idea what this is/was ?? , I allready had the one from the B.P.K. with Hitler during a weapondisplay
in 1943 , the other one is from Ebay is from a Waffen Prüf Westende what looks like a shootingrange .

Could be for mobile ammo car or as - armoured observationpost ????

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Re: What is this ??

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 17 Aug 2010 21:35

Hello Jos,

the same questions bother me too, unfortunetly I'm not able to answer them yet.
I can offer just 2 more photos:

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Re: What is this ??

Post by OpanaPointer » 17 Aug 2010 22:00

Mobile shelter? Looks like the crews are taking cover in the upper photos.
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Re: What is this ??

Post by Simon Orchard » 17 Aug 2010 22:58

It's the first portaloo. In the second photo you can clearly see the führer is quite desperate to go. Speer seems none to happy that Hitler's pushed in front of the queue.

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Re: What is this ??

Post by jopaerya » 18 Aug 2010 06:03

Thanks @ndrew

For the picture's , the option that OpanaPointer is also a good one .
The option from Simon Orchard is the best one :lol: :lol: yet .

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Re: What is this ??

Post by OpanaPointer » 18 Aug 2010 12:39

jopaerya wrote:Thanks @ndrew

For the picture's , the option that OpanaPointer is also a good one .
The option from Simon Orchard is the best one :lol: :lol: yet .

Regards Jos
It appears to be an expansion on the principle of the caisson, the auxiliary equipment carried in the box until needed, and then the carrier used as a splinter shelter for the crew when a position comes under fire. The one that's "dug in" was probably not fit for travel any more, or the unit was in a siege situation.

All my best guess, based on personal experience in later wars.
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Re: What is this ??

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 18 Aug 2010 13:39

For the picture's , the option that OpanaPointer is also a good one .
The option from Simon Orchard is the best one :lol: :lol: yet .
Agree! Simon's option sounds very well-just look at photo :milwink:

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Re: What is this ??

Post by OpanaPointer » 18 Aug 2010 13:57

I wish I could find a pix from the "Adolf Hitler Cigarette Book". He's trying to project the "just folks" image, so we see him at a "rest break" somewhere in the forest. He's obvious taking a leak against a tree.
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Re: What is this ??

Post by Clive Mortimore » 24 Aug 2010 08:52

Simon Orchard wrote:It's the first portaloo. In the second photo you can clearly see the führer is quite desperate to go. Speer seems none to happy that Hitler's pushed in front of the queue.

It seems as he might have a slight waterworks problem as he has pushed in front again :D
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Re: What is this ??

Post by jopaerya » 19 Jun 2014 08:58

Here a other picture from Ebay , what I think is the same place as the second picture with Hitler .

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Re: What is this ??

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 19 Jun 2014 11:00

Correct Jos - last photo was taken n. Rastenburg during official presentation of new weapons.

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Re: What is this ??

Post by jopaerya » 20 Sep 2014 19:57

A very blurry picture from Ebay .

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