Panther Bodenturm

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Vincent S.
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Post by Vincent S. » 05 Apr 2006 15:23

Hello,

These are not misfires,or blancs

The yet non fired ammo was piled up next to the bunker(this was extra ammo,apart from the ammo allready in the bunker)
Then the fired ones where trown outside...
But they never made it to the last round, a think a molotov in the cupola.


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Post by jopaerya » 20 Apr 2006 17:49

Hello All

This looks like a Pz.Kpfw. IV turret ( 7,5 cm L/48 ) on the
top part of the O.T. Stahlunterstand on a railwaywagon ,
The photo is very blurry , but could this mean that also
the Pz.Kpfw. IV turret could be used on the O.T.Stahlunter-
stand ???

Photo = Small arms , artillery and special weapons from
T . Gander and P. Chamberlain .

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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 21 Apr 2006 09:46

Hello

Jos wrote:
This looks like a Pz.Kpfw. IV turret ( 7,5 cm L/48 ) on the
top part of the O.T. Stahlunterstand on a railwaywagon
This seems to me like ordinary PzIV turret but on a special designed railcar.
There were somediferences between versions the second one (on Jos photo) has a kind of 'schürzen'
-I saw different photos of this vehicle without 'schürzen' and it had angled walls of superstructure(something like sdkfz 251) For me it is ordinary railcar.
http://www.modelarskyobchod.cz/zbozi.ph ... ee1146865b
http://www.modelarskyobchod.cz/foto/fot ... ee1146865b

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 21 Apr 2006 09:57

Great to see you back , Andrzejku !!!

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Post by jopaerya » 21 Apr 2006 20:05

Hi @ndrew

Good news that you are back ,
I was missing your great post .
Here a photo of the BP 44 it looks
like that it had slope armour without
the extra plating
.

Photo = http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=
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409&sz=32&tbnid=fYAIY7tTw2MO8M:&tbnh=69&tbnw=121&hl=
nl&start=8&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpanzerzug%2Bbp44%26svnum
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Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 22 Apr 2006 09:00

Good to see You(all) too :D !

BTW BP42/44->another example of 'standarization' in WH :)
Nice photo of this rail tank hunter.

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Post by jopaerya » 19 Sep 2007 15:01

Hello All

Here a concrete reinforment for the O.T. Stahlunterstand mit Pantherkuppel in Rimini .
http://www.worldwar.it/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5174
Drawing of this structure you can see on page 2 of this Topic

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Post by Tommygunn » 19 Sep 2007 16:05

Nice find. I'll be off to look for this shortly.

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Post by jopaerya » 01 Nov 2007 19:38

Hello All

Here a photo of a knocked-out Pantherturm I

Photo = Ebay.de

Regards Jos
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Post by erik1939-1945 » 02 Nov 2007 10:24

Hello

i "reworked" the last image a little bit ...

Greetings

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http://www.atlantikwall-research-norway.de/
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Post by jopaerya » 03 Nov 2007 10:40

Nice work Erik

How do you do that ???? Photoshopping ?

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Post by Mattias Rönnblom » 04 Nov 2007 20:04

Did the Pantherturms have the Naehverteidigungswaffe?

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Post by jopaerya » 04 Nov 2007 22:09

Hello Mattias

The Panther-Ostwallturm had a coax M.G.34 and a Nahverteidigungswaffe
for close defence placed on the right corner of the turret roof , this weapon
could rotate 360 degree's and could fire smoke candles , grenades and
signal flare's .

Drawing = Internet , I don't know were

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Post by Mattias Rönnblom » 07 Nov 2007 22:24

Interesting. Thanks. Do you know if the Panther turrets in the Gothic lines had such devices?

(I've just ordered Mr Jentz book on the Panther turrets).

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Post by jopaerya » 16 Dec 2007 14:24

Hello

Here a OT-Stahlunterstand with Pantherturm , the turret is a early version
it's looks that this OT-Stahlunterstand was fortified with a extra layer of
concrete as you can see on the wooden planking .
The visitor is Benito Mussolini during one of his visit along the front .

Photo = Bundesarchive

Regards Jos
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