Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

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Graham Clayton
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Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by Graham Clayton » 04 May 2008 12:11

Fellow members,

I asked this question in the "Allies and Neutral Armies" section, so I thought that I would ask the same question in the "Panzers and Other Vehicles Section"

Were there any German tanks that were fitted with auxiliary fuel tank trailers? What were the capacity of the trailers, and in what circumstances where they used?
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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 04 May 2008 13:35

I haven't seen any photographs or documents which would indicate anything like that. I have some photographs of German tanks with fuel drums on them, but these are all taken away from the front line.

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by C.GILLONO » 04 May 2008 18:29

There are many photos of Barbarossa time frame with tanks towing simplistic 2-wheel trailers holding 2 fuel barrels. They probably not survived long the first bout of rasputitsa...
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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 04 May 2008 19:10

I must have missed those photographs entirely, then. Can you refer me to some books or websites with some examples of those photographs?

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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by punkyto » 05 May 2008 04:07

Hello friends!
some photos tauchpanzer III,IV towing a special trailer carrying two 200 liter barrels of fuel
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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 05 May 2008 06:48

Hello to all!! :D
Two Panzer 38 with fuel trailer..from ebay exp auction .
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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by Graham Clayton » 11 Mar 2011 03:55

C.GILLONO wrote:There are many photos of Barbarossa time frame with tanks towing simplistic 2-wheel trailers holding 2 fuel barrels. They probably not survived long the first bout of rasputitsa...
HTH
HTH,

The tanks were refuelled from the trailer just before entering combat, with the trailer removed from the front line.
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Re: Auxiliary fuel tank trailers?

Post by Simperator » 11 Apr 2011 20:37

Hi everyone,

Here are another pic of a Pz II b and an illustration:
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