Panther dozer

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Panther dozer

Post by nacho » 13 May 2004 15:01

Used to clear debris on german bombed cities, I got no info about it but the except (May 1944) I think it could be a recycled tank and only exist one vehicle.
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Post by bryson109 » 13 May 2004 15:13

great pic thanks for sharing. It looks to be a Ausf. D with no gun of course. I had heard of the conversion, but had never seen a pic of one. A very rare pic indeed if ony one was built.

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Post by bryson109 » 13 May 2004 17:19

According to Actung! Panzer website this version was called a Ramschaufelpanzer Panther.

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Post by K-9 » 14 May 2004 08:06

I don't understand why they took off the gun. I don't think the gun would prevent the dozer blade do it's work.

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Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 20 Dec 2004 11:04

Perhaps the tank had been at a workshop for an overhaul when its services were needed?

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Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 20 Dec 2004 11:06

oops, accidently sent it twice :roll:
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Post by davethelight » 20 Dec 2004 13:18

Also, the gun might have been removed so that it could be put to use fighting some where else, rather than doing nothing in the Panther Dozer.
I would also think that the gun was removed to prevent it from getting damaged by falling debris and masonry from collapsing walls etc when the dozer was clearing rubble. They might have wished to keep the gun from gettig damaged if they had wanted to be able to use it again.

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Post by Christian W. » 20 Dec 2004 13:20

....or maybe the gun had been damaged. :?

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Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 20 Dec 2004 15:57

Is that a guy wearing a German uniform or not?

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Post by Christian W. » 20 Dec 2004 18:21

I think he is yust a civilin. :?

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Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 20 Dec 2004 23:16

I don't think he is and who is that guy standing to the right? I'm trying to figure out if this vehicle ws a German modification or a russian or american.

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Post by MadderCat » 21 Dec 2004 09:25

hi there

if I'm correct the modification seems to be a german one and used by the germans

another picture is lurking on my HD with more people, seems to be workers from a tank factory

You can find the posted picture in the Book "Gepanzerte Raritaeten auf Raedern und Ketten bis 1945" by Wolfgang Fleischer
from Waffen-Arsenal (german Book)

in Mai 1944 the factories were allowed to use PIII/IV hulls to be modified
as Panzer-Strassenraeumgeraet (tank street dozers oder simply dozer tanks)
and appearingly one PV Panther D was also used

my 2 cents

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Another picture of dozer Panther

Post by bearn » 25 Sep 2005 11:30

Another picture of dozer Panther. Source unknown.

files/pantherddozer_679.jpg

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Post by bryson109 » 25 Sep 2005 16:39

There is another photo posted on the Missing-lynx forum.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=47207&messageid=1127124817

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