Monday, April 20, 2009

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Well, another "blog-break" since also this week will be spent dealing with a heap of practical matters, meaning that...

yes...

even the DAILY PANZER is taking a break!!!..

but, I promise you things will be back to normal from:

May 1'st

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Friday, April 17, 2009

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A final view of this Jagdpanther - a late production JP, identifiable by the large bolted-on "collar" around the gun mount.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Another view of the same Jagdpanther posted yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Jagdpanther

An american GI poses proudly next to a destroyed Jagdpanther, winter 1944-45.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Pzkpfw III, Ausf F

This is most likely some maneuvres after The Battle of France, 1940.
The Ausf F was the first version to feature the large stovage bin fitted to the rear end of the turret.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

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A tough time for this Jagdpanther, spending fifty years on a firing range in Britain. It has since been bought by a private collector and restored to running condition.

It was part of a small batch of Panthers and Jagdpanthers assembled in Britain after WWII from original parts collected at German factories. After extensive testing, they were either scrapped or dispersed to British Army firing ranges.

What's up at YouTube: Jagpanther running in 2005
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Friday, April 10, 2009

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Sdkfz 263 Fu (8-rad) - Click for larger version of the photo

A nice "action shot" probably from the early stages of the invasion of Soviet Russia.
Note the tactical markings painted on the front - The German Wehrmacht used a very elaborate system where symbols could be combined to mark the vehicle at its exact position within an organisation.
That would place this 263 with an armoured car unit (simplified drawing of armoured car in profile) it's a signals unit (rectangle around the car) it's serving with the 2'nd battalion (white pointed flag with the letter 2 on the far right), and attached to the Divisional staff (large pointed flag on the far left)
Above the tactical sign is a "Y", the divisional sign of the 7'th Panzer Division

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

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Bergehetzer

Rare tracks today, this was the recovery version of the Hetzer, designed to pull disabled Hetzers and other small AFV's off the battlefield.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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Panzerjager 38 (t) Hetzer

Partly completed Hetzers outside a factory in Czechoslovakia 1944-45. Note the unique hard-edged camouflage scheme of tan, grey green and red brown, applied to Hetzers at the factory.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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And congratulations to our former prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen for landing himself a top job at Skynet.

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Panzer Sturmgeschutz III, Ausf F
Wintry settings for this Stug. Note how the white winter camouflage (whitewash was used, not paint) has been applied to the spare wheel and tracks as well.
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Monday, April 06, 2009

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Well, I'm continuing the "bloggocation" while I try to sort out the practical matters of my existence, so no postings this week either,

BUT

- you'll get the daily panzer!

(retro babes take a break too)

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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf E
Note the tactical sign of a mobile (towed) artillery unit painted on the cars in this column of vehicles.
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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Well, I'm taking a small bloggo-cation for the rest of this week.

I've got a lot of practical mattes to attend to since I've lost my job at the mail center due to staff cuts and there's some delays and f... ups regarding the restoration of my apartment (after a fire in November 2008) This began when my landlord's attorney sent me a letter last month informing me that my arrangement with the landlord "had ceased to exist" (...)

Of course the prospect of ending up both home- and jobless are insignificant matters, because:

spring is here!

(applause)

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Retro babe"...forget about clothes - spring is here!.."
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Panzer Sturmgeschutz III, Ausf G
Abandoned on the Italian front. The double S runes of the SS painted on the mantlet identifies this Stug as serving with the 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsführer-SS
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