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    Exclamation Destroyed tanks

    HI!

    I open this new thread for posting old pictures from WW II with destroyed tanks, trucks and other.

    I begin with destroyed KV-2.

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    Next time put photo threads in the photo forum.

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    How was this one destroyed?


    BTW welcome to the site

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    Probably direct bomb hit from a Ju-87.

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    I think I've read about this pircute before. The Germans immobilized this KV-2 with numerous hits from 37 and 50 mm tank guns (IIRC it was summer 1941). Finally they actually disabled it to the point where the turret could no longer traverse and the tank and its turrent were completely immobile. They then wheeld in a 150mm artillery piece and fired at the side of the turret with HE at nearly point blank range. It blew the turrent completely off with kinetic energy and the HE blast made it hard to even tell what the vehicle had been. This was the German's first experience with KV-2 and it shocked the German high command much like the T-34. Some of the more knowledgeable Russians on the fourm will point out my errors as I am sure I have made several, but that is my recollection of reading about this. I am sorry to say I don't remember the source. Never seen this picture before. Many thanks for posting it. I hope it is from the incident I recall reading about.

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    The Germans feared the KV series early on, they really did. The T-34 and KV tanks were very tough to deal with if you were in PIIs, Short Barreled PIIIs and Panzer 38(t)s.

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    T-34, Don't know what exactly happened.







    Captured KV2

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    Can't post other photos because they have dead bodies in and around the tanks.

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    http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Qu...ks/kv1/kv1.htm

    There's some pictures inside of destroyed KV tanks and the stories behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code 51 50 View Post
    T-34, Don't know what exactly happened.


    I believe this one shows a BT-7, interesting pictures none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    I believe this one shows a BT-7, interesting pictures none the less.
    Your right, I should of looked at the turret, the road wheels look similar.

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    Wel T-34 has one wheel per side more

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    very nice pics and thread, please keep photos coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code 51 50 View Post
    T-34, Don't know what exactly happened.



    Can't post other photos because they have dead bodies in and around the tanks.
    This T34/76 1943 is unique because it's turret was stamped with a shipbuilding press.


    Go to http://www.battlefield.ru/index.php?...204&Itemid=105

    They have section for German and Soviet destroyed tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code 51 50 View Post
    T-34, Don't know what exactly happened.


    I saw description, that these tanks were bombed. One T-34 was turned over because of blast or because it felt into bomb hole.
    You can see holes in the ground on that photo.

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    Destroyed T-34 and IS-2




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