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One of these tanks is not like the others.


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Pantserbeest #1 Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:17 AM

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Here's a picture that pops up regularly. Simply identifying it as UK - WW II - Churchill tank wouldn't do it justice. If you think you're looking at a bunch of Churchills then you should look again. Now try to identify the last tank in the picture. I will post the background story to the tank in the background if somebody gets it right.

 



steview162 #2 Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:39 AM

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That looks like a Panther A or G. Hopefully a captured one, because if it's got a german crew, those Churchies are in for a very rude surprise.

Pantserbeest #3 Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

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View Poststeview162, on 08 January 2016 - 10:39 AM, said:

That looks like a Panther A or G. Hopefully a captured one, because if it's got a german crew, those Churchies are in for a very rude surprise.

 

Correct, it's a Panzerkampfwagen Panther Ausf G. This tank originally belonged to Panzer Brigade 107 which fought in the Southeast of the Netherlands in Sept-Nov 1944. After the battle of Overloon this tank was found abandoned in a barn with no fuel by the British 6th Guards Tank Brigade who decided to put it to good use.After being repainted and named 'Cuckoo' the tank was used against its former owners until she broke down during Operation Veritable in February 1945.

 

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Edited by Pantserbeest, 08 January 2016 - 10:59 AM.





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