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Pershing vs. Panther: A Duel in Cologne


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Community #1 Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:34 PM

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Our friends from Extra Credits present to us the most famous one-on-one tank battle in WWII!

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_danik_ #2 Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

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Nice article

SlyMeerkat #3 Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

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Nice read

MaxxyNL #4 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:10 PM

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Nice copy/pasta from the ASIA Portal. :trollface:

Amon_The_Legend #5 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

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Also a nice video if you have few minutes to spare

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=6gkyFNRw9NY



WarPig996 #6 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

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Tnx, guys, nice lunchtime read!

Simona2k #7 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

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Nice story

Nethraniel #8 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

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While it is a nice read (the guys from Extra Credits are entertaining at least), I thought it was proven, that this footage is not combat footage (which was extremely rare in WW2) but a Pershing-Promotion-Montage...

Max_Calibre #9 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Not a 'story'

was real life people died on both tanks fighting a war

tragic to see the tank crew's being blown to bits, the soldiers leg was falling off at the knee

 

they didn't get much out of WW!! except dying or coming home if lucky

 

good but sad Historical video go0d to see something actually real & historically correct

suppose that will lead to the new "GF" mystery (not much) Premium from GamesCon soon

 



Baleroon #10 Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:55 PM

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Defeat for PANTER ... :confused:

Edited by Baleroon, 20 August 2018 - 02:55 PM.


KA86 #11 Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:01 PM

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Article was nice (as a commercial for new Premium), but I always wander why destroying Panther with 3 shots on the side is more interesting than destroying M4 with one shot thru the front. They did not show that footage in that video (can find it is on YouTube), but at list they mention it in the article.

 

I guess american achievements are always more important.. 

 

By thy way, photographer's comment prove, that for US troops every german tank was a Tiger.



falcon_96 #12 Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:44 PM

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Nice read. I get it the tank is historical, but so much work to hype up a tier 7 medium? Marathon? Maybe?

And btw, thanks WG for working with the EC channel! The first "Extra History" video i ever watched was from the D-day series, and after it i was like "Holy **** that is awesome!" and then spent the rest of my day marathon watching every single EH series they made. I love their narration style.

jimboz84 #13 Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:48 PM

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Having watched the video the area is familiar to me.

 

I pulled up google maps and on the 3D option traced the positions and realised that I have stayed in the Excelsior Hotel Ernst which is where the panther was located and destroyed... at the other side of the road a few metres from the main entrance.

The panther was located at the junction of Trankgasse, Komodianstrasse, Andreaskloster and Marzellenstrasse.

 

I went to Cologne to watch the Spanish Riding School on it's European tour and turned out to be a cheaper trip (including ticket, dinner, hotel and flights) than going to watch them here in rip off Britain!

I was made very welcome in the hotel and the minibar contents are totally free!!!

 

*If you watch the video carefully you will notice that you see no hatches being opened when the panther is hit. The hatches are already open. The German crews always went into action that way as they know that they had only seconds to bail out when hit. it was part of their training.

 

James



__SLICK__ #14 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:07 PM

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TL : DR

 

We have a new Premium Tank coming out.


Edited by __SLICK__, 20 August 2018 - 05:07 PM.


stokerel #15 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

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Always sobering to learn about the human tragedies involved in making history, on all sides of a war. Even the history behind a silly tank game...Puts things into perspective, thinking that people our age were sent to fight wars and how lucky we are to be able to sit in front of a computer screen and moan about matchmaking and artillery players...

_Banana_Republic_ #16 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

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Panther didnt sidescrape...

Edited by _Banana_Republic_, 20 August 2018 - 05:36 PM.


Smegger213 #17 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:45 PM

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View Post_Banana_Republic_, on 20 August 2018 - 04:36 PM, said:

Panther didnt sidescrape...

 

Yep, Panther driver didnt know much about armour angling.

 

Sitting side on at end of street.

A sitting duck for the Pershing.

Even another Sherman could have penned the side of the Panther.



Yakito #18 Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:58 PM

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I didn't know you would show people dying (off camera, but it was obvious) in WoT.
I don't mind, as I've seen this video before, but I am still surprised.

j4ckb4u3r #19 Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

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View PostSmegger213, on 20 August 2018 - 05:45 PM, said:

 

Yep, Panther driver didnt know much about armour angling.

 

Sitting side on at end of street.

A sitting duck for the Pershing.

Even another Sherman could have penned the side of the Panther.

 

Very easy to tell in 2018 after playing a tank game, isn't it?

 

Maybe the commander didn't memorize the famous Tiger Fibel D656/27 page 84 - about angling a tank.

But you would if you were in a narrow street in those days, I'm pretty sure, wouldn't you?

 

Source (if you know german): http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Merkblatt/Die_Tigerfiebel_Handbuch_des_deutschen_Tiger_Panzers_.pdf


Edited by j4ckb4u3r, 20 August 2018 - 07:38 PM.


Rastrack #20 Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

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Interesting that they described the US crew getting out of the Sherman, but no word of the german crew...




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