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Old 09-07-2013, 11:59 AM
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Default WW II pictures...Armor in action.

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An amazing collection
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i sometimes forget to look up here and look at the great postings i probably keep missing thanks for sharing the one pic there hasa wierd loking tractor truck looking thing wonder what that is

http://foxcompanyresearch.photodeck....a-edb7dec32651

ok the pic it goes to is a tiger click back for the pic before that it is the one i'm refering to

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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That is an awesome site. I literally spent an hour looking at good quality B&W WWII photos of almost every single item I could ever think of modeling. How many photos is there?. I must of looked at hundreds with no end in site!

Never mind, there are 1137 pictures in the library.
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Great site, thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for posting. Very nice site and I found 2 photos of my home for 11 years (Würzburg) taken in 1945. Shame that most are not identified as to location but can figured by road signs.
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My daughter was born in Wurzburg in 1970. I was stationed at Conn Barracks (2-64 AR) in Schweinfurt from 69-72.
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Great town...I was there 66-77. I was at Emory Bks then Leighton Ksn. Been to Schweinfurt many times.
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Some of my best (and worst) memories are of being a tank company commander at the age of 24 years old. The sight and sound of 17 M-60s revving up and moving out on line was something to behold!
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Never did warm up to the M-60...I tested the POS before the Army accepted it and always regarded it as way too much tank for the gun, too big and lacked maneuverability .Only good things were the gun and British fire control system.

Also had to serve in M-48A1 and A2 and disliked the 48s for the same reason...just a fat, wallowing pig with no power and could not maneuver,,,but ate gas like it was going out of style. My combat time was in an M-46 and I worked a lot with 47s and drove an M-41 for a year. Some little work with the old Pershing and Easy 8 Sherman, but the 41 was always my favorite. Now when we get into the Abrams...that's a whole new world. I'm on my way back to Israel in December and hope to get to work around the Merkava IV. I won't be able to crew it or even drive, but some familiarization is possible.
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In retrospect, the M-60 wasn't a great tank. But, it's all we had and they told us to be ready to fight all the Russians in the world with it! I finished up my tank career on M-60s at Ft. Hood and just missed going on the M-1 by a couple of months.
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As you wrote, all we had....agree and the gun/fire control were much better than the old stereoscopic of the M-47-48s RF and cam operated "computer" of the 48s , but from my own experience regarding maneuverability, handling and speed, the M-47 was a much better tank. Drawbacks were the totally asinine main gun stowage and as we later learned from the 46's combat in middle eastern wars, the hydraulic lines all through the interior were a fatal error in design. If the tank was hit and ruptured some lines, the extremely high pressure of fluid in those lines tended to be deadly to anyone sitting next to them...that was also true on the early 48s. I did some museum work for the Marine Tank Bn here and got a chance to receive some great hands-on training on the M-1....that tank outclasses anything we have ever built. Here's a shot of my company moving out in Korea back in '56.
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Great photo. Do you remember where it was taken? I served two tours in Korea...74-75 and 82-84.
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That was in the Chor-wan area about 30 miles north of the DMZ. Base camp was Camp Beavers which had just been established near the Han River...20 years before you got there in "them new fangled" tanks. We rarely got near the DMZ without going through a box of cal 30 or 50....and on one occasion, I sent a round of 90mm HE over to shut up a heavy MG that was tearing up my personal field gear and oil cans. We were originally Tank Co 31st Inf with TO&E of 4 platoons, but when the Army went Pentomic in '56, we lost a platoon and became E Co of the 2MTB 40th Armor. Nobody thought to inform the NKVA and Joe Chink that the war was over and there were always fire fights on the border. From the way N Korea is going....things haven't changed that much..
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Even in 1974, we were still getting shot at by the NKPA. I was in the 4/7 CAV and a couple of our helicopters got hit while patrolling the DMZ. They are a bunch of crazy commies. Our so called "tanks" then were the M-551 Sheridan...another not so great armored vehicle.
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Makes me wonder what sort of morons check and accept our weapons....got rid of the M-41 which was a great performing tank and never had any maintenance problems and took the M-551 which had nothing but problems , BUT, it could be air dropped...The M-60A2 Starship was another disaster that was withdrawn from service a year after deployed in Germany...Got rid of the venerable M-1911A1 45 pistol for the Beretta 9mm..talk about a STUPID move...Geneva Convention says we have to use ball ammo, and the 9mm won't top Jack shxt unless you have a potent hollowpoint, which is against Geneva Convention...now we are looking at the 45 again.. They took away our 90mm canister ammo....which is what we needed most in Korea but now we have a better 120mm and Geneva Kosher. We folded up our track skirts to allow us to carry 30 extra cans of cal 30 and 50 ammo and I had 9 spare cal 50 barrels marked with headspace clicks in my sponsons..
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did you notice the p 47 with kraut markings?
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Found a multitude of WWII photos embedded in a thread from a site, of all things, related to video gaming (far as I can tell). These are all high res and of varied nature; armor, some air etc., most of which I have not seen before. You'd figure there was a limited number of WWII photos
(and there is of course) and that you'd seen most of them already by now, based upon your interest in it. Most WWII photos are sort of unforgettable, at least for me, so these all by far, seem new to me.

http://forums.gamesquad.com/showthre...031-WW2-Photos

Most have a simple caption telling you what you're looking at; sometimes just "Panther" but oftentimes subject matter, time, place and said info seems to be almost completely accurate. Is a caption completely necessary? No, but it gives you a historical perspective instead of some nameless picture taken somewhere, sometime. I invite you to view these--there's over 50 pages of pics.

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