German Char B in Netherlands, 1944

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German Char B in Netherlands, 1944

Joined: August 6th, 2004, 9:24 pm

April 5th, 2012, 8:25 pm #1

The author of this message has not seen this before, from Bundesarchiv. Might give someone an idea to do one in German hands, Arnheim, 1944.

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April 6th, 2012, 2:31 am #2

by Robert Kershaw has that same photo on page 155. A good read with quite a few excellent photos.
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Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

April 6th, 2012, 6:16 am #3

Paul

Yes an excellent book, the first to tell it from the 'other side' - I got it when i first came out in 1990.

Ron
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April 6th, 2012, 6:22 am #4

Kershaw's War Without Garlands about the eastern front is also a good read

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Gary D.
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April 6th, 2012, 7:10 am #5

The author of this message has not seen this before, from Bundesarchiv. Might give someone an idea to do one in German hands, Arnheim, 1944.

That's not a regular Pzkpfw B2 740(f) but actually a converted Pzkpfw B2 (Fl)ammenwerfer as confirmed by the 75mm hull gun replaced with the flamethrower

At Arnhem, these Pz B2 (Fl) belonged to Pz.abt.224 engaged mostly in Oosterbeek sector
Last edited by navy95 on April 6th, 2012, 7:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
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April 6th, 2012, 11:51 am #6

The author of this message has not seen this before, from Bundesarchiv. Might give someone an idea to do one in German hands, Arnheim, 1944.

There's lots of pictures of the Char B flamms of Panzer-Kompanie 224 in both After-the-Battle's Arnhem TAN and Concord's 7039 German Armored Units at Arnhem (14, and an organisational chart in the latter).

Ron
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