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A shot from the depths of a Tiger
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:49 pm
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This is the breech on the Tiger II. Cool



Spent sometime today in the Tiger II ( Mr. Green ), uploading about 40 dummy rounds into the right side ammo racks. Never remembered enjoying ammo upload partys like this one. A truely unique experience.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:53 pm
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What the heck struck the center bottom of the breech??

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:56 pm
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The 'bite' marks?

Don't know, perhaps it happened during restoration back in the early 90's?

Thought the SN data might interest someone.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:59 pm
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Almost looks like it hit something during recoil. Maybe got pushed out of battery when moved. Not hard to do if you "Spike" the tube.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:48 pm
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Here is another Photo of the entire Breech.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:13 pm
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Nice

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:19 am
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great shots, thanks for sharing them
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:36 am
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Wow, no kidding! Thanks for sharing those! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:30 pm
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Here are a couple that I'm sure will get me ridiculed (even more??) Rolling Eyes

For those 'in the know',....uploading ammo can be considered quite a workout. I'm a bit winded, but hey,....I retired 3 years ago. Cool


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:45 pm
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Reminds me of up loading Bee-Hive in the hull when I was in Korea.

90 plus degrees outside and humidity is almost 98%. That and those damn hull doors that just don't want to line up or open easily.

You know what I'm talking about, don't you Dontos.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:50 pm
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- Joe_D
Reminds me of up loading Bee-Hive in the hull when I was in Korea.

90 plus degrees outside and humidity is almost 98%. That and those damn hull doors that just don't want to line up or open easily.

You know what I'm talking about, don't you Dontos.


HA HA HA.....OH YEAH. Loved the idea of the Bee-Hive, but hated the monthly ammo inventory.

PT IN THE MOTOR POOL!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:54 pm
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- Dontos
Here are a couple that I'm sure will get me ridiculed (even more??) Rolling Eyes

For those 'in the know',....uploading ammo can be considered quite a workout. I'm a bit winded, but hey,....I retired 3 years ago. Cool



Enjoy
Don


Wow! Some of those "final days" Volksturm guys really were as geriactric as we were told on the History Channel!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:52 am
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Thanks for the photos. Just the look on the face brings back the memories of loading the breach on my panzer during a gun camp loading for a new officer.....ahhhh the smell of cordite
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:20 am
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Nice pics Don. So is this still the TII, or the TI as the photo's are labeled?
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Gotta be the T II,

Unless they sneaked the T1 back without anyone noticing.

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