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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:59 pm

I was in London over the weekend and one of the definite highlights was a visit to the Imperial War Museum. One of my favourite exhibits by far was the Jagdpanther, mostly because it still carries the scars of the combat which knocked it out of action. The photos speak for themselves :)


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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:03 pm

:shock: hat must have ben cool to see how did you like your trip to London?
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:22 pm

That's actually not a lot of armor compared to today's vehicles.

By the way, the topic title can be construed in a totally different way. It actually makes sense, too...
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:25 pm

I thought that todays vehicles had less armour because of the highly slanted surfaces.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:31 pm

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i do dream of penetrating something like that. but i fear for the fact that the gun might be taken away by the Government relatively soon after.....
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:17 pm

I wonder how the loader looked after it had happend :D
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:59 pm

Sticky_Tape wrote:I thought that todays vehicles had less armour because of the highly slanted surfaces.


Much MORE armour, much better armour, slanted surfaces, active armour, invisible force field...[really....no, not REALLY... 8) ] not yet anyway... :wink:

@JSR: Cool tour; did they indicate what weapon did the deed here? Holes look 80-100mm-ish.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:12 pm

hey guys wats up i wanna build a pnumatic (is that the right speling lol) that can do a shot like that does any1 ahev sum plans i can use thanks lol im only 14 so i dont realy kno wat to do so can sum1 help me please thats awesum and i wanna do it cuz theres this guy whos a total dick so i wanna shot eggs at his house wile hes asleep lol and then hell be so pissed but he wont now who did it but dont tell ne1 cuz i wanna keep it a secret


Sorry about that. How much damage was on the other side of the turret? That looks to be about 2" armor plate, so I'd imagine the shrapnel must have been pretty damaging.
Nice double entendre in the thread title. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:23 pm

please don't do that.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:46 pm

Nice double entendre in the thread title.


:P I caught it too

Nice pictures JSR, I would hate to have been the operators of that tank...[/quote]
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:02 pm

Jack, were you by any chance clambering all over it to get that last picture :P

Looks like you'd have had to be on the engine looking through the hatch eh?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:35 pm

Sticky_Tape wrote:how did you like your trip to London?


Great, mostly because I was there with a lady friend ;)

That's actually not a lot of armor compared to today's vehicles.


The side armour is fairly thin compared to the frontal armour that's more than double the thickness and at a steeper angle.

did they indicate what weapon did the deed here? Holes look 80-100mm-ish


75mm, from one of these at 50 yards range (urban combat apparently) - the tank in question was lucky enough to meet it from the side, otherwise it would have been a British tank in a German museum on display. A single round from the Jagdpanther's '88 would have made a mess of the Cromwell from 2,000 yards away, let alone at that range.

Nice double entendre in the thread title


Only noticed it after believe it or not ;)

Jack, were you by any chance clambering all over it to get that last picture


Nope, they cut ruddy big holes in the armour on the other side to show the internals - see teh moar fotoes!

I have many more photos from the museum, might upload a little "tour" if I have time ;)
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:19 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
did they indicate what weapon did the deed here? Holes look 80-100mm-ish


75mm, from one of these at 50 yards range (urban combat apparently) - the tank in question was lucky enough to meet it from the side, otherwise it would have been a British tank in a German museum on display. A single round from the Jagdpanther's '88 would have made a mess of the Cromwell from 2,000 yards away, let alone at that range.


Yeah those German 88s were nasty mothers. It was also the standard main gun on the Nazi Tiger IIs.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:28 am

starman wrote:Yeah those German 88s were nasty mothers.


Indeed, and you'd think it would have been enough for those megalomaniacal Nazis, but noooo! *sigh* hehe
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:25 am

Damn that wouldve hurt.

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