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The truth is out there!!
« on: August 25, 2017, 12:51:40 AM »

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 03:33:32 AM »
Well that is cryptic.

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 04:03:53 AM »
Um...submarine?

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 09:48:15 AM »
Jagdpanther.
I want it!
It would make a great Christmas gift.
I have to have 2.
They always work in pairs.

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 10:08:36 AM »
I agree, Jagdpanther. It helps if you stand on your head!

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
Wow you guys are good , all I saw was a puppy  :D

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 03:20:22 PM »
Wow you guys are good , all I saw was a puppy  :D
Not saying what I saw.

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 08:21:36 PM »
Little more to see today ( or maybe I'm not hung over  ::) ) . Looks like a sharp nose to the hull ( Panther / Tiger 2 ) , the turret shape is still ??? but it looks like a round gun mantlet ( Henschel turret  ? ) Hmm

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 12:32:46 PM »
The shape is distinctly Tiger 2-like.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 02:57:54 PM »
Could be right Pinky. It would help to explain the curve on the top left of the image. Even more so if the turret is rotated a little.

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »
Well that is the first time I have resolved anything useful out of the image.

So I can now see a fighting vehicle.

The gun looks too low for a turreted vehicle (assuming the shape on the left is hull and not attached to the turret).

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »
The Tiger II barrel could depress to -7.4 degrees and probably a lot lower with damage to the gun mount due to explosion or fire


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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 10:14:06 PM »
I might have lost my mind but I'm considering the possibility of a T54.

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 11:03:13 PM »
 My money goes on... Jagdpanther - it may be pure bullish ignorance on my part but there appear to be several things that hint very heavily at it (to me at least).

 1) It does appear to be a fixed casemate vehicle - the upper glacis seems to go all the way up the front face & seems a little broad for a turreted vehicle - there's also an artifact that looks like it might be the hull ball mount mg about 2/3rds of the way up.

2) The mantlet appears to be the flat sided pyramidal shape found on the Jagdpanther, (ok - also the first 50 Tiger II's as well, but I've discounted that for the previously stated reason) not the conical mantlet of the majority of the Tiger II production run.

3) The image hints at the rectangular mantlet surround found on the Jagdpanther.

4) The angle of the upper & lower glacis say German (to me at least) - a fairly pronounced point absent in allied vehicles. The implied track sag would also looks fit a German subject (though of course couldn't discount a Soviet vehicle on it's own).
 
 Ok, now i'll just wait (with coat in hand - just in case of a facepalm moment :P) till they put us out of our misery.

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Re: Just leaving it here... for a little while!
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 11:13:31 PM »
The Tiger II barrel could depress to -7.4 degrees and probably a lot lower with damage to the gun mount due to explosion or fire
It is the mantlet end I thought was low.

Initially I did not see what I now interpret as a muzzle brake - the whole picture does not quite fit on my screen.

I see what Ballardian means about the structure on the vehicles right face.