Original von Hartmut von Holdt
Could be photo retouche by PK but not overpainting.
I wonder if those mystery modifications had something to do with the 3 wooden beam rolls wich were seen on some 507 Tigers.
Yes, I not considered PK censorship.
These hull fittings look very heavy duty, so I can't imagine they would have anything to do with anything light weight such as wood?
Looking at them purely mechnical; they're heavily reinforced sleeves bolted down through thick 8 hole flanges.
I can't spot any bolt holes on the small outer flange which would make me think something would slide into the sleeves and be allowed some sort of pivoted movement.
I read somewhere an idea that they might be for 'swinging' side skirts alá the late StuGIII. But again they look far to heavy duty for skirt hangers.
Personally I would guess they were to support some sort of portable heavy machinery, such as the allies type mine flail :
Original von Grant Hall
Is there any chance that this Tiger might have once been from the 2/Ko. 507 ?
..with it's turret numbers painted out, for whatever reason :
When compared to other 2/Ko. left-hand turret sides; the 'new' paint looks to be in exactly the right place to cover a large '2' and two smaller digits:
Original von Chris Brown
I think this idea has legs, the painted-out area would be appropriate for ex-2/507.
This photo, reproduced with the permission of the Archive of Modern Conflict, is presumably the opposite side of the same vehicle. No number details are discernable but the position of the Balkenkreuz, top-aligned and in the middle of the 2nd track guard is unusual. If it wasn't just repositioned to accomodate the fixing of one of the brackets, it may be a clue as to the original unit.
Afaik there is no other comfirmed 507 Tiger with spare tracks on the front between the extension like this.
Possible that is not the right side of the same Tiger? On the first pic the right front mud flap is not in place, but on the second pic it is.
das sind tolle (für mich) neue Bilder in guter Qualität - danke für's Zeigen!
Stammen die aus dem Netz oder sind sie aus Büchern?! Gibt es eventuell Informationen zu Ort und Datum der Aufnahmen?
In my role as site sceptic, does anyone have concerns about the high resolution of the Tigers (look at the numbers on '233') compared with the backgrounds?
In '223' note the deep shadow covering the point where track meets road. Also, beneath the truck, the front wheel casts a long shadow to the right but the Tiger itself has no shadow in this direction on the road.
I think it is another photo from Tiger 223 and not 233 as the seller say's (look at the running gear).
To Chris: I have no doubts about these photos. You should have in mind that these are scans from Negatives and not from paper photo prints. Sometimes the contrast looks a bit odd on first sight. This is mainly caused because these are Negatives or because of not so good photo scanners.
I have scanned several thousand paper photos and several hundred slides and negatives from my collection. From my point of view, these negatives look absolutely O.K. to me.
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