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Here you can post pics to complete galerie. If the image dosn´t show automaticly(turret number etc.) that the Tiger belonged to this unit, please make plausible why it should be belonged to it.
In the 503 42/43 gallery of 334 is a picture which probably belongs to Das Reich. The camo on the barrel does not match 334. File name is http://www.tiif.de/bilder/503OJ43334%2021.jpg
In den 503 ist 42/43 Galerie von 334 eine Abbildung, die vermutlich nach Das Reich gehört. Das camo auf dem Faß nicht Gleiches 334.
I don't know what the turret number should be but there are already pics of the tank in the Das Reich gallery which appear to match the camo on the barrel and driver's plate (file names http://www.tiif.de/bilder/SS2NI%2019.jpg and http://www.tiif.de/bilder/SS2NI%2048.jpg).
Ich weiß nicht, was die Drehkopfzahl sein sollte, aber es bereits pics des Behälters in der Das Reichgalerie gibt, die scheinen, das camo auf der Fass- und Treiberplatte zusammenzubringen
Another candidate is below. The Kursk marking is in the low position, does this help determine which sub-unit it belongs to?
Ein anderer Anwärter ist unten. die Kursk Markierung in der niedrigen Position, ist diese Hilfe feststellt, welchem Sub-unit sie gehört?
This Tiger is currently in the gallery as Unknown (pic SS2NI%2020)
There are several matches with this pic of #S11
Matches shown here are:
1. Dark smudge in front of the 'monkey' emblem
2. Dark camo patch above the Kursk marking and spot alongside
3. Dark spot on edge of mud flap
4. Well defined camo edge on mantlet
Sorry, that is the best pic I've got. Have been checking my sources and have not found it yet so it's probably from the net, possibly a book review.
As an aside, it may well be a match for this other unknown gallery pic. The Kursk insignia is in the same position, there is a corresponding dark mark just to its right and the track stowage is kinked in the same place.
It probably does not help much but whilst on holiday last week I remembered where I found this pic.
It was on a forum where someone was using it as their 'ikon' (personal picture in the box with their name and logon details). I cannot remember which forum but it was not one I visit regularly, possibly Turkish or Far Eastern.
The original was only tiny and I was surprised how well it resized.
A few posts higher up the thread, Grant Hall identified an anomaly in the gallery where these three pics of the same scene were displayed as #S21 , #S32 and Unknown.
The lead Tiger is #S2x, so is one of S21/S22/S23/S24/S25.
S21 and S22 have no turret track link stowage so can be eliminated
S23 has a driver binocular scope and smoke pots so can be eliminated
S24 has no turret track link stowage and different style of Balkenkreuz so can be eliminated
S25 is the only remaining candidate
This scan from Trojca's new book 'Tiger Technical and Operational History Vol.1' (highly recommended) confirms the second digit and supports the third being a #5.
Before the gallery is updated, does anyone have any comments or another interpretation?
It has the Notek mounting on the glacis so is presumably one of the nine received from 13./SS-Panzerregiment 1 LAH in July 1943.
The driver's plate camo looks a good match for the second Tiger which Evgeniy has identified as #424 from 4./SS-Panzerregiment 1 LAH.
i have noticed that tiger tan S33 has no feifel filters or exhust covers
Is this because this tiger was an initial production tank?
Was this tiger a early production model from which feifel filter and exhoust covers have been removed?
This is not the original S32 of "Das Reich" but probably again a former "LAH" Tiger.
Maybe im wrong but it seems that the former "LAH" Tigers were completed with the "Das Reich" Kursk markings on the LHS but not on the RHS like the original Reich Tigers?
yes we have another pic with the same Tiger in the same location but from the other side photographed. It shows that this Tiger had the "Wolfsangel" painted on the left front. Thats why we put it in the 8.SS gallery.
Looks like #S16, but that is not on the establishment Schneider gives us.
The number might be applied on a dark patch covering a previous number, so perhaps it is one of the nine receipts from SS.Pz.Rgt.1 at the end of July 1943 which took the company to two over-establishment, hence the unexpected number.
Ron Hetherington has been in touch off-line to advise that this gallery unknown is a match to #S24 on hull side camo (Source: Tiger I on the Eastern Front/Restayn). The front skirt is also characteristically bent.
More gallery updating from the work of Ron Hetherington.
This gallery photo is #S32, with distinctive camouflage. Early pattern Feiffel filters can just be seen
This photo currently in the 8.Kp gallery is a camo match taken prior to markings being added. Bow camo is distinctive
This further pic also from the 8.Kp gallery is a camo match to the bow
This photo is from the same scene with PzIII alongside. The front camo patch on the superstructure side lines up with the patch seen coming round from the driver's plate. S32 is understood to be the only Das Reich Tiger with early pattern Feiffels and track hangers
This later pic is a camo match on cupola, turret/bin and Feiffels