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Old 09-07-2017, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CJZKU93 View post
Interesting flare gun. I have a couple of Kar 98k Sauer und Sohn rifles that have the WaA 359 where Walther made parts for Sauer und Sohn.
Seems like the Germans used a lot of flares because you always see people digging them up on the YouTube channels. Some how shooting off flares on a battle field would seem like a good way to make yourself a target.
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Yes, there are a lot of those flare guns when we are digging up. There was flare gun for each officer to give a signal to his team.

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:17 PM
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I found very interesting thing. At start i couldnt imagine what is it, but then i realised that it is the Nahverteidigungswaffe (armored plate). Plate is in very good condition - with its original painting on it.
The Nahverteidigungswaffe was mounted on the Tiger I, Panther, Jagd Panther, Tiger II, Jagdtiger, Sturmtiger, StuG III, Pzkpfw IV and other late war German Armored Fighting Vehicles from March 1944 on.

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Old 09-07-2017, 04:25 PM
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Nahverteidigungswaffe
Firing the signal pistol through the close-in defense weapon
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Ammunition

The Nahverteidigungswaffe could use a variety of ammunition types.

The Panther turret manual calls it the "2,6cm Sprenggranatpatrone mit Zeitzünder Lp" (explosive round with time fuze). This was a high explosive round that had a range of 7-10 meters and with the timed fuze of 1 second would normally explode 0.5 to 2 meters above the ground. This round was fired from a normal Leuchtpistole (flare gun) or Kampfpistole (rifled flare gun) using the Nahverteidigungswaffe tube as a large pistol port. It was used to combat close assaulting infantry in the "dead zone" around the tank.
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part from Bosch headlight - Tiger, Panther, Panzer III IV (StuG)
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part Notek headlight for Panzer, StuG, Sd.kfz (Sonderkraftfahrzeug) and other vehicles ...
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11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ positions
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The miscreants in your post are from Totenkopf Div, sorry to be picky.

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very cool finds Lett, thanks for sharing

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:38 PM
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very cool finds Lett, thanks for sharing
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Originally Posted by Lerenfort View post
The miscreants in your post are from Totenkopf Div, sorry to be picky.

Its totally different division!

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’

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3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf
The 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf was one of 38 divisions of the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. Prior to achieving division status, the formation was known as Kampfgruppe (battlegroup) "Eicke". Most of the division's initial personnel belonged to the SS-Totenkopfverbände (concentration camp guards), and others were members of German militias that had committed war crimes in Poland. Due to its insignia and name ('Totenkopf' = 'death's head' in German), it was sometimes referred to as the "Death's Head Division".
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11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’
1944–1945

Nordland, along with the rest of III. (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps arrived at the front near Leningrad and was put into action against the Red Army attacks aimed at breaking the German encirclement of the city. The Red Army forced the Nordland to withdraw to Oranienbaum. On 14 January 1944, the Soviet Krasnoye Selo–Ropsha Offensive succeeded in collapsing the German front, forcing the Nordland to retreat and fight "rear-guard" actions back to the city of Narva in northeastern Estonia to a new defensive line.

From 27 July 1944, Nordland fought alongside the 20th SS Grenadier Division (1st Estonian) and elements of the Grossdeutschland Division In the Battle of Tannenberg Line. During these battles the commanders of the Norge and Danmark regiments were killed in action. While visiting the front line, Nordland Division's commander, Gruppenführer Fritz von Scholz was caught in an artillery barrage and received a head wound. Scholz died on 28 July 1944. Thereafter, Brigadeführer Joachim Ziegler took over command of the Nordland Division.

Kurland Pocket
From late October to December 1944, the Nordland Division fought fierce defensive battles in the Kurland Pocket. Though the division had been assembled at Priekulė for a breakout to the south, the Red Army had become aware of the German intentions. On 16 October 1944, the battles for Kurland Pocket began when Soviet troops met the division’s attack with full force. Nevertheless, the division was able to hold their positions. During a second attempt to break the German forces in Kurland, the division was able to maintain its lines.
On 23 January 1945, a fourth Red Army attack to clear the Kurland Pocket, focused on Priekulė, was launched. Multiple Red Army assaults succeeded in breaking into the German positions. However, together with 14. Panzerdivision, Nordland was able to retake their positions after counterattacking.

In January 1945, the division was ordered to the Baltic port of Libau, where it was evacuated by sea from late October to December 1944, the Nordland remained in the pocket, by early December the divisional strength was down to 9,000 men. In January 1945, the division was ordered to the Baltic port of Libau, where it was evacuated by sea.
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Hi Lett,
I think you misunderstood what I meant. The black and white photo of the Waffen SS troops in your post #932 are members of the Totenkopf Division. You can clearly see the Deaths Head insignia on the collar of the two men on the left. They are definately not from Nordland.

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Originally Posted by Lerenfort View post
Hi Lett,
I think you misunderstood what I meant. The black and white photo of the Waffen SS troops in your post #932 are members of the Totenkopf Division. You can clearly see the Deaths Head insignia on the collar of the two men on the left. They are definately not from Nordland.
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Yes, Yes
SS Panzer Division Totenkopf soldiers

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Help me identify this item. I have no idea what is it.
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reminds me of a door knocker, but really have no clue

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reminds me of a door knocker, but really have no clue

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=is....0.b5FQ9MNpwLE


very cool looking find though
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Hi all,
In last few times i have been in many battle places where tanks are blown up and i dig up some tank parts.

Soviet IS Heavy Tank - Tracks links
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