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HQRU Id A Tank?

Discussion in 'HQ research Unit' started by NebrHogger, Sep 15, 2016.


  1. NebrHogger United States

    NebrHogger Corporal MI.Net Member

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    I recently found this pic on a Russian site ( I'm literate in that language) in a thread where a model Panzer III was "kitbashed" to resemble this image. In the forum discussion, the original poster thought the 3 round objects seen were acoustic artillery locators and the setup was quite uncommon in WW2.

    I find nothing about it in my reference books or online. Can anyone identify this variation? SW

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  2. Cobra United Kingdom

    Cobra Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    The first question I would ask is Do we think the photo is in its original state and not edited?
    If it is an original photo I doubt that they "Acoustic locators" I would imagine a device of that sort would be better served with one larger dish. Some might say that 3 dishes would be used so as to triangulate the sound but I would assume they are to close together for that to be realistic but I could be wrong.

    I like mystery's like this one and so will keep digging around.
     
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    Cobra Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    I found what appears to be the original photo

    panzer III strange attachments.jpg
     
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  4. Cobra United Kingdom

    Cobra Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    I suppose this photo could be a listening post, seems the crew have settled in for a long wait (bivi shelter to the right)
    Perhaps each disc is set to different sound frequencies and they are listening for advancing armour or aircraft.

    If this was an artillery fire Direction finder or locator I think for it to be affective it must be linked to two other vehicles, this would probably be too far advanced for that time ?

    Of course I am just guessing though, throwing it out there if you will ;)
     
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  5. Cobra United Kingdom

    Cobra Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    This is what a German sound locator looked like, well at least this 'Goerz sound locator' did any way

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  6. NebrHogger United States

    NebrHogger Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Thanks for checking! A friend suggested it might be related to IR, but that seems unlikely. SW
     
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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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  8. snapper United Kingdom

    snapper Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Mi.Net Supporter

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    Maybe they are a Psychological weapon?, Speakers to encourage surrender/capitulation

    Or maybe it never existed and has been Photoshopped by somebody for god only knows what reason
     

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