"During the Battle of St. Vith in the Battle of the Bulge, an M8 of Troop B, 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron was able to destroy a German Tiger I heavy tank. The M8 fired three 37 mm rounds through the relatively thin rear armor of the Tiger from only 25 yd (23 m), setting it on fire."
Post by volkssturm on Jan 16, 2016 12:23:08 GMT -5
Hey, it's like they say in the real estate business: "location, location, location." Pretty much every tank was vulnerable to a shot from the back. You can't put thick armor everywhere, or you'd have a tank that wouldn't be able to move. And there were vulnerable places on all tanks. The early Panthers were vulnerable to AP rounds hitting low on the gun mantle and being deflected into the driver/gunner positions. At the Battle of Mortain, a 57mm AT gun took out a Panther by scoring a hit on the hull MG socket. You can imagine how surprised that gunner must have been when a solid shot drove the pieces of his MG right through him. (Actually, he probably didn't have time to be surprised). Probably a 1 in 100,000 shot.
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In exploring this incident further. Incredibly the TIGER was in fact a KING TIGER as they were the only German tanks present at that engagement. The Koningtiger was an even more massively armored vehicle than the TIGER I and that makes this feat even more impressive. Both US and German after action reports support the description of this action.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5