|July 20 2003, 2:15 AM |
Looks like a Panzer IV Ausf D or E with its turret blown off. Additional armored plate were added to front. To no avail.
Normal Panzer ?
|July 20 2003, 2:23 AM |
If you can access the Concord's Armor of the Deutsches Afrikakorps by Tom Cockle. On page 9 is a picture of this tank from a different angle that clearly shows the turret. If you look carefully at the Museum picture the tommy with the long pants has his foot on the barrel.
Although it makes me wonder what the thing that almost seems to be canvas wrapped track ( concord book ) on the top is or was originally.
Possibly a flamethrower tank?
|July 20 2003, 6:01 AM |
The barrel poking out of the driver's visor suggests that to me.
Thanks for pointing out the barrel of the short 75! N/T - NM
|July 20 2003, 1:46 PM |
Jentz's "Tank Combat in NA"
|July 20 2003, 4:37 PM |
Shows both sides of this same tank. Caption states that a 25-pounder blew the turret clean off. The turret is seen lying, upside-down on the right side of the Pz IV.
He claims the tank was attached to Pz Regiment 5. Loss during battle of April 14, at Tobruk.
In another book as well...
|July 20 2003, 5:36 PM |
Eric Grove's World War II Tanks, page 18, shows this same photo. Caption reads that it is a rare PzKpfw IV, Ausf D Bergepanzer, and notes the possibility of a flamethrower in the drivers visor.
It's a Panzer IV...
|July 20 2003, 11:07 PM |
and this is very obvious from the photograph taken on the right side. The 'flame gun' in the the driver's visor is actually a blown off return roller mount, likely placed there by one of the British soldiers.