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I was looking the Australian War Memorial site concerning battles around Tobruk and found an very interesting picture of a turretless Panzer IV. At first I thought this was just a knocked out vehicle that had lost its turret. However, after a closer look I wondered if the vehicle was not a field convered IFV or bergepanzer. Take a look and see what you think.
Just type in 009589 in the search field at the following page to see the picture in question:
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.
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.