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Excavation equipment? Dozer blades? In use by Wehrmacht?

June 11 2017 at 11:09 AM
roy chow  (Login roy_chow)
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One of the best Allied vehicles were dozer blades attached to M4 Mediums. Someone asked if the Wehrmacht had anything similar. All I could recall were a few snow plow blades in used by Luftwaffe trucks for airfield maintenance. I'm not aware of any use of heavier excavation equipment by the Wehrmacht.

Can anyone recall instances of excavation or dozer blade use?
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Willem Visser
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Re: Excavation equipment? Dozer blades? In use by Wehrmacht?

June 11 2017, 1:04 PM 

Like this? (one of a kind)

[linked image]

Panzerserra has made a model of it, and more pictures on his website.
http://panzerserra.blogspot.nl/2013/01/panther-ausf-d-with-dozer-blade-case.html

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Michael Kenny
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Reference.....

June 11 2017, 5:27 PM 

Spielberger, Panzer IV & Its Variants page 72.

On May 25, 1944 Hitler judged the armored street
clearing vehicle, developed at the request of Gauleiter
Jordan to clear debris caused by air attacks from the streets,
to be extraordinarily useful. He requested that, for the time
being, ten Panzer III or IV chassis out of repaired stocks be
prepared for this purpose.

 
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Kylie newton
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and there was a StuG IV that also was fitted with a plough / plow.

June 13 2017, 1:32 AM 

Will look for the photos I have of it, if you're interested. It's on panzerserra.blogspot


    
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